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Program Information & Schedule

Please note: The Full Technical Program is now available. If you have questions, please contact the Organizing Committee.

2013 ACS Colloids and Surface Science Symposium Schedule

Sunday, June 23

Noon - 10:00pm   Housing check-in at Residence Services Office in Pentland Hills building Q (for on-campus housing)
8:00am - 8:00pm   Disneyland Trip
5:15pm - 8:30pm   Shuttles available between dorm, hotels, and reception location
5:30pm - 8:00pm   Registration booth open for packet pick-up and on-site registration at Alumni Center
5:30pm - 8:00pm   Welcome reception at Alumni Center
8:30pm - 11:00pm   Social room open at Glen Mor Apartments (on campus housing)

Monday, June 24

8:00am - 8:00pm   Housing check-in/out at Residence Services Office in Pentland Hills building Q (for on-campus housing)
7:00am - 8:00am   Breakfast at A&I Residential Restaurant (on-campus shuttle will stop here from 7:00am - 8:15am)
7:00am - 9:00am   Shuttles available between dorm, hotels, and conference venue (HUB) *
7:30am - 8:30am   Registration booth open for packet pick-up outside of Plenary (UNLH)
9:00am - 5:00pm   Registration and technical support booths open at HUB welcome desk
9:00am - 5:00pm   Vendor fair (HUB 302S)
8:00am - 9:10am   Welcome and Plenary 1 (UNLH)
9:10am - 9:30am   Coffee break 1 (HUB 302S)
9:30am - 11:30am   Technical session 1
11:30am - 12:30pm   Lunch
12:40pm - 2:40pm   Technical session 2
2:40pm - 3:00pm   Coffee break 2 (HUB 302S)
3:00pm - 5:00pm   Technical session 3
4:00pm - 9:00pm   Shuttles available between dorm, hotels, and poster reception location
5:30pm - 8:00pm   Poster session and buffet dinner at Winston Chung Hall (WCH 205/206/232 and patio)
8:00pm - 11:00pm   Social room open at Glen Mor Apartments

Tuesday, June 25

8:00am - 8:00pm   Housing check-in/out at Residence Services Office in Pentland Hills building Q (for on-campus housing)
7:00am - 9:00am   Shuttles available between dorm, hotels, and conference venue (HUB)*
7:00am - 8:00am   Breakfast at A&I Residential Restaurant (on-campus shuttle will stop here from 7:00am - 8:15am)
7:30am - 5:00pm   Registration and technical support booths open at HUB welcome desk
9:00am - 5:00pm   Vendor fair (HUB 302S)
8:00am - 9:10am   Plenary 2 (UNLH)
9:10am - 9:30am   Coffee break 3 (HUB 302S)
9:30am - 11:30am   Technical session 4
11:30am - 12:30pm   Lunch
12:40pm - 2:40pm   Technical session 5
2:40pm - 3:00pm   Coffee break 4 (HUB 302S)
3:00pm - 5:00pm   Technical session 6
4:00pm - 5:30pm   Shuttles available between dorm, hotels, and conference venue
5:10pm - 6:05pm   Unilever Award Lecture (UNLH)
6:15pm - 9:00pm   Reception and Banquet – Rivera Lawn (in front of Hinderaker Hall)
5:30pm - 9:30pm   Shuttles available between dorm, hotels, and banquet venue
9:00pm - 11:00pm   Social room open at Glen Mor Apartments

Wednesday, June 26

8:00am - 8:00pm   Housing check-in/out at Residence Services Office in Pentland Hills building Q (for on-campus housing)
7:00am - 8:15am   Shuttle route to include A&I Residential Restaurant (breakfast)
7:00am - 2:00pm   Shuttles available between dorm, hotels, and conference venue (HUB) (on-campus shuttle will stop at A&I Restaurant from 7-8:15am)
7:00am - 8:00am   Breakfast at A&I Residential Restaurant
7:30am - 1:00pm   Registration and technical support booths open at HUB welcome desk
9:00am - 2:00pm   Vendor fair (HUB 302S)
8:00am - 9:10am   Victor K. LaMer Award Lecture (UNLH)
9:10am - 11:10am   Technical session 7
11:10am - 11:30am   Coffee break 5 (HUB 302S)
11:30pm - 1:30pm   Technical session 8
1:30pm - 2:00pm   Boxed Lunch Pick-up (early pick-up available on request)
2:00pm - 7:00pm   Wine tasting trip (pick-up and drop-off at Glen Mor)

Thursday, June 27

7:00am - 8:00am   Breakfast at A&I Residential Restaurant
8:00am - 8:00pm   Housing check-in/out at Residence Services Office in Pentland Hills building Q (for on-campus housing)

*If a ride is required during a time when the shuttle service is not available, please let us know at the Welcome Desk. A ride can be arranged for special circumstances.

Topical Sessions

Topical Sessions and the Poster Session are located below. To read more information on each topic, please click on the topic title to expand.

Phase Transitions at Interfaces (Wetting)

Topics adequate for this session are theoretical and experimental works or molecular simulation on equilibrium and dynamics of wetting and drying transitions including electrowetting, photo-induced wetting, thermal wetting and reactive wetting, hydrophobic hydration and water-mediated interactions, superhydrophobicity and superhydrophilic surfaces, phase transitions in small space or confined geometry.

Invited Speakers: Jeff Errington (Buffalo, USA), Di Gao (Pittsburgh, USA), H.J. Butt (Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, Germany)

Session Organizers:

Jianzhong Wu
University of California, Riverside
Email: jwu@engr.ucr.edu

Marcus Muller
University of Göttingen
Email: mmueller@theorie.physik.uni-goettingen.de

Surface Science and Catalysis (Surface Science)

The objective of this symposium is to bring together researchers in the fields of surface science and catalysis. Sessions will focus on recent advancements on our fundamental understanding of reactions at surfaces, on applications of surface chemistry to heterogeneous catalysis, and to new advances in the surface science of other areas of industrial interest, including thin film deposition, semiconductor processing, energy (solar cells, batteries), the environment, tribology, analytical chemistry, and biology.

Invited speakers

Suljo Linic
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Michigan

Steven M. George
Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder

Session Organizers

Francisco Zaera
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Email: zaera@ucr.edu

Phillip Christopher
Departments of Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Email: christopher@engr.ucr.edu

Fundamental Research on Colloids and Nanomaterials in Aquatic Systems (Environmental: Water)

This session will highlight current research findings on the fate, interactions, and transport of colloids and nanomaterials in the aquatic systems. There is increasing need to study the fate, effects and behavior of nano-and micron-sized colloid particles, many of which are reactive entities in the hydrosphere. This session will encompass areas which include, but are not limited to:

  • Environmental transformations and processing of colloids and nanomaterials
  • Dynamic surface interactions of colloids and nanomaterials in aquatic systems
  • Fate and transport of colloids and nanomaterials in natural and engineered systems
  • Modeling of fate and transport of colloids and nanomaterials

This session intends to address these issues and provide new understanding on the environmental fate of colloids and nanomaterials.

Invited speakers: Claudia Gunsch (Duke), Eric Hoek (UCLA), Greg Lowry (CMU)

Session Organizers

Chair: Heather Shipley
University of Texas, San Antonio
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Email: heather.shipley@utsa.edu

Co-Organizer: John Fortner
Washington University in St. Louis
Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Email: jfortner@wustl.edu 

Colloidal Nanostructured Materials (Fabrication and Characterization)

Sustained progress in the synthesis of colloidal nanostructures has enabled the use of these unique building blocks for the fabrication of advanced functional materials and devices. The aim of this symposium is to bring together a critical mass of researchers to facilitate discussions on the new developments in the chemical synthesis of colloidal and nanostructures, novel assembly strategies for achieving high degree of compositional and structural control, as well as new characterization methods for studying these structures and materials.

Invited Speakers

Yu Huang
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles

Andrea Tao
Department of NanoEngineering
University of California, San Diego

Peidong Yang
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

Richard Kaner
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles


Session Organizers

Pingyun Feng
Department of Chemistry and Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Email: pingyun.feng@ucr.edu

Yadong Yin
Department of Chemistry and Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Email: yadong.yin@ucr.edu

Self-assembly at the Nanoscale (Self Assembly)

Experimental and theoretical studies of self-assembly at the nanoscale encompass a wide range of systems ranging from ordered structures on surfaces, membranes, viruses and self-sensing and self-regulating constructs that mimic biological assemblies. The symposium will bring together experts in computation, phenomenological theory and experiment who will explore common themes in this rapidly developing field with applications to drug delivery, magnetic materials and medical imaging.

Invited Speakers

Bogdan Dragnea
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Indiana University

Sarah Tolbert
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, Los Angeles

Session Organizers

Meagan S. Mauter
Carnegie Mellon University
Email: mmauter@andrew.cmu.edu

Roya Zandi
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of California, Riverside
Email: royaz@ucr.edu

Charles Knobler
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, Los Angeles

Sensing for Biomedical and Environmental Applications (Sensing)

Remarkable advances in the development of chemical and biological sensors have occurred over the past decade, and surface science plays a significant part in this technological leap. Manipulation of surface function and property can lead to better sensitivity and specificity, which are the two key elements in the sensor design and fabrication. This symposium focuses on new developments in sensing technologies and their applications to biomedical and environmental problems. Presentations on both fundamental study and applicative investigations are welcome. Topics for papers submitted to this symposium include, but not limited to:
* Novel methods for effective signal transduction
* Sensors for microfluidics systems
* Nanostructures for electrochemical sensing
* New optical/fluorescence sensing platforms
* Enzyme and antibody based biosensors
* Label-free sensing for proteins, DNAs and other biomolecules
* Miniaturization of sensors
* Sensing with new microstructures and nanomaterials
* Other contemporary sensing methods and applications in biomedicine and environment

Invited Speakers

Professor J. Justin Gooding
School of Chemistry, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Prof. Robert Corn
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine

Session Organizers

Q. Jason Cheng
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Riverside
Email: quan.cheng@ucr.edu

Wenwan Zhong
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Riverside
Email: wenwan.zhong@ucr.edu

Wet and Dry Atmospheric Aerosols (Environmental: Air)

Atmospheric aerosols are ubiquitous and abundant colloidal suspensions that consist of wet and dry particles surrounded by air. The chemical composition, size, and physicochemical properties of these particles evolve with time due to partitioning of gas-phase molecules such as water and organics to and from particle surfaces, as well as processes that occur within particles, at particle surfaces, and between particles. Understanding the formation, transport, and properties of wet and dry aerosol is important for many air quality, climate, and health applications.
The purpose of this aerosols symposium is to highlight the diverse nature of atmospheric aerosols through presentations of research that elucidates their unique chemistry and physics and subsequent atmospheric effects. The one-day symposium will consist of a morning and afternoon session. Relevant topics for papers submitted to this symposium include (but are not limited to): novel experimental methods for understanding the mechanisms of particle formation, theoretical and modeling simulations of particle surfaces and their interactions with gas-phase molecules, investigations of gas-particle partitioning, heterogeneous or multiphase chemistry, water uptake dynamics, hygroscopicity, cloud and ice nucleation, and micelle structure in droplets. Investigations can involve laboratory studies, field measurements, or modeling.

Invited Speakers

Franz M. Geiger
Department of Chemistry
Northwestern University

Heather Allen
Professor of Chemistry
Ohio State University


Session Organizers

Akua Asa-Awuku
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Riverside
Email: akua@engr.ucr.edu

Paul Ziemann
Department of Environmental Science
University of California, Riverside
Email: pziemann@ucr.edu

Nucleation, Growth and Interfaces of Biological and Biomimetic Materials (Biointerfaces and Materials)

The objective of this symposium is to bring together researchers from a diverse set of fields to discuss nucleation and growth of a wide variety of biological and biomimetic materials. The multidisciplinary sessions will focus on state of the art experimental strategies and theoretical approaches used by investigators to advance our fundamental understanding of nucleation and growth processes. Both classical and non-classical phenomena will be discussed. Specific areas of interest will include interactions at organic - inorganic interfaces, novel characterization methodologies, multiscale modeling of synthetic biomaterials and natural biominerals as well as strategies for biomimetic fabrication of materials.

Invited Speakers

James DeYoreo
Molecular Foundry
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Peter Vekilov
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Houston

Laurie Gower
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Florida

Session Organizers

David Kisailus
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Email: david@engr.ucr.edu

Janet Moradian-Oldak
Ostrow School of Dentistry, Division of Biomedical Sciences, Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
Email: joldak@usc.edu

Dynamics of Fluids and Complex Fluids (Rheology)

Fluid dynamics and the rheology of complex fluids play a critical role in the biology and the physiology of organisms, as well as in micro- and nano-engineering. Sickle disease, for example, provides an important illustration of how the changes of mechanical properties and shapes of individual cells, which result from relatively small changes at a molecular level, result in profound alterations in the rheology and the dynamics of blood. Taking advantages of the flow dynamics, the interfacial energies and the rheology in heterogeneous systems provides venues for the developing unprecedented analytical techniques, and for expanding the utility of the existing ones.

This session will focus on the wide range of parameters that govern the rheology of complex fluids and on fluid dynamics in biological and in micro-engineered systems. Relevant topics for papers submitted to this session include: novel methods for understanding the fluid dynamics of complex fluids, abiotic models for studying the chemistry and the physics of complex fluids with biological relevance, latest developments in the multiscale understanding of the rheology and the dynamics of complex fluids, and the application of fluid dynamics for the development of unprecedented analytical tools. .

Invited speaker:

Dr. William Grover
Department of Bioengineering
UC Riverside
Email: wgrover@engr.ucr.edu

Jie Zheng
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
The University of Akron
Email: zhengj@uakron.edu

Session Organizers:

Chair: Valentine I. Vullev
Department of Bioengineering
University of California, Riverside
Email: vullev@ucr.edu

Co-chair: Jiandi Wan
Department of Microsystems Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology
Email: jdween@rit.edu

Energy Conversion and Storage (Energy)

This session welcomes papers on application of colloidal systems in energy conversion and energy storage technologies. Topics include application of nano-structured materials in solar energy harvesting, colloid derived catalysts for polymeric membrane fuel cells (proton exchange membrane fuel cells and alkaline membrane fuel cells), sand novel electrode and electrolyte materials for rechargeable battery systems.

Session Organizers: 

Chris Bardeen
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Email: christopher.bardeen@ucr.edu

Juchen Guo
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Email: jguo@engr.ucr.edu

Invited speakers:

Matt Law
UC Irvine

Medicine and Drug Delivery (Medical Applications)

This session welcomes papers that discuss advances in medicine and drug delivery that are relevant to colloid and surface science. Topics include, but are not limited to, nanoparticles for mucosal vaccination, biomedical applications of osmotic pressure, and drug delivery of nanoparticles.

Invited Speakers:

Clay Radke
Department of Chemical Engineering
Berkeley

Session Organizers

V.G.J. Rodgers
Department of Bioengineering
University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA

David Lo
Biomedical Sciences
University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA

General Papers

The General Papers Session invites submission of papers in all areas of colloid and surface science, interdisciplinary studies are particularly encouraged. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, novel application of nanomaterials, polymer colloidal systems, inorganic/organic hybrid nanoparticles, temperature, pH, or light responsive colloidal systems, and dispersion and interaction of nanoparticles in aqueous or organic solvents.

Invited Speakers

John Walz
Professor and Dean
College of Engineering
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506

Darsh T. Wasan
Distinguished Professor
Motorola Chair professor of Chemical Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616

Session Organizers

Sara Hashmi
Chemical & Environmental Engineering, Yale University

David Jassby
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA

Poster Session

A poster session will be held the evening of Monday, June 24th.

Location: Winston Chung Hall (WCH) rooms 205/206

Poster size and display

Posters will be mounted on 40" x 60 1/2" foam boards. A typical 36" wide x 48" high (portrait orientation) size is recommended.

Poster Set up/take-down

There is a single poster session. All posters will be displayed Monday, June 24th, from 5:30 to 8pm, and must be promptly removed afterward. Posters can be set-up starting at 5pm.

Presenters will be assigned a number and a specific location for their poster. All materials to hang posters will be provided, and volunteers will be on-site to assist as needed.

Organizers:

Ian Wheeldon, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering University of California, Riverside
and
Berat Haznedaroglu, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo