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2007 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 26 - 30, 2007  | Boston
Meeting Chairs:
 Duane Dimos, Mary Galvin, David Mooney, Konrad Samwer

Symposium LL : Bioinspired Polymer Gels and Networks

2007-11-26   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Ferenc Horkay National Institutes of Health
Noshir A. Langrana Rutgers University
Anthony J. Ryan The University of Sheffield
J. David Londono DuPont de Nemours
LL1: Thermodynamics and Modeling
Session Chairs
Ferenc Horkay
Noshir A. Langrana
Monday PM, November 26, 2007
Room 207 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - **LL1.1
Phase Behavior of Polyelectrolyte Gels.

Murugappan Muthukumar 1
1 , University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

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10:00 AM - **LL1.2
Waves of Self-Assembly.

Jack Douglas 1 , Fredrick Phelan 1 , Fisher Daniel 2 , Kirill Efimenko 3 , Jan Genzer 3
1 Polymers Division, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States, 2 Ceramics division, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States, 3 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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10:30 AM - *
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11:00 AM - **LL1.3
Structure and Dynamics of Beta-peptide Networks and Gels.

Juan dePablo 1
1 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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11:30 AM - **LL1.4
Self-Assembled DNA Networks and Gels.

Francis Starr 1
1 Physics, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, United States

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12:00 PM - LL1.5
Tuning the Collapse Temperature of poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) Gels.

Nily Dan 1 , David Weitz 2 , Jin Woong Kim 2
1 Chemical and Biological Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 2 Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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12:15 PM - LL1.6
A Study of the Structure-Property Relationships in Self-Assembled beta-Hairpin Peptide Hydrogels by SANS and cryo-TEM.

Rohan Hule 1 , Radhika Nagarkar 2 , Boualem Hammouda 3 , Joel Schneider 2 , Darrin Pochan 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering and Delaware Biotechnology Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States, 2 Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States, 3 , National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

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12:30 PM - LL1.7
Synchronization in Heterogeneous Self-Oscillating Polymer Gels.

Victor Yashin 1 , Anna Balazs 1
1 Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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12:45 PM - LL1.8
Mechanically Induced Chemical Oscillations and Motion in Responsive Gels.

Olga Kuksenok 1 , Victor Yashin 1 , Anna Balazs 1
1 , University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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LL2: Synthesis and Characterization of Hydrogels
Session Chairs
Anthony J. Ryan
Monday PM, November 26, 2007
Room 207 (Hynes)

2:30 PM - **LL2.1
Surface Modification, Network Structure, Degradation, and Cellular Interactions of Thiol-Ene Networks.

Amber Rydholm 1 , Vaibhav Khire 1 , Danielle Benoit 1 , Kristi Anseth 1 , Christopher Bowman 1
1 Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States

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3:00 PM - **LL2.2
Synthesis and Characterization of Stimulus-Responsive Biocompatible Triblock Copolymer Gelators.

Steven Armes 1 , Peter Madsen 1 , Andrew Lewis 2
1 Chemistry, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 2 Biocompatibles UK Limited, Biocompatibles International plc, Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom

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3:30 PM - *
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4:00 PM - **LL2.3
Model Polymethacrylate Networks Containing Cleavable Linkages for Biological Applications.

Costas Patrickios 1 , Maria Rikkou 1 , Efrosyni Themistou 1
1 Chemistry, University of Cyprus, Nicosia Cyprus

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4:30 PM - **LL2.4
Nanoporous Materials from High Internal Phase Emulsions: Biodegradable Polymers and Hydrogels.

Michael Silverstein 1
1 Materials Engineering, Technion, Haifa Israel

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5:00 PM - LL2.5
Characterization of Kinetic Mechanisms of Three-component Photoinitiator Systems for Visible-light Free Radical Polymerizations.

Dongkwan Kim 1 , Jeffrey Stansbury 1
1 Craniofacial Biology, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Aurora, Colorado, United States

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5:15 PM - LL2.6
Rheology of Thermoreversible Hydrogels from Multiblock Associating Polymers.

Jun Jiang 1 , Chunhua Li 1 , Daniel Cohn 2 , Min Lin 4 , Ralph Colby 3 , Miriam Rafailovich 1 , Jonathan Sokolov 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York, United States, 2 Casali Institute of Applied Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jersualem, Jerusalem Israel, 4 , Exxon Research and Engineering Corporation, Annandale, New Jersey, United States, 3 Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

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5:30 PM - LL2.7
Hydrogel Nanoparticles as Injectable Dermal Fillers and Breast Implant Filler Materials with Engineered Physical Properties.

John St. John 1 , Daniel Moro 1 , Bill Ponder 1 , Kevin Shannon 1 , Daniel Hatef 2 , Spencer Brown 2
1 Research, ULURU Inc., Addison, Texas, United States, 2 Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, United States

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5:45 PM - LL2.8
Flow-induced Conformational Changes in Gelatin Structure.

Mustafa Akbulut 1 , Robert Prud'homme 1
1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Princeton university, Princeton, California, United States

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LL3: Poster Session
Session Chairs
Hacene Boukari
Ferenc Horkay
Tuesday AM, November 27, 2007
Exhibition Hall D (Hynes)

9:00 PM - LL3.10
PEG-POSS Hybrid Polyurethanes: Mechanically Robust Nanostructured Hydrogels.

Jian Wu 2 , Patrick Mather 1
2 Chemical Engineering Department and Polymer Program, Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States, 1 Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering , Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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9:00 PM - LL3.11
pH Oscillations of Ethyl Viologen/Ionic Liquid Driven by Electrochemical Reaction.

Su Ryon Shin 1 , Geoffrey Spinks 2 , Gordon Wallace 2 , Sun I. Kim 3 , Sun Hee Lee 1 , Seon Jeong Kim 1
1 Center for Bio-Artificial Muscle (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering), Hanyang University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of), 2 Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong Korea (the Republic of), 3 Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of)

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9:00 PM - LL3.2
Effects of Poly(vinyl alcohol)(PVA) and Poly(ethylene glycol) Formulations on PVA Theta-gel Characteristics.

Jeeyoung Choi 1 2 , Hatice Bodugoz-Senturk 1 2 , Hsiang Kung 1 , Celia Macias 1 , Orhun Muratoglu 1 2
1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harris Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Biomaterials Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 2 , Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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9:00 PM - LL3.3
Effects of Solvent Dehydration on Creep Resistance of Poly(vinyl alcohol) Hydrogels.

Jeeyoung Choi 1 2 , Hatice Bodugoz-Senturk 1 2 , Hsiang Kung 1 , Arnaz Malhi 1 , Orhun Muratoglu 1 2
1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harris Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Biomaterials Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 2 , Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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9:00 PM - LL3.5
Mechanical Properties and Drug Release Behavior of Biopolymer-based Semi-IPN Hydrogels.

Soumitra Choudhary 1 , Surita Bhatia 1
1 Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

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9:00 PM - LL3.6
Novel Applications of the QCM Technique in Biomaterials Science.

Candida Silva 1 , David Lin 1 , Iren Horkayne-Szakaly 1 , Peter Basser 1 , Ferenc Horkay 1
1 NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, United States

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9:00 PM - LL3.7
Modified Microparticles of Calcium Alginate Gel for Controlled Release of Anesthetics.

Erkesh Batyrbekov 1 , Rinat Iskakov 1 , Turar Akylbekova 1
1 Polymer Department, Institute of Chemical Sciences, Almaty Kazakhstan

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9:00 PM - LL3.8
Sol-Gel Transition by X-ray Irradiation.

Byung Mook Weon 1 , Keun Ho Lee 1 , Jung Ho Je 1 , Yeukuang Hwu 2 , Giorgio Margaritondo 3
1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, GyungBuk, Korea (the Republic of), 2 Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei Taiwan, 3 , Ecole Polytechnique Fádárale de Lausanne, Lausanne Switzerland

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9:00 PM - LL3.9
A New Class of Biodegradable Polymer Nanocomposites.

Seongchan Park 1 , Ezra Bobo 2 , Jonathan Sokolov 1 , Miriam Rafailovich 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States, 2 , University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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2007-11-27   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Ferenc Horkay National Institutes of Health
Noshir A. Langrana Rutgers University
Anthony J. Ryan The University of Sheffield
J. David Londono DuPont de Nemours
LL4: Molecular Conformation and Self-Assembly
Session Chairs
Tuesday AM, November 27, 2007
Room 207 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - **LL4.1
Proteins Behaving Badly - Aggregation and Gelation.

Athene Donald 1
1 Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, Cambridge United Kingdom

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10:00 AM - **LL4.2
Folding of RNA, SAXS Studies of a Model System.

Robert Briber 1 , Joon-Ho Roh 1 2 , Gokhan Caliksan 2 , Seema Chauhan 2 , Sarah Woodson 2 , D. Thirumalai 4 , Liang Guo 3 , Sarvin Moghaddam 1 4
1 Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States, 2 T. C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 4 Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States, 3 Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, United States

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10:30 AM - *
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11:00 AM - **LL4.3
Gels, Networks, and Measurement Tools.

Eric Amis 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

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11:30 AM - **LL4.4
Bacterial Exopolymer Nucleate the Formation of Self Assembled Marine Microgels.

Pedro Verdugo 1 2 , Chin Wei-Chun 3 , Ding Yong-Xue 2 , Hung Chin-Chang 4 , Peter Santschi 4
1 Bioengineering, University of Washington, Friday Harbor, WA, Washington, United States, 2 Bioengineering, University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs, Friday Harbor, Washington, United States, 3 School of Engineering, University of California, Merced, Merced, California, United States, 4 Department of Marine Sciences and Oceanography, Texas A&M University, Galverston, Texas, United States

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12:00 PM - LL4.5
Dynamics and Transport of Molecules in Polymer and Colloidal-Rod Networks.

Kyongok Kang 1
1 IFF-Weiche Materie, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Juelich, NRW, Germany

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12:15 PM - LL4.6
Polymer Gel Transducers as an Interface for Optical Detection of Biological Molecules.

Sven Tierney 1 , Bjorn Stokke 1 , Dag Hjelme 2
1 Physics Department, Norwegian University of Science and Technology,NTNU, Trondheim Norway, 2 , Invivo Sense, Trondheim Norway

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12:30 PM - LL4.7
Electrochemical Biosensors Using Covalently Coimmobilized Glucose Oxidase and Ferrocene Mediators Within Hydrogel Films on Microdic Electrode Arrays.

Walter Torres 1 2 , Anthony Guiseppi-Elie 1 2
1 Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors, and Biochips, Clemson University, Anderson, South Carolina, United States, 2 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States

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12:45 PM - LL4.8
Mechanical Properties of Central Force Networks.

Haiyi Liang 1 , Alexandre Kabla 1 , Matthieu Wyart 1 , L. Mahadevan 1
1 School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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LL5: Biological and Biomimetic Networks
Session Chairs
Christopher Bowman
Ronald A. Siegel
Tuesday PM, November 27, 2007
Room 207 (Hynes)

2:30 PM - **LL5.1
Cartilage Biopolymeric Networks and Macromolecules.

Alan Grodzinsky 1 2 3 , H. Lee 1 , C. Ortiz 4 , J. Kisiday 4 , D. Chai 3 , P. Kopesky 3
1 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 3 Biological Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 4 Materials Science and Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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3:00 PM - **LL5.2
A Polymer Physics/Materials Science Approach to Explain the Material Properties of Cartilage.

Peter Basser 1 , David Lin 1 , Candida Silva 1 , Iren Horkayne-Szakaly 1 , Ferenc Horkay 1
1 , NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, United States

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3:30 PM - *
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4:00 PM - **LL5.3
DNA-Crosslinked Gels.

Bernard Yurke 1
1 , Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, United States

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4:30 PM - **LL5.4
Multiscale Approaches to Cartilage Tissue Engineering Using Alginate Hydrogels.

Lawrence Bonassar 1
1 Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States

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5:00 PM - LL5.5
The Effect of Network Architecture on the Mechanics of Three-dimensional Cross-linked Actin Networks.

Patrick Onck 1 , Liesbeth Huisman 1 , Teun Van Dillen 1 , Erik Van der Giessen 1
1 Micromechanics of Materials, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Groningen Netherlands

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5:15 PM - LL5.6
Constitutive Modeling of the Stress-Strain Behavior of F-actin Filament Networks.

Jeffrey Palmer 1 2 , Mary Boyce 1
1 Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 , MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

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5:30 PM - LL5.7
Elasticity Models for the Spherical Indentation of Gels and Soft Biological Tissues.

David Lin 1 , Emilios Dimitriadis 1 , Ferenc Horkay 1
1 , National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States

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5:45 PM - LL5.8
Elastic Fiber Alignments in Collagen Networks.

Alexandre Kabla 1 , David Vader 2 , David Weitz 2 , L. Mahadevan 2
1 Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, Cambridge United Kingdom, 2 SEAS, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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LL6: Poster Session
Session Chairs
Anthony J. Ryan
Candida Silva
Wednesday AM, November 28, 2007
Exhibition Hall D (Hynes)

9:00 PM - LL6.1
Novel Stimuli Sensitive Structures Formed by the Directed Assembly of Microgels in Droplets.

Rhutesh Shah 1 , Jinwoong Kim 1 , David Weitz 2 1
1 School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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9:00 PM - LL6.10
Nanostructured Polymers as Better Bladder Tissue Substitutes.

Young Wook Chun 1 , Karen Haberstroh 1 , Martin Kaefer 2 , Thomas Webster 1
1 , Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 2 , Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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9:00 PM - LL6.2
Open Chain Sugar Gelators by Biocatalytic Synthesis Pathway: A Possible Drug Delivery Vehicle.

Swapnil Jhadav 1 , Praveen Kumar Vemula 1 , George John 1
1 Department of Chemistry, City College of the City University of New York, New York, New York, United States

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9:00 PM - LL6.3
Computer Simulation of Compressive Failure in Silica Aerogels.

Brian Good 1
1 , NASA GRC, Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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9:00 PM - LL6.4
Assembly and Dissociation Behaviours of Poly(ethylene glycol) and α-cyclodextrin Induced by Small Drug Competitors.

Zhao Sanping 1 , Lee Jonghwi 1
1 , Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Chung-Ang University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of)

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9:00 PM - LL6.5
Stimuli-Sensitive Polymers Based on PNIPAM, LIPOIC ACID, and GOLD COLLOID.

Hye Ri Yun 1 , Chul Ho Park 1 , Jonghwi Lee 1
1 School of Chemical Engineering Materials Science , Chung Ang University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of)

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9:00 PM - LL6.6
Perfluorocarbon-based Microemulsion Gels With Triblock Copolymers.

Xiaoming Pan 1 , Surita Bhatia 1
1 Chemical Engineering , University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

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9:00 PM - LL6.7
Micellar Solutions and Gels of Diblock Copolymers of Styrene and N-tert-Butylacrylamide Studied by Rheology and Light Scattering.

Nitin Sharma 1 , Rajeswari Kasi 2
1 Polymer Program,Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States, 2 Polymer Program, Institute of Materials Science and Chemistry Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States

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9:00 PM - LL6.8
Refractive Index Change in Nanoscale Thermosensitive Hydrogel for Optoelectronic and Biophotonic Applications.

Arup Neogi 1 , Brett Garner 1 , Zhibing Hu 1 , Floyd McDaniel 1 , Miguel Rojas 2
1 Physics, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States, 2 Physics, Universidad Autonoma del Edo de Mex, Toluca Mexico

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9:00 PM - LL6.9
Hyaluronic Acid-Based Hydrogel Particles and Particle-Crosslinked Networks for Soft Tissue Regeneration.

Amit Jha 1 , Nurettin Sahiner 1 , Xinqiao Jia 1
1 Material Sc & Eng, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States

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2007-11-28   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Ferenc Horkay National Institutes of Health
Noshir A. Langrana Rutgers University
Anthony J. Ryan The University of Sheffield
J. David Londono DuPont de Nemours
LL7: Drug and Gene Delivery
Session Chairs
Peter Basser
Wednesday AM, November 28, 2007
Room 207 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - **LL7.1
Identification of Factors Affecting Performance of an Enzyme/Hydrogel Oscillator.

Ronald Siegel 1 , Amardeep Bhalla 1 , Siddharthya Mujumdar 1
1 Pharmaceutics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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10:00 AM - **LL7.2
Rational Design of Oligonucleotide Delivery Vectors.

Charles Roth 1 2
1 Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States, 2 Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

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10:30 AM - *
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11:00 AM - **LL7.3
Diffusion of Nanoparticles in Concentrated Polymer Solutions and Gels.

Hacene Boukari 1 , Ariel Michelman-Ribeiro 1 , Ralph Nossal 1 , Ferenc Horkay 1
1 , National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States

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11:30 AM - **LL7.4
Bioinspired Stimulisensitive Microgels and Hydrogels.

Walter Richtering 1 , Martina Keerl 1 , Bastian Brugger 1 , Judith Musch 1
1 Physical Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen Germany

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12:00 PM - LL7.5
Smart Membranes: Hydroxypropyl Cellulose for Flavor Delivery.

Kevin Heitfeld 1 , Dale Schaefer 1
1 Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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12:15 PM - LL7.6
Thermosensitive Copolymer, poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-dimethyl-gamma-butyrolactone acrylate-co-acrylic acid), as Injectable, in-situ Gelling Material for Controlled Drug Release with Hydrolysis-dependent LCST.

Zhanwu Cui 1 , Baehoon Lee 1 , Brent Vernon 1
1 the Harrington Department of Bioengineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States

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12:30 PM - LL7.7
Intracellular Delivery of Membrane-impermeable Macromolecules Using Biodegradable pH-sensitive Core-shell Nanoparticles.

Yuhua Hu 1 , Arpun Nagaraja 2 , James Lu 4 6 , Tamara Litwin 5 , Darrell Irvine 2 3
1 ChemEng, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Materials Science and Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 4 Biology , MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 6 Cancer Research Center, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 5 Chemistry, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 3 Bioengineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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12:45 PM - LL7.8
Radiation Induced Intra- and Inter-Crosslinked Poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) Nanohydrogels for Drug Delivery.

Jung-Chul An 1 , Dianne Poster 2 , Wyatt Vreeland 3 , Joseph Silverman 1 , Mohamad Al-Sheikhly 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States, 2 Chemistry Science and Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States, 3 Analytical Chemistry, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

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LL8: Biological Gels and Tissue Engineering
Session Chairs
Hacene Boukari
Pedro Verdugo
Wednesday PM, November 28, 2007
Room 207 (Hynes)

2:30 PM - **LL8.1
Networking with Nature for Lessons that Gel: From Slugs in America to Hippos in Zambia.

Christopher Viney 1
1 , University of California at Merced, Merced, California, United States

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3:00 PM - **LL8.2
Injectable Materials that form Macroporous Scaffolds with Defined Surface Chemistry and Growth Factor Release Profiles.

Kevin Shakesheff 1
1 School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham United Kingdom

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3:30 PM - *
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4:00 PM - **LL8.3
Fibrin Based Scaffolds for Neural Wound Repair.

Lisa Flanagan 1 , Penelope Georges 2 , Ivo Laidmae 3 , Raivo Uibo 3 , Evelyn Sawyer 4 , Paul Janmey 2
1 , University of California-Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine, California, United States, 2 , University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 3 , Tartu University, Tartu Estonia, 4 , Sea Run Holdings, Inc., Freeport, Maine, United States

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4:30 PM - **LL8.4
Deconstructing the Cell-Biomaterial Interface: Lessons and Challenges in Vascular Tissue Engineering.

Joyce Wong 1
1 Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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5:00 PM - LL8.5
Morphology of Microtubule Networks Grown in Agarose Gels.

Javier Castro 1 , Pierre Deymier 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States

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5:15 PM - LL8.6
A Cell’s Perspective of its Culture Surface.

Ruchirej Yongsunthon 1 , David Baker 1 , Wanda Walczak 1 , Theresa Chang 1 , Wageesha Senaratne 1 , Odessa Petzold 1 , Randall Youngman 1
1 , Corning Incorporated, Corning, New York, United States

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5:30 PM - LL8.7
Developing New Hydrogels for Spinal Cord Injury.

Erin Lavik 1 , Millicent Rauch 1 , Sara Hynes 1 , Andy Redmond 1
1 , Yale, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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5:45 PM - LL8.8
Novel Ionic Block Copolymers as Templates for Biomineralization.

Mathumai Kanapathipillai 1 , Chieh-Tsung Lo 2 , Pappannan Thiyagarajan 3 , Surya Mallapragada 1
1 Chemical engineering, Iowa state university, Ames laboratory, Ames, Iowa, United States, 2 Advanced photon source, Argonne national laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, United States, 3 Intense pulse neutron source, Argonne national laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, United States

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2007-11-29   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Ferenc Horkay National Institutes of Health
Noshir A. Langrana Rutgers University
Anthony J. Ryan The University of Sheffield
J. David Londono DuPont de Nemours
LL9: Functional Biopolymer Assemblies
Session Chairs
Costas Patrickios
Thursday AM, November 29, 2007
Room 207 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - LL9.1
Two-photon Microfabrication of Structures Containing the Biopolymer Chitosan.

Cleber Mendonca 1 2 , Daniel Correa 1 2 , Prakriti Tayalia 1 , Gatien Cosendey 1 , David dos Santos Jr. 3 , Ricardo Aroca 3 , Eric Mazur 1
1 Department of Physics and Division of Engineering and Applied , Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Instituto de Fisica de Sao Carlos, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil, 3 , University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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9:45 AM - LL9.2
Magnetically Controlled Thermoresposive Hydrogel for Microfluidics and Biomemetics.

Santaneel Ghosh 2 , Tong Cai 1 , Zhibing Hu 1 , Arup Neogi 1
2 Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States, 1 Department of Physics , University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States

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10:00 AM - LL9.3
Analytical Approach to Quantifying the Non-Affine Behavior of Fiber Networks.

Catalin Picu 1 , Hamed Hatami-Marbini 1
1 , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States

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10:15 AM - LL9.4
Protein-Based Hydrogels for Cell Transplantation under Constant Physiological Conditions.

Cheryl Wong Po Foo 1 , Sarah Heilshorn 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States

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11:00 AM - **LL9.5
Asphaltene Aggregation: Thermo- and Molecular Dynamics and NMR Applications in Petroleum Exploration.

Natalia Lisitza 1 , Denise Freed 1 , Pabitra Sen 1 , Yi-Qiao Song 1
1 , Schlumberger, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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11:30 AM - LL9.6
Human Cervical Tissue Anisotropy and Structure-Function Relationships.

Kristin Myers 1 , Anastassia Paskaleva 1 , Michael House 2 , Simona Socrate 1
1 Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Division of Materal Fetal Medicine, New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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11:45 AM - LL9.7
Chemomechanical Tuning of Polymeric Surfaces to Modulate Prokaryotic Cell Adhesion.

Todd Thompson 1 , Jenny Lichter 1 , Michael Rubner 1 , Krystyn Van Vliet 1
1 Materials Science & Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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12:00 PM - LL9.8
Hierarchies, Multiple Energy Barriers and Robustness Govern the Fracture Mechanics of Alpha-helical Proteins.

Theodor Ackbarow 1 , Markus Buehler 1
1 Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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12:15 PM - LL9.9
On Demand Release of Nucleic Acid Constructs via Enzymatic and Physical Triggers.

Sid Venkatesh 1 , Jacek Wower 2 , Mark Byrne 1
1 Biomimetic & Biohybrid Materials, Biomedical Devices, and Drug Delivery Laboratories, Department of Chemical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, United States, 2 Department of Animal Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, United States

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12:30 PM - LL9.10
Biocompatible Nanoparticle-Reinforced Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering.

Sarvesh Agrawal 1 , Naomi Sanabria-Delong 2 , Kyuongsik Chin 1 , Susan Roberts 1 , Gregory Tew 2 , Surita Bhatia 1
1 Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

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