FALL 2015

December, Daeyeon returns from his sabbatical leave at POSTECH, Korea. 

December, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Exploiting Interfaces in Multiphasic Fluid Mixtures for Materials Synthesis" in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea. 

December, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Exploiting Interfaces in Multiphasic Fluid Mixtures for Materials Synthesis" in the Department of Energy Science and Technology at Myongji University, Korea. 

December, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Exploiting Interfaces in Multiphasic Fluid Mixtures for Materials Synthesis" in the Department of Energy Science and Technology at Myongji University, Korea. 

December, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Exploiting Interfaces in Multiphasic Fluid Mixtures for Materials Synthesis" in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Ajou University, Korea. 

December, Likai's paper entitled "Bubble-filled Silica Microfibers from Multiphasic Flows for Lightweight Composite Fabrication" is accepted for publication in Chemical Engineering Journal. Congratulations! 

November, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Exploiting Interfaces in Multiphasic Fluid Mixtures for Materials Synthesis" in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at POSTECH, Korea.

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November, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Exploiting Interfaces in Multiphasic Fluid Mixtures for Materials Synthesis" at the IBS Center for Soft and Living Matter at UNIST in Ulsan, Korea. 

November, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Processing-Structure-Property Relationship of Assemblies of Micro/Nano/Soft Materials" at LG Chem R&D Center. 

November, Daeyeon presents an Area 1C (Interfacial Phenomena) plenary lecture entitled "Hierarchical and Asymmetric Bijels Using Solvent Transfer-induced Phase Separation (STRIPS)" at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting held in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

November, Woo-Sik's paper entitled "Enzymatically Triggered Rupture of Polymersomes" is accepted for publication in Soft Matter. Congratulations! 

November, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Hierarchical and Asymmetric Bijel Microparticles, Fibers and Membranes" at the 2015 Fall Meeting of the Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry held in Jeju Island, Korea. 

November, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Hierarchical and Asymmetric Bijel Microparticles, Fibers and Membranes" at the 2015 Fall Meeting of the Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry held in Jeju Island, Korea. 

October, Soft Nanomaterials Laboratory participates in the 2015 NanoDay@Penn and helps out with the microfluidics demonstrations. 

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October, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Exploiting Interfaces in Multiphasic Fluid Mixtures for Materials Synthesis” in the Department of Applied Chemistry at Hanyang University, ERICA. 

October, Daeyeon visits Sichuan University (Chengdu, Sichuan, China) on Prof. Liang-Yin Chu's invitation and gives an invited talk in the School of Chemical Engineering. 

October, Daeyeon visits Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) on Prof. Baoguo Wang's invitation and gives an invited talk in the Department of Chemical Engineering. 

October, Daeyeon visits the Harbin Institute of Technology on Prof. Hongyuan Jiang's invitation and meets with Likai (a former visiting scientist), Prof. Jiang and his group. Daeyeon also gives an invited talk to Prof. Jiang group. 

October, Daeyeon delivers an invited talk entitled "Hierarchical and Asymmetric Bijel Microparticles, Fibers and Membranes" at the 2015 Fall Meeting of the Polymer Society of Korea held in Daegu. 

October, Giuseppe DiVitantonio joins our and Prof. Stebe's groups. Giuseppe is a PhD student in CBE. Welcome!! 

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October, Soft Nanomaterials Lab has a strong presence at the 2015 CBE Graduate Student Symposium. Ankit gives an oral presentation, and Sarah, Gang, Jyo Lyn, and David give poster presentations. 

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September, Heon-Ho's paper "Kilo-scale droplet generation in three-dimensional monolithic elastomer device (3D MED)" is accepted for publication in Lab on a Chip. Congratulations! 

September, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Exploiting Interfaces in Multiphasic Fluid Mixtures for Materials Synthesis” in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Chung-Ang University. 

September, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Janus Particles as Solid Surfactants for Emulsion Stabilization" at the 17th Innovative Workshop on Soft/Bio Materials held at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU). 

September, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Janus Particles as Solid Surfactants for Emulsion Stabilization" in the Department of Chemical abd Biomolecular Engineering at KAIST. 

September, Martin's paper "Continuous Fabrication of Hierarchical and Asymmetric Bijel Microparticles, Fibers and Membranes by Solvent Transfer-induced Phase Separation (STRIPS)" is accepted for publication in Advanced Materials. Congratulations! 

SUMMER 2015

August, Laura joins the group as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome! 

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August, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Exploiting Interfaces in Multiphasic Fluid Mixtures for Materials Synthesis” at the 2015 Summer Workshop of the Korea Functional Crystallization ERC Center. 

August, Ankit's review paper "Recent Developments in Phase Inversion Emulsification" is accepted for publication in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Congratulations! 

August, Tae Soup accepts an offer to join Ajou University (Korea) as an Assistant Professor. He will start in Septermber. Congratulations! 

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July, Miju's paper "One-Step Generation of Multi-Functional Polyelectrolyte Microcapsules via Nanoscale Interfacial Complexation in Emulsion (NICE)" is accepted for publication in ACS Nano. Congratulations! 

July, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Janus Particles as Solid Surfactants" at the International Polymer Colloids Group Conference in Durham, NH. 

June, Martin wins the best poster award at the 5th International Colloids Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Congratulations! 

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June, Soft Nanomaterials Lab participates in the ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium held at Carnegie Mellon University. Martin, Sarah, Woo-Sik, Miju and Tae Soup give presentations. 

June. Daeyeon begins his sabbatical stay in the Department of Chemical Engineerint at POSTECH (Korea). 

June, Zach re-joins the group. Zach is a VIPER fellow and worked in the lab last summer. Welcome back! 

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June, Mikaela joins the group. Mikaela is a VIPER fellow. She is also a recent recipient of Canada's Top 20 Under 20. Welcome and Congratulations! 

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June, Martin, Miju and Jyo Lyn present posters at the Penn Polymer Symposium. 

June, Jacob successfully defends his thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Prosser! 

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May, Colin joins the group. Colin is a VIPER fellow. Welcome! 

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May, Yingliang joins the group. Yingliang is an MS student in Penn CBE. Welcome! 

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SPRING 2015

May, Soft Nanomaterials Lab enjoys a beautiful day at Daeyeon's house, celebrating the graduation of several group members. Congratulations, Fuquan, WeiYang, Lu, Chia-Jun and Chi-Wei! 

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May, Several members of Soft Nanomaterials Lab graduate from Penn. Fuquan receives his PhD; WeiYang, Lu and Chia-Jun receive their MS degrees; and Chi-Wei graduates with a BS degree. Congratulations! 

May, Ankit presents a group poster at the 2015 Dow Poster Symposium at Penn. 

April, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Tuning Mechanical Properties of Nanoparticle Assemblies using Thermal Processes" at the TAFDV Spring Symposium 2015. 

April, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Janus Particles as Solid Surfactants" in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. 

April, Neha garners Honorable Mention from NSF Graduate Research Fellwoships Program. Congratulations. 

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April, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Janus Particles as Solid Surfactants" in the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at Syracuse University. 

March, Fuquan successfully defends his thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Tu! 

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March, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Janus Particles as Dynamically Tunable Solid Surfactants" at the 2015 American Chemical Society National Meeting in Denver, CO. 

March, Soft Nanomaterials Lab bids farewells to Rohini who finishes her postdoctoral fellowship and joins the Dow Chemical Company. We wish her the best! 

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February, Prof. Kookheon Char who was Daeyeon's undergraduate advisor at Seoul National University pays a visit to Soft Nanomaterials Lab to discuss potential collaboration and gives a presentation in the our group meeting. 

February, Seonju's paper "Angle- and strain-independent coloured free-standing films incorporating non-spherical colloidal photonic crystals" is highlighted as a "HOT Article" of the month by Soft Matter. Congratulations! 

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

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January, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Designer Bubbles from Microfluidics" at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU). 

January, Tagbo is selected to attend a faculty development workshop during the 41th NSBE convention in Anaheim, CA. Congratulations! 

January, Jacob's paper "Ionothermal Stability of Mesoporous Silica Films" accepted for publication in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Congratulations! 

January, Sarah's paper "Trapping and Assembly of Living Colloids at Water/Water Interfaces" is accepted for publication in Soft Matter. Congratulations! 

January, Seonju's paper "Angle- and Strain-Independent Flexible Structural Colour Films Incorporating Non-spherical Colloidal Photonic Crystals" is accepted for publication in Soft Matter. Congratulations!