Colloquium: Polymers in the “Nano” Context

Biomimetic polymer nano composite. Image couretsy of macromolecules.org.edu

Biomimetic polymer nano composite. Image couretsy of macromolecules.org.edu

How can humanity produce all important nano-polymers more efficiently? By utilizing bio-mimetic approaches, or learning from nature, claims Professor Alexey R. Khokhlov.  We are pleased to invite you to the Skoltech Colloquium with the Prof Khokhlov Vice-Rector of Moscow State University. Full Professor, Head of the Chair of Polymer and Crystal Physics, Physics Department, Moscow State University.

When: October 16, 4 pm

Where: Hypercube, 4th floor

What: Polymers in the “Nano” Context

Abstract:  I will speak about molecular organization of polymer macromolecules at the scales from 1 to 100 nm. This molecular organization dictates the properties of many polymer systems from polymer nanocomposites to the self-organized macromolecular structures in the living cells. The latter structures determine the molecular origin of life, resulting in the functional systems which work much more precisely and robustly than any man-made mechanisms. Hence the biomimetic approach to polymers is very promising, and in my lecture I will describe several examples of the so-called “smart” systems that were designed using this approach.

 

Professor Alexey R. Khokhlov. Vice-Rector of Moscow State University. Full Professor, Head of the Chair of Polymer and Crystal Physics, Physics Department, Moscow State University.

Professor Alexey R. Khokhlov. Vice-Rector of Moscow State University. Full Professor, Head of the Chair of Polymer and Crystal Physics, Physics Department, Moscow State University.

Speaker: Professor Alexey R. Khokhlov is an internationally recognized scientist known for his outstanding contributions to various branches of polymer science, such as theory of polyelectrolytes and polymer liquid crystals, physical chemistry of polymer gels and associating polymers, computer simulations of polymer systems.

Research Interests: Polymer science, statistical physics of macromolecules, physical chemistry of polyelectrolytes and ionomers, microphase separation in polymer systems, polymer liquid crystals, polyelectrolyte responsive gels, topological restrictions in polymer systems, dynamics of concentrated polymer solutions and melts, coil-globule transitions, associating polymers, computer simulation of polymer systems, biomimetic polymers, proton-conducting polymer membranes.

If you’d like to participate and for further information or questions, please e-mail – а.

Please confirm your attendance. A pass is needed to enter the MSM.

Transfers:

If you go by car please pass the details of your car to Alesya Garifullina so she could order a pass for you to the Hypercube. Please see the location map attached.

You can also use our shuttle bus which will depart from Slavyansky  Boulevard at 3:15pm ( the last carriage from the city center, turn right and then go around the metro vestibule) Scheme attached.

It will go to the MSM first, and at 3:45 will depart from the MSM from the parking area near Karakorum building to the Hypercube.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

* The Skoltech Ideas Lab Program created by the Skoltech Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and MIT. The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private graduate research university in Skolkovo, Russia, a suburb of Moscow. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech educates global leaders in innovation, advances scientific knowledge, and fosters new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Applying international research and educational models, the university integrates the best Russian scientific traditions with twenty-first century entrepreneurship and innovation.

 

If you like to participate and for further information or questions, please Liliya Abaimova
We look forward to seeing you.

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