Materials Day Schedule (tentative)

Friday, October 4, 2019

Location: FedEx Institute of Technology Lobby, Methodist Presentation Theater

  • Registration and Check-in: 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
  • Breakfast: 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
  • Opening Remarks: 8:45–9:00 AM
  • Morning Session: Oral Presentations (Physics and Chemistry of Nanomaterials): 9:45 – 12:00 noon
  • Keynote Speaker:
  • Lunch at Methodist Lobby FIT: 12:00 noon-1:10 PM
  • Poster Session and Networking Lunch:12:00 noon-1:10 PM
  • Afternoon Session:Oral Presentations (Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering): 1:15 – 4:00 PM
  • Keynote Speaker: 
  • Poster Presentation and Refreshment: 3:30 -5:00 PM


Tentative Schedule of Speakers:

Morning Session: Physics and Chemistry of Materials: 9:00 am- 12:00 noon

8:45 am-9:00am: Opening Remarks

9:00am-9:30am: (Invited Talk, Dr. Amir Hadadzadeh): "Designing the Next Generation of Advanced Additive Manufactured Alloys"

9:30am-10:00am: (Invited Talk, Dr. Gopalakrishnan R.): "Room temperature processing of ceramics and polymeric materials using aerosol impaction methods"

10:00am-10:25am: (Invited Industry Talk) View Inc. Dr. Pradhan

10:30am-10:45am: Dipednra Khatri: (Physics and Materials Science Dept.): "Coherent random lasing by plasmonic nanostars"

10:45am-11:00am: Romakanta Bhattarai (Physics and Materials Science Dept.): "Ultra-High Mechanical Flexibility of 2D Silicon Telluride from Ab Initio Calculations"

11:00am-11:15am: Eric Spangler (Physics and Materials Science Dept.): "Nanoparticle Adhesion and Endocytosis on Plasma Membranes"

11:15am-11:30am: Rehan (Mechanical Engineering:): "Direct Write Aerosol Deposition Method for Fabricating Thin Film of TiO2 on Glass"

11:30am:-11:45am: Seyed Alireza Etesami (Mechanical Engineering)"  "Transferability of molecular dynamics (MD) interatomic potentials for materials modeling for metal additive manufacturing (MAM) processes"

11:45am-12:00noon: Jiyang Chen (Physics and Materials Science Dept.): "A silicon-based 2D chalcogenide: growth and characterization Si2Te3 nanoplates

Lunch Break: 12:00noon-1:10pm- FIT Methodist Lobby

Afternoon Session: Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, 1:15pm-4:00pm)

Session Chair: Andrew Blass Watson (Biomedical Engineering)

1:15pm-2:00pm: (Keynote Speaker, Dr. Paresh Ray, Dept. Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson MS): "Designing Novel Nanoplatform for Theranostic Applications of Cancer and Superbugs"

2:00pm-2:30pm: (Invited Industry Talk,  Dr. Vivek Pawar (Smith and Nephew Inc.): Materials in Orthopaedics: Past, Present and Future

2:30pm-2:45pm: Netra Dhakal (Physics and Materials Science Dept.):"Patterning of water-based soft matter for controlling dynamics of bacteria"

2:45pm-3:00pm: Zoe Harrison (Biomedical Engineering): "Fatty acid dispersal signals affect monocyte activation and nitric oxide release"

3:00pm-3:15pm: Andrew Blass Watson (Biomedical Engineering): "Incorporation Of Calcium Phosphate Nanoshells In Electrosprayed Chitosan Coatings"

3:15pm-3:30pm: Kamal Ranabhat (Physics and Materials Science Dept.): "Programmable molecular self-assembly by active nematic disclination networks"

3:30pm-3:45pm: Caleb Gallops (Chemistry Department): "Coarse-grained modeling of polymer based gene delivery process"

3:45-4:00pm: Carlos Wells (Biomedical Engineering): "Fatty acid modified chitosan nanofibrous membranes for prolonged infection prevention"

4:00pm-Concluding Remark

4:00pm-5:00pm- Poster Session (FIT Methodist Lobby).

5:00 pm: Event Ends.

 Poster Presentations: (Tentative)

Kristin Nicole Knight (Chemistry): Radioactive gas/surface chemistry at Argonne National Lab: toward optimized alpha detection through surface functionalization

Juan Chen (Physics and Materials Science): Ab Initio Investigation of Oxygen Vacancy Diffusion in WO3.

Charchi Negar (Physics and Materials Science): Ultrasmall mode volume film-coupled plasmonic nanostar resonators

Karla Cineros (UG, Chemistry): Biofabrication of Polymeric Hydrogels for Tissue Regeneration Scaffolds

Melody Wilson (UG, Chemistry): Structure and Morphology of Biocompatible Polymer Brush Surfaces

Naisha Chowdhury (HS): Implantable and Biodegradable Polymeric Hydrogels for Controlled Drug Delivery Systems

Ray Wilson (Chemistry): Capture, Detection, and Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells Using Core-Shell Nanoparticles and a Microfluidic Device

Carlos Wells (BME): Fatty acid modified chitosan nanofibrous membranes for prolonged infection prevention

Emily Coleman (MBE): Injectability of Chitosan Paste through a Syringe and Eighteen-Gauge Needle

Mvula, Joe (UG, Lemoyne Owen College, Memphis): Effects of Annealing Temperature on the Physical Properties of Nanocrystalline Silicon Thin Films Prepared by Sol-Gel Method

Gibson, Jurnee Renee (UG, Lemoyne Owen College, Memphis): Annealing effects of Multi-layered Titanium dioxide (TiO2) Thin Film by Sol-Gel Method