Texas Soft Matter Meeting

Third Annual Meeting

University of Texas at Austin

August 22, 2014



Christopher J. Ellison
University of Texas at Austin
Chemical Engineering


Registration, map and directions, parking, housing and other information are located at the following link: http://lifelong.engr.utexas.edu/tsm/index.cfm

Meeting Overview

The goal of the Texas Soft Matter Meeting is to encourage collaboration among researchers from industry and academia in Texas who work with soft materials, ranging from polymers to soft condensed matter to biomaterials. This workshop will rotate between institutions in Texas and be held annually. Each meeting will include longer invited talks, short contributed talks, and unstructured time. We envision that this meeting will provide an interdisciplinary forum in which faculty, students, postdocs, and professionals can exchange ideas in an informal setting.

Invited Speakers

Jodie L. Lutkenhaus
Assistant Professor
William and Ruth Neely Faculty Fellow
Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering
Texas A&M University

Temperature-Responsive Polyelectrolyte Microtubes and Shells

Jeanne C. Stachowiak
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology
The University of Texas at Austin

The Role of Protein Crowding in Shaping and Organizing Cellular Membranes

Thomas M. Truskett
Department Chair
Bill L. Stanley Leadership Chair in Chemical Engineering
Les and Sherri Stuewer Endowed Professorship in Chemical Engineering
McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

Engineering via Targeted Assembly

Siva A. Vanapalli
Assistant Professor and Graduate Advisor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Texas Tech University

Microfluidic Investigation of Mechanical Response of Cancer Cells in Flow