Monday, 23 May 2005: 8:50 AM-12:00 PM

Room 207 (Science & Engineering Resource Center)

Physical Chemistry (PHYS)

Spectroscopy of Biomolecules, Interfaces, and Materials I

The unifying theme of this symposium is the application of state-of-the-art spectroscopy methods to challenging problems in the dynamics and structure of Biomolecules, Interfaces, and (Nano-)Materials. There will be two plenary and six invited lectures, with a number of contributed talks to ensure broad participation of graduate student and postdoctoral researchers from the Mid-Atlantic region.
Organizer:Edward, W. Castner
Presider:Edward, W. Castner
8:50 AM Introductory Remarks
9:00 AM Wetting and Diffusion Phenomena in Hydrophobic Silica Nanotubes and Nanotube Membranes
Karthik Jayaraman, Kenji Okamoto, Sang Jun Son, Charles Luckett, Sang Bok Lee, Douglas English
9:20 AM Understanding the folding mechanism of beta-hairpins
Feng Gai
10:00 AM Break
10:30 AM Two dimensional infrared spectroscopy of biologically relevant systems
Robin M. Hochstrasser
11:30 AM Microviscosity and solvation dynamics in non-ionic surfactant PEO-PPO-PEO triblock copolymer aggregates
Christian D. Grant, Karen Steege, Tania Fadeeva, Edward W. Castner Jr.

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