Nanomaterials Webinar - February 11, 2016
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Join us for a webinar to learn about one of the cutting-edge applications of nanoscientific research:

Smart Fluids, Gels, and Rheology

 Join us for a series of lectures featuring materials sciences expert Professor Rigoberto Advincula of Case Western Reserve University! With considerable expertise in the design, synthesis and characterization of new polymers and nanoscale materials, Prof. Advincula has designed a series of lectures in order to share the latest developments in nanomaterials research in a variety of applications and fields.

 Stimuli-responsive fluids and gels are typically capable of changing their properties—primarily viscoelasticity—with field effects from light, temperature, magnetic behavior, and biological response. This means that the fluids have associative or dissociative behavior that can be triggered or controlled to result in gelation or phase behavior and equilibration. This review will focus on a number of polymeric and blend systems that contain functional groups capable of responding to stimuli. The key is in controlling the mechanism or the degree to which these materials respond to enable truly smart applications.

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Presented by Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
Macromolecular Science & Engineering, 
Case Western Reserve University

About Prof. Rigoberto Advincula

Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Director of the Petro Case Consortium, is recognized industry-wide as an expert regarding polymer and materials challenges of the oil-gas industry. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and is the recipient of numerous awards including Fellow of the American Chemical Society, Herman Mark Scholar Award of the Polymer Division, and Humboldt Fellow.

Register by clicking session below:

Thursday, February 11, 2015


  • PST (UTC-7): 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • EST (UTC -4):  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
  • BST (UTC +1): 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Webinar Details

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016


9:00 am – 10:00 am (PST)
San Francisco, Los Angeles

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (EST)
Cleveland, New York

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (BST)


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Micron-sized particles in magnetorheological (MR) fluid
MR fluids are composed of particles such as carbonyl iron that are suspended in a carrier liquid such as hydrocarbon oil. When exposed to a magnetic field, the fluid immediately and reversibly change its viscosity as the particles realign.
Image Credit: BASF

System Requirements


PC-based attendees
Windows® 7, Vista, XP 2003 Server 

Mac-based attendees
Mac OS® X 10.5
or newer


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