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Meeting Schedule

The L&SM Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 12 p.m. in the Building (LOM) 434 Conference Room

Speaker List

Date: August 13, 2013 
Speaker: Prof. Mattew Tirrell, (IME, University of Chicago)
Topic: Polyelectrolyte brushes in the presence of multivalent counter ions

Date: July 9, 2013 
Speaker: Prof. Paul Nealey, (IME, University of Chicago)
Topic: Directed assembly of block copolymers on lithographically defined chemically nanopatterned substrates

Date: April 5, 2013
Speaker: Prof. You-Yeon Won (Purdue University)
Topic: Formation and collapse of single-monomer-thick monolayers of insoluble polymers at the air-water interface: mechanisms and applications

Date: March 12, 2013 
Speaker: Wa Yuan (Prof. Kenneth Shull's group, Northwestern University)
Topic: Mechanical characterization of molecular assemblies at oil/water interfaces

Date: February 12, 2013 
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Strzalka (APS, 8ID)
Topic: Applying X-ray interferometry at the air/water interface to study Langmuir monolayers of peptides and proteins

Date: September 11, 2012 
Speaker: Dr. Mrinal Bera (Prof. Mark Schlossman's group, UIC)
Topic: Electric field dependent stable/metastable two dimensional ordering of charged nanoparticles at a liquid/liquid interface

Date: August  14, 2012 
Speaker: Dr. Jos Zwanikken (Prof. Monica Olvera de la Cruz's Group, Northwestern University)

Electrolytes and polyvalent nanoparticles near soft dielectric interfaces and in confinement 

Date: June 2012
Speaker: Jiayu Wang (University of Chicago)
Topic: Block copolymers: From nanopatterning to cell membrane integrity modulation

Date: April 2012
Speaker: Ahmet Uysal (Northwestern University)
Topic: Biomimetic crystallization under floating monolayers: Lessons from not-so-famous biominerals

Date: February 2012
Speaker: Curt DeCaro (Northen Illinois University)
Topic: Order in stacked lipid bilayers: The effect of substrate suppression on thermal fluctuations

Date: January 2012
Speaker: Gregory Tietjen (University of Chicago)
Topic: Pushing the boundaries of structural immunology: Combining advanced x-rayreflectometry analysis with MD simulation to explore a new class of immunological danger signals

Date: December 2011
Speaker: Sabina Tatur (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Topic: Interactions of gold nanoparticles with lipid monolayers and bilayers

Date: October 2011
Speaker: Nouamane Laanait (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Topic: Ion correlations at electrified soft matter interfaces

Date: August 2011
Speaker: Julia Nase (Technische Universitaet Dortmund, Germany)
Topic: Nucleation mechanism in gas-hydrate structures

Date: July 2011
Speaker: Yeling Dai (UCSD)
Topic: X-ray studies of rapidly evolving interfacial nanostructures

Date: June 2011
Speaker: Peter Pershan (Harvard University)
Topic: Liquid surfaces as viewed with synchrotron radiation

Date: February 2011
Speaker: Jyotsana Lal (Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratories)
Topic: X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy studies of dewetting polymer films

Date: January 2011
Speaker: Zhang Jiang (Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratories )
Topic: Dynamics on liquid surfaces: An XPCS study

Date: August 2010
Speaker: Hyunjung Kim (Sogang University, Seoul, Korea)
Topic: Study of nanostructure and surface dynamics by coherent x-ray scattering

Date: June 2010
Speaker: Wei Bu (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Topic: Ion distribution at charged air/liquid interfaces studied using surface X-ray scattering techniques

Date: May 2008-May 2010
Speaker: Speakers to be added

Date: April 16, 2008
Speaker: 4/16 Ursula Perez-Salas (ANL)
Topic: To Be Announced

Date: March 17, 2008
No Meeting

Date: February 18, 2008
Speaker: Mrinmay Mukhopadhyay (NIU, department of physics)"
Topic: "Structure of thin film polystyrene melts: A GISAXS study

Date: January 1, 2008
Speaker: Ka Yee Lee (U of Chicago, Chemistry department)
Topic: "X-ray measurements on lipid-protein interactions at interfaces"

Date: December 17, 2007
Speaker: Zhang Jiang (APS 8ID)
Topic: "Surface and Interfacial Dynamics of Molten Polymer Films - An XPCS Study"

Date: November 19, 2007
Speaker: Pulak Dutta (Physics department, NU)
Topic: "Surface structure of a dielectric liquid"

Date: October 15, 2007
Topic: Preview of lectures on the LSXS school

Date: August 20, 2007 -- 12pm
Speaker: Ivan Kuzmenko, CMC-XOR, Argonne National Laboratory
Topic: "Studies of solid-liquid interfaces at CMC"
Location: ChemMatCARS LOM (Bldg. 434) conference room

Date: April 16, 2007
Speaker: Steve Danauskas, University of Chicago
Topic: "X-Ray Beam Damage of Phospholipid Monolayers Observed by an  Integrated Brewster
Angle Microscope, Langmuir Trough, and Grazing Incidence X-Ray Diffraction Instrument"
Location: ChemMatCARS LOM (Bldg. 434) conference room

Date: February 12, 2007
Topic: General Discussion: "Organizing a school on 'Liquid Surface/Interface X-ray Scattering" for Graduate Students/Postdocs at 15-ID and 9-ID, APS, ANL"

Date: October 2, 2006
Topic: General Discussion: "User Support: Hardware, Software and Wet-Ware --- Whatever it Takes"

Date: July 2006
Topic: No Meeting; Most of us attending the 9th SXNS in Taiwan

Date: June 19, 2006
Speaker: Dr. John Ankner, Oak Ridge National Laboratory/SNS
Topic: "A Liquids Reflectometer at the Spallation Neutron Source"
Location: ChemMatCARS LOM (Bldg. 434) conference room

Date: April 17, 2006
Speaker: Dr. Paul Fenter, Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Topic: "Direct Imaging of Interface Hydration and Ion Distributions at < A Resolution"
Location: ChemMatCARS LOM (Bldg. 434) conference room

Date: March 2006
Topic: No Meeting; Go to American Physical Society Annual March Meeting

Date: February 20, 2006
Speaker: Matti Meron (15ID), Ivan Kuzmenko (9ID), and Alec Sandy (8ID) (continuation from December 19, 2005)
Topic: "X-ray detectors for Liquid/Soft surface scattering "
Location: ChemMatCARS LOM (Bldg. 434) conference room

Date: January 9, 2006
Speaker: Dr. Sean M. O'Flaherty
Topic: "Grazing Incidence X-ray Scattering observations of transient structure in hybrid phospholipid and phthalocyanine Langmuir monolayers at the liquid air interface"
Location: Building 223, Conf. S-105 (note: this will replace the regular monthly meeting due on January 16th, 2006)

Date: December 19, 2005
Speaker: Mati Meron (15ID), Ivan Kuzmenko (9ID), Alec Sandy (8ID)
Topic: "X-ray detectors for Liquid/Soft surface scattering"
Location: ChemMatCARS LOM (Bldg. 434) conference room

Date: November 21, 2005
Topic: No Meeting; Go to UC for a liquid interface workshop

Date: October 17, 2005
Speaker: Oleg Shpyrko, CNM Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory
Topic: "X-ray Reflectivity and Diffuse Scattering Measurements from Liquid Surfaces"
Location: ChemMatCARS LOM (Bldg. 434) conference room

Date: August 15, 2005
Speaker: Sunny Sinha
Topic: "Some thoughts on X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy"
Location: ChemMatCARS LOM (Bldg. 434) conference room

Date: September 19, 2005
Topic: No Meeting; Go to APS Surface/Interface workshop on 9/9/05 and 9/9/06

Date: July 18, 2005
Speaker: Michael Sprung; Sector 8, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory
Topic: "Sector 8: A Dedicated Undulator Beamline for Performing XPCS and GISAXS Studies"
Location: ChemMatCARS LOM (Bldg. 434) conference room

Date: June 20, 2005
Speaker: Jin Wang; Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory
Topic: "Beamline 1BM Activities on Organic Thin Films and Nanocomposites"
Location: ChemMatCARS LOM (Bldg. 434) conference room

Date: May 5 - 6, 2005
Event: APS Users Meeting Workshop 5
Speaker: 12 invited speakers and one poster session
Topic: "Scattering from Liquid Surfaces and Interfaces"
Location: APS

Date: April, 2005
Speaker: Ivan Kuzmenko; CMC-XOR, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory
Topic: "Liquid Surface Studies at CMC-XOR"
Location: ChemMatCARS LOM (Bldg. 434) conference room

Date: March 14, 2005
Speaker: Binhua Lin; ChemMatCARS, University of Chicago
Topic: "Liquid Surface/Interface Program at ChemMatCARS: Science, Instrumentation, and User Support"
Location: ChemMatCARS LOM (Bldg. 434) conference room

Date: February 14, 2005
Topic: Organization Meeting
Location: ChemMatCARS LOM (Bldg. 434) conference room