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    Prof. Stuart Rowan: "Using Dynamic Chemistry to Access Stimuli-Responsive and Adaptive Materials". PLUS Distinguished Service Award, 50- and 60-year Member Recognition

    June 16, 2017
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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    Loyola University - Chemistry Department (Life Science Building)
    1050 West Sheridan Road (Room 142)
    Chicago, IL 60660
    http://www.luc.edu/chemistry/
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    Prof. Stuart Rowan

    - University of Chicago -
    Institute for Molecular Engineering and Department of Chemistry

    "Using Dynamic Chemistry to Access Stimuli-Responsive and Adaptive Materials"

    PLUS:
    Distinguished Service Award for Avrom Litin,
    Recognition of 50-,60-year Members

    ABSTRACT

    The dynamic bond can be defined as any class of bond that selectively undergoes reversible breaking and reformation, usually under equilibrium conditions. The incorporation of dynamic bonds (which can be either covalent or non-covalent) allows access to structurally dynamic polymers. Such polymers can exhibit macroscopic responses upon exposure to an environmental stimulus, on account of a rearrangement of the polymeric architecture. In such systems, the nature of the dynamic bond not only dictates which stimulus the material will be responsive to but also plays a role in the response itself. Thus, such a design concept represents a molecular level approach to the development of new stimuli-responsive materials.We have been interested in the potential of such systems to access new material platforms and have developed a range of new mechanically stable, structurally dynamic polymer films that change their properties in response to a given stimulus, such as temperature, light or specific chemicals. Such adaptive materials have been targeted toward applications that include healable plastics, responsive liquid crystalline polymers, chemical sensors, thermally responsive hydrogels,shape memory materials and mechanically dynamic biomedical implants. Our latest results in this area will be discussed.

    PROGRAM

    • 5:30 - 6:30  Registration and Dinner at Student Cafeteria (closes at 6:30)
    • 6:30 - 7:30  Poster Session and Networking
    • 7:30 - 7:35  Distinguished Service Award to Avrom Litin
    • 7:35 - 7:45  Presentaiton of the 50- and 60-Year Member Awards
    • 7:45 - 7:50  Introductory remarks by Fran Kravitz, Chicago Section Chair
    • 7:50 - 8:50  Lecture by Prof. Rowan

    THREE LOCATIONS

    • MAIN SITE (With live speaker): Loyola University
    • STREAMING LOCATION #1: North Central College
    • STREAMING LOCATiON #2: Purdue U. Northwest, Hammond, IN

    POSTER SESSION

    Undergraduates will present posters describing their research, and the best one will win a prize! Please register here to present a poster:

    http://chicagoacs.org/form.php?form_id=26

    DINNER - ALL SITES/Depends on location:

    MAIN SITE: Loyola University Cafeteria style at nearby Student Cafeteria 

    REMOTE SITE #1:  North Central College Choice of either Panera Box Lunch Turkey Sandwich or
    Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich (both come with potato chips, pickle, a cookie and beverage)
    REMOTE SITE #2 Purdue U. Northwest       Choice of either Panera Box Lunch Turkey Sandwich or Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich (both come with potato chips, pickle, a cookie and beverage)

    PLEASE NOTE: if we do not meet the minimum amount for delivery at a Remote Site, your meal will be subsitutued with a similar meal from Jimmy Johns.

    RESERVATIONS:

    Dinner Registration Deadline: 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    Lecture-only Registration Deadline: 12:00 noon Thursday, June 14, 2017

    PLEASE HONOR YOUR RESERVATIONS.  The Section must pay for all dinner orders.  No-shows will be billed. Please contact the Section Office via phone (847-391-9091) or email ([email protected]) if you have any questions

    BIOGRAPHY

    Stuart Rowan is currently a Professor of Molecular Engineering and Chemistry at the University of Chicago, where he moved July 1st 2016. Prior to this he was the Kent H. Smith Professor of Engineering in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. Stuart was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and grew up in Troon, Aryshire on the west coast of Scotland.  He received his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry in 1991 from the University of Glasgow and stayed there for graduate school in the laboratory of Dr David D. MacNicol, receiving his Ph.D. in 1995. In 1994 he moved to the Chemistry Department at the University of Cambridge to work with Prof. Jeremy K. M. Sanders FRS. He moved across the Atlantic (and the continental U.S.) to continue his postdoctoral studies with Prof. Sir J. Fraser Stoddart FRS at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1998. In 1999 he was appointed as an Assistant Professor to the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2005 and became a Full Professor in 2008. He is a NSF CAREER awardee, received the Morley Medal (ACS) in 2013, the CWRU Distinguished University Award in 2015, and the Herman Mark Scholar Award (ACS) in 2015. He became an ACS POLY Fellow in 2016 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is the Deputy Editor of the ACS Macro Letters, and on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, Chemical Science, and J. Macromolecular Sci, Pure & Applied Chem. He has published over 140 scientific papers and reviews. His research interests focus on the potential of dynamic chemistry (covalent and non-covalent) in the construction and properties of structurally dynamic polymeric materials. His group works on supramolecular polymers, self-healing materials, stimuli-responsive material and nanocomposites, metal-containing polymers, gels, biomaterials, and developing new synthetic methods for the construction of complex polymeric architectures.

    MAIN LOCATION - DIRECTIONS and PARKING:

    LIVE LECTURE:

    Loyola University
    Quinlan Life Sciences Center, Room 142 (Auditorium)
    1050 W. Sheridan Rd.
    Chicago, IL 60660

    Map & Directions: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/loyola_mapdir_quinlan142.pdf

    PARKING IN MAIN STRUCTURE: $7.00 cash/credit

    STREAMING LOCATIONS - DIRECTIONS and PARKING:

    STREAMING LOCATION #1:

    North Central College
    SCIENCE CENTER (NEW!)
    Room STEM 101
    131 S. Loomis St.
    Naperville, IL 60540

    Map and directions: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/ncc_sciencecenter.pdf

    PARKING: free on the street

    STREAMING LOCATION #2:

    Purdue University Northwest
    Gyte Building Room 240
    2200 169th Street
    Hammond, IN 46323

    Map and directions: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/purduenw_map.pdf

    PARKING: Free in most lots (see map)

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    Tickets

    $15.00 MAIN SITE - Member

    $15.00 MAIN SITE - AIChE Member

    $17.00 MAIN SITE - Non-member

    $0.00 MAIN SITE - Lecture only

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Member ticket

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - AIChE Member

    $17.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Non-member ticket

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Lecture-only

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - Member ticket

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - AIChE Member

    $17.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - Non-member ticket

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - Lecture-only

    $10.00 Tote bag: CHICAgO elements - blue