Materials Physics: The New and the Practical in Solid State and Soft Condensed Matter

Friday, October 17, 2014: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
LACC 407 (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Luz J. Martínez-Miranda, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, College Park

Description: Materials Physics and Engineering covers a broad range of topics. The speakers will present new materials in both solid state and soft condensed matter, and show that understanding their physical behavior leads to the creation of composites, or nanomaterials made of the parent compound, that can lead to different applications.

Sponsored by: National Society of Hispanic Physicists (NSHP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF)

10:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:20 AM
Why Physics- Beyond Big and Small
Ivan Schuller, PhD , Professor of Physics , University of California, San Diego
10:40 AM
What's New in Magnetic Materials - From the Exotic to the Practical
Frances Hellman, PhD , Professor of Physics , University of California, Berkeley
11:00 AM
Liquid Crystal Elastomers for Biological Applications
Elda Hegmann, PhD , Assistant Professor , Kent State University
11:20 AM
Polymer Thermodynamics of Lipid-Polymer Particles and Their Biomedical Applications
Carolina Salvador Morales, PhD , Assistant Professor of Bioengineering , George Mason University