Atlanta Colloid & Soft Matter Bag Lunch Seminar
Past Seminars
  Date Technical talks Research presentations  
             
  2008          
  Mar 27   Eric Weeks (Emory-PHYS)   Elisa Riedo (GT-PHYS)  
      Particle Tracking Techniques  & Tips   Nonlinear Viscoelastic Dynamics of Nanoconfined Wetting Liquids  
             
  Apr 17 Apr 17   Sven Behrens (GT-ChBE) ------ --- --- --- - - --- - -   Andrew Lyon (GT-CHEM) /  Victor Bre Victor Breedveld (GT-ChBE)  
      Notes on Total Internal Reflection Microscopy   Short and Long Time Dynamics of Soft & Sticky Colloidal Assemblies  
             
  May 09 May 9 May 9   1st Southeast Soft Materials Workshop (no Bag Lunch in May) featuring David Weitz (Harvard), Dan Goldman (GT), Andrew Lyon (GT), and James Kindt (Emory) as principal speakers  
             
  Jun 25   Jennifer Curtis (GT-PHYS)   Valeria Milam (GT-MSE)  
      Dynamic Holographic Optical Tweezers   Exploring the Kinetics of DNA-Mediated Disassembly - Why So Slow?  
             
  Jul 24   Marcel Lucas (Riedo group,   Carson Meredith (GT-ChBE)  
      GT-PHYS)      
      Elastic Properties of Nanostructures: A Modulated Nanoindentation Study   Adhesion Forces in Biological - Environmental Interactions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
             
  Aug 21   Alberto Fernandez-Nieves ----   Kazem Edmond (Weeks group,  
      (GT-PHYS)   (Emory-PHYS)  
      Making Emulsions Using Glass Capillaries   Confinement Finds a Length Scale for the Colloidal Glass Transition  
             
  Sep 25 Sep 25   Melinda Ogden (Payne group, GT-CHEM) . . . .. . . .. . . .   Mohan Srinivasarao (GT-CHEM, PTFE). . . .. . . .  
      Fluorescence Microscopy . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .   Intriguing Issues in Soft Matter: Patterns on Beetles  
             
  Oct 25 Oct 25 Oct 25   2nd Southeast Soft Materials Workshop (no Bag Lunch in October) with Arjun Yodh (U Penn), Hang Lu (GT), Valeria Tohver Milam (GT), and Connie Roth (Emory) as principal speakers  
             
  Dec 03 Dec 3   Vamsi Kodali (Curtis group, GT-PHYS) . . . .. . . .. . . .   Sven Behrens (GT-CHBE) ------ ------ ------------  
      Orthogonal Nanopatterns as Templates for Multiple Bioactive Proteins. . .. . . .. . . ..   Emulsification by Particle-Surfactant Mixtures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . ..  
             
  2009          
  Jan 28 Jan 28   Pedro Zapata (Meredith group, GT-CHBE) . . . .. . . ... .   Rui Zhang (Nguyen group, GT-PHYS) . . . .. . . .. . . .  
      Combinatorial and High Throughput Methods   Kinetics of HIV Budding and Assembly . . .  
             
  Feb 25 Feb 25   Sandeep Patel (Dickson group, GT-CHEM)   Minami Yoda (GT-ME) Minami Yoda (GT-ME)  
      Tunable Emission from DNA-Encapsulated Silver Nanoclusters . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Near-Wall Transport of Colloidal Suspended Particles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
             
  Apr 01 Apr 1   Jae Kyu Cho (Breedveld group, GT-CHBE)   Michael Schatz (GT-PHYS) Michael Schatz (GT-PHYS)  
      Three-Dimensional In Situ Temperature Measurements in Microsystems Using the Brownian Motion of Nanoparticles   Turbulence: A Dynamical Systems Perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
             
May 15 May 15 May 15   3rd Southeast Soft Materials Workshop (no Bag Lunch in May) with Harold Craighead (Cornell), Cheng Zhu (GT), Moonhor Ree (PAL Synchrotron, Korea), and Jennifer Curtis (GT) as principal speakers  
             
  Jun 04 Jun 4   Jan Scrimgeour (Curtis group, GT-PHYS)   Daniel Borrero (Schatz group, GT-PHYS) Michael Schatz (GT-PHYS)  
      Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching (FRAP)   Transient Turbulence in Taylor-Couette Flow  
             
  Jul 09 . . . . . .   Yang Ding (Goldman group, GT-PHYS)   Rigoberto Hernandez (GT-CHEM) . . . . . .  
      Modeling of sand swimming lizards   The far-from-equilibrium chemistry of driven colloidal suspensions  
             
  Aug 13 Aug 13   Jack Wei Chen (Zhu group, GT-BME)   Venkata Gundabala (Fernandez-Nieves group, GT-PHYS) . . . . . .  
      Biomembrane force probe and single molecule kinetic assay   Co-flowing liquids and electric fields . . . . . .  
             
  Sep 10   Julie Champion (GT-ChBE)   Ivan Rasnik (Emory-PHYS) . . . . . .  
      Engineering Polymer Micro/Nanoparticles with Complex Shapes   Single Molecule FRET Studies of Mismatch Repair Proteins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
             
  Oct 08   David Gottfried (MiRC)   Keith Berland (Emory-PHYS)  
      New Research Tools at Georgia Tech's Nanotechnology Research Center   Investigating Amyloid Nucleation and Growth Using Single Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy  
             
  Dec 08 Dec 8   Jonathan Rubin (Bommarius group, GT-ChBE/CHEM)   Adriana San Miguel (Behrens group, GT-ChBE)  
      Correlation of Aggregation Kinetics and Stationary Diffusion in Protein Solutions Observed with Dynamic Light Scattering   Colloidosomes with a Dissolution Trigger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
             
  2010          
  Mar 31  
Angelo Bongiorno (GT-CHEM)
 
     
Melting and Entropy
 
             
  May 13 May 13 May 13   4th Southeast Soft Materials Workshop (no Bag Lunch in May) with Paul Chaikin (NYU), Laura Finzi (Emory), Alberto Fernandez-Nieves (GT), and Marta Dark McNeese (Spelman) as principal speakers  
             
  Jun 15 Jun 15   Joaqium Clara-Rahola (Fernandez-Nieves group, GT-PHYS)   Vikram Prasad (Breedveld group, GT-CHBE). . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
      Single Scattered Light from Multiply Scattering Systems:3D Dynamic & Static Light Scattering. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Rheology of Algae Suspensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
             
  Aug 24   Eric Weeks (Emory-PHYS) David Safranski (Gall group, GT-MSE)  
      On Measuring Colloidal Volume Fractions   Toughening Degradable Poly(amino ester) Networks: Role of glass transition temperature  
             
  Sep 28 Sep 28   Qiong Guo (Behrens group, GT-ChBE) Tomas Barker (GT-BME) . . . . . . . . . . . .  
      Nanogels from Microemulsions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Molecular unfolding of fibronectin domains during fiber strain: mythical or physiologically relevant mechanotransduction  
             
  Oct 26   Sven Behrens (GT-ChBE)   Carson Meredith (GT-ChBE)  
      Thoughts on inter- vs. intra-molecular interactions in synthetic polymers & proteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Facile preparation of metal-nanoparticle coatings on polymers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
             
  2011          
  Jan 21   Vivek Sharma, MIT  
      Soft Matter 'Odes': from the life an death of viscoelastic jets to the structural color of jeweled beetles . . .. . . . . . .  
         
  Feb 17   Norbert Willenbacher, Anna Kowalczyk, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology  
      Multiple Particle Tracking Study on Highly Elastic Acrylic Thickener Solutions: Treatment of Particle Localization Errors  
         
  Mar 16 Mar 16   Deborah Ortiz (Riedo group, GT-CHEM)   Nick Gravish (Goldman group, GT-PHYS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
      Water nano-hydrodynamics: the interplay between interfacial viscosity, slip, and surface chemistry. . . . . . .   Vibro-fluidized melting of geometrically cohesive granular materials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
             
  Apr 26 Apr 26   Adriana San Miguel (Behrens group, GT-CHBE)   Ed Greco (GT-PHYS) . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
      Surfaces with tunable roughness studied by AFM and contact angle measurements   Thermo-capillary migration of interfacial droplets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
             
  May 15 May 15 May 15   5th Southeast Soft Materials Workshop (no Bag Lunch in May) with Christina Marchetti (Syracuse), Juana Mendenhall (Morehouse), Susanne Ullrich (UGA), Elisa Riedo (GT), and Paul Goldbart GT) as principal speakers  
             
  Jun 28 Jun 28   Keith Carroll (Curtis group, GT-PHYS)   Hassan Masoud (Alexeev group, GT-ME)  
      Methods towards efficient and controlled gradients with thermochemical nanolithography (TCNL)   Polymer networks: modeling and emerging applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
             
  Sep 27 Sep 27   Ekapop Pairam (Fernandez-Nieves group, GT-PHYS) Louis McLane (Curtis group, GT-PHYS) . . . . . . . . . . . .  
      Method for Generating and Stabilizing Toroidal Liquid Droplets . . . . . . . . . . .   Polymer Physics at the Cell Surface: Estimating the mesh size profile and grafting density of the cell coat  
             
  Oct 25 Sep 27   Tingnan Zhang (Goldman group, GT-PHYS)   Tung Le (Kim group, GT-PHYS)  
      Lightweight Robot Locomotion on Granular Media   Sequence Dependent DNA Bending . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
             
  Nov 29 Sep 27   Won Min Park (Champion group, GT-ChBE)   Anton Souslov (Goldbart group, GT-PHYS) . . . .  
      Self-Assembled Biomaterials Based on Protein Building Blocks   Soft Elasticity in Nearly Isostatic Periodic Lattices . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
             
  2012          
  Feb 21 -- --   Victor Breedveld (GT-ChBE) ------ ---   Kimberly Clarke (Lyon group, GT-CHEM) --  
      Amphiphilic Fabrics: Controlling the Flow of Immiscible Fluids   Multi-Responsive Microgel Thin Films _____ _____ _______ _____ _____  
             
  Mar 13 Mar 13   Dan Kovari (Curtis group, GT-PHYS) __ __ __   Emily Peterson (Breedveld group, GT-ChBE) ___ ___  
      Investigating Biomechanical Force Generation During Phagocytosis   Shear-Induced Demixing in Polymeric Membrane Dopes _____ _____ _______ _____ _____ ________ ___  
             
  Apr 17   Zhiqun Lin (GT-MSE)   Mohan Srinivasarao (GT-MSE)  
      Crafting Functional Uniform Nanoparticles from Star-Like Diblock Copolymers   Line Defects in Liquid Crystals_ _______ ______ _______ _____ _____ ________ ___  
             
  May 25 May 1515   6th Southeast Soft Materials Workshop (no Bag Lunch in May) with David Pine (NYU), Carlos Santamarinai (GT), Julio Boza (The Coca-Cola Company), and Sven Behrens (GT) as principal speakers  
             
  Jun 19   Sven Behrens (GT-ChBE)   John Hyatt (GT-PHYS)  
      A Fast and Simple-Minded Assay of Protein Stability Against Salt-Induced Aggregation   Rheology and Direct Form Factor Measurements by Small Angle Neutron Scattering of Over-Packed Microgels_ ___  
             
  Aug 14 Aug 14   Annika Kriisa (Roth group, Emory-PHYS)   Peter Metaxas (University of Western Australia)  
      Using Fluorescence Emission to Detect Phase Separation in Polymer Blends   Looking at Soft Interfaces with Hard Systems: Using Domain Walls in Metallic Ferromagnets to Study the Dynamics of Elastic Interfaces in Disordered Media  
             
  Sep 18   Luis García-Rubio (Claro Scientific, LLC, and University of South Florida)  
      A Multidimensional Spectroscopy Approach for Protein Characterization  
             
  Nov 27 Nov 27   Sudhir Sharma (Deng group, GT-ChBE)   Xiaodan Zhang (Deng group) . . . . . . . . . .  
      Cellulose Nanofibril Barrier Films   Soft Paper Electronics  
             
  2013          
  Jan 15 Jan 15   Joohyung Lee (Behrens group,GT-ChBE)   Andrew Peters (Henderson group, GT-ChBE)  
      Quantifying the Acid-Base Interaction Between Surfactants and Polymer Particles Responsible for Particle Charging in Nonpolar Solvents   Nanolithography Based on the Directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers: Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations as a Predictive Learning Tool  
             
  Mar 12 Mar 12   Perry Ellis (Fernandez-Nieves group, GT-PHYS)   Khalid Salaita (Emory University)  
      Simulating nematic textures using Jones matrices   Mechanochemistry at the Cell Surface: Molecular Tension-Based Fluorescence Microscopy to Visualize Forces in Living Systems  
             
  Apr 14 Apr 14   Jan Scrimgeour (Curtis group, GT-PHYS)   Lawrence Bottomley (GT-CHEM) Lawrence Bottomley  
      Using Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching to Probe Macromolecule Interactions in Living Cells   Can the Conformation of a Macromolecule Adsorbed on a Surface Be Accurately Determined by Force Spectroscopy?  
             
  May 24 May 15   7th Southeast Soft Materials Workshop (no Bag Lunch in May) with Maria Santore (UMass), Dong Qin, Vladimir Tsukruk, and Harold Kim as principal speakers  
             
  Jun 11 A   Raymond Dagastine (University of Melbourne)  
      Using Atomic Force Microscopy to study surfactant-mediated interactions between emulsion drops: from sub mono-layer coatings to concentrated surfactant solutions  
             
  Jul 16 Jul 16   Debjyoti Bandyopadhyay (Payne group, GT-CHEM)   Ngozi Eze (Milam group, GT-MSE) Ngozi Eze (Milam group, GT-MSE)  
      Organelle Mobility as a Function of Diameter: Lysosome Swelling and Single Particle Tracking   Exploring Locked Nucleic Acids to Mediate Particle-Based Hybridization Activity Exploring Locked Nucleic Acids to Mediate  
             
  Aug 20   Won Min Park (Champion group, GT-ChBE)  
      Two-Step Protein Self-Assembly in the Extracellular Matrix  
             
  Sep 17 Sep 17   Boyi Fu (Reichmanis group, GT-CHBE)   Anna Osterholm (Reynolds group, GT-CHEM)  
      Donor-Acceptor Copolymers for Semiconducting Devicesate   Capturing the Potential of Electroactive Polymers as Charge Storage Materials for Supercapacitors  
             
  Oct 22 Oct 22   Jennifer Curtis (GT-PHYS) Jennifer Curtis (GT-PHYS)   Ekapop Pairam (Fernandez-Nieves group, GT-PHYS)  
      Copolymers for Highly Angled Laser Illumination Microscopy (HALI): A Wide-Field Alternative for Single Molecule Tracking Far from the Substratete   The Evolution of Toroidal Droplets The Evolution of Toroidal Droplets The Evolution of Toroidal Droplets The Evolution of Toroidal Droplets  
             
  Nov 26 Oct 22   Abiola Shitta (Behrens group, GT-ChBE) J   Justin Burton (Emory-PHYS) Justin Burton  
      Equilibrium Droplet Structures in Liquid Three-Phase Systems The   Leidenfrost Levitation: Ice Wind, and FireEvolution of Toroidal Droplets  
             
  2014          
  Apr 24 Apr 24   Andrew Peters (Henderson group, GT-ChBE)   Justin Pye (Roth group, Emory-PHYS) J  
      Mesoscale Molecular Dynamics Simulations and Their Application to Understanding Block Copolymer Self-Assembly   Understanding Glass Transition Temperature Reductions in Ultrathin Free-Standing Polystyrene Films  
             
  May 14 May 14May 14   8th Southeast Soft Materials Workshop (no Bag Lunch in May) with Mark Ediger (Wisconsin), Meisha Shofner, Alessandro Veneziani, and Victor Breedveld as principal speakers  
             
  Jun 27   Gregor Trefalt, University of Geneva, Switzerland  
      Particle Aggregation in the Presence of Multivalent Ions and in Ionic Liquids  
             
  Aug 29   Toan Nguyen, Hanoi University of Sciences, Vietnam National University  
      Applying a mean field study of branched polymers: packaging of RNA inside viruses  
             
  Sep 26 Sep 26   Ya-Wen Chang (Fernandez-Nieves group, GT-PHYS)   Laura Gray (Roth group, Emory-PHYS) Laura Gray  
      Generation of Toroidal Hydrogels   Stability of Polymer Glasses Vitrified Under Stress  
             
  Nov 07 Nov 7   Discussion of NSF funding opportunities for (Soft) Materials Research with former program managers Mohan Srinivsarao and Clifford Henderson  
         
  2015          
  Feb 03 Feb 3   Joohyung Lee (Behrens group, GT-CHBE)   Bo Li (Lin group, GT-MSE) Bo Li (Lin group, GT-MSE)  
      Characterizing the Acid-Base Properties of Nonpolar Surfactant Solutions   Crafting Nanomaterial Patterns via Flow-Enabled Self-Assembly  
             
  Apr 21   Paul Russo (GT-MSE)   Necmettin Cevheri (Yoda group, GT-ME)  
      Fuzzballs, Bubbles and Blobs... unusual biological or biosimilar structures   Manipulation and assembly of colloidal particles using combined electroosmotic and Poiseuille flow  
             
  Jun 09   Sven Behrens (GT-ChBE)   Zifu Li (Meredith group, GT-ChBE)  
      When do (isotropic) particles act like surfactants?   PNIPAM microgels at the oil-water interface  
             
  Oct 16   Michael Dimitriyev (Goldbart group GT-PHYS)   Zhenguan Tang (Breedveld, GT-ChBE)  
      Instability of toroid-shaped hydrogels   Fabrication of hydrophilic and oleophobic paper by treatment with non-fluorinated chemicals  
             
  Nov 20   Eric Weeks (Emory-PHYS) with the 100th talk of the seminar series:  
      Flow of amorphous solids modeled with emulsion droplets Flow of amorphous solids modeled with emulsion droplets  
             
  Dec 04 Dec 04   Songcheng Wang (Behrens group GT-ChBE)   Anant Paravastu (GT-ChBE) Anant Paravastu (GT-ChBE)  
      The Rise of Oil-Coated Bubbles (New Opportunities for Flotation Separations)   Peptide Self-Assembly Investigated by Solid State NMR Spectroscopy: Amyloid Fibrils, Oligomers, and Designer Hydrogels  
             
  2016          
  Feb 19 Feb 3 Feb 3   Arjan Gelissen (Richtering group, RWTH Aachen, Germany)   Cornelia Rosu (Russo group, GT-MSE) Bo Li (Lin group, GT-MSE)  
      Correlative in situ imaging of internal microgel architecture by electron and superresolved fluorescence microscopy   Physical Properties of Bioderived Soft Matter Made of Polypeptide Composite Materials  
             
  Apr 15   Justin Pye (Burton group) ----   Mark Losego  
      (Emory-PHYS)   (GT-MSE)  
      Fluid slip at an interface: A nm-level, differential quartz crystal microbalance measurement   A Burgeoning Revolution in Manufacturing Technology: Vapor-Phase Modification of Polymers, Textiles, and Paper  
             
  May 06 May 06   Daniel Kovary (Finzi group, Emory-PHYS)--   Roman Baglay (Roth group,Emory-PHYS) Roman Baglay  
          Length Scales of Local Glass Transition Temperature Gradients Near Soft and Hard Polymer-Polymer Interfaces  
             
  Dec 09   Sabetta Matsumoto (GT-PHYS)-   Guga Gogia (Burton group,Emory-PHYS)  
      What a Tangled Web We Weave Tangled Web   Dusty Plasma Colloidal Dynamics Dusty Plasma Colloidal Dynamics  
             
  2017          
  Feb 22   Sven Behrens (GT-ChBE)   Meisha Shofner (GT-MSE) Bo  
      A ChBE graduate elective on Colloids & Interfaces   Tensegrity Inspired Polymer Composites