NSTI Nanotech 2009

Polymer Nanotechnology

Symposium Organizer

Fiona Case Fiona Case
Case Scientific,
NSTI Soft Nanotech Coordinator

Co-Organizer, session on POSS/Polymer Nanocomposites

Chris DeArmitt Chris DeArmitt
Hybrid Plastics Inc.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Sarah Tolbert Sarah H. Tolbert
Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA
Self-assembly of inorganic nanorods: a block copolymer paradigm , Eugenia Kumacheva, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Ramanan Krishnamoorti Fractals to Self-Assembled Nanocomposites: From Automobiles to Tissue Engineering Ramanan Krishnamoorti, Associate Dean for Research, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston
Glenn Fredrickson Field-Based Simulations of Polymer Nanostructure, Glenn H. Fredrickson, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara

Symposium Sessions


Monday May 4

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
1:30 Polymer Nanotech: Computational Methods, Simulation & Software Tools
4:00 Polymer Nanotech: Nanostructured Surfaces: Patterning of Functional Polymers

Tuesday May 5

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
10:30 Polymer Nanotech: Synthesis and Applications of Nanostructured Materials I
1:30 Polymer Nanotech: Creation and Application of Nanostructured Materials II
 Polymer Nanotech

Wednesday May 6

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of Energy
10:30 Polymer Nanotech: POSS/Polymer Composites

Thursday May 7


Symposium Program


Monday May 4

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Matthew Laudon, NSTI and Patti Glaza, CTSI
8:00 The Nanotech Revolution in Renewable Energy
D. Arvizu - Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
8:30 Nanotechnology and the Obama Administration
T. Kalil, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House, US
9:00 Innovation for a Secure Future
R. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
9:30 The Next Big Thing is Really Small
R.J. Kumpf - CAO, Bayer Material Science, US (bio)
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1:30 Polymer Nanotech: Computational Methods, Simulation & Software ToolsRoom 361 BE
 Session chair: Gerhard Goldbeck-Wood, Accelrys, Inc., UK
1:30 Scientific Business Intelligence for Nanotechnology
F. Brown, Accelrys Software Inc., US (bio)
2:00 Field-Based Simulations of Polymer Nanostructure
G. Fredrickson, University of California, Santa Barbara, US (bio)
2:30 Conformational analysis of alternating copolymers and their association into nanoarchitectures
A.S.W. Chan, M. Groves, C. Malardier-Jugroot, Royal Military College of Canada, CA
2:50 Adaptive Multiscale Modeling of Polymeric Materials used in Semiconductor Manufacturing
P.T. Bauman, S. Prudhomme, J. Tinsley Oden, The University of Texas at Austin, US
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4:00 Polymer Nanotech: Nanostructured Surfaces: Patterning of Functional PolymersRoom 361 BE
 Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
4:00 Patterning surfaces with functional polymers: a review of the state of the art - Overview
E. Kumacheva, University of Toronto, CA
4:30 Nanopatterned Organic Materials for Photovoltaic Devices
S.S. Williams, M.J. Hampton, S.T. Retterer, J.L. Templeton, E.T. Samulski, J.M. DeSimone, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US
4:50 Spray-coating deposition for large area organic thin-film devices
A. Abdellah, D. Baierl, B. Fabel, P. Lugli, G. Scarpa, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, DE
5:10 (CANCELED) Conformation and fundamental properties of novel lubricant TA-30 for near contact magnetic recording
N. Tagawa, H. Tani, Kansai University, JP

Tuesday May 5

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Jeff Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, Shushana Castle, Clinton Global Initiative Member/Millennium Water Alliance, US
8:00 Welcome TechConnect World to Houston
J. Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, US
8:15 Can Uncle Sam Cure What Ails Clean Tech?
P. Dickerson, HaynesBoone, former COO Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE, US (bio)
8:45 Welcome to Houston
B. White, City of Houston, Mayor, US
9:00 Flying into the Future: Continental’s Commitment to the Environment
L. Kellner, Continental Airlines, CEO, US (bio)
9:30 RUSNANO: Driving the Nanotech Industry Growth
A. Chubais, RUSNANO, CEO, RU
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10:30 Polymer Nanotech: Synthesis and Applications of Nanostructured Materials IRoom 361 BE
 Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
10:30 Block Copolymer Templating as a Simple Route to Complex Nanostructured Materials
S.H. Tolbert, UCLA, US
11:00 Nanoparticle synthesis using polyelectrolyte nanoreactors
D.J. Anderson, J. Dinglasan, J.B. Goh, E. Veletanlic, M.C. Goh, Vive Nano, CA
11:20 Nano-Toughening of Epoxy Using Self-Assembled Block Copolymer Micelles
J. Liu, H-J Sue, Z.J. Thompson, F.S. Bates, M. Dettloff, G. Jacob, Texas A&M University, US
11:40 Molecular Imprinted Nanoparticles for More Than Molecular Recognition – Synthesis and Processing
G.E.M. Tovar, K. Niedergall, T. Schreiber, D. Wojciukiewicz, T. Gose, J. Riegler, C. Gruber-Traub, A. Weber, T. Hirth, Fraunhofer IGB, DE
12:00 Ionic Liquid-Derived Nanostructured Polymers
M.A. Firestone, S. Grubjesic, S. Seifert, Argonne National Laboratory, US
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1:30 Polymer Nanotech: Creation and Application of Nanostructured Materials IIRoom 361 BE
 Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
1:30 Fractals to Self-Assembled Nanocomposites: From Automobiles to Tissue Engineering
R. Krishnamoorti, University of Houston, US (bio)
2:00 Self-assembly of inorganic nanorods: a block copolymer paradigm
Z. Nie, D. Fava, S. Zou, G.C. Walker, M. Rubinstein, E. Kumacheva, University of Toronto, CA
2:20 Polypropylene Nanocomposites Based on Designed Synthetic Nanoplatelets
L. Sun, J. Liu, S.R. Kirumakki, E.D. Schwerdtfeger, R.J. Howell, K. Al-Bahily, S.A. Miller, A. Clearfield, H-J Sue, Texas A&M University, US
2:40 Metal-polymer hybrid material: A unique coordination for carbon-carbon coupling reactions
R.U. Islam, M.J. Witcomb, K. Mallick, Mintek, ZA
3:20 Modifying the kinetics of nanoscale diacetylene polymerization for time-temperature indicator applications
E. Castillo-Martínez, J.H. Reibenspies, L.J. Hall, M. Kozlov, M.C. Biewer, A.C. Harrington, J. Carretero-Gonzalez, D.E. Smith, B. Huffman, T. Prusik, F. Grabiner, R.H. Baughman, University of Texas at Dallas, US
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4:00 POSTERSExpo Hall
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Polymer NanotechExpo Hall
- Fabrication, Characterization, and Magnetic Behavior of Particulate FeO-Polyacrylonitrile Composite Nanofibers
Di Zhang, A. Wang, Z. Guo, Lamar University, US
- Polymer Network on Optical Fiber Core
S.V. Kazakov, Pace University, US
- Thermal Analysis of Polyimide-Cobalt Ferrite Nanocomposites
D. Mazuera, O. Perales-Perez, S.P. Singh, O.M. Suarez, University Of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, PR
- Large Area Replication of AAO Nanostructure Using a Solvent Exchange Method and UV-curable Polymers
J.S. Kim, W. Lee, K.B. Lee, Korea university, KR
- Biomimetic Branched Hollow Fibers Templated by Self-assembled Fibrous Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) Structures in Aqueous Solution
P. Qiu, C. Mao, University of Oklahoma, US
- Characterization of poly(vinyl alcohol)-based composites prepared by electrospinning technique with in situ coffining process
C. Hara, H. Tsutsumi, Yamaguchi University, JP
- Rigid Poly(vinyl chloride) / Halloysite Nanocomposites
M. Mondragón, Y.S. Roblero, M.E. Sánchez, B.E. Zendejas, ESIME-IPN Unidad Azcapotzalco, MX
- Electric Field Effect on the Rheology of MWCNT Dispersions in Liquid Crystalline Polymers
A.R. Cameron-Soto, A. Acevedo-Rullán, University Of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, PR
- Flame Retardant Intumescent Polyamide Nanocomposites for Selective Laser Sintering
S.C. Lao, J.H. Koo, T.J. Moon, W. Yong, C. Lam, J. Zhou, B. Hadisujoto, G. Wissler, L. Pilato, The University of Texas at Austin, US
- Thermoelectric Behavior of Carbon Nanotube Filled Polymer Nanocomposites
Y.S. Kim, D. Kim, C. Yu, J.C. Grunlan, Texas A&M University, US
- Development of protein imprints on carbon nanotube for biosensing
L. Ren, H.-Z. Zhao, A. Cimeno, C.-J. Xu, Y. Yu, T. Chiles, M. Naughton, D. Cai, Boston College, US
- Energy Harvesting using Ionic Polymer Metal Composites
R. Tiwari, K.J. Kim, University of Nevada, Reno, US
- Potential of Nanoscale Carbon Fibre Reinforcements for High Performance Semicrystalline Polymers
G. Broza, K. Schulte, Technical University Hamburg, DE
- Fabrication and Characterization of Recycled Polycarbonate-Carbon Nanotubes (RPC-CNT) Derived PCB Insulating Substrates
E.M. Manalastas, B.A. Basilia, I.R. Bello, Mapua Institute of Technology, PH
- Nanoscale Effects on the Optical Properties of Polymeric Nanofiber-Quantum Dot Composites
J.L. Davis, T.A. Walker, H.J. Walls, L. Han, K. Mills, K. Guzan, RTI International, US
- Novel Composites of Carbon Nanotubes with a Poly(Phenylene Ethynylene) by Non-Covalent Wrapping for Photovoltaic Devices
J.C. Ramos, P. Cortes, I. Moggio, E. Arias, C. Martínez, K.J. Moreno, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, MX

Wednesday May 6

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
8:00 Energy in the 21st Century: Muir, Patton, and Gandhi
R. James Woolsey, VantagePoint Venture Partners, US (bio)
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8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of EnergyTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
- D. Beneby, Exelon, President, Exelon Power, US
- M. Kapner, Austin Energy, US
- C. Frasier, Shell, VP Americas, US (bio)
- M. Simmons, Simmons & Company, US
- J. Renaud, GE Ecomagination, US
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10:30 Polymer Nanotech: POSS/Polymer CompositesRoom 361 BE
 Session chair: Chris DeArmitt, Hybrid Plastics Inc., US
10:30 POSS Enhanced Thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers and lubricants (overview presentation)
C. DeArmitt, Hybrid Plastics Inc, US
11:00 The development of high performance nanostructured colorless polyimides and their application in extraterrestrial solar cells
G. Poe, Nexolve Corporation, US
11:30 Sulfonated Polyhedral Oligosilsesquioxane (S-POSS) as a Nano-additive in Composite Multilayer Hydrogen Fuel Cell Proton Exchange Membranes
C. Hartmann-Thompson, P.I. Carver, D.L. Keeley, S.E. Keinath, B. Decker, P.R. Santurri, Michigan Molecular Institute, US (bio)
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1:30 POSTERSExpo Hall

Special Symposium

One field has emerged that offers both the ability to create an almost unlimited range of complex two and three dimensional nanostructured materials, and the potential for mass production of these materials. It is hardly surprising that polymer nanotechnology is one of the fastest growing areas of the Nanotech Conferences. Recent developments in polymer synthesis provide a wealth of copolymer structures — di-blocks, tri-blocks, linear chains and branches. Developments in theory and modeling predict the nanoscale structure that will result from the self-assembly of these materials. Developments in processing technology provide control as nanostructure formation is directed or “frozen in”. Developments in combinatorial methods for synthesis and processing help to explore the vast array of materials. Developments in characterization allow us to determine which structures have indeed been formed.

The 2009 Polymer Nanotechnology Symposium will provide an opportunity to share your contribution to this important field.

Topics & Application Areas

  • POSS/polymer nanocomposites
  • Stimuli-sensitive polymer nanostructures
  • Layer-by-layer assembly & applications
  • Synthesis & processing: creating nanostructured materials
  • Characterization of polymer nanostructures
  • Polymer nanocomposites: novel applications
  • Modeling & simulation of polymer nanostructures
  • Other

The Polymer Nanotechnology symposium will be coordinated with the Nanoparticles in Soft Materials: Colloids Symposium, and the Composites and Interfaces Symposium.


Journal Submissions

Soft Matter Journal

Soft Matter Journal

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into Soft Matter.

For consideration into Soft Matter, please select the “Submit to RSC Soft Matter Journal” button during the on-line submission procedure. Please note that you may only select a single journal during the submission process.

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