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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Seminars will be Virtual.

Zoom Links will be provided on the calendar and through email.

Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics Seminars

Spring 2021

Organizer: Uwe Tauber

These meetings occur on Mondays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual Zoom Seminars (unless otherwise indicated)

January 2021
January 18

Monday 4:00pm
Virtual Zoom

(poster)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

No Seminar

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January 25

Monday 4:00pm
Virtual Zoom
(poster)

Dr. Sascha Wald (Dresden, Germany)

Host: Uwe Tauber

February 2021
February 1

Monday 4:00pm
Virtual Zoom
(poster)

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February 8

Monday 4:00pm
Virtual Zoom
(poster)

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February 15

Monday 4:00pm
Virtual Zoom

(poster)

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February 22

Monday 4:00pm
Virtual Zoom

(poster)

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March 2021
March 1

Monday, 4:00pm
Virtual Zoom
(poster)

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March 8

Monday 4:00pm
Virtual Zooml
(poster)

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March 15

Monday 4:00pm
Virtual Zoom

(poster)


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March 22

Monday 4:00pm
Virtual Zoom

(poster)

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March 29

Friday 4:00pm
Virtual Zoom
(poster)

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April 2021
April 5

Monday 4:00pm
Virtual Zoom

(poster)

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April 12

Monday 4:00pm
Virtual Zoom

(poster)

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April 19

Monday 4:00pm
Virtual Zoom

(poster)

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April 26

Monday 4:00pm
Virtual Zoom

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May 2021

May 3
Monday 4:00pm
Virtual Zoom
(poster)

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May 10

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
(poster)

Exam Week

No Seminar

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Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics Seminars

Fall 2020

Organizer: Vinh Nguyen

These meetings occur on Mondays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual Zoom Seminars (unless otherwise indicated)

August 2020
August 24

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
(poster)

Classes Begin (No Seminar)

Host:

August 31

Monday 4:00pm
Zoom Link
(poster)

Ruslan Mukhamadiarov (Physics, Virginia Tech)

"Temperature interfaces in the Katz-Lebowitz-Spohn model"

We have explored a novel variant of the Katz-Lebowitz-Spohn (KLS) driven lattice gas, where the lattice is split into two regions that are coupled to heat baths with distinct temperatures. The hopping rates in two regions are governed by different temperatures T > Tc and Tc, respectively, where Tc indicates the critical temperature for phase ordering. The geometry of the two temperature regions can be arranged such that the temperature boundaries are oriented either perpendicular or parallel to the external particle drive and resulting net current. In the case when the temperature boundaries are oriented perpendicular to the drive, in the hotter region, the system behaves like the (totally) asymmetric exclusion processes (TASEP), and experiences particle blockage in front of the interface to the critical region. In analogy with (TASEP) systems containing“slow” bonds, we argue that transport in the high-temperature subsystem is impeded by the lower current in the cooler region, and that results in the particle density accumulation near the interface to the critical region. We observe the density profiles in both high- and low-temperature subsystems to be similar to the well-characterized coexistence and maximal-current phases in(TASEP) models with open boundary conditions, which are respectively governed by hyperbolic and trigonometric tangent functions. For our other work we arranged the geometry such that the temperature boundaries are oriented parallel to the external particle drive and resulting net current. We have explored the changes in the dynamical behavior that are induced by our choice of the hopping rates across the temperature boundaries.If these hopping rates at the interfaces satisfy particle-hole symmetry, the current difference across them generates a vector flow diagram akin to an infinite flat vortex sheet. We have studied the finite-size scaling of the density fluctuations in both temperature regions, and observed that it is controlled by the respective temperature values.

Host: Uwe Tauber

September 2020
September 7

Monday, 4:00pm
Zoom Link
(poster)

"Labor Day" (No Classes)

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September 14

Monday 4:00pm
Zoom Link
(poster)

No Seminar

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September 21

Monday 4:00pm
Zoom Link
(poster)

No Seminar

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September 28

Monday 4:00pm
Zoom Link
(poster)

Prof. Navid Ghaffarzadegan (Industrial & Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech)

"Systems sciences, behavioral complexities, and the challenge of dynamic modeling of the spread of covid-19"

Mathematical modeling is essential for understanding the spread of an infectious disease and developing proper policies to contain it. In the case of covid-19, however, we are dealing with a unique complex situation that requires revisiting conventional models and including several dynamic and behavioral mechanisms that are specific to this novel virus. To mention a few characteristics: 1) A large fraction of covid-19 patients are asymptomatic and undiagnosed, 2) the virus is novel thus it seems that almost all human population are susceptible, 3) there is a considerable delay between exposure to the virus and the symptom onset, 4) risks are high; the infected fatality rate is considerable, 5) test capacities and their accuracy are limited, and 6) public risk perception has been changing and it influences people's behavior. Therefore, from a systems science perspective, we are dealing with a complex system that is only partially observable with considerable delays and inaccuracy, and our observations are influencing the (human-side of the) system. To elaborate this point, I will offer three examples of my recent modeling efforts, in collaboration with several colleagues. First, I will offer an example of how the number of unknown cases of covid-19 can be estimated using a dynamic simulation model; second, I will report on a project to estimate the impact of weather on the transmission of the disease; and third, I will offer a model of estimating the spread of covid-19 in universities and optimal university-level policies to contain the disease. Finally I will reflect on these experiences from a systems science point of view and complexity theories.

Host: Uwe Tauber

October 2020
October 5

Monday 4:00pm
Zoom Link
(poster)

Dr. Tatiana Rostovtseva (National Institutes of Health)

"A mitochondrial throttle: lipid-mediated protein complexes at the mitochondrial surface"

Mitochondria are organelles found in virtually all eukaryotic cells. Mitochondria are not only “the powerhouse of the cell” but are also involved in multiple crucial cellular functions. Mitochondrial dysfunction plays a central role in a wide range of age-related disorders, neurodegenerations, and cancer. Mitochondria are composed of two membranes. The inner membrane plays a prominent role in power production via oxidative phosphorylation, while the mitochondrial outer membrane (MOM) acts as a “throttle”, controlling the access of metabolites to the inner membrane and thus the rate of energy production. A significant portion of the control functions is carried on by the voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC), a passive transport channel which allows water soluble metabolites and ions to cross MOM. Recent findings uncover an efficient regulatory mechanism of this channel through its interactions with cytosolic proteins. One such regulator is α-synuclein (αSyn), the intrinsically disordered neuronal protein highly expressed in nervous system and associated with Parkinson’s Disease pathology. αSyn is directly involved in mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegeneration. Probing the interactions of αSyn with VDAC nanopore by single-channel recordings we showed that αSyn induces transient blockages of the ionic current through the channel; identified as the insertion and escape of the unstructured charged C-terminal tail of αSyn into the channel in response to a transmembrane potential. The discovery of this novel regulatory mechanism of mitochondrial respiration has raised several fundamental biophysical questions, including a mechanism of αSyn transient blockage of the VDAC nanopore and translocation through it, and what role mitochondrial lipids assume in mediating the αSyn-VDAC interaction. In this talk, I will discuss of how we answer these questions by using a combination of single-molecule electrophysiology, theoretical modeling, and macroscopic biophysical studies of αSyn binding to planar and liposome membranes. The VDAC nanopore thus proves to be extremely sensitive single-molecule probe for peripheral membrane protein interaction with integral membrane proteins of mitochondria. This study could be important for the structure-inspired design of mitochondria-targeting agents.

Host: Rana Ashkar

October 12

Monday, 4:00pm
Zoom Link
(poster)

Prof. Carla Finkielstein (Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion)

Emerging opportunities in cancer chrono-therapy

Previously, cancer treatment modalities relied primarily on chemotherapeutic agents; nowadays, advances in rationally-designed drugs and targeted therapies have enabled the manipulation of cancer-specific molecules and cancer regulators that are frequently mutated and globally identified in various cancers. Regardless of the approach, the objective of controlling cancer progression has always been to attenuate, eliminate, or control then eomorphic activity of target driver mutations in tumors by maintaining steady levels of therapeutic agents. As precision medicine gains momentum, so does the possibility of customizing individual patients’ treatments to the “time-of-day” when tumor cells exhibit the highest susceptibility to therapeutics (1). However, a gap exists in our knowledge regarding the times at which therapeutically-targeted molecules are likely to be most susceptible to drugs and yield the greatest cellular effect. As a result, there is a need to unveil “when” and “where” druggable targets are in the cell and “to what extent” the tumor’s time-keeping system differs from normal tissue. Defining priorities that address those needs across the hierarchical system of organization will allow researchers to find the best time-windows where delivery of treatment modalities can be most effective.

Host: Uwe Tauber

October 19

Special Time
Monday 9:00 am
Zoom Link
(poster)

Prof. Jiajia Zhou (Beihang University, Beijing,China)

"Onsager variational principle and its applications in soft matter systems"

Onsager principle is the variational principle proposed by Onsager in his celebrated paper on the reciprocal relation. The principle is useful not only in deriving many evolution equations in soft matter systems, it is also useful in solving such equations approximately. Three examples are discussed: the capillary filling and rising, the stratification in binary colloidal solutions, and the viscoelasticity of polymer solutions. These examples show that the method can give new perspectives of the essential dynamics in soft matter systems.

Host: Shengfeng Cheng

October 26

Monday 4:00pm
Zoom Link
(poster)

Prof. Marina Radulaski (University of California, Davis)

Host: Prof. Sophia Economou

November 2020
November 2

Monday 4:00pm
Zoom Link
(poster)

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November 9

Monday 4:00pm
Zoom Link
(poster)

Prof. Michael Bartlett (Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech)

Host: Uwe Tauber

November 16

Monday 4:00pm
Zoom Link
(poster)

Dr. James McClure (Research Computing, Virginia Tech)

Host: Uwe Tauber

November 23

Monday 4:00pm
Zoom Link
(poster)

Thanksgiving Break (No Seminar)

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December 2020
December 7

Monday 4:00pm
Zoom Link
(poster)

Prof. Jonathon Boreyko (Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech)

Host: Uwe Tauber

December 14

Monday, 4:00pm
Zoom Link
(poster)

Final Exams (No Seminar)

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Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics Seminars

Spring 2020



"We regret that Center seminars, meetings, and all other in-person events needed to be cancelled as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic."

Organizer: Vinh Nguyen

These meetings occur on Mondays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm in Robeson 304.
Refreshments are served before the seminars (unless otherwise indicated)

January 2020
January 20

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
(poster)

"No Seminar Martin Luther King Holiday"

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January 27

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
(poster)

"TBD"

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January 29

Wednesday, 2:00pm
221 Kelly Hall
"Special Time and Date" (poster)

Dr. Mahdi Ghadiri (University of Alberta, Canada)

"Physical System Evolving on Time-Dependent Domains"

Despite the ubiquity of physical systems evolving on time-dependent spatial domains ranging from transport-reaction processes—crystal growth, metal casting, gas-liquid, and gas-solid reaction systems—to quantum particles in an expanding potential and formation of galaxies agglomeration in the expanding Universe, to name a few—understanding of their dynamical properties is still in a quite rudimentary state. In this talk, I will present a summary of my research focused on physical systems evolving on time-dependent domains. Using the synergy of our experimental and theoretical studies, the key differences in the dynamics between extended systems on time-fixed and time-dependent spatial domains will be explored. As a paradigm we have chosen to study Faraday patterns—standing waves formed when a fluid layer is vibrated vertically—on time-varying domain leading to a number of intriguing results. First, the observation of a transverse instabil-ity—namely, when a two-dimensional pattern experiences an instability in the direction orthogonal to the direction of the domain deformation—provides a new facet to the stability picture compared to the one-dimensional systems. Second, the domain deformation is not only able to transform the chaotic state of two competing modes into a regular (periodic) one, but also to isolate one of the competing modes in the regime. The latter navigated us to the discovery of controlling chaos using the spatial domain size.

Host: Prof. Nadir Kaplan

February 2020
February 3

Monday, 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
(poster)

"Special Seminar for Faculty Candidate"

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February 10

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
(poster)

"Special Seminar for Faculty Candidate"

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February 17, 2020

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
(poster)

"Special Seminar for Faculty Candidate"

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February 24,

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

(poster)

"Tenure Track Physics Meeting" (No Seminar)

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March 2020
March 2

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
Joint Seminar with Condensed Matter
(poster)

Prof. Irep Gözen (University of Oslo, Norway)

“Lipid Nanotubes: a possible route to primitive cell formation and growth”

Membrane-enclosed cellular compartments create spatially distinct microenvironments which confine and protect biochemical reactions in the cell. On the early Earth, the autonomous formation of compartments is presumed to have enabled encapsulation of nucleotides, satisfying a starting condition for the emergence of life. Recently, surfaces have become into focus as potential platforms for the self-assembly of prebiotic compartments, as notably enhanced vesicle formation was reported in the presence of solid interfaces. The detailed mechanism of such formation at the mesoscale however is still under discussion. I will describe the spontaneous transformation of lipid reservoirs on solid substrates to unilamellar membrane compartments through a sequence of topological changes, proceeding via a network of interconnected lipid nanotubes. We show that this transformation is entirely driven by surface-free energy minimization and does not require hydrolysis of organic molecules, or external stimuli such as electrical currents or mechanical agitation. The compartments grow by taking up the external fluid environment and can subsequently separate and migrate upon exposure to hydrodynamic flow. This may explain, for the first time, the details of self-directed transition from weakly organized bio amphiphile assemblies on solid surfaces to protocells with secluded internal contents.

Host: Prof. Nadir Kaplan

March 9

Monday, 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

(poster)

"Spring Break" (No Seminar)

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March 16

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

(poster)

No Seminar (Due to COVID-19)

"TBD"

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March 23

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

(poster)

No Seminar (Due to COVID-19)

"TBD"

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March 30

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

(poster)

No Seminar (Due to COVID-19)

"TBD"

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April 2020
April 6

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

(poster)

No Seminar (Due to COVID-19)

"TBD"

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April 13

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
Condensed Matter Seminar

(poster)

No Seminar (Due to COVID-19)

"TBD"

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April 20

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

(poster)

No Seminar (Due to COVID-19)

"TBD"

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April 27

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
Condensed Matter Seminar

(poster)

No Seminar (Due to COVID-19)

"TBD"

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May 2020
May 4

Monday 4:00pm

Virtual Link

Joint Seminar

(poster)

Riya Nandi (Virginia Tech, Physics)

“Critical Aging Scaling Dynamics of Heisenberg Antiferromagnets”

Host: Uwe Tauber

May 7

Thursday
304 Robeson Hall
(poster)

"Reading Day"

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May 15

Friday
Virtual Ceremony
(poster)

"University Commencemenet" (Virtual Ceremony)

Host: University

May 18

Monday, 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
(poster)

"No Seminar Semester has Ended"

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Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics Seminars

Fall 2019

Organizer: Vinh Nguyen

These meetings occur on Mondays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm in Robeson 304.
Refreshments are served before the seminars (unless otherwise indicated)

August 2019
August 26

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
(poster)

"Fall Semester Classes Begin"

Host:

September 2019
September 2

Monday, 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
(poster)

"Labor Day" (No Classes)

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September 9

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
(poster)

Dr. Carolina Tallon (Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech)

“Rocket Science meets Colloidal Surface Science: Near-Net-Shaping of Dense and Porous Ultra High Temperature Ceramics for Extreme Applications”

Ultra High Temperature Ceramics and other non-oxide ceramics represent the best candidate materials for use in extreme applications, including components for hypersonic vehicles, personal armor devices and cathodes for aluminum smelting and lithium air batteries. However, most of these applications require either a very complex geometry or very high and intricate porosity which cannot be achieved or designed using the current state-of-the-art for these types of compounds. The colloidal powder processing approach seems the natural answer to this problem, since it allows the preparation of high and uniform green density bodies facilitating densification, to control the porosity and the preparation of near-net-shaped dense and porous components, while minimizing defects and flaws through the preparation of ceramic powder suspensions. In this presentation, two cases studies related to hypersonic applications are discussed: The first one comprises the preparation of dense ultra-high temperature ceramics for leading edges in hypersonic vehicles by using the combination of colloidal processing and pressure less sintering. The second case study focused on the preparation of multi-scale porous materials for ultra-high temperature insulation. Highly porous UHTC materials have been produced by four different processing routes. The exhaustive control of the forces between particles and understanding the interaction between additives and powder surfaces have been key in developing highly porous ZrB2 and TiB2. The relationship between microstructure and properties of these materials was elucidated by the 3D image reconstruction and predictive modelling via a combination of x-ray tomography and simulations, which are validated against experimental values at room temperature. These models can be used to simulate and predict the thermal and mechanical properties of the materials under relevant extreme environment conditions.

Host: Vinh Nguyen

September 16

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
(poster)

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September 23

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

(poster)

Vinh Ho (Physics, Virginia Tech)

“Fast and High Responsivity Graphene-based Photodetectors at Room-temperature by Engineering Dielectric Films”

The realization of low-cost photodetectors with high quantum efficiency, high sensitivity, and fast photo-response in the visible and infrared remains one of the challenges in optoelectronics. Ideally, these photodetectors should be based on Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) compatible platform for monolithic integration with read-out electronics to provide for high-density, high-throughput and low-cost manufacturing. Graphene is ideally suitable for optoelectronic photodetectors sensitive from visible to infrared frequencies, and have proved to fulfil those requirements. Here, we have engineered the interface between graphene and dielectric Ta2O5 and Ti2O3 thin-films by e-beam evaporation method to introduce quantum dots as absorption centers from visible to infrared region. Our graphene-based photodetectors have showed a high responsivity up to 2×105 A/W as well as a fast response time in the nano-second time scale at room temperature. These results address key challenges for broadband photodetectors from visible to infrared region, and are promising for the development of graphene-based optoelectronic applications.

Host: Vinh Nguyen

September 30

Monday, 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
(poster)

Prof. Rui Qiao (Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech)

"Modeling of Inter-facial and Transport Phenomena: Ionic Self-assembly, Active Colloids, and Beyond "

Interfacial and transport processes are at the core of many engineering and biological technologies. Experimental studies of these phenomena often have difficulties in fully resolving their underlying phenomena and pinpointing their physical mechanisms. These difficulties can often be addressed using numerical modeling. Our group specializes in molecular, mesoscopic and continuum simulations of interfacial and transport phenomena, especially those involving ions and non-equilibrium effects. In this talk, I will first introduce our molecular modeling of ionic liquids near electrified interfaces and in nanoscale confinement, with a focus on the self-assembly of ions, the transport of ions under far-from equilibrium conditions, and the effects of impurities. Next, I will introduce our continuum modeling of active colloids, with a focus on their hydrodynamic behavior in multiphase systems and in confinements. Ample time will be left for the discussion of possible collaborative work with the audience.

Host: Vinh Nguyen

October 2019
October 7

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

(poster)

Dr. Patrick Dennis (Air Force Research Lab, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio)

"Protein Hydrogels from Marine Invertebrates: A Platform for Tunable Functionality”

Sclerotized, proteinaceous structures in marine invertebrates are used for predation by facilitating grappling, piercing and tearing of prey. These structures must have robust mechanical properties that are tailored to the size, shape and function of the specific predatory tool. Two such structures are the squid sucker ring teeth (SRT) assembly and jaws from the North Atlantic sandworm, Nereis virens. Both structures are not mineralized and are primarily comprised of proteins. Intriguingly, these sclerotized acellular structures are formed in a constitutive marine environment without the benefit of evaporation to aid in removal of bulk water. We have studied this phenomenon in hydrogels created from two proteins, suckerin and Nvjp-1, derived from the squid SRT assembly and sandworm jaw, respectively. Upon exposure of the protein-based hydrogels to aqueous salt solutions, a significant decrease in hydrogel size occurs where bulk water is driven out and a condensation of the protein hydrogel occurs. Interestingly, the contraction rate as well as the mechanical properties of the condensed hydrogels are greatly dependent on the type of cation and anion present in the salt, and the trends differ among the two proteins. The final size and mechanical properties of the condensed structures is dependent on both the initial concentration of the hydrogels as well as the ions used for condensation. Together, the results suggest that spatially controlled casting densities coupled with a selective exposure to ions can create features in the final condensed structure with tunable mechanical properties, similar to what is observed in the marine organisms.

Host: Vinh Nguyen

October 14

Monday, 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

(poster)

No Seminar Holiday (Columbus Day)

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October 21

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

(poster)

Prof. Qi-Huo Wei (Kent State University)

“Printing Molecular Orientations as You Wish”

Liquid crystals consisting of rod-shaped molecules are a remarkable soft matter with extraordinary responsivity to external stimuli. Techniques to control molecular orientations are essential in both making and operating liquid crystal devices that have changed our daily lives completely. Traditional display devices are based on uniform alignments of molecules at substrate surfaces. In this talk, I will present a new photopatterning approach for aligning molecules into complex 2D and 3D orientations with sub-micron resolutions. This approach relies on so-called plasmonic metamasks to generate designer polarization direction patterns and photoalignments. I will present the basic principles behind this approach and a number of intriguing applications enabled by it, including micro-optical devices for laser beam shaping, commanding chaotic motions of bacteria, and creating topological defects with designer structures.

Host: Shengfeng Cheng

October 28

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

(poster)

Dr. Greg Quiroz (Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab)

“Deep Reinforcement Learning for Quantum Control: Learning to Optimally Navigate in Complex Noisy Environments”

Quantum control seeks to establish control over a quantum system in such a way so that logical operations are implemented while simultaneously mitigating unwanted interactions between the system and its environment. From the point of view of quantum computation, quantum control can potentially provide significant improvements in computational accuracy when quantum logic operations are tailored for the particular noise plaguing the hardware. Specifically tailoring each controlled operation can be quite demanding if one wishes to perform this task for every instantiation of a quantum algorithm. Here, we examine how one can leverage reinforcement learning to learn and predict quantum gates in the presence of noise; thus, providing a streamlined method for gate design for generic quantum algorithms.

Host: Sophia Economou

November 2019
November 4

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

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November 11

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall


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Dr. Kin Chung Fong (Raytheon, BBN)

Host: Ed Barnes

November 18

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

(poster)

Dr. Vivek Amin (NIST)

Host: Satoru Emori

November 25

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

(poster)

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December 2019
December 2

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
(poster)

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December 9

Monday, 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
(poster)

Prof. Kwon Park (Korea Institute for Advanced Study)

Host: Vito Scarola

December 16

Monday, 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
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December 23

Monday, 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
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December 30

Monday, 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
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Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics Seminars

Spring 2019

Organizer: Vinh Nguyen

These meetings occur on Mondays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm in Robeson 304.
Refreshments are served before the semnars (unless otherwise indicated)

January 2019
January 21

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
Joint CM Seminar
(poster)

"Martin Luther King holiday (No Classes-University Offices Closed)

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January 28

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
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February 2019
February 4

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
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February 11

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
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February 18

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

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February 25

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

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March 2019
March 1

Friday 2:30pm

Special Seminar

210 Robeson Hall
(poster)

Prof. Maikel Rheinstadter (McMaster University)

Host: Rana Ashkar

March 4

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
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March 11

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

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March 18

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

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March 22

Friday 2:30pm

Special Seminar

210 Robeson Hall
(poster)

Prof. Matt Helgeson (UC Santa Barbara)

Host: Rana Ashkar

March 25

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

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April 2019
April 1

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

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April 8

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

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April 15

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

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April 22

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

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April 29

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall

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May 2019

May 6
Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
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May 13

Monday 4:00pm
304 Robeson Hall
(poster)

Exam Week No Seminar

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