The Symposium ...

The Symposium will be held on Friday May 3, 2019 from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm at Palmas del Mar, Humacao, Puerto Rico. The deadline to register online and to submit titles for poster presentations is Friday April 26, 2019 or until all seats are occupied.

This event is funded by PENN MRSEC and PENN-UPRH PREM.

Featuring the following speakers:

Mark Liberman has a dual appointment at the University of Pennsylvania, as Trustee Professor of Phonetics in the Department of Linguistics, and as a professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. He is the founder and director of the Linguistic Data Consortium.
Paris Perdikaris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania. His work spans a wide range of areas in computational science and engineering, with a particular focus on the analysis and design of complex physical and biological systems using machine learning, stochastic modeling, computational mechanics, and high-performance computing.
Vivek Shenoy is the Eduardo D. Glandt President's Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics & Bioengineering. His current research focuses on developing theoretical concepts and numerical methods to understand the basic principles that control the behavior of both engineering and biological systems.
Feng Gai is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Endowed Term Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. The focus of his research is to study how proteins fold from random or quasi-random coils to their biologically functional conformations. His group is particularly interested in the kinetic aspects of the folding mechanisms.
Mohammad Islam is a Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University. In his research, he employs both soft- and nanomaterials approaches to engineer multifunctional materials with tailored optical, electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties. His group also explores use of these unique materials in diverse applications such as fuel cells, supercapacitors, drug delivery vessels, etc.
Daeyeon Lee is a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. His vision is to develop deep understanding of the interactions between soft materials. His group seeks to extend the obtained knowledge to enable the assembly of nano-/micro-scale materials into macroscopic structures that have designed properties and functionality.