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2009 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 30 - December 4, 2009 | Boston
Meeting Chairs
: Kristi Anseth, Li-Chyong Chen, Peter Gumbsch, Ji-Cheng Zhao

Symposium QQ : Responsive Gels and Biopolymer Assemblies

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Symposium Organizers

Ferenc Horkay National Institutes of Health
Noshir Langrana Rutgers University
Walter Richtering RWTH Aachen University
QQ1: Design and Characterization of Responsive Gel Systems
Session Chairs
Ferenc Horkay
Noshir Langrana
Monday PM, November 30, 2009
Room 208 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - **QQ1.1
Covalent Aadaptable Networks for Smart Materials Applications.

Christopher Bowman 1 , Brian Adzima 1 , Heeyoung Park 1 , Christopher Kloxin 1 , Timothy Scott 2
1 Chemical and Biological Engineering , University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States, 2 Center for Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States

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10:00 AM - **QQ1.2
Confined Smart Hydrogels for Applications in Chemomechanical Sensors for Physiological Monitoring.

Jules Magda 1 , Genyao Lin 1 , Prashant Tathireddy 1 , Florian Solzbacher 1 , Volker Schulz 2 , Margarita Guenther 2 , Gerald Gerlach 2
1 , University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 2 , Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden Germany

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10:30 AM - QQ1
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11:00 AM - **QQ1.3
High Resolution Monitoring of Swelling of Biospecific Hydrogel Materials.

Sven Tierney 1 , Bjorn Stokke 1
1 Dep. of Physics, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Norway

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11:30 AM - QQ1.4
Dissociation of Thermally Reversible Polypeptide Hydrogels via Near Infrared Light.

Manoj Charati 1 , Ian Lee 1 , Kolin Hribar 1 , Jason Burdick 1
1 Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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11:45 AM - QQ1.5
Thermal Responsive Hydrogels Formed by Triblock Copolymers with PEG and Oligomeric End-Blocks Bearing Cholesterol Moieties.

Yuxiang Zhou 1 , Nitin Sharma 2 , Rajeswari Kasi 1 2
1 Chemistry Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States, 2 The Institute of Materials Science , University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States

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12:00 PM - QQ1.6
Swelling and Diffusion Characteristics of Modified Poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) Hydrogels.

Guoguang Fu 1 , W. Soboyejo 1
1 Mechanical Engineering, Princeton Univ., Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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12:15 PM - QQ1.7
Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Double-Gelling Thermosensitive Polymers.

Hanin Bearat 1 , Jorge Valdez 1 , Brent Vernon 1
1 Harrington Department of Bioengineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States

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12:30 PM - QQ1.8
Responsive Polymer Scrolls Made by Strain Engineering.

Brian Simpson 1 , Kyriaki Kalaitzidou 1
1 G. W. W. School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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12:45 PM - QQ1.9
Development of a Flexible Conductive Polymer Membrane on Electroactive Hydrogel Microfibers.

Maria Bassil 1 2 , Mario El Tahchi 1 , Michael Ibrahim 1 4 , Eddy Souaid 1 , Georges El Haj Moussa 1 , Gisele Boiteux 2 , Joel Davenas 2 , Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez 3 , Joseph Farah 1
1 LPA-GBMI, Department of Physics, Lebanese University, Beirut, Jdeidet, Lebanon, 2 IMP/LMPB Laboratoire des Matériaux Polymères et Biomatériaux, CNRS, UMR5223, Ingénierie des Matériaux Polymères, Claude Bernard University -Lyon I, , Lyon, Villeurbanne, France, 4 IMP-LMI, Claude Bernard University -Lyon I, , Lyon, Villeurbanne, France, 3 Department of Physics, , University of Minho, Braga Portugal

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QQ2: Modeling and Simulation
Session Chairs
Jules Magda
Walter Richtering
Monday PM, November 30, 2009
Room 208 (Hynes)

2:30 PM - **QQ2.1
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Polyleucine and Polyleucine-Modified HA.

Grant Smith 1 , Dmitry Bedrov 1 , Ben Hanson 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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3:00 PM - **QQ2.2
Gelation in Semi-Flexible Polymer Solutions.

Sanat Kumar 1
1 , Columbia U, New York, New York, United States

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3:30 PM - QQ2
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4:00 PM - QQ2.3
The Effect of Nucleic Acid Length and Sequence on Effectiveness of the DNA Film Growth: A Molecular Dynamics Study.

Yaroslava Yingling 1 , Stacy Snyder 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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4:15 PM - QQ2.4
Atomistic Modeling of the Structural and Mechanical Properties of Silk Nanocrystals and Nanocomposites.

Sinan Keten 1 , Britni Ihle 1 , Markus Buehler 1
1 Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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4:30 PM - QQ2.5
Multiscale Mechanics of Large Random Fiber Networks.

Catalin Picu 1 , Hamed Hatami-Marbini 1
1 , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States

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4:45 PM - QQ2.6
Local Measurements of Phase Transitions in Biological Polymers (Lambda DNA and Bacteriorhodopsin Membrane).

Maxim Nikiforov 1 , Roger Proksch 2 , Sophia Hohlbauch 2 , Stephen Jesse 1 , Sergei Kalinin 1
1 CNMS, ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States, 2 , Asylum Research Co., Santa Barbara, California, United States

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5:00 PM - QQ2.7
Nanoscale Pattern Formation in Polyelectrolyte Gels.

Prateek Jha 1 , Francisco Solis 2 , Juan de Pablo 3 , Monica Olvera de la Cruz 1
1 , Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States, 2 , Arizona State University, Glendale, Arizona, United States, 3 , University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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5:15 PM - QQ2.8
Artificial Polymers Mimic Bacteriophage Capsid Proteins and Encapsulate Nucleic Acids.

David Robinson 1 , Michael Kent 1 , George Buffleben 1 , Ronald Zuckermann 2
1 Energy Nanomaterials, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, United States, 2 Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States

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5:30 PM - QQ2.9
The Effect of Friction on the Structure and Dynamics of Unbonded Random Fiber Networks.

Gopinath Subramanian 1 , Catalin Picu 2 1
1 Scientific Computation Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States, 2 Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Insitute, Troy, New York, United States

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5:45 PM - QQ2.10
A Large Deformation Theory for Thermo-chemo-mechanically Coupled Polymeric Gels.

Shawn Chester 1 , Lallit Anand 1
1 Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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QQ3: Poster Session I
Session Chairs
Ferenc Horkay
Walter Richtering
Tuesday AM, December 01, 2009
Exhibit Hall D (Hynes)

9:00 PM - QQ3.1
Controlled Porous Structure of DNA Hydrogel by Salt and pH.

Sun Hee Lee 1 , Chang Kee Lee 1 , Su Ryon Shin 1 , Seon Jeong Kim 1
1 , Hanyang University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of)

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9:00 PM - QQ3.10
Time-Resolved Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy of Diblock-Copolymers Inspired by Spider Silk.

Wenwen Huang 1 , Sreevidhya Krishnaji 2 , David Kaplan 3 , Peggy Cebe 1
1 Physics, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Chemistry, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States, 3 Biomedical Engineering Department, T