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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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August, Heon-Ho Jeong joings the group as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome!
July, Prof. Junsang Doh from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at POSTECH (Korea) joins the group as Visiting Associate Professor. Welcome!
June, Zach Yodh (Lower Merion High School) joins the group. Welcome!
June, Teresa successfully defends her thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Brugarolas!
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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!
June, Zach Stillman (VIPER fellow, Penn CBE) joins the group. Welcome!
June, Yeongseon Jang joins the group as a postdoctoral fellow. She will be co-advised by Prof. Dan Hammer. Welcome!
May, Woo-Sik, Abhishek, Fuquan and Yun-Ru present posters at the 2014 Penn Polymer Symposium. Fuquan wins the best poster award. Congratulations!
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