2020 PMSE Young Investigator & Future Faculty Social Hour and Career Panel

Meet the 2020 PMSE Young Investigator and Future Faculty awardees at the virtual social hour spanning three evenings during the week of the Fall ACS Meeting and & Expo (August 17-19).  The social hour is a live broadcast where attendees can ask questions and engage in discussions with the awardees and panelists. On each day, 5 YIS and 5 FFS awardees will each provide a brief three-minute synopsis of their research, and we will have two breakout sessions for the participants to meet and greet and ask questions. It will be followed by a career panel with 3 panelists for informal discussion and Q&A.

Attending the social hour and career panel is free and does not require registration for the ACS meeting.

The social hour and panel will occur from August 17-19 at 5:00pm -6:30pm PT/8:00pm -9:30pm ET. The following flyers (Future Faculty and Young Investigators) contain more information about attendees.

Please click here to register to obtain the zoom link for the social hour and career panel.

August 17th 5:00pm – 6:30pm PT/8:00pm – 9:30pm ET

Introduction and Welcome
Speaker   Research Topic (3 minutes each)
Jonathan Barnes – Washington University in St. Louis Photoresponsive and Topologically Elastic Linkers to Control Structure, Properties, and Performance in Hydrogel Polymer Networks
Danielle Fagnani –University of Michigan Efforts Toward Repurposing Polymer Waste  
Melanie Chiu – SUNY Stony Brook UniversityPhotomodulation of polymer dispersity  
Francesca Lorandi – Carnegie Mellon UniversityElectrochemistry for polymers and vice versa: From electrocatalysis in polymerization to polymeric materials in batteries
Xiaodan Gu  –University of Southern MississippiRational design of conjugated polymers for deformable electronics through thin film mechanics and neutron scattering
Nicholas Pavlopoulos –Technion – Israel Institute of TechnologyPlastic Garnets: Polymer and Magnetic Nanoparticle Faraday Rotators with Tunable Magneto-Optical Activity
Zachary Hudson – The University of British Columbia Multiblock Nanofibers from Organic Electronic Materials  
Peyton Shieh – Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMolecular Approaches to Engineer Weak Links into Known Materials  
Jianguo Mei – Purdue UniversitySemiconducting Polymers: from curiosity to technology development  
Yilei Wu – Stanford UniversityFine-Tuning Semiconducting Polymer Self-Aggregation and Crystallinity Enables Optimal Morphology and High-Performance Printed All-Polymer Solar Cells

Break Out Rooms (20 minutes):
Synthesis (Breakout Room 1)  
Polymer Materials and Engineering (Breakout Room 2)

Career Panel Discussion (30 minutes)
Timothy M. Swager – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ramesh Jasti – University of Oregon
Lauren Zarzar – Pennsylvania State University

August 18th 5:00pm – 6:30pm PT/8:00pm – 9:30pm ET

Introduction and Welcome
Speaker Research Topic (3 minutes each)
Reza Foudazi – New Mexico State UniversityPolymerized Lytropic Liquid Crystal Membranes  
Hai Qian – University of Illinois at Urbana- ChampaignMolecular Engineering Guided Mechanchromic Mechanophore Design  
Jian Qin – Stanford UniversityModeling short and long-range interactions in coacervate-forming polyions  
Angelika Neitzel – University of ChicagoCoacervation in statistical copolyelectrolytes as a function of charge fraction: Structure and phase diagram
Jonathan Rivnay – Northwestern UniversityDesigning organic mixed ionic/electronic conductors for applications in bioelectronics  
Johanna Schwartz –Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryAdvanced Materials Development through Additive Manufacturing  
Jennifer Schaefer –University of Notre DamePolymers for Next Generation Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices: Understanding Ion Transport
Renxuan Xie –  University of California, Santa BarbaraUniversal Photo-Crosslinking and Room-temperature 3D Printing of a Super-soft and Solvent-free Elastomer
Charles Sing – University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignTuning Polyelectrolyte Assembly via Charged Monomer Sequence  
Benjamin Yavitt – Stony Brook UniversityIn situ X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy 3D printing of UV curable polymers  

Break Out Rooms (20 minutes):
Ionic Polymers and Polymer Physics (Breakout Room 1)
Polymer Materials and Engineering (Breakout Room 2)

Career Panel Discussion (30 minutes)
Rachel Segalman – University of California, Santa Barbara
Yoan C. Simon – University of Southern Mississippi
Matthew R. Golder – University of Washington

August 19th 5:00pm – 6:30pm PT/8:00pm – 9:30pm ET

Introduction and Welcome
Speaker Research Topic (3 minutes each)
Blair Brettmann – Georgia Institute of Technology Expansion of electrospinnable materials beyond high molecular weight polymers  
Celine Calvino – University of ChicagoIn-situ dynamic covalent functionalization of cellulose nanocrystals via sustainable melt processing
Hoyong Chung – Florida State UniversityPrecise Synthesis of Functional Adhesive Polymers: Chemical Functionalities and Crosslinking Effect on Properties
Samantha Kristufek – Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyExploring Polymeric Lengthscales: Synthesis and characterization of sustainable bulk materials to drug delivery systems and beyond
Hua Lu – Peking UniversityProtein PEPylation: A New Paradigm of Protein-Polymer Conjugation  
Chao Lang – Pennsylvania State UniversitySoft materials from block copolymer self-assembly: from biomimetic membranes to hierarchically-structured hydrogels
Morgan Stefik – University of South CarolinaMicelle Trap and Release: New Modalities and Applications Towards Nanomaterials  
Fatemeh Ostadhossein – Stanford UniversityPolymer carbon dots: From photoluminescence investigation to biomedical application  
Matthew Webber – University of Notre DameHost–Guest Supramolecular Recognition in the Design of Functional Soft Materials  
Julia Rho – University of FloridaDual self-assembly of supramolecular peptide nanotubes to provide stabilisation in water  

Break Out Rooms (20 minutes):
Biomaterials (Breakout Room 1)
Polymer Materials and Engineering (Breakout Room 2)

Career Panel Discussion (30 minutes)
Timothy P. Lodge – University of Minnesota
Sarah Heilshorn – Stanford University
‪Alshakim Nelson – University of Washington