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2011 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 28-December 2, 2011 | Boston

Meeting Chairs: Cammy R. Abernathy, Paul V. Braun, Masashi Kawsaki, Kathyn J. Wahl

Symposium LL : Synthetic and Biological Gels

2011-11-28   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Ferenc Horkay National Institutes of Health
Noshir Langrana Rutgers University
J. David Londono Dupont de Nemours and Co.
Wilhelm Oppermann Clausthal University of Technology
Richard G. Weiss Georgetown University
LL1: Nanoparticles and Gels
Session Chairs
Ferenc Horkay
Noshir Langrana
Monday AM, November 28, 2011
Room 101 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - **LL1.1
Multi-Component, Self-Assembled, Soft Materials.

Uday Maitra 1
1 Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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10:00 AM - **LL1.2
Molecular Origin of Nonlinear Elasticity in Model Physically Associating Triblock Copolymer Gels.

Kendra Erk 1 , Kenneth Shull 2
1 Polymers Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States, 2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States

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10:30 AM -
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11:00 AM - LL1.3
Application of the Regular Solution Model to Interpret the Gelation Behavior of Low Molecular Mass Organogelators in Organic Solvents.

Kevin Cavicchi 1 , Li Feng 1
1 , The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States

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11:15 AM - LL1.4
Oxygen-Generating Gel Systems Induced by Visible Light and Application to Artificial Photosynthesis.

Kosuke Okeyoshi 1 2 , Ryo Yoshida 2
1 , RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Saitama Japan, 2 , The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Japan

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11:30 AM - LL1.5
Micron-Scale Measurement of the Complex Modulus of Gel by Dynamic Instrumented Indentation.

Jennifer Hay 1
1 Nanotechnology Measurements Operation, Agilent Technologies, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

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11:45 AM - LL1.6
The Surface Frictional and Mechanical Behaviors of Silicone Hydrogel-Based Contact Lens Materials.

Bo Zhou 1 , Nicholas Randall 1 , Samuel Marclay 1 , Lei Li 2
1 , CSM Instruments Inc, Needham, Massachusetts, United States, 2 , University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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LL2: Design of Functional Polymer Gels
Session Chairs
Wilhelm Oppermann
Richard Weiss
Monday PM, November 28, 2011
Room 101 (Hynes)

2:30 PM - **LL2.1
Gels for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage.

Piero Baglioni 1 , Massimo Bonini 1 , Emiliano Carretti 1 , Emiliano Fratini 1 , Rodorico Giorgi 1
1 Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, Florence Italy

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3:00 PM - **LL2.2
Structure and Kinetics of Gelation in Cellulose Derivatives.

Patrick Fairclough 1 , Anthony Ryan 1 , Oscar Kelly 1 , Hau Yu 1
1 The Department of Chemistry, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield United Kingdom

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3:30 PM -
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4:00 PM - **LL2.3
Enzyme-Instructed Formation of Molecular Nanofibers/Hydrogels for Biomedicine.

Bing Xu 1
1 Chemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

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4:30 PM - LL2.4
Engineering Better Biomaterials to Reverse Type 1 Diabetes.

Kaitlin Bratlie 1 2 , Arturo Vegas 1 2 , Thema Vietti 1 , Alan Chiu 1 , Nimit Dholakia 1 , Robert Langer 2 3 1 , Daniel Anderson 2 3 1
1 Koch Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Insitute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 3 Division of Health & Sciences Technology, Massachusetts Insitute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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4:45 PM - LL2.5
A Synthetically Designed Gel for Controlled Release of Insulin.

Akira Matsumoto 1 , Takehiko Ishii 2 , Kazunori Kataoka 2 , Yuji Miyahara 1
1 Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo Japan, 2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Japan

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5:00 PM - LL2.6
Designing Biological Systems.

Pamela Silver 1
1 , Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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5:15 PM - LL2.7
Supramolecular Nanofibers and Hydrogels of Nucleopeptides Resistant to Enzyme Digestion.

Xinming Li 1 , Yi Kuang 1 , Hsin-Chieh Lin 1 , Yuan Gao 1 , Junfeng Shi 1 , Bing Xu 1
1 Chemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

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5:30 PM - LL2.8
Engineering Bioadhesive Hydrogels for Aneurysm Occlusion.

Marjan Rafat 1 , Lisa Rotenstein 1 , Jin-Oh You 1 , Debra Auguste 1
1 Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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5:45 PM - LL2.9
Structure and Assembly of DNA Nanoparticles.

Preethi Chandran 1 , Emilios Dimitriadis 1 , Ferenc Horkay 1
1 , National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States

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LL3: Poster Session I
Session Chairs
Preethi Chandran
Noshir Langrana
Monday PM, November 28, 2011
Exhibition Hall C (Hynes)

9:00 PM - LL3.1
Esterase-Instructed Formation of Molecular Hydrogel and Beta-Galactosidase-Instructed Intracellular Hydrogelation.

Fan Zhao 1 2 , Christopher Weitzel 3 , Susan Lovett 3 , Bing Xu 1
1 Department of Chemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Quantitative Biology Program, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States, 3 Department of Biology, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

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9:00 PM - LL3.10
Investigating Thermoreversible Polyelectrolyte-Surfactant Complex Organogelators.

Ashley Lloyd 1 , Kevin Cavicchi 2 , Yuqing Liu 2 , Gustavo Guzman 3
1 , Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Polymer Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States, 3 Chemical Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota Colombia

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9:00 PM - LL3.11
Solubility and Structural Analysis of Synthetic Designer Self-Assembling Protein RADA16-I.

Ashley Cormier 1 , Carolina Ruiz-Orta 1 , Rufina Alamo 1 , Anant Paravastu 1
1 , FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Tallahassee, Florida, United States

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9:00 PM - LL3.2
Rational Design, Self-Assembly, and Antibacterial Activity of Molecular Hydrogelators Derived from Kanamycin.

Ning Zhou 1 , Zhimo Yang 2 , Gaolin Liang 3 , Bing Xu 1
1 Chemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States, 2 College of Life Sciences , Nakai University, Tianjin China, 3 Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei China

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9:00 PM - LL3.3
Enzymatic Formation of Fluorescent Supramolecular Hydrogels.

Yuan Gao 1 , Yi Kuang 1 , Junfeng Shi 1 , Hsin-Chieh Lin 1 , Bing Xu 1
1 Chemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

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9:00 PM - LL3.4
Structure/Property Relationships of Responsive LC Gels

Madeline Duning 1 , Anastasia Voevodin 1 , Michael McConney 1 , Lalgudi Natarajan 1 , Vincent Tondiglia 1 , Timothy White 1 , Timothy Bunning 1
1 , Air Force Research Laboratory, Wpafb, Ohio, United States

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9:00 PM - LL3.5
Criteria for Chemo-Mechanical Oscillations in Photosensitive, Self-Oscillating Polymer Gels.

Pratyush Dayal 1 , Olga Kuksenok 1 , Anna Balazs 1
1 Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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9:00 PM - LL3.6
pH-Sensitive Injectable Hydrogel by Charge Driven Physical Crosslinking.

Seung Yong Lee 1 , Ju Eun Kim 1 , Jungkyu Kang 1 , Cheol-Hee Ahn 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of)

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9:00 PM - LL3.7
The Function and Differentiation of Myelinating Oligodenrocytes are Modulated by Their Mechanical Environment.

Anna Jagielska 1 , Adele Norman 2 , Graeme Whyte 3 , Robin Franklin 2 , Jochen Guck 3 , Krystyn Van Vliet 1 4
1 Materials Science and Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Department of Veterinary Medicine and Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, University of Cambridge, Cambridge United Kingdom, 3 Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge United Kingdom, 4 Biological Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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9:00 PM - LL3.8
Depth Dependent Osmotic and Swelling Properties of Cartilage.

Candida Silva 1 , Iren Horkayne-Szakaly 1 , Preethi Chandran 1 , Emilios Dimitriadis 1 , Christopher Papanicolas 1 , Peter Basser 1 , Ferenc Horkay 1
1 , NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, United States

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9:00 PM - LL3.9
Bioresponsive Polymers Based on Modified Polysaccharides for Enzymatic Controlled Release.

Konstantin Schneider 1 , Andrea Hasmann 1 , Eva Wehrschuetz-Sigl 1 , Teresa Flock 1 , Ulrike Gewessler 1 , Doris Schiffer 2 , Georg Guebitz 1 2
1 Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, ACIB GmbH, Graz, Styria, Austria, 2 Institute of Environmetal Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Styria, Austria

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2011-11-29   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Ferenc Horkay National Institutes of Health
Noshir Langrana Rutgers University
J. David Londono Dupont de Nemours and Co.
Wilhelm Oppermann Clausthal University of Technology
Richard G. Weiss Georgetown University
LL4: Bioactive Gels and Tissue Repair
Session Chairs
Ronald Siegel
Bing Xu
Tuesday AM, November 29, 2011
Room 101 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - **LL4.1
Cell-Seeded Hydrogels for Cartilage Repair: Growing Spheroidal Matrix Gels in a Gel.

Alan Grodzinsky 1
1 Biological, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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10:00 AM - **LL4.2
Modified Alginate Hydrogels to Control Growth Factor Binding for Cartilage Tissue Engineering.

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

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10:30 AM -
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11:00 AM - **LL4.3
Confocal-Rheology of Type-I Collagen Gels.

Daniel Blair 1 , Richard Arevalo 1 , Jeffery Urbach 1
1 Physics, Georgetown Univeristy, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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11:30 AM - LL4.4
Theory of Fluid Lubrication of Hydrogels and Articular Cartilage during Compression under an Applied Load.

Jeffrey Sokoloff 1
1 Physics Department, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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11:45 AM - LL4.5
Mechanical Measurements of Hyaluronan-Rich Pericellular Coats.

Louis McLane 1 2 , Anthony Kramer 1 2 , Heike Bohem 3 , J. Curtis 1 2
1 Physics, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 2 Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 3 New Materials and Biosystems, Max Planck Institute for Metals Reserach, Stuttgart Germany

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12:00 PM - LL4.6
A Finite Element Approach for Design of Tissue Surrogate Polymer Systems.

Roza Mahmoodian 1 , Zeynep Kalcioglu 1 , Krystyn Van Vliet 1 2
1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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12:15 PM - LL4.7
Matrix Modulus Affects Invasion Rate of Tumor Cells through Synthetic Hydrogels.

Esmaiel Jabbari 1
1 Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States

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12:30 PM - LL4.8
Design of Injectable Superstiff Hydrogels for Stem Cell Mobilization.

Hyunjoon Kong 1 , Youyun Liang 1 2 , Yen Wah Tong 2 , Tor Jensen 1 , Edward Roy 1
1 Chemcial & Biomolecular Eng., Univ. of IL-Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States, 2 Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore Singapore

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12:45 PM - LL4.9
In Situ Forming Hyaluronate Hydrogels by Host-Guest Chemistry Encapsulating Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Cancer Therapy.

Junseok Yeom 1 , Hyuntae Jung 2 3 , Sang Hoon Park 4 , Jung-A Yang 1 , Kimoon Kim 2 3 , Young Chul Sung 4 , Sei Kwang Hahn 1 3
1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, POSTECH, Pohang, Kyungbuk, Korea (the Republic of), 2 Department of Chemistry, POSTECH, Pohang, Kyungbuk, Korea (the Republic of), 3 School of Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Bioengineering, POSTECH, Pohang, Kyungbuk, Korea (the Republic of), 4 Department of Life Science, POSTECH, Pohang, Kyungbuk, Korea (the Republic of)

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LL5: Physical Gels and Self-Assembly
Session Chairs
Ronald Hedden
Francesco Sciortino
Tuesday PM, November 29, 2011
Room 101 (Hynes)

2:30 PM - **LL5.1
Self-Assembly Model of Entanglement.

Jack Douglas 1
1 , NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

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3:00 PM - **LL5.2
Synthesis and Investigation of Chiral Supramolecular Self-Assemblies of Novel Amino Acid Based Pyrimidine Derivatives.

Santanu Bhattacharya 1 , Sougata Datta 1
1 Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore India

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3:30 PM -
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4:00 PM - **LL5.3
Gelling and Ungelling Blood via Self-Assembly.

Srinivasa Raghavan 1 , Matthew Dowling 1
1 Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States

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4:30 PM - LL5.4
Injectable Solid Peptide Hydrogels for Curcumin Delivery to Tumors.

Darrin Pochan 1 , Aysegul Altunbas 1 , Sigrid Rajasekaran 2 , Joon Seung 2 , Joel Schneider 3
1 Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States, 2 Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research, AI duPont Hospital for Children , Wilmington, Delaware, United States, 3 Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland, United States

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4:45 PM - LL5.5
Ultrashort Natural Aliphatic Tri- to Heptapeptides that Self-Assemble into Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications.

Archana Mishra 1 , Yihua Loo 1 , Charlotte Hauser 1
1 , Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore Singapore

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5:00 PM - LL5.6
Self-Assembled Gels from Biological and Synthetic Polyelectrolytes.

Paul Calvert 1 , Skander Limem 1 , Dapeng Li 1 , Marc in het Panhuis 2 , Gordon Wallace 2
1 , University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, N Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States, 2 , University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

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5:15 PM - LL5.7
Predicting Sol-Gel Phase Behavior of Protein Physical Hydrogels through Molecular-Level Design and Characterization.

Widya Mulyasasmita 2 , Sarah Heilshorn 1 2
2 Bioengineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States, 1 Materials Science & Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States

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5:30 PM - LL5.8
Environmentally Friendly Adhesion on Wet Surfaces by Mussel Adhesive Protein Mimetic Polymer.

Jin Nishida 1 , Motoyasu Kobayashi 1 , Atsushi Takahara 1
1 ERATO, JST, Fukuoka Japan

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LL6: Poster Session II
Session Chairs
Ferenc Horkay
Candida Silva
Tuesday PM, November 29, 2011
Exhibition Hall C (Hynes)

9:00 PM - LL6.1
Modeling Mechano-Mutable Materials Composed of Crosslinked Nanogels and Nanoparticles.

Isaac Salib 1 , Victor Yashin 1 , German Kolmakov 1 , Balaji S. Iyer 1 , Krzysztof Matyjaszewski 2 , Anna Balazs 1
1 , University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 2 , Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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9:00 PM - LL6.10
Culturing Cells on Flexible Substrates of High Refractive Indexes.

Liou Yu Ren 1 , Kuo Po-Ling 1
1 Biomedical Electronics and Bioinformatics, National Taiwan University, Taipei City Taiwan

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9:00 PM - LL6.12
Cyclodextrin-Based Ionogels.

Sergio de Rooy 1 , Ridgely Lodes 1 , Das Susmita 1 , Ioan Negelescu 1 2 , Joshua Monk 3 , Francisco Hung 3 , Isiah Warner 1
1 Chemistry Department, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, 2 School of Human Ecology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, 3 Department of Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

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9:00 PM - LL6.2
The Sol-Gel Transitions Observed in the Aqueous Solutions of Synthetic Amphiphilic PEG.

Akihiro Aso 1 , Kazutaka Taki 2 , Hitoshi Tamiaki 2 , Kazunori Toma 3 , Atsushi Hotta 1
1 Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, 2 Institute of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan, 3 , Asahi Kasei Corporation, Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan

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9:00 PM - LL6.3
Calcium Ions to Crosslink Supramolecular Nanofibers for Tuning the Elasticity of Hydrogels over Orders of Magnitude.

Junfeng Shi 1 , Yuan Gao 1 , Yue Pan 1 , Bing Xu 1
1 , Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

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9:00 PM - LL6.4
Preparation and Properties of Chitosan-Alginate Janus Hydrogels.

Sunae Hwang 1 , Kyoung Duck Seo 2 , Suk Tai Chang 1 , Dong Sung Kim 2 , Jonghwi Lee 1
1 , Chung-Ang University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of), 2 , Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang Korea (the Republic of)

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9:00 PM - LL6.5
Supramolecular Hydrogel of a Versatile Ligand of Metal Ions.

Yue Pan 1 , Junfeng Shi 1 , Bing Xu 1
1 Chemsitry, Brandeis, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

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9:00 PM - LL6.6
Investigation of Cytotoxicity of Di-Phenylalanine Based Hydrogelators.

Yi Kuang 1 , Gaolin Liang 2 , Yuan Gao 1 , Fan Zhao 1 , Bing Xu 1
1 , Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States, 2 , University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China

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9:00 PM - LL6.7
Enzymatic Formation of Molecular Hydrogels of Adenosine Nucleoside.

Xuewen Du 1 , Junfeng Li 1 , Yuan Gao 1 , Yi Kuang 1 , Bing Xu 1
1 , Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

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9:00 PM - LL6.8
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID) Containing Multifunctional Supramolecular Hydrogels.

Jiayang Li 1 , Junfeng Shi 1 , Yuan Gao 1 , Yi Kuang 1 , Bing Xu 1
1 Chemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

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9:00 PM - LL6.9
Multiple Enzyme-Instructed Intracellular Formation of Nanofibers/Hydrogels for Selective Inhibition of Cancer Cells.

Dan Yuan 1 , Keming Xu 2 , Zhimou Yang 2 , Gaolin Liang 2 , Chun Liang 2 , Zhihong Guo 2 , Bing Xu 1
1 Chemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States, 2 , The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong China

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2011-11-30   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Ferenc Horkay National Institutes of Health
Noshir Langrana Rutgers University
J. David Londono Dupont de Nemours and Co.
Wilhelm Oppermann Clausthal University of Technology
Richard G. Weiss Georgetown University
LL7: Theory and Modeling
Session Chairs
Jack Douglas
Darrin Pochan
Wednesday AM, November 30, 2011
Room 101 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - **LL7.1
Colloidal Gels: Insight from Numerical Studies.

Francesco Sciortino 1
1 Physics, Sapienza Universita' di Roma, Rome Italy

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10:00 AM - **LL7.2
Dynamics of Polyelectrolyte Gels.

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

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10:30 AM -
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11:00 AM - **LL7.3
Intermolecular Packing Preferences and Polymorph Predictions for Select Organic Gelators.

Miklos Kertesz 1 , Wenzhuo Li 1 , Michael Roumanos 1 , Richard Weiss 1 , Saul Lapidus 2 , Peter Stephens 2
1 Chemistry, Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 2 Physics Department , Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States

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11:30 AM - LL7.4
Micro- to Mesoscale Simulation of Hydrogel Swelling Dynamics Based on a Phase Field Model.

Heike Emmerich 1 , Daming Li 1
1 , University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany

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11:45 AM - LL7.5
Modeling Photoinduced Morphing and Directed Motion of Polymer Gels.

Olga Kuksenok 1 , Anna Balazs 1
1 Chemical Engineering Dep, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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12:00 PM - LL7.6
Agglomeration Dynamics in Thermo-Sensitive Polymers across the Lower Critical Solution Temperature: A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study.

Sanket Deshmukh 1 , Derrick Mancini 1 2 , Subramanian Sankaranarayanan 3
1 CNM, Argonne National Lab, Lemont, Illinois, United States, 2 APS, Argonne National Lab, Lemont, Illinois, United States, 3 CNM, Argonne National Lab, Lemont, Illinois, United States

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12:15 PM - LL7.7
Modeling Self-Healing in Networks of Star-Shaped Nanogel Particles.

Balaji Iyer 1 , Isaac Salib 1 , Victor Yashin 1 , German Kolmokov 1 , Krzysztof Matyjaszewski 2 , Anna Balazs 1
1 Chemical And Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 2 Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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12:30 PM - LL7.8
Mesoscale Simulation of the Structure of Star Acrylated Poly(Ethylene Glycol-co-lactide) Hydrogels.

Seyedsina Moeinzadeh 1 , Esmaiel Jabbari 1
1 Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States

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12:45 PM - LL7.9
Multiscale Poroelastic Characterization of Hydrated Hydrogels via Indentation.

Zeynep Kalcioglu 1 , Roza Mahmoodian 1 , Yuhang Hu 2 , Zhigang Suo 2 , Krystyn Van Vliet 1
1 DMSE, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Kavli Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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LL8: Synthesis and Characterization of Polymer Networks
Session Chairs
Ferenc Horkay
Wednesday PM, November 30, 2011
Room 101 (Hynes)

2:30 PM - **LL8.1
Chain Dynamics in Multicomponent Polyelectrolyte Solutions and Its Relation to Deformation Mechanism in Double Network Hydrogels.

Wen-li Wu 1 , Sanghun Lee 3 1 , Vijay Tirumala 1 , Michihiro Nagao 1 , Taiki Tominaga 2 1 , Tasuku Nakajima 2 1 , Jian Ping Gong 2
1 , NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States, 3 , Seoul National University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of), 2 , Hokkaido University, Sapporo Japan

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3:00 PM - **LL8.2
Structure and Properties of High Performance Gels Made by Module Assembling Method.

Mitsuhiro Shibayama 1 , Hanako Asai 1 , Kenta Fujii 1 , Takamasa Sakai 2
1 Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan, 2 Department of Bioengineering, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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4:00 PM - **LL8.3
End-Linking Techniques for Synthesis of `Model' Gels and Networks.

Ronald Hedden 1
1 Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, United States

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4:30 PM - LL8.4
Viscoelastic and Mechanical Behavior of Hydrophobically Modified Physical Hydrogels.

Jinkun Hao 1 , Robert Weiss 1
1 Polymer Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States

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4:45 PM - LL8.5
Light-Activated Ionic Gelation of Common Biopolymers.

Vishal Javvaji 1 3 , Gregory Payne 2 3 , Srinivasa Raghavan 1 2
1 Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland, Collge Park, Maryland, United States, 3 Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR), University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States, 2 Fischell Department of Bioengineering , University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States

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5:00 PM - LL8.6
Effects of Synthesis Conditions on the Thermal Stability of Type I Collagen Vitrified Gels.

Zhiyong Xia 1 , Xiomara Calderon-Colon 1 , Morgana Trexler 1 , Jennifer Elisseeff 2 , Qiongyu Guo 2
1 , The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, United States, 2 Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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5:15 PM - LL8.7
Effects of Different Length Cross-Linking Reagents on the Optical Spectral Properties and Structures of Collagen Hydrogels.

Yu Jer Hwang 2 , Jillian Larsen 1 , Joseph Granelli 1 , Tatiana Krasieva 3 , Julia Lyubovitsky 1 2
2 Cell Molecular and Developmental Biology, UC Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, 1 Bioengineering, UC Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, 3 Beckman Laser Institute, UC Irvine, Irvine, California, United States

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5:30 PM - LL8.8
Saccharide-Peptide Based Nanogels as Biodegradable and Biocompatible Vectors for Drug Delivery.

Hiromitsu Urakami 1 , Jens Hentschel 1 , Kellie Seetho 1 , Hanxiang Zeng 1 , Kanika Chawla 1 , Zhibin Guan 1
1 , University of California, Irvine, California, United States

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5:45 PM - LL8.9
Improved Interfacial Shear Strength in UHWMPE-PVA Hydrogel Composites Following Aldehyde Grafting for Soft Tissue Applications.

Julianne Holloway 1 , Anthony Lowman 1 , Giuseppe Palmese 1
1 Chemical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia , Pennsylvania, United States

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2011-12-01   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Ferenc Horkay National Institutes of Health
Noshir Langrana Rutgers University
J. David Londono Dupont de Nemours and Co.
Wilhelm Oppermann Clausthal University of Technology
Richard G. Weiss Georgetown University
LL9: Responsive Gels and Biosensors
Session Chairs
J. David Londono
Wen-li Wu
Thursday AM, December 01, 2011
Room 101 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - **LL9.1
Swelling and Mechanical Relaxations in Hydrogels Containing Phenylboronic Acids.

Ronald Siegel 1 2 , Siddharthya Mujumdar 1 , Arum Kim 1
1 Pharmaceutics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 2 Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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