29 Polymer Networks and Gels

Sunday, November 8, 2015: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
251B (Salt Palace Convention Center)

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. ***Note to faculty candidates: please include a note to the session chair during submission to alert them to your status*** +++Note: this session will be sorted jointly with Biomacromolecular Gels. Authors may submit to either session.+++

Santanu Kundu Email: santanukundu@che.msstate.edu
Ronald C. Hedden Email: ronald.hedden@ttu.edu
- indicates paper has an Extended Abstract file available on CD.

4:15 PM
(29c) Structure and Flow Properties of Block Copolyelectrolyte Hydrogels
Samanvaya Srivastava, Jun Mao, David Goldfeld, Adam Levi, Wei Chen and Matthew V. Tirrell

4:30 PM
(29d) Effect of Cyclic Defects on the Mechanical Properties of End-Linked Polymer Networks
Mingjiang Zhong, Ken Kawamoto, Rui Wang, Jeremiah A. Johnson and Bradley D. Olsen

4:45 PM
(29e) Electrically Induced Controlled Release from Biopolymer Capsules
Ankit Gargava, Rui Ponte, Rahul Ragunathan and Srinivasa R. Raghavan

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5:00 PM
(29f) Hydrogel Walkers with Electro-Driven Motility for Cargo Transport
Chao Yang, Wei Wang, Chen Yao, Rui Xie, Xiao-Jie Ju, Zhuang Liu and Liang-Yin Chu

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