XXVIII International Materials Research Congress, August 18-23 2019, Cancun, Mexico

Equilibrium and Beyond-Equilibrium Self-Organization in Soft Materials:

The goal of the symposium is to bring together scientists different fields and with different expertise to identify analogies between diverse phenomena to build general principles about the self-organization of soft matter at, and, far-from-equilibrium. The symposium will be highly interdisciplinary and will encourage discussions and cross-fertilization of ideas. Both experimental and modeling studies will be addressed.

Symposium Topics:

  • Complex Liquid Crystalline Mesophases
  • Bio-Inspired Organic-Inorganic Composites
  • Intracellular Phase Transitions
  • Living Soft Matter
  • Organic Electronics
  • Supramolecular and Liquid Crystalline Polymers
  • Dynamic and Equilibrium Self-Assembly
  • Multicomponent Polymersomes
  • Polyelectrolyte Complexes
  • Kinetically Arrested Nanostructures

Invited Speakers:

  • Nicholas Abbott (Cornell University, USA).
  • Linda S. Hirst (University of California-Merced,USA).
  • Juan J. de Pablo (University of Chicago, USA).
  • Andrea Tao (UCSD, USA).
  • Magdaleno Medina-Noyola (UASLP, Mexico).
  • Slobodan Zumer (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia).
  • Gabriela Romero Uribe (UTSA, USA).
  • Ramon Castaneda-Priego (Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico).
  • Marcus Mueller (Institute for Theoretical Physics, Germany)
  • Margarita Herrera-Alonso (Colorado State University, USA).
  • Robijn Bruinsma (UCLA, USA).
  • Fred C. MacKintosh (Rice University, USA).
  • Ivan I Smalyukh (University of Colorado Boulder, USA).
  • Gerardo Odriozola (UAM-I, Mexico).
  • Nathan C. Gianneschi (Northwestern University, USA).
  • Samanvaya Srivastava (UCLA, USA).
  • Maximino Aldana (ICF-UNAM, Mexico).
  • Apala Majumdar (University of Bath, UK)
  • Bernardo Yanez-Soto (UASLP, Mexico).
  • Jay D. Schieber (IIT, USA).
  • Valeria Molinero (University of Utah, USA).
  • Rolando Castillo (IF-UNAM, Mexico).
  • Vivek Sharma (UIC, USA).
  • Rodrigo Sanchez (UAM-Iztapalapa, Mexico).

Submit your abstracts now before the deadline on April 12th.

Early bird registration ends on June 30th.       

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