FALL 2014

December, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Janus Particles as Solids Surfactants" at the Symposium on Microfluidics and Functional Materials 2014" held at Sichuan University, China. 

December, A collaborative paper between Prof. Dan Gianola's group (MSE, Penn) and our group entitled "Robust scaling of strength and elastic constants and universal cooperativity in disordered colloidal micropillars" is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. The work is also highlighted in Penn News. Congratulations! 

December, Profs. Bum Jun Park (a former postdoc in SNL) and Lee co-author an invited article entitled "Particles at fluid-fluid interfaces: From single-particle behavior to hierarchical assembly of materials" in the December 2014 issue of MRS Bulletin, Water at Functional Interfaces. Congratulations! 

December, The Scalable Nanomanufacturing grant awarded to Profs. Lee, Stebe and Yang is featured in Penn Current

November, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Janus Particles as Solid Surfactants" in the Area 8A Plenary Session: Emergin Areas in Polymer Science and Engineering at the AIChE Annual Meeting in Atlanta. He also presents a presentation entitled "Insights into a Productive Academic Career: A Research Perspective" in the Young Faculty Forum. This session include topics of interest to new and future faculty. 

November, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Water Permeability of Stratum Corneum Lipid Membranes" at the 61st AVS International Sympoisum & Exhibition. 

November, Chia-Jun receives Masters Scholars Award from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Congratulations! 

chia-jun.jpg

November, Daeyeon presents an invited seminar entitled "Janus Particles as Solid Surfactants" at The Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) at Princeton University. 

November, Yun-Ru's paper "Polymer Nanocomposite Films with Extremely High Nanoparticle Loadings via Capillary Rise Infiltration (CaRI)" is accepted for publication in Nanoscale. Congratulations! 

November, Daeyeon presents an invited seminar entitled "Janus Particles as Solid Surfactants" in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University.

October, Daeyeon presents an invited seminar entitled "Janus Particles as Solid Surfactants" in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Rutgers University. 

October, Woo-Sik's paper "The Effect of Stabilizer on the Mechanical Response of Double-Emulsion Templated Polymersomes" is accepted for publication in Macromolecular Rapid Communications. Congratulations! 

October, Soft Nanomaterials Laboratory participates in the 2014 NanoDay@Penn and helps out with the microfluidics demonstrations. 

2014 Nanoday_4
2014 Nanoday_4

press to zoom
2014 Nanoday_3
2014 Nanoday_3

press to zoom
2014 Nanoday_1
2014 Nanoday_1

press to zoom
2014 Nanoday_4
2014 Nanoday_4

press to zoom
1/4

October, Bum Jun's paper "Triblock Cylinders at Fluid-Fluid Interfaces" is accepted for publication in Langmuir. Congratulations! 

October, Soft Nanomaterials Lab has a strong presence at the 2014 CBE Graduate Student Symposium. Fuquan and Jacob give oral presentations, and Ankit, Sarah, Gang, Jyo Lyn, Seongchol, Woo-Sik, Lu, Rohini and Dongkyu give poster presentations. 

2014GSS_3
2014GSS_3

press to zoom
2014GSS_4
2014GSS_4

press to zoom
2014GSS_6
2014GSS_6

press to zoom
2014GSS_3
2014GSS_3

press to zoom
1/10

October, Soft Nanomaterials Lab welcomes three new group members. Wei-Han, Zhiwei and Neha join the group. Zhiwei and Neha will be jointly advised by Profs. Shu Yang and Kate Stebe, respectively. Welcome! 

weihan.jpg
zhiwei.jpg
neha.jpg

October, Daeyeon gives an invited talk entitled "Janus particles as solid surfactants" at Dow (Collegeville, PA). 

October, Fuquan's paper "One-Step Encapsulation and Triggered Release Based on Janus Particle-Stabilized Multiple Emulsions" is accepted for publication in Chemical Communications. Congratulations! 

October, Daeyeon gives an invited talk entitled "Understanding and controlling interactions of polymers and nanoparticles with interfaces" at Lubrizol. 

September, our review paper "Amphiphilic Janus Particles at Fluid Interfaces" is one of the top ten most accessed article in the second quarter of 2014 in Soft Matter. Congratulations! 

September, Elio's paper "Recombinant Protein-Stabilized Monodisperse Microbubbles With Tunable Size Using a Valve-based Microfluidic Device" is accepted for publication in Langmuir. Congratulations! 

September, Prof. Juhyun Park from School of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Chung-Ang University (Korea) joins the group as Visiting Associate Professor. Welcome! 

jhpark.jpg

September, Daeyeon, in collaboration with Profs. Kate Stebe, Shu Yang and Satish Kumar (University of Minnesota), receives an NSF Scalable Nanomanufacturing grant. Congratulations! 

September, David joins the group. David is a PhD student in CBE. Welcome! 

david.jpg

September, Martin joins the group as a postdoctoral fellow. Martin is a DFG postdoctoral fellow. He will be co-advised by Profs. Stebe, Kamien and Lee. Welcome! 

martin.jpg

September, Chia-Jun joins the group. Chia-Jun is an MS student in Materials Science and Engineering. He will be co-advised by Profs. Turner and Lee. Welcome! 

chia-jun.jpg

SUMMER 2014

August, Soft Nanomaterials Laboratory enjoys a beautiful day at French Creek State Park BBQing, playing badminton, kayaking and listening to cool music. We also bid farewell to Teresa, who will be joining Dow. 

2014 Group picnic_4
2014 Group picnic_4

press to zoom
2014 Group picnic_7
2014 Group picnic_7

press to zoom
2014 Group picnic_1
2014 Group picnic_1

press to zoom
2014 Group picnic_4
2014 Group picnic_4

press to zoom
1/9

August, Heon-Ho Jeong joings the group as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome! 

Heon-Ho.jpg

July, Prof. Junsang Doh from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at POSTECH (Korea) joins the group as Visiting Associate Professor. Welcome! 

junsang.jpg

June, Zach Yodh (Lower Merion High School) joins the group. Welcome! 

zyodh.jpg

June, Teresa successfully defends her thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Brugarolas! 

people10th.jpg
Teresa defense 7
Teresa defense 7

press to zoom
Teresa defense 6
Teresa defense 6

press to zoom
Teresa defense 1
Teresa defense 1

press to zoom
Teresa defense 7
Teresa defense 7

press to zoom
1/6

June, Soft Nanomaterials Lab has a strong showing at the 2014 ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium held at the University of Pennsylvania. Elio, Ankit, Woo-Sik, Fuquan and Rohini make presentations. Daeyeon receives the 2014 Unilever Award for Outstanding Young Investigator in Colloid and Surfactant Science and delivers the Unilever Award Lecture. Congratulations! 

June, Abhishek and Daeyeon participate and present at the 2014 Layer-by-Layer Assemblies: Science and Technologies Conference held at Stevens Institute of Technology. 

June, Teresa's paper "Tailoring and Understanding the Mechanical Properties of Nanoparticle-Shelled Bubbles" is accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations! 

June, Fuquan is invited to participate in the University of Washington's Distinguished Young Scholars Seminar (DYSS) series. Congratulations! 

June, Soft Nanomaterials Lab bids farewells to Yun-Ru and Elio. Yun-Ru will pursue a PhD at Carnegie Mellon University, and Elio will be joining Physics Dept at Penn. We congratulate them on their achievement and wish them the best! 

Yun-Ru Huang.jpg
2014 summer farewell 5.jpg
elio.jpg
2014 summer farewell 3.jpg

June, Zach Stillman (VIPER fellow, Penn CBE) joins the group. Welcome! 

zach.png

June, Yeongseon Jang joins the group as a postdoctoral fellow. She will be co-advised by Prof. Dan Hammer. Welcome! 

Yeongseon.jpg

May, Woo-Sik, Abhishek, Fuquan and Yun-Ru present posters at the 2014 Penn Polymer Symposium. Fuquan wins the best poster award. Congratulations! 

2014 Polymer Symp 1
2014 Polymer Symp 1

press to zoom
2014 Polymer Symp 5
2014 Polymer Symp 5

press to zoom
2014 Polymer Symp 2
2014 Polymer Symp 2

press to zoom
2014 Polymer Symp 1
2014 Polymer Symp 1

press to zoom
1/5

May, Chi-Wei (Vagelos Fellow, Penn CBE) rejoins the group. Welcome! 

chiwei.jpg

SPRING 2014

May, Gang and Jyo Lyn pass the qualifying exam. Congratulations! 

gang.jpg
jyolyn.jpg

May, Our review article "Amphiphilic Janus particles at fluid interfaces" is one of Top 10 most-read Soft Matter articles in the first quarter of 2014. Congratulations! 

May, Several former and current group members graduate from Penn. Jonathan Chou and Steven Lee recieve BS degrees, and Abhishek and Diya receive MS degrees. Teresa also participates in the PhD hooding ceremony. Jonathan, Steven and Diya will be attending MIT, Caltech and Notre Dame to pursue PhD degrees. Congratulations everyone! 

Jonathan pic.jpg
Steven.jpg
abhishek.jpg
people13th.jpg

May, Yuri's paper "Beauty of Lotus is More than Skin Deep: Highly Buoyant Superhydrophobic Films" is accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations! 

May, Fuquan's paper "Shape-Changing and Amphiphilicity-Reversing Janus Particles with pH-Responsive Surfactant Properties" is accepted for publication in Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations! 

April, Michele's paper "Mechanically- and Chemically-Tunable Cell Culture System to Study Myofibroblast Phenotype" is accepted for puiblication in Langmuir. Congratulations! 

April, Daeyeon presents an invited seminar entitled "Janus Particles at Fluid-Fluid Interfaces: the Third Face of Janus" in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Maryland. 

April, Jung Tae's paper "Excellent Anti-fogging Dye-sensitized Solar Cells Based On Superhydrophilic Nanoparticle Coatings" is accepted for publication in Nanoscale. Congratulations! 

April, Abhishek wins a second place prize in the 2014 International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) Delaware Valley Chapter Student Poster Competition. Congratulations! 

abhishek.jpg

April, Daeyeon presents an invited seminar entitled "Mechanical Properties of Nanoparticle Assemblies" in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University. 

April, Tagbo H. R. Niepa joins the group as a postdoctoral fellow. Tagbo will be co-advised by Prof. Kathleen Stebe. Welcome! 

herman.jpg

March, Daeyeon is named Penn Engineering Fellow. Congratulations! 

lee-daeyeon.jpg

March, Daeyeon wins the 2014 Unilever Award for Outstanding Young Investigator in Colloid and Surfactant Science. He will give a plenary lecture at the upcoming ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium to be held at the University of Pennsylvania in June. Congratulations! 

March, Tae Soup Shim joins the group as a postdoctoral fellow. Tae Soup will be co-advised by Profs. John Crocker and So-Jung Park. Welcome! 

taesoup.jpg

March, Daeyeon gives an invited talk entitled "Janus Particles at Fluid-Fluid Interfaces: the Third Face of Janus" in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell. 

March, Miju Kim joins the group as a visiting scholar. Miju is a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Junsang Doh's laboratory at POSTECH (Korea). Welcome! 

miju.jpg

February, Daeyeon gives an invited talk entitled "Janus Particles at Fluid-Fluid Interfaces: the Third Face of Janus" at Gordon Research Conference on "Colloidal, Macromolecular and Polyelectrolyte Solutions". 

February, Soft Nanomaterials Lab presents an exhibit at the Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day held at Drexel University. 

January, Lu joins the group. Lu is an MS student in CBE at Penn. Welcome! 

luyan.jpg

January, Daeyeon receives the Berkman Opportunity Fund from Penn SEAS. Congratulations! 

January, WeiYang joins the group. WeiYang is an MS student in Nanotechnology Program at Penn. Welcome! 

weiyang.jpg

January, Dongkyu Roh joins the group as a visiting scholar. Dongkyu is a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Jong Hak Kim's laboratory at Yonsei University (Korea). Welcome! 

dongkyu.jpg

March, Daeyeon is named Penn Engineering Fellow. Congratulations! 

January, Prof, Lee joins the Editorial Advisory Board of Langmuir. Congratulations! 

January, Our review article "Amphiphilic Janus Particles at Fluid Interfaces" published in the "Emerging Investigator" themed issue of Soft Matter is amongst the top 20 accessed articles in 2013. Congratulations!