Matthew Blow – Flexoelectric and order-electric switching between nematic wetting morphologies
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Vera de Oliveira Batista – A lattice-Boltzmann study of semi-permeable colloids
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ioana Vladescu – Micro-swimmers confined to a sphere
The University of Edinburgh, UK
Each student received a Soft Matter Poster Prize certificate as well as 1 year electronic subscription to the journal.
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The Impact and Future of Scattering Techniques in Soft Matter Conference – Soft Matter Poster Prize Winners
Miss Wanatchaporn Arunmanee
“Unravelling the interaction of bacterial toxin with the specific receptor by EM and neutron scattering”
W. Arunmanee, A. Solovyova, C.L. Johnson, H. Ridley, J.R. Harris, R.K. Heenan, and J.H. Lakey
Dr Zoltan Varga
“Structural characterization of sterically stabilized liposomes used as drug delivery systems by means of small-angle scattering techniques”
Zoltán Varga, Attila Bóta
Each student received a Soft Matter Poster Prize certificate as well as 1 year electronic subscription to the journal. The first prize winner was also awarded a Kindle Fire kindly donated by the Diamond Light Source.
Congratulations to the poster prize winners at the 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, Emerging Areas in Polymer Science and Engineering.
The two winners were Saber Naserifar (University of Southern California) and Xiao Wang (University of Akron). Both winners won a years online subscription to Soft Matter.
Saber Naserifar – “Simulations of the Pyrolysis of Hydridopolycarbosilane (HPCS) Polymer Using Reactive Force Fields”
Xiao Wang – “Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes / Syndiotactic Polystyrene Composite Aerogels”
The 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting was held October 28 – November 2, 2012 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, USA.
Congratulations to the poster prize winners at the 9th International Gel Symposium 2012!
The four joint winners were Tasuku Nakajima (Hokkaido University), Xiang Li (The University of Tokyo), Eri Kawamura (Tokyo University of Science) and Shinji Sugiura (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) (not pictured). Each winner won a year’s online subscription to either Soft Matter, Journal of Materials Chemistry or Polymer Chemistry. The Biomaterials Science winner won a free copy of ‘Healthy, Wealthy, Sustainable World’ by John Emsley from RSC books.
Tasuku Nakajima (Soft Matter winner)
“A Universal “Molecular Stent” Method to Toughen any Hydrogels Based on Double Network Concept”
Xiang Li (Polymer Chemistry winner)
“Application of Tetra-PEG gel as a high-performance separation medium for biomolecules”
Eri Kawamura (Journal of Materials Chemistry winner)
“Electrophoretic adhesion of stimuli-responsive hydrogels utilizing polyion complex and segmental entanglement of polymers”
Shinji Sugiura (Biomaterials Science winner)
“Cell Micropatterning and Manipulation on Photodegradable Hydrogel Sheet”
The 9th International Gel Symposium was held 9th – 12th October in Tsukuba, Japan.
Congratulations to the Soft Matter Poster Prize winners at Pierre-Gilles de Gennes school Physics of Cells: From Soft to Living Matter conference.
The three joint winners were Philipp Khuc Trong (University of Cambridge, UK), Callen Hyland (Yale University, USA) and Rabea Sandman (University of Goettingen, Germany).
From left to right: Philipp Khuc Trong, Callen Hyland and Rabea Sandman
Philipp Khuc Trong
Poster title: Coupling of active motion and advection shapes intracellular cargo transport
Poster title: Substrate-dependent traction force in regenerating neurons
Poster title: Surface structure influences blood platelet behavior
The Pierre-Gilles de Gennes school Physics of Cells: From Soft to Living Matter was held 2nd – 4th September in Hyeres, France.
Well done to Eric Appel (University of Camrbidge, UK), Kosai Al Khateb (University of Reading, UK) and Mellany Ramaekers (Technical University Eindhoven, Netherlands) for winning the Soft Matter poster prizes at the Polymeric and Self-Assembled Hydrogels 2012 conference held at King’s College London, UK. (more…)
Congratulations to Dr. Michele Griffa for winning a Soft Matter poster prize at the conference ‘Micro-structure, setting and aging of cement: from soft-matter physics to sustainable materials.’
His winning poster was titled “Nonlinear Mesoscopic Elasticity and microstructural developments in cement-based materials due to micro-damage processes”.
Dr. Michele Griffa works at the Concrete and Construction Chemistry Laboratory Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology.
Congratulations to the Soft Matter Poster Prize winners at Boulder Summer School: Polymers in Soft and Biological Matter.
The three joint winners were Valeria Cassina (University of Milano – Bicocca), Fernando Vargas-Lara (Wesleyan University) and Andreas Weinberger (Institut Charles Sadron UPR22-CNRS).
From left to right: Valeria Cassina, Fernando Vargas-Lara and Andreas Weinberger
Poster title: Magnetic tweezers measurements of the DNA nanomechanical stability at different environmental conditions of pH and ionic strength
Advisor: Francesco Mantegazza
Poster tile: The Internal Structure of Nanoparticle Dimers Linked by DNA
Advisor: Francis W. Starr
Poster title: Interactions of elastin-like polypeptides with lipid membranes
Advisor: Carlos Marques
The Boulder Summer School: Polymers in Soft and Biological Matter was held 9th July – 3rd August in Colorado, USA.
Congratulations to the Poster Prize winners at International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists (IACIS 2012)
Congratulations to Arisa Saito, Karmena Jaskiewicz, Miyako Tsuura, Tomohiro Fukushima and Amata Chaikriangkrai for winning the Soft Matter poster prizes at International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists (IACIS 2012).
The titles of the winning posters were:
Ms. Arisa Saito (Shinshu University)
Concentration fluctuation of aqueous poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) solutions under magnetic fields
Ms. Karmena Jaskiewicz (Max Plank Institute)
Active transport of nanoparticles into polymersomes probed by photon correlation spectroscopy
Ms. Miyako Tsuura (Kyushu University)
Surface freezing of alkane-alkane, alkane-fluoroalkane, and alkanol-alkanol mixtures
Mr. Tomohiro Fukushima (Kyoto University)
Chemical Modulation of Self-Assembly Kinetics for Crystal Domain Control of Porous Coordination Copolymers
Mr. Amata Chaikriangkrai (Tokyo University of Technology）
Relationships between the Synthesis Conditions of Fe-Containing Mesoporous Silica and Its Effectiveness as a New Cosmetic Sunscreen Material
From left to right: Arisa Saito, Tomohiro Fukushima, Miyako Tsuura, Amata Chaikriangkrai & Karmena Jaskiewicz
IACIS 2012 was held 13th – 18th May in Sendai, Japan.
Congratulations to Simon Attwood, Duckhoe Kim and Amanda Quirk for winning the Soft Matter poster prizes at 14th International Scanning Probe Microscopy Meeting.
The titles of the winning posters were: Simon Attwood (University of Waterloo)
Effect of Small Molecules on Phospholipid Membranes By Atomic Force Spectroscopy
Duckhoe Kim (Columbia University)
Rapid Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy and Imaging of Short DNA Molecules
Amanda Quirk (University of Guelph)
Atomic Force Microscopy Study of Site-Specific Enzyme Action on Native Cellulose Fibers
From left to right: Duckhoe Kim, Simon Attwood, Amanda Quirk and John Dutcher who presented the awards.
The 14th International Scanning Probe Microscopy Meeting was held 16th – 18th June Toronto, Canada.