Published: Sept. 6, 2017

The Soft Materials Research Center at the University of Colorado Boulder is pleased to announce a two-day workshop focusing on advances in soft materials that are responsive to light:

Frontiers of Photoactive Soft Matter: Manipulating Soft Matter with Light

September 21-22, 2017    

This two-day workshop will be devoted to discussing some of the newest developments in the field of photomanipulation of soft materials and interfaces, with invited lectures from leading researchers that will emphasize emergent materials science, and soft matter physics, chemistry, optics and photonics. Young scientists, including students and postdocs, are especially encouraged to attend. There will be contributed poster sessions for all workshop participants, with ample opportunities for discussion and interaction throughout the meeting.

The workshop will take place on the beautiful campus of the University of Colorado, in Boulder, Colorado, from September 21–22, 2017, immediately following the Photopolymerization Fundamentals 2017 Conference, to be held at the St Julien Hotel in Boulder from September 17–20.

photofluidizationphotodeformation  •photorheology  •photoorigami  •photobiomedicinephotorobotics    •photofluid mechanics  photo- at the nanoscale
  •photofluidic lithography

• Anne Helene Gelebart (Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands) 
• Frank Giesselmann (University of Stuttgart, Germany)   
• Marina Grenzer [Saphiannikova] (Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden, Germany)
• Robert McLeod (University of Colorado, USA)
• Dmitry Bedrov (University of Utah, USA)
• Chris Kloxin (University of Delaware, USA)
• Matthew McBride (University of Colorado, USA)
• Michael Dickey (North Carolina State University, USA)
• Quan Li (Kent State University, USA)
• Ivan Smalyukh (University of Colorado, USA)

(early registration deadline: August 31, 2017)
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