The Student Polymer Network of the GTPN has attended the National Graduate Research Polymer Conference held at the University of Minnesota. Georgia Tech was represented by about 20 student attendees and came home with three presentation awards.
David M. Collard, professor and associate dean, will serve as interim dean of the College of Sciences. Collard will officially assume the role Aug. 1, following the departure of dean Paul Goldbart. Congratulations David!
The POLY Member Spotlight was created to highlight excellent members of the polymer science community. Our division's members are involved in diverse research areas throughout the industrial and academic sectors, and we look forward to recognizing a wide-range of these talented polymer scientists and sharing their current research.
In this sustainability Video Project, Brian Schmatz, a graduate student in the Reynolds Group provides details on his involvement with the Georgia Tech sustainability initiative, and in particular the Gloves Recycling Program, as part of being a green lab.
You can watch the video here.
The 4th Annual SPN Graduate Symposium was held on March 9th in MoSE 1201A
Professor Brent S. Sumerlin, from the University of Florida, spoke on February 28, 2018.
Transparent wood composites have high strength, toughness, thermal insulation, and excellent transmissivity, and offer a route to replace glass for diffusely transmitting windows. STAMI-GTPN and -COPE Professor John Reynolds' group has used conjugated-polymer-based electrochromic materials and transparent wood to create devices that switch on-demand. The devices exhibit a vibrant magenta-to-clear color change that results from a remarkably colorless bleached state. Published in Chemistry and Sustainability (ChemSusChem).
Professor Bradley Chmelka, from University of California at Santa Barbara spoke on January 16, 2018.
STAMI held its inaugural Industrial Partners Day and Exposition on October 19th-20th at Geogria Tech's Historic Academy of Medicine in Midtown Atlanta. The event was attended by over 20 different companies interested in advanced materials and interfaces and by over 150 Georgia Tech faculty, students, and researchers from a variety of schools within the College of Engineering and the College of Science. Professor George M. Whitesides from Harvard University delivered the Keynote Address while both Georgia Tech faculty and Industrial speakers participated in presentations and networking opportunties.
GTPN-COPE researchers have microfluidically prepared microcapsules with of a fluidic photon upconverting core and photonic shell from a triple emulsion as a template. The achievable dimensions and compositional flexibility of the upconverting core and photonic shell suggest a range of opportunities the future design of low-threshold photonic devices.