Preliminary Program

STRUCTURED FLUIDS AND INTERFACES:
TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES
FOR ORGANIZED MOLECULAR ASSEMBLIES

12 - 17 January, 1997
Il Ciocco Conference Center
Castelvecchio Pascoli (near Lucca, Italy)

Conference Co-Chairs:

T. Alan Hatton
MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

Andreas Bommarius
Degussa, Hanau, Germany

Engineering Foundation
345 E. 47th Street New York, NY 10017
1-212-705-7836; fax: 1-212-705-7441
E-mail: engfnd@aol.com
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Organizing Committee
Co-Chair: T. Alan Hatton (MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA)
Co-Chair: Andreas Bommarius (Degussa, Hanau, Germany)

Bjorn Lindman (Lund University, Lund, Sweden)
John Huang (Exxon, Annandale, NJ, USA)
George M. Whitesides (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA)

Sunday, January 12, 1997

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Registration

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Opening Dinner

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Reception

Monday, January 13, 1997

7:00 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Welcome and Conference Overview
T. Alan Hatton, Co-Chair
Andreas Bommarius, Co-Chair
Herman Bieber, EF Conferences Committee
Barbara Hickernell, EF Conferences Director

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Biosurfaces and Self-Assembly
G. Whitesides
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Coffee Break

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Synthesis and Applications of Nanoparticles in Microemulsions
B.H. Robinson
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Dendrimers
D. Tomalia
Michigan Molecular Institute, Midland, MI, USA

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ad hoc sessions and free time

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (coffee service in rear of room)
Colloids in the Petroleum Industries
J. Huang
Exxon, Annandale, NJ, USA

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Environmental Restoration Using Micellar Solutions
J.H. Harwell
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dinner

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Social Hour

Tuesday, January 14, 1997

7:00 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:30 am
Interactions of Liquid Crystals and Self-Assembled Monolayers: Chemical Sensing
N.L. Abbott
University of California, Davis, CA, USA

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Fullerenes in Biological Membranes: The Self-Assembly of a Near-Perfect Lubrication Layer from the Dynamical Point of View
T. Bayerl
University of Wurtzburg, Wurtzburg, Germany

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Coffee Break

11:00 am - 12 noon
Interfacial Adsorption of Polymers
TBA

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
Lunch

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Associating Colloids and Associative Thickeners
I. Illiopoulos
Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie Macromoleculaire, ESPCI, Paris, France

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Opportunities for the Use of Lipid and Polymer Structures in Protein and DNA Delivery
J.E. Lofroth
Astra Hassle, Monldal, Sweden

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ad hoc sessions and free time

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (coffee service in back of room)
Enzymatic Catalysis in Structured Media
A.S. Bommarius
Degussa, Hanau, Germany

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Microemulsions in the Food Industry
H. Watzke
Nestec, Lausanne, Switzerland

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dinner

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Social Hour

Wednesday, January 15, 1997

7:00 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast

8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Excursion to Florence

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (coffee service in rear of room)
Mesoporous Catalysts
J.Y. Ying
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cathodes for High Performance Batteries
E.L. Cussler
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dinner

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Social Hour

Thursday, January 16, 1997

7:00 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:30 am
Self-Assembled Monolayers in Corrosion Prevention
P.E. Laibinis
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Molecular Multilayers by Consecutive Adsorption: Materials, Structure and Applications
G. Decher
Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg, France

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Coffee Break

11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Exploiting Biological Chemistry to Prepare Organized Molecular Assemblies
D. Tirrell
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Ad hoc sessions/free time

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Social Hour

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conference Banquet

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Social Hour

Friday, January 17, 1997

7:00 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:30 am
Mixed Surfactant/Polymer Systems in Bulk and at Interfaces: Organization is Signficant for Applications
B. Lindman
University of Lund, Lund, Sweden

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Coffee Break

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Molecular Assemblies in Compressible Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
J. DeSimone
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

11:00 am - 12:00 noon
The Role of Academia, Government and Industry in Colloid and Interface Research and Development
TBA

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
Lunch and Adjournment

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