Soft Matter Interfaces at the Nanoscale Towards Building Hierarchical, Multi-Scale Materials

Beihang Yu, Boyce Chang, Whitney Loo, Sarah Berlinger, Ricardo Ruiz

Control over interfaces at the nanoscale is a key enabler for many applications that utilize material interfaces to drive the formation of hierarchical structures with desired functionalities. In particular, soft matter interfaces are finding a wide range of applications in semiconductor, optical, quantum, and biological devices, by enabling completely new architectures from functional 1D, 2D, and 3D assemblies. The ability to control and manipulate interactions at interfaces, understanding the detailed structure and property of the interfaces, and the relevant mechanisms behind these processes and phenomena, are essential for rational design and fabrication of precise, well-controlled interfaces at the nanoscale towards building hierarchical, multi-scale materials. This symposium aims to bring together researchers (experimental or theory/simulation) from diverse communities that are investigating and utilizing soft matter interfaces at the nanoscale, providing a stage for interdisciplinary discussions over recent progress, future outlooks, and inspiration for new ideas and collaborations.

Symposium Location: B59 – 3101

Symposium Schedule:

8:30 am – 8:35 am
8:35 am – 9:05 am

William Shih, Harvard University

9:05 am – 9:35 am

Greg Tikhomirov , UC Berkeley

9:35 am – 9:50 am

Tianyi Yu, Berkeley Lab

9:50 am – 10:00 am
10:00 am – 10:30 am
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Reid Van Lehn, University of Wisconsin – Madison

11:00 am – 11:15 am

Emma Vargo, UC Berkeley

11:15 am – 11:45 am

Sung Park, Molecular Vista, Inc.

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Hongbo Feng, University of Chicago

12:00 pm – 12:10 pm

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