Yuri Ebata will defend her dissertation entitled, Bending, Wrinkling, and Folding of Thin Polymer Film/Elastomer Interfaces on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in Conte A110/111. Yuri has been advised by Professor Alfred Crosby. The public is cordially invited to attend. Refreshments will be served in the Conte Atrium at 1:00 pm.
Michael will defend his dissertation entitled, Applications of Planar and Patterned Metal Oxide Nanocomposites and Reactive Polymer Blends as Gas Permeation Membranes, in Conte A110/111 on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the afternoon. All are welcome to attend this public event. Michael has been advised by Professor James Watkins.
Michael Bartlett will defend his dissertation entitled, Scaling reversible Adhesion in Synthetic and Biological Systems on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm in Conte A110/111. Michael has been advised by Professor Alfred Crosby. The event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend, including refreshments in the Conte lobby prior to the defense.
Scott Christensen will be defending his dissertation entitled, “Photo-reaction of Copolymers with Pendent Benzophenone” on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 2:30 pm in Conte A110/111. Refreshments will be served in the Conte lobby prior to the defense. The event is open to the public.
Physicists Narayanan Menon, Benny Davidovitch and Christopher Santangelo, with polymer scientist Thomas Russell, recently won a three-year, $1 million Keck Foundation grant to develop the basic science needed to spontaneously deliver ultrathin films to fluid interfaces. The W.M. Keck Science and Engineering program funds “endeavors that are distinctive and novel in their approach. It encourages projects that are high-risk with the potential for transformative impact.”
Felicia Bokel will defend her dissertation entitled, “Solution Assembly of Conjugated Polymers“, on Monday, January 14 at 10:00 am in Conte A110/111. There will be refreshments served prior to the defense and all are welcome to attend.
PSE faculty selected Piril for the Santos Go award for 2012. The Santos Go Memorial Merit Scholarship is awarded each year to the most outstanding second year PSE student as judged by scholarly accomplishments accrued during the previous academic year.
Professor Maria Santore was recently elected, for the year 2012, to Fellowship in the AAAS (American Society for the Advancement of Science.) Maria will be recognized for her contributions to science and technology at the Fellows Forum to be held on February 16th, 2013 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
Kathleen McEnnis will defend her dissertation entitled, “Particle Behavior on Anisotropically Curved Interfaces,” on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 10:00 am in Conte A110/111. The event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served prior to the defense.