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Northwestern University MRSEC Annual Meeting

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 16:00
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Northwestern University Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

Annual Meeting

August 28, 2008. Pancoe-ENH Pavilion, Abbott Auditorium

2200 Camus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208


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9:00 a.m. Monica Olvera de la Cruz Director???s Overview Session I: Synergistic Linear and Nonlinear Phenomena in Multifunctional Oxide Ceramic Systems 9:30 a.m. Vinayak Dravid (Session Chair) Patterning and Microscopy of Multifunctional Oxides 9:50 a.m. Bruce Wessels Ferroic and Multiferroic Oxide Heterostructures and their Properties 10:02 a.m. Donald Ellis Theory and Modeling of Complex Oxides: Recent Progress, Future Perspectives 10:14 a.m. Thomas Mason Progress and Promise of ZITO-Based (Zn-In-Sn-O) Transparent Conductors and Semiconductors 10:26 a.m. break Session II: Novel Processing Methods for Nanostructured Polymer Blends, Composites and Supramolecular Structures 10:46 a.m. Kenneth Shull (Session Chair) Design Principles for the Synthesis of Self-Healing Hydrogels with High Mechanical Toughness 11:06 a.m. Linda Broadbelt Predicting the Topology of Copolymers Using Mechanistic Modeling 11:18 a.m. SonBinh Nguyen Surface Properties of Functionalized Polymers 11:30 a.m. Samuel Stupp Self-Assembly of Biomolecular Structures 11:42 a.m. Lunch break NU-MRSEC Faculty and Industrial Guests: Norris Center, Big Ten room Registration Required Session III: Molecular Plasmonics: Fundamentals, New Tools, and Devices 1:12 p.m. Richard Van Duyne (Session Chair) Molecular Plasmonics: Overview of IRG3, Exploring the Plasmonic Periodic Table, Plasmon Microscopy, and Plasmon Switches 1:32 p.m. Chad Mirkin Surface Plasmon Mediated Nanoparticle Synthesis 1:44 p.m. Teri Odom Screening Plasmonic Materials using Nanopyramidal Gratings 1:56 p.m. George Schatz Electrodynamics of Silver and Gold Nanostructures 2:08 p.m. R. P. H. Chang Materials Processing for Plasmonic Studies 2:20 p.m. break Session IV: Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Nanoelectronic Materials from Molecules to Printable Thin Films 2:40 p.m. Tobin Marks (Session Chair) Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Nanoelectronic Materials from Molecules to Printable Thin Films 3:00 p.m. Mark Ratner Single-Molecule Transport: Spectroscopic Aspects and Raman Behavior 3:12 p.m. Lincoln Lauhon The Influence of Interfaces on Charge Carrier Transport in Nanostructured Materials 3:24 p.m. Tamar Seideman Current-Driven Dynamics in Molecular-Scale Electronics 3:36 p.m. Mark Hersam Fabrication and Characterization of Hybrid Nanoelectronic Materials 3:48 p.m. break 4:00 p.m. ??? 6:00 p.m. Poster Session, Pancoe Second Floor Caf??б© Poster Titles: Hydrothermal Synthesis of Multifunctional Oxides Evan Stampler, Cathleen Hoel and Kenneth Poeppelmeier Studies of Sputter Deposited Oxide Semiconductor Thin Films Blake L. Stevens, David J. Cohen and Scott A. Barnett Elecronic Structure of TCO's and Multiferroics Jung-Hwan Song, Giancarlo Trimarchi and Arthur Freeman Engineering Enabling Materials for Next-Generation Nano-Optoelectronic Devices Fei Yi, Boyang Liu, Xiangyu Li, Zhenyu Hou and Seng-Tiong Ho Advances in Nanostructured and Nanoscale Polymeric Materials: Nanocomposites, Blends, Copolymers, and Ultrathin Films Soyoung Kim, Connie Roth, Katsuyuki Wakabayashi, Jun'ichi Masuda, Cynthia Pierre, Perla Rittigstein, T. Ramanathan, L. Catherine Brinson, Robert Sandoval, Michelle Mok, Wesley Burghardt, SonBinh Nguyen and John M. Torkelson Shear Induced Alignment of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube Dispersions via Small Angle X-ray Scattering and Optical Microscopy Saswati Pujari, Wesley R. Burghardt, Sameer S. Rahatekar, Alan H. Windled, and Krzysztof K. Koziold X-ray Computed Tomography of Porous Alumina Produced by Thermoreversible Gelcasting N.O. Shanti, S.R. Stock, J.L. Fife and K.T. Faber Self -Organization of Macroions in Aqueous Media Pedro Gonzalez-Mozuelos, Dongsheng Zhang, Prateek Kumar Jha, Min Sun Yeom and Monica Olvera de la Cruz Particle Transportation over Oscillating Periodical Optical Potential Weiqiang Mu, Lan Luan and John Ketterson TEM Study of Ag Nanoparticles with Applications in LSPR and SMSERS Yingmin Wang, Leif J. Sherry, Jon P. Cadman, Jon A. Dieringer, Jon A. Dieringer,Richard P. Van Duyne, George C. Schatz and Laurence D. Marks New Isotope-Edited Chromophores for Single Molecule SERS Jon Dieringer, Kristin Wustholz, Sam Kleinman, Eric M. Phillips, Karl A. Scheidt and Richard P. Van Duyne X-Ray Characterization of Hybrid Nanoelectronic Materials Jonathan Emery, Young-Geun Ha, Antonio Facchetti, Mark Hersam, Tobin Marks and Michael Bedzyk Light-Directed Assembly of Nanostructured Materials Rafal Klajn, Paul Wesson, Kyle Bishop and Bartosz Grzybowski Nanoporous Biodegradable Elastomers for Delivery of Macromolecules Ryan A. Hoshi, Saloni Behl and Guillermo A. Ameer Structure and Dynamics of the Bacterial Chromosome Nastaran Hadizadeh, Janet R Cranfield, Calin Guet, Philippe Cluzel, Reid C. Johnson and John F. Marko Kinetic Studies of Metabolic Reaction Networks Joo Sang Lee and Adilson E. Motter To learn more about NU-MRSEC: visit the Center website, and read our Research Highlights. To Register, contact:, 847-491-3606, 2145 Sheridan Rd. Tech K111, Evanston IL 60208