302 Polymer Networks and Gels II

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 12:30 PM
Butler West (Westin )
This session will cover a broad assortment of topics within polymer science and chemical engineering, with the common theme of polymer networks, gels, and elastomers. Topics pertaining to network/gel/elastomer synthesis, structural characterization, physical properties, crosslinking/curing reactions and kinetics, processing, and other related subjects are appropriate. Presentations can include research in networks and elastomers, model polymer networks, chemical and physical gels, biopolymer networks, interpenetrating networks, and other lightly crosslinked materials. Papers presenting experimental results, simulations, and theoretical/modeling are equally welcome


Ryan Toomey
Email: rtoomey@eng.usf.edu

Randy A. Mrozek
Email: randy.mrozek@us.army.mil

12:30 PM
(302a) Probe Diffusion in Poly(ethylene glycol)-Based Hydrogels Studied by Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy
Nathanael Stocke, Xiaolu Zhang, Heidi M. Mansour, Jason DeRouchey and Dr. J. Zach Hilt

1:00 PM
(302b) Mobility of Particles in Gelling Matrices
Paul Takhistov and Phong T. Huynh

1:40 PM
(302d) Biopolymer-Based Ultrathin Film Double-Network Hydrogels with High Mechanical Strength
Tiffany C. Suekama, Jian Hu, Takayuki Kurokawa, Jian Ping Gong and Stevin H. Gehrke

2:00 PM

2:40 PM
See more of this Group/Topical: Materials Engineering and Sciences Division