What's New... (as of April 2013)
Jonathan Gilbert's work on 'Depth-profiling X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis of interlayer diffusion in polyelectrolyte multilayers ' has been published in PNAS.
Cohen and Rubner to be honored at 2013 Spring ACS Meeting in New Orleans: Longtime research collaborators Robert Cohen and Michael Rubner will be inducted as Fellows of two separate divisions of the American Chemical Society at a joint award ceremony to be held on Wednesday April 10. Cohen will be inducted as a Fellow of the Division of Polymer Chemistry, and Rubner will become a Fellow of the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering. These large and active divisions of ACS select Fellows from their memberships each year. Cohen will join 5 others in this year's class of POLY Fellows and Rubner will be among a group of 8 PMSE Fellows. Last year at the Spring 2012 ACS meeting Cohen received the Paul J Flory Polymer Education Award from the POLY Division.
Hyomin Lee's work on 'Zwitter-Wettability and Antifogging Coatings with Frost-Resisting Capabilities' has been featured on MIT news.
Graduate student Jonathan Gilbert presented a talk on "Methods of polymeric backpacks attachment for cell-mediated drug delivery" in the 244th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the Abiotic/Biotic Interfaces session (Thursday, August 23 at 2:00 PM).
The 19th annual MIT-Princeton Microsymposium on Polymers will be held in Princeton on June 14, 2012. Graduate students and postdocs from the Cohen group at MIT and the Register group at Princeton will present a number of talks.. The list of presenters can be found here.
Graduate student Siddharth Srinivasan was one of the recipents of the 2012 Peebles Award for his work on the 'Perturbation Analysis of Accuracy of Contact Angle Determination for Sessile Drops on Liquid Repellent Surfaces'. He was also was the runner-up for the 2012 Alan Gent Award for the Most Distinguished Student Paper.
The following group members will present talks at the 86th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium at June 10-13, 2012 at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
- Mon, Jun 11, 9:50 - 10:10 AM
Non-wetting surfaces and estimation of slip lengths
S. Srinivasan, R. E. Cohen, G. H. McKinley;
- Wed, Jun 13, 1:50 - 2:10 PM
Utilizing dynamic contact angle tensiometry to quantify the kinetics of switchable surface rearrangement
J. A. Kleingartner, H. Lee, G. H. McKinley, R. E. Cohen
- Wed, Jun 13, 3:40 - 4:00 PM
Water-harvesting mesh surfaces
K. Park, S. S. Chhatre, A. Deng, R. E. Cohen, G. H. McKinley
Prof. Cohen has been awarded the prestigious Paul J. Flory Polymer Education Award for 2012. This award is presented biennially in recognition of outstanding achievements in promoting undergraduate and/or graduate polymer education. An award symposium in honor of Prof. Cohen involving a number of distinguished invited speakers will be held during the Spring ACS National Meeting in San Diego at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.