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UT & VT Polymer Workshop

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Four Points Sheraton, Knoxville, TN
Co-hosted by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and Virginia Tech
Contacts: Mark Dadmun (UT), Rachel Rui (UT)

April 18

12:00 – 1:00 pm  Lunch: Welcome and Introductions (Four Points Agee Room, level M)

1:00- 3:00 pm Interfaces in Nanocomposites, Blends, Adhesives, and Films (Four Points Parkview Ballroom, level M)

  • 1:00- 1:15        Bortner        “Nanocomposite Processing, Morphology and Structure-Property Relationships”
  • 1:15-1:30         Zhao            “Hairy Nanoparticles”
  • 1:30-1:45         Martin         “Processing and Transport in Nanostructured and Nanocomposite Materials”
  • 1:45-2:00         Doxastakis “Simulations at the interface: association, adsorption, reaction and diffusion”
  • 2:00-2:15         Sokolov       “Controlling interfacial layer properties in polymer nanocomposites”
  • 2:15-2:30         Kilbey         “Linking Design, Structure, and Properties of Polymer-Modified  Interfaces”
  • 2:30-2:45         Stein            “Functional Polymer Films”
  • 2:45-3:00         Khomami    “Multiscale Modeling of Polymeric Fluids”

3:00-3:15 pm Break (Four Points Agee Room & Sanders Room, level M)

3:15-4:30 pm Additive Manufacturing (Four Points Parkview Ballroom, level M)

  • 3:15-3:30         Dadmun      “Strengthening Interfaces in 3D Printed Polymers”
  • 3:30-3:45         T. Long       “Advanced Manufacturing Demands Advanced Materials: Expanding the Polymer Toolbox for 3D Printing”
  • 3:45-4:00         Compton     “Additive manufacturing of thermoset polymer materials”
  • 4:00-4:15         Williams      “Additive Manufacturing of Multi-Functional Products through Tailored Materials and Topologies”
  • 4:15-4:30         Duty            “Large scale Additive Manufacturing of Composite Structures”

4:30-6:00 pm Poster Session with refreshments (Four Points Parkview Ballroom, Agee Room & Sanders Room, level M)

6:30 – 8:30 pm Dinner at Club LeConte (downtown Knoxville First Tennessee Buliding, take elevator to 26th floor then walk up the stairs on the left)

April 19

8:00 – 8:30 am Arrival and Breakfast (Four Points Agee Room)

8:30 – 9:50 am Transport in Polymer Membranes Session I  (Four Points Parkview Ballroom, level M)

  • 8:30 – 8:50      Dai                “Separation of Carbon Dioxide based on Porous Membranes”
  • 8:50-9:10         B. Long         “Vinyl-Addition Polymerization of Siloxane Functionalized Norbornenes for CO2 Separation Membranes”
  • 9:10-9:30         Liu                “Synthesis and Characterization of Polyacrylonitrile-Containing Block Copolymers as well as the integration with Anisotropic Nanoparticles”
  • 9:30-9:50         Sangoro        “Ion transport in polymerized ionic liquids”

9:50-10:10 am Break (Four Points Agee Room & Sanders Room, level M)

10:10-11:30 am Transport in Polymer Membranes Session II  (Four Points Parkview Ballroom, level M)

  • 10:10-10:30     Saito             “Tailored Polymer Membranes for High Flux Carbon Dioxide Separation”
  • 10:30-10:50     Paddison       “Structure/Function Modeling of Ion Containing Polymers”
  • 10:50-11:10     Moore           “Structure-Processing-Morphology-Transport Property Relationships in Ionomeric Membranes
  • 11:10-11:30     Zawodzinki   “Polymer Electrolytes:  Fundamental Aspects for Applications”

11:30 – 12:30 pm Lunch, Summary & Closing Remarks (Long & Dadmun)  (Four Points Agee Room & Sanders Room, level M)

1:00 pm Tour of MDF (Departure: in front of Four Points)