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▶︎ CANCELED: Women in Chemistry Breakfast with Professor Olvera de la Cruz

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
9:00am to 10:00am
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Gates Annex 126 (Library)
Women in Chemistry Breakfast with Professor Olvera de la Cruz
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Professor Olvera de la Cruz is the Lawrence Taylor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. Her research is centered around the development of models to describe the self-assembly of heterogeneous molecules including amphiphiles, copolymers and synthetic and biological polyelectrolytes, as well as the segregation and interface adsorption in multicomponent complex fluids. Work by her group has resulted in a revised model of ionic-driven assembly: demonstrating the electrostatic spontaneous symmetry breaking of ionic fibers and membranes, and identifying its relevance to biological functions and to the design of functional materials. The groups investigations into soft and condensed matter physics have advanced scientific knowledge and opened new research fields of technological importance, including gel electrophoreses dynamics, self-organization of molecular electrolytes into bio-mimetic materials, self-assembly of heterogeneous molecules into complex nano-structures, interface adsorption and phase segregation dynamics and structure of multicomponent fluids.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please contact Women in Chemistry by email at [email protected].