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Soft Matter poster prize winners at the 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting

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.

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Soft Matter poster prize winners at Gelsympo2012

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.


From left to right:  Eri Kawamura, Xiang Li and Tasuku Nakajima.

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.

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Soft Matter Poster Prize winners at PhysCell2012

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

Callen Hyland

Poster title: Substrate-dependent traction force in regenerating neurons

Rabea Sandman

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.

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Soft Matter poster prize winners

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…)

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Soft Matter Poster Prize

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.’

 Michele Griffa, PhD

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.

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Poster Prize winners at Boulder Summer School

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).

Valeria Cassina, Fernando Vargas-Lara and Andreas Weinberger 

From left to right: Valeria Cassina, Fernando Vargas-Lara and Andreas Weinberger

Valeria Cassina
Poster title: Magnetic tweezers measurements of the DNA nanomechanical stability at different environmental conditions of pH and ionic strength
Advisor: Francesco Mantegazza

Fernando Vargas-Lara
Poster tile: The Internal Structure of Nanoparticle Dimers Linked by DNA
Advisor: Francis W. Starr

Andreas Weinberger
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.

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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

Poster Prize winners at International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists
From left to right: Arisa Saito, Tomohiro Fukushima, Miyako Tsuura, Amata Chaikriangkrai & Karmena Jaskiewicz

 

IACIS 2012 was held 13th – 18th May in Sendai, Japan.

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Congratulations to the Poster Prize winners at 14th International Scanning Probe Microscopy Meeting

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

 Poster Prize winners at 14th International Scanning Probe Microscopy Meeting

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.

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Congratulations to the Poster Prize winners at Aspen Winter Conference on Growth and Form: Pattern Formation in Biology

Congratulations to Sung Hoon Kang, Saverio Spagnolie and Karen Alim for winning the Soft Matter poster prizes at the 2012 Aspen Winter Conference on Growth and Form: Pattern Formation in Biology.

The titles of the winning posters were:

Sung Hoon Kang (Harvard University):
Pattern formation by self-organization of biologically-inspired fibrous surfaces
 
Saverio Spagnolie (Brown University) 
Helices, Waves, and Kinks: Hydrodynamic optimization of prokaryotic and eukaryotic flagella

Karen Alim (Harvard University), 
Contraction driven flow in the extended vein networks of Physarum polycephalum

 Photograph of the poster prize winners

From left to right: Sung Hoon Kang, Saverio Spagnolie, and Karen Alim

 

The conference was held 2nd – 7th January 2012 at Aspen Center for Physics, Aspen, Colorado, USA.

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Soft Matter Poster prize winners at 12th Australia-Japan Colloid and Interface Science Symposium

Congratulations to Hiro Takahashi (Tokyo University of Science) for winning a Soft Matter poster prize at 12th Australia-Japan Colloid and Interface Science Symposium. The title of Takahashi’s winning poster was: ‘Electrochemical Control of Spontaneous Vesicle Formation in Aqueous Solutions of Single tailed Ferrocenyl Surfactant’.

Two runners up prizes were awarded to Masafumi Nakaya (Tohoku University) for “Randon Dope of transition Metal Ion into CdS nanoparticles in Zincblende Phase and their Magnetic Properties” and Shinya Nakano (Tohoku University) for “Synchrotron X-ray Diffiaction Study of Liquid Crystal Nano-Films Confined between Mica Surfaces

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