Featured speakers: Merging polymer structure with dynamics

Within each session seven featured speakers will each give invited lectures of 20 minutes supplemented by contributed oral presentations. Abstracts for the large poster sessions are invited by 8 March 2019. Submit poster abstracts here.

Kookheon Char

SNU, Korea

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Guosong Chen

Fudan University, China

Presentation title:  Protein assembly driven by dual non-covalent interactions

Guosong Chen currently is a professor in Deparment of Macromolecular Sciences, Fudan University. She graduated in chemistry at Nankai University in 2001 and carried out her PhD at the same university, working on supramolecular chemistry.

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Yanchun Han

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

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Hiroshi Jinnai

Tohoku University, Japan

Professor Hiroshi Jinnai is a Professor of the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku University. He received his D. Eng. in 1993 under supervision of Prof. Dr. Takeji Hashimoto (Kyoto University, Japan).

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Christopher Li

Drexel University, USA

Christopher Li received his B. S. from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1995 and his Ph.D. from the Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron in December 1999. After working as a post-doc at the Maurice Morton Institute of Polymer Science, UA for 2 years, he joined Drexel University, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in 2002 as an assistant professor.

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Bradley D Olsen


Presentation title:  Polymer gels adapted from and inspired by the nuclear pore

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Sijbren Otto

University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Presentation title: Systems chemistry: Selective formation of oligomers driven by folding and self-assembly

Sijbren received his M.Sc. (1994) and Ph.D. (1998) degrees cum laude from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He worked on physical organic chemistry in aqueous solutions in the group of Prof. Jan B. F. N. Engberts. In 1998 he moved to the United States for a year as a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Steven L. Regen (Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) investigating synthetic systems mediating ion transport through lipid bilayers.

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Ophelia Tsui

HKUST, Hong Kong

Presentation title: Tuning the effective viscosity of polymer films by chemical modifications

Ophelia K. C. Tsui obtained her B.Sc. degree in Physics from University of Hong Kong in 1988 and her Ph.D. degree in Physics from Princeton University in 1996.

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