The 4th Texas Soft Matter Meeting will be held at Rice University in Houston, TX on Friday, August 21. This one-day meeting brings together researchers from academia and industry working on soft materials, including polymers, colloids, biomaterials, and nanomaterials. The goal of the conference is to facilitate collaborations among Texas scientists and engineeers, and the meeting encourages researchers at all levels – students, postdocs, staff, and faculty – to present their work. Please click on the links above for information on abstract submission, registration, and invited speakers.
The 4th Texas Soft Matter Meeting will be held in McMurtry Auditorium at Rice University. The format of the meeting will be 3-5 minute contributed presentations from students, postdocs, and faculty along with longer invited talks. Lunch will be provided and held in the lobby of Duncan Hall, in front of McMurtry Auditorium.
The full program for the meeting is now available (updated Aug 20). See below for a general schedule of events.
Schedule of Events
7:30 – 8:20: Breakfast and on-site registration
8:20 – 8:30: Introductory remarks: R. Verduzco
8:30 – 9:00: Invited Talk: Mihaela Stefan, UT Dallas, Chemistry
9:00 – 10:00: Contributed Talks # 1
10:00 – 10:30: Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:00: Invited Talk: Ron Hedden, Texas Tech, Chemical Eng.
11:00 – 12:00: Contributed Talks # 2
12:00 – 13:00: Lunch (Duncan Hall)
13:00 – 13:30: Invited Talk: Brian Habersberger, Dow Chemical, Elastomers R&D
13:30 – 14:30: Contributed Talks # 3
14:30 – 15:00: Coffee Break
15:00 – 15:30: Invited Talk: Haleh Ardebilli, University of Houston, Mechanical Eng.
15:30 – 16:30: Contributed talks # 4
16:30 – 17:00: Invited Talk: Peter Wolynes, Rice University, Chemistry
17:00 : Reception/Happy Hour