Levich Institute Seminar Announcement, 04/19/2005

Tuesday, 04/19/2005
2:00 PM
Steinman Hall, Room #312
(Chemical Engineering Conference Room)

Professor Paul Chaikin
New York University
Department of Physics


"Colloids, Candies, DNA: Packings, Pushing, Pasting"

ABSTRACT

We're interested in colloids as model systems and as building blocks. We use lithography to make billiions of nonspherical particles (~ 5 microliters) and confocal microscopy, a dielectrophoretic bottle to control density, DNA links and light fields to measure interparticle interactions, phase diagrams and to activate motion and control specific, reversable interactions. We also use macroscopic particles to study related anisometric packing problems.

BRIEF ACADEMIC/EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Professorships at UCLA, Univ. Paris-Sud, Penn, Princeton, Institute Curie, NYU.