53rd New England Workshop on Complex Fluids

Friday, November 30, 2012
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Harvard University
8:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Invited Speakers:


8:45 – 9:25 a.m. Breakfast and Registration, Maxwell-Dworkin, Ground Floor Lobby
Morning Presentations, Maxwell-Dworkin, Room G115
9:30–10:00 a.m. S.J. Claire Hur, Rowland Institute of Science
"Differential inertial microfluidics: Deformability-based manipulation of disperse phase"
10:00–10:30 a.m. Daniel Blair, Georgetown University
"Local probes of nonlinear rheology in biopolymer networks"
10:30–11:00 p.m. Coffee I, Maxwell-Dworkin, Ground Floor Lobby
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Sound Bites Session I

James Wilking, Harvard University
"Wrinkly biofilms: What lies beneath?"

Woo-Sik Jang, Yale University
"Dynamic signatures of cadmium sulfide nanoparticles in poly(styrene-bisoprene) block copolymer matrix"

Tina Lin, Harvard University
"Dynamics of charged colloids in a nonpolar solvent in response to an electric field"

Parvathalu Kalakonda, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
"Effect of quantum dots on the isotropic to nematic and nematic to smectic-A phase transitions in nano composites"

Laura R. Arriaga, Harvard University
"Smart vesicles based on plasmonic nanoparticles"

Yoshiaki Uchida, Harvard University
"Novel defect structures in particle-coated nematic liquid crystal drops"

Laura Adams, Harvard University
"Metamorphosis of caterpillar double emulsions"

Yeng-Long Chen, Academia Sinica
"Dynamics of a soft particle in shear and Poiseuille flow"

Sujit Datta, Harvard University
"Getting out of a tight spot: How a fluid navigates a 3D porous medium"

Samuel Ocko, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Feedback, control, and phase transitions in active porous media"

William Uspal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Shape asymmetric particles assemble under flow in quasi-two-dimensional microchannels"

Katharine Jensen, Harvard University
"Why do colloidal single crystals grown on a template sometimes develop extended defects?"

Stefanos Papanikolaou, Yale University
"The crossover from random close to random loose packing of frictional disks"

Christopher MacMinn, Yale University
"Deformation and relaxation in a poroelastic model system"

Sofia Magkiriadou, Harvard University
"An insight on the absence of red structural color in disordered colloidal packings"

Andrei Fluerasu, Brookhaven National Laboratory
"Dynamics in crowded systems with X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy"

Adil Mughal, Aberystwyth University
"Laminar flow of a sheared vortex crystal: Scars in flat geometry"

Alex Plyukhin, Saint Anselm College
"Relativistic Langevin equation"

Marco Dressler, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
"Design of a spinneret for bi-component fibers based on multi-phase flow experiments and simulation"

Carl Schreck, Yale University
"Shear reversibility in model granular media"

Rob Style, Yale University
"Young's law fails of soft substrates"

Wynter Duncanson, Harvard University
"Microfluidic fabrication of antibubbles: Packing negative foams"

Dipti Sharma, University of Massachusetts at Lowell
"Effectiveness of a lacrosse helmet, Newtonian box hops, and the physics of horse jumping"

12:00–1:30 p.m. Lunch, Maxwell-Dworkin, Room 119
Afternoon Presentations, Maxwell-Dworkin, Room G115
1:30–2:00 p.m. Lisa Manning, Syracuse University
"The role of mechanics in embryonic tissues: Pattern formation and organogenesis"
2:00–2:30 p.m. Alex K. Shalek, Broad Institute
"Single-cell transcriptomics: Unbiased single cell approaches for gaining insight into immune cell behaviors"
2:30–3:30 p.m. Sound Bites Session II

Ying Wang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Pathological crystallization of human immunoglobulins"

Oni Basu, Broad Institute
"Single-cell genomics using droplet-based microfluidics"

Connie Chang, Harvard University
"Directed viral evolution using high-throughput droplet-based microfluidics"

Carolyn Ren, University of Waterloo
"Models for droplet generation in microfluidic systems"

Achini Opathalage, Brandeis University
"X-ray transparent COC-PDMS hybrid microfluidic device for protein crystallization, Part I: Fabrication"

Michael Heymann, Brandeis University
"X-ray transparent phase chip for protein crystallization, Part II: At the synchrotron"

Mira Guo, Harvard University
"Effect of electrostatic interactions on lubrication in polymeric bottle-brush layers"

Aaron Mertz, Yale University
"Intercellular adhesions organize cell-matrix mechanics"

Barbara Herranz, University of Helsinki
"Encapsulation of mesoporous silicon microparticles via the microfluidic technique for sustained drug delivery"

Jenni Pessi, Harvard University
"Microfluidic fabrication of polycaprolactone microspheres for enhanced protein drug delivery"

Kaushik Balasubramanian, Brandeis University
"Prolate spheroidal swimmers in shear"

Roy Ziblat, Harvard University
"Elucidating lipid domains function by protein-lipid matching"

Moumita Dasgupta, Clark University
"Speed of a swimming sheet in Newtonian and viscoelastic fluid"

Dustin Jones, University of Massachusetts at Boston
"Variation in tracer probe diameter measures different levels of viscoelasticity in collagen gels"

Kaare Jensen, Harvard University
"Physical limits to leaf size in tall trees"

Naveen Sinha, Harvard University
"Mapping physiological heterogeneities in biofilms"

Louise Jawerth, Harvard University
"The origin of non-linear network mechanics in fibrin and collagen networks"

Badel Mbanga, Tufts University
"Arrested of coalescence of emulsion droplets of arbitrary size"

Jesse Collins, Harvard University
"Time-resolved DNA-colloid cluster assembly"

Jerome Fung, Harvard University
"Scattering by a colloidal sphere at a liquid-liquid interface"

Anna Wang, Harvard University
"Contact line pinning on surface defects of colloids"

Nicholas Shade, Harvard University
"Metafluid engineering with colloidal self-assembly"

Joseph McDermott, Harvard University
"The effect of surface topography on interface stresses during peeling"

Aaron Mertz, Yale University
"Scaling of traction stresses with size of cohesive cell colonies"

Joseph McDermott, Harvard University
"Flocculation studies of electrostatically stabilized colloids in nonpolar media"

Adrian Pegoraro, Harvard University
"Collective cell motion on deformable substrates"
3:30–4:00 p.m. Coffee and Cookies, Maxwell-Dworkin, Ground Floor Lobby
4:00 p.m. Condensed Matter Seminar, Pierce, Room 209
Fred MacKintosh, Vrijie University of Amsterdam
"Elasticity on the edge of stability: marginal networks inspired by the cell"