Contact Information

Professor Robert Tilton
Director, Center for Complex Fluids Engineering
tilton@andrew.cmu.edu

Dr. Annette Jacobson
Director, Colloids, Polymers and Surfaces (CPS) Educational Program
jacobson@andrew.cmu.edu

Laura Shaheen
CPS and CFE Administrative Assistant
(412) 268-6344
E-mail:lr23 [at] andrew.cmu.edu

SEMINAR
SERIES

2015 Colloids, Polymers & Surfaces Seminar Series


Unless otherwise noted, CPS seminars will be held Fridays at 3:30pm in Doherty 1212.

Feb 27, 2015: Lignin in Unnatural Environments: Polymer Grafting and Applications as Emulsifiers, Superplasticizers, and Foaming Agents; Prof. Newell Washburn, CMU

March 31, 2015: (DH1112, 10:45am, Toor Lecture) Chemical Engineering in the 21st Century Global Economy; Dr. Scott Whalen, P&G

April 7, 2015: (DH1112, 10:45am, ChE Dept) Janus Particles as Solid Surfactants; Prof. Daeyeon Lee, UPenn

May 1, 2015: Concentration-Polarization, Electro-Convection and Colloid Dynamics: A Comparison between Microchannel-Nanochannel and Permselective Membrane Interface Devices; Prof. Gilad Yossifon, Dept. Mechanical Eng., Technion

 


( Archived ) 2009 - 2013 Seminar Series - Fridays 3:30pm

2009 Seminar Series

Feb 13, 2009: Simulations of Complex Fluidic Systems: A Hybrid Lattice-Boltzmann Approach; Dr. Berk Usta, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Pittsburgh

Feb 27, 2009: Highly Uniform Micro-Cavity Arrays in Flexible Elastomer Film; Prof. Shelley Anna, Departments of Mechanical and Chemical Eng., Carnegie Mellon University

March 13, 2009: Controlling the structure and dynamics of wormlike micelles using colloidal particles (and vice versa); Dr. Matt Helgeson, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware

April 17, 2009: TBA;Dr. Apostolos Avgeropoulos, Department of  Materials Science & Engineering, University of Ioannina

April 24, 2009: The jamming phenomenon and worms; Dr. Kevin Lu, Departments of  Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

April 30, 2009 (ChE Seminar, DH1112, 10:45am): Highly-Charged and Complex Interfaces: Electrokinetics and Rheology; Prof. Todd Squires, Department of Chemical Engineering, UCSB

Fall (Fridays at 3:30pm DH 1212)

October 9: Crystalline Colloidal Self Assembly for Smart Material Chemical Sensing; Dr. Sanford A. Asher, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh

October 23: Electric Conductivity and Particle Charging in Non-polar Solutions of Non-Dissociable Surfactants; Dr. Sven Holger Behrens, School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

November 6: Complex collisions and coalescence between micro-bubbles measured using atomic force microscopy; Dr. Raymond Dagastine, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Melbourne

November 20: Smart Fluids Consisting of Iron Oxide Nanoparticle-Clay Hybrid Materials; Dr. Jung-Kun Lee, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh

December 1 (ChE Seminar, DH 1112, 10:30am): Transport and Collective Dynamics in Suspensions of Swimming Microorganisms; Dr. Michael Graham, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Wisconsin

2010 Seminar Series

June 15, 2010: CFE Minisymposium;(DH2315, schedule - all day + lunch) Graduate students will present talks that may or may not be given at the 84th Colloids & Surface Science Symposium in Akron OH

July 9, 2010: (DH A310) 2D Assembly of Colloidal Particles on a Planar Electrode; Chris Wirth, Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

July 16: (DH 1212) A new methodology to analyzing surfactant dynamics; Nick Alvarez, Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

July 23: (DH A310) Enhanced Separations Using Self-Assembled Phospholipids; Prof. Lisa A. Holland, Chemistry, University of West Virginia

Sept 9: (DH1112, 10:45am, ChE Dept seminar) Light Sensitive Surfactants; Prof. Julian Eastoe, School of Chemistry, Bristol University

Sept 10: (DH 1212) Ionic currents in the presence of supporting electrolyte; Prof. Udi Yariv, Department of Math, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

October 5: (DH1112, 10:45am, ChE Dept seminar) Colloidal Interactions, Dynamics and Assembly on Energy Landscapes; Prof. Michael Bevan, Department of chemical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

October 8: (DH 1212) Chemical Engineering & Careers in Industry: Spotlight on Transportation Fluid Technology; Dr. MyHang Truong, Lubrizol

October 22: (DH 1212) Periodically sequenced peptides: A biomimetic platform for materials synthesis; Prof. Ray Tu, Dept. Chemical Engineering, CCNY

November 19: (DH 1212) In-situ micro-meter scale measurements for porous electrodes; Prof. Shawn Litster, Department of Mechanical Engineering, CMU

2011 Seminar Series

February 8, 2011: (DH1112, 10:45am, ChE Dept seminar) Suspensions of Magnetic Nanoparticles: From Fluid Physics to Biomedical Applications; Prof. Carlos Rinaldi, Department of chemical Engineering, Univerity of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

March 18, 2011:Structure-Property Relationships in Elastomeric and Conductive Polymer Networks; Prof. Chris Bettinger, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering, CMU

April 8, 2011:Immiscible droplets in electric fields: Shape-mediated interactions; Prof. Andrew Belmonte, W. G. Pritchard Laboratories, Department of Mathematics, Penn State University, PA

Sept. 9, 2011: (WEH 4709, 3:30pm, CM2EM/CPS seminar) Enhanced atomic-level dynamics and ‘rejuvenation’ in deformed glassy materials; Prof. Dan Lacks, Case Western

Sept. 20, 2011: (DH1112, 10:45am, ChE Dept seminar) Desalination shocks in microstructures; Prof. Martin Bazant, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT

Sept. 27, 2011: (DH1112, 10:45am, ChE Dept seminar) The colloidal polymer: directed colloidal assembly using magnetic fields; Prof.Lisa Biswal, Department of Chemical Engineering, Rice University

Sept. 28, 2011: (DH A301D, 4:30pm, Physics Condensed Matter/CPS Seminar) To Fuse or Not to Fuse - the Physics Behind the Delayed Coalescence of Sessile Droplets of Completely Miscible Liquids; Dr. Hans Riegler, Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam GERMANY

Sept. 30, 2011: (DH 1212, 3:30pm, CPS Seminar) Using Physical Methods to Understand the Problems Inherent in Application of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives; Dr. Mark Jason, Cytec Industries

Oct. 28, 2011: (DH 1212, 3:30pm, CPS Seminar) Surfactant spreading on a thin liquid film: testing models with experiments; Dr. Ellen Peterson, Dept. Mathematics, CMU

Nov. 1, 2011: (DH1112, 10:45am, ChE Dept seminar) Engineering microdevices for DNA electrophoresis; Prof.Kevin Dorfman, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota

Nov. 15, 2011: Seiner Lecture (DH1112, 10:45am) The Role of Colloid Science in Drug Delivery Technology; Dr. Tony Meehan, Johnson & Johnson

Dec. 2, 2011: (DH1212, 3:30 pm, CPS Seminar) Droplet technology: life science tools enabled by surfactant and emulsion science; Dr. Brian Hutchison, Raindance Technologies, Lexington MA

Dec. 9, 2011: (DH1212, 3:30 pm, CPS Seminar) Engineering the extracelllular matrix from the bottom-up using surface-initiated assembly; Prof. Adam Feinberg, BME & MSE, CMU

2012 Seminar Series

March 16, 2012: Electrolyte dependent 2D assembly of colloidal particles on a planar electrode; Chris Wirth, Dept. Chemical Engineering, CMU

April 3, 2012: (DH1112, 10:45am, ChE Dept seminar) Nanoparticle Composites: Where the Rubber Meets the Road; Prof. Charles Zukoski, Department of Chemical Engineering, UIUC

April 27, 2012:Large amplitude oscillatory flow of complex fluids; Dr. James Swan, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware

July 13, 2012: (DH1112, 3:30pm) Highlights of Mesoscopic soft Matter Behavior; Prof. George Flytas, Department of Materials Science University of Crete and IESL/FORTH, Heraklion, GREECE

August 2, 2012: Engineering Of Multi-Modal Bioactive Nanoparticles Of Narrow Size Distribution For Cancer Diagnosis & Therapy; Prof. Shlomo Margel, Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, ISRAEL

Sept. 14, 2012: Electrokinetic flows over highly charged surfaces; Ory Schnitzer, Department of Mathematics, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, ISRAEL

Oct. 5, 2012: TBA; Dr. Stephanie Malone, Department of Chemical Engineering, CMU

Oct. 26, 2012: Ions, Ions pairs and inverse micelles in non-polar media; Dr. Andrei Dukhin, Dispersion Technology Inc., Bedford Hills NY

Nov. 30, 2012: Organomodified Siloxanes - Multitalents to Control Processes at Interfaces; Dr. Joachim Venzmer, Head of Research Interfacial Technology Consumer Specialties Evonik Industries AG

2013 Seminar Series

Feb 7, 2013: (DH1112, 10:45am, ChE Dept seminar) Colloids, Polymers and Surfaces in Biotechnology: Protein Sorption and Transport in Ion-Exchange Media; Prof. Bramie Lenhoff, Department of Chemical Engineering, Univ. Delaware

Feb 21, 2013: (DH1112, 10:45am, ChE Dept seminar) New Frontiers in Single Polymer Dynamics and Molecular Probe Engineering for Super-Resolution Imaging; Prof. Charles Schroeder, Department of Chemical Engineering, UIUC

April 5, 2013: Giving genes the silent treatment : Lipid nanoparticles for siRNA delivery; Prof. Kathryn A. Whitehead, Dept. Chemical Engineering, CMU

April 23, 2013: (DH1112, 10:45am, ChE Dept seminar) Polymers and Ionic Liquids; Prof. David Hoagland, Polymer Science and Engineering, UMASS

April 26, 2013: Interpreting the Interfacial Dilatational Rheology of Microscale Oscillating Bubbles; Anthony Kotula, CMU and The Possibility of Stability in the Horizontal Ribbon Growth Process; German Oliveros Patino, CMU

August 14, 2013: (WH7316, 2:30pm, Biophysics seminar) Membrane-nanoparticle interactions : A mechanistic insight to cellular uptake; Dr. Sabyasachi Dasgubta, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Sept. 9, 2013: (WH7500, 4:30pm, Physics Colloquium) Dynamics of Water Condensation and Ice Nucleation on Soft Surfaces; Professor E. Bonaccurso, Darmstadt Technical University

Sept. 24, 2013: (DH1112, 10:45am, ChE Dept seminar) Reversible Nanoclusters from Nanoparticles: Colloid Science Fundamentals and Applications Including Drug Delivery and Biomedical Imaging ; Prof. Keith Johnston, Chemical Engineering, Texas Austin

Nov. 21, 2013: (DH1112, 10:45am, ChE Dept seminar) Colloids near Electrodes: Effects of Electrolyte, Transitions in Order, and Bifurcations in Height; Prof. Bill Ristenpart, UC Davis

Nov. 22, 2013: Coarsening Colloidal Gels: Micro-mechanics and Rheology; Prof. Roseanna Zia, Cornell

2014 Seminar Series

Feb 25, 2014: (DH1112, 10:45am, ChE Dept Seminar) Self Assembly and Crystallization in Conjugated Polymers; Prof. Rachel Segalman, UC Berkeley and LBNL

March 25, 2014: (DH1112, 10:45am, Casassa Lecture) Can we use thermodynamics to predict adhesion?; Prof. John Berg, University of Washington

April 11, 2014: Loop Subdivision Surface Boundary Integral Simulations for Vesicles in Shear and Extensional Flows; Dr. Andrew Spann, Stanford University

May 2, 2014: Adsorption and Marangoni Transport of Colloidal Particles; Dr. Gunnar Dunér, CMU

June 19, 2014: **Annual Colloids Minisymposium**

June 27, 2014: (DH1112, 3:30pm) Hypersonic Phononic Soft Composite Materials; Dr. George Fytas, Max Planck/Crete

September 16, 2014: (DH1112, 10:45am, Seiner Lecture) TBA; Dr. Chris Tucker, Dow Chemical

Nov. 3, 2014: (WEH 7321, 4:30pm, Condensed Matter Physics) The Role of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Addressing the World's Energy Challenges; Dr. James H. Dickerson II, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Nov. 21, 2014: Balancing Capillary, Viscous, and Vibrational Mechanisms for making High Surface Energy Liquid Spread over a Solid Substrate; Prof. Ofer Manor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa