FALL 2016

December, Heon-Ho accepts an offer to become an Assistant Professor at Chonnam National University. Congratulations! 

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December, Daeyeon presents a talk entitled "Bicontinuous Biphasic Liquid Media for Catalysis and Separations" at the Penn-KIST Joint Symposium. Many of our group members also present posters. 

November, Bharath and Jiayi join the group. Bharath and Jiayi are MS students in Penn CBE. Welcome! 

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​November, Daeyeon presents a talk entitled "Nanocomposites with Extremely High Nanoparticle Loadings via Capillary Rise Infiltration (CaRI)" at the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, CA. 

October, Soft Nanomaterials Lab participates in the 2016 NanoDay@Penn and showcases the science of microfluidics to the visitors. 

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October, Laura's paper on Clickable Janus Particles has been featured in a recent issue of Nature Chemistry

October, Tae Soup's paper entitled "Shape changing thin films powered by DNA hybridization" is published in Nature Nanotechnology. Congratulations! 

October, Katie Rose and Renjing Huang join Soft Nanomaterials Lab. Katie and Renjing are PhD students in CBE. Kaite will be jointly advised by Prof. Russ Composto (MSE) and Renjing will be joingly advised by Prof. Kate Stebe (CBE). Welcome!! 

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September, Soft Nanomaterials Lab and the Stebe Lab bid farewell to Martin who will soon start as Assistant Professor at Rowan University. 

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September, Daeyeon attends the 2016 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium hosted by the National Academy of Engineering. 

September, Ankit's paper entitled "Flow-induced phase inversion of emulsions in tapered microchannels" is accepted for publications in Lab on a Chip. Congratulations! 

September, Soft Nanomaterials Lab has a strong presence at the 2016 Graduate Student Symposium. Sarah gives an oral presentation and Woo-Sik, Gang, Jyo Lyn, David, Wei-Han, Zhiwei and Neha give poster presentations. 

September, Daeyeon gives a seminar entitled "Towards Scalable Nanomanufacturing Using Capillarity" in the Laboratory for Surface Modification (LSM)/Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices, and Nanotechnology (IAMDN) at Rutgers University. 

SUMMER 2016

August, Sarah's paper entitled "One-step generation of cell-encapsulating compartments via polyelectrolyte complexation in an aqueous two phase system" is accepted for publications in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations! 

August, Syung Hun Han joins the group. Syung Hun is a PhD student in Bioengineering. He will be jointly advised by Prof. Junhyoung Kim (Biology). Welcome! 

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August, Ankit successfully defends his PhD thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Kumar! 

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August, Laura's paper entitled "Clicakable Janus Particles" is accepted for publications in Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations! 

August, Daeyeon, Laura and Zhiwei make presentations at the ACS National Meeting held in Philadelphia. 

August, Daeyeon and the former members of Soft Nanomaterials Laboratory convene for a workshop at POSTECH hosted by Prof. Junsang Doh (a former visiting Professor) to exchange the latest developments in their research endeavors. 

August, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Toward Scalable Nanomanufacturing Using Capillarity" in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at KAIST. 

August, Daeyeon visit Shanxi University (Taiyuan, China) and delivers a seminar entitled "Janus Particles as Solid Surfactants" in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. His visit is featured on the Shanxi University website

August, Daeyeon gives a keynote lecture entitled "Recombinant protein-stabilized microbubbles for cancer theranostics" in the International Forum of Biomedical Materals - Biomaterials Interfaces and Nanobiomaterials held in Hangzhou, China. 

July, Daeyeon visits Hong Kong University and gives a presentation entitled "Designer Microbubbles and Capsules for Theranostics and Encapsulations" in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Medical Engineering Programme. 

July, Daeyeon participates in the Peking University-University of Pennsylvania Joint Symposium on Molecular Science Frontiers held at Peking Univeristy, China. 

July, Tagbo's paper entitled "Microbial Nanoculture as an Artificial Microniche" is accepted for publication in Scientific Reports. Congratulations! 

July, Daeyeon receives a grant from NSF. This grant will support a collaborative project with Drs. Chieh-Min Cheng and Shigeng Li at Xerox. Congratulations! 

June, Ambar from the University of Puerto Rico - Humacao joins the group as a visiting student supported by the UPRH-PENN PREM. Welcome! 

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June, Tianren and Tianqi join the group. Tianren and Tianqi are MS students in Penn CBE. Welcome! 

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June, Soft Nanomaterials Lab has a strong presence at the 2016 ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium held at Harvard University. Woo-Sik, Sarah, Ankit, Laura and Daeyeon make presentations. 

May, Zachary Yodh from Oberlin college rejoins the group for the summer. Welcome back! 

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May, Maxence from Phelma INP - Grenoble Institue of Technology joins Soft Nanomaterials Lab as a visiting student. Welcome! 

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May, Martin's paper entitled "In Situ Mechanical Testing of Nanostructured Bijel Fibers" is accepted for publication in ACS Nano. Congratulations! 

May, Giuseppe passes the qualifying exam. Congratulations! 

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May, Daeyeon attends the symposium celebrating Prof. Robert E. Cohen (Daeyeon's PhD co-advisor) and makes a presentation. 

SPRING 2016

May, Yingliang and Inayat graduate from Penn. Ankit also participates in the PhD hooding ceremony. Congratulations! 

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May, Daeyeon gives an invited talk entitled "Recombinant Protein-Stabilized Microbubbles for Potential Applications in Cancer Theranostics" at the 9th annual LRSM-UPR PREM Symposium held in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

April, Soft Nanomaterials Lab enjoys a night out in Chinatown to celebrate Daeyeon's promotion to Full Professor as well as Martin's new position. 

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April, Sanghak Cha from POSTECH joins the group as a visiting student. Welcome! 

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April, Daeyeon receives an NIH grant. This grant will support a collaborative project with Profs. Yongwon Choi (SOM) and Junhyong Kim (SAS). Congratulations! 

April, Daeyeon wins the CBE Distinguished Teaching Award presented by the University of Pennsylvania student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He is the inaugural recipient of this award. Congratulations! 

April, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Toward Scalable Nanomanufacturing Using Capillarity" in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. 

March, Soft Nanomaterials Laboratory mourns the loss of Prof. Stuart W. Churchill, Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He will be dearly missed by all of us. 

March, Neha, David, Tagbo and Jyo Lyn present posters at the 2016 REACT symposium held at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology. 

March, Daeyeon gives a "Penn Engineering in 100 Seconds" presentation, hosted by the Engineering Deans' Advisory Board (EDAB). Watch it here

March, Miju's paper entitled "pH-Induced Softening of Polyelectrolyte Microcapsules without Apparent Swelling" is accepted for publication in ACS Macro Letters. Congratulations! 

March, Prof. Josee Vedrine-Pauleus and her group members from the Univeristy of Puerto Rico-Humacao visits Soft Nanomaterials Lab. 

March, Jyo Lyn, David and Ankit present their work at the APS March Meeting held in Baltimore. 

March, Daeyeon presents an invited talk entitled "Exploiting Intefaces in Multiphasic Fluid Mixtures for Materials Synthesis" in the Materials Science and Engineering Program at the University of California at Riverside. 

February, Yeongseon's paper entitled "Tuning the Mechanical Properties of Recombinant Protein-Stabilized Gas Bubbles Using Triblock Copolymers" is accepted for publication in ACS Macro Letters. Congratulations! 

February, Soft Nanomaterials Laboratory mourns the loss of Prof. John A. Quinn, Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Prof. Quinn was once the principal investigator of the laboratory in M52 Towne. He will be dearly missed by all of us. 

February, Daeyeon presents a poster at the 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Colloidal, Macromolecular and Polyelectrolyte Solutions held in Ventura, CA. 

February, Heon-Ho's paper entitled "Recent Developments in Scale-up of Microfluidic Emulsion Generation via Parallelization" is accepted for publication as Invited Review in the Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering. Congratulations! 

February, Daeyeon is promoted to Full Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Daeyeon thanks all of the former and current group members as well as his collaborators and colleagues for this occasion. Congratulations! 

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February, Prof. Shin Sik Choi from Myongji University (Korea) and Harim Jeon from Yonsei University (postdoctoral fellow) join the group as a visiting professor and a visiting scholar, respectively. Welcome! 

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January, Martin's work on STRIP bijels is highlighted in a press release by Penn News