Levich Institute Seminar Announcement, 09/07/2004

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Tuesday, 09/07/2004
2:00 PM
Steinman Hall, Room #312
(Chemical Engineering Conference Room)

Professor Arjun Yodh
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Physics


"Fun with Rods and Polymers in Suspension"

ABSTRACT

I will discuss recent experiments from my lab that explore phases of rod-polymer mixtures, motions of polymers in nematic fluids, lyotropic nematic elastomers and, possibly, the rheology of carbon nanotube suspensions.

BRIEF ACADEMIC/EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
  • 1981 BSc - Cornell (Applied Physics)
  • 1986 MSc, PhD - Harvard (Applied Physics)
  • 1986-88 Post-doc - AT & T Bell Labs (with Steve Chu and Harry Tom)
  • 1988 -- Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania
  • Currently James M. Skinner Professor of Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS Soft Condensed Matter, Optics, Biomedical Optics