Texas Tech University

NaTex: 2008 Program

The Texas and Southwest Thermal Analysis and Rheology Forum
Section of the North American Thermal Analysis Society

Materials Science at the Nanoscale

NaTex 2008
May 13, 2008
Dallas, Texas

Program Organizers:

Invited Speakers

Polymers/Organics at the Nanoscale

  • Prof. Connie Roth (Emory) - "Influence of Polymer-Polymer Interfaces on the Glass Transition in Ultrathin Multilayer Films"
  • Prof. Warren Ford (OSU) - "Surface Chemistry of Colloids"
  • Prof. Hank S. Ashbaugh (Tulane) - "Stability of Natively Unfolded Proteins and Polymers."
  • Prof. Melissa A. Grunlan (TAMU) - "Design and Characterization of Inorganic-Organic Polymeric Biomaterials"

Inorganics at the Nanoscale

  • Prof. Louisa Hope-Weeks (TTU) - "Porous Transition Metal Oxide Materials"
  • Prof. Rick F. Reidy (UNT) - "Synthesis, Modification, and Characterization of Porous Low-k Silica Films for Semiconductor Applications"

Heterogeneous Materials at the Nanoscale
(In memory of Prof. Roger Morgan, TAMU)

  • Prof. Pulickel M. Ajayan (Rice) - "Engineering at the Nanoscale: The Carbon Nanotube Experience"
  • Dr. Nelson Bell (Sandia) - "Nanoparticle Dispersant Design and Suspension Rheology"
  • Prof. Jaime Grunlan (TAMU) - "Carbon Nanotubes in Liquid Suspensions and Solid Polymers"


  Tuesday, May 13, 2008
7:45 - 8:15 a.m. Coffee and Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Invited Talks
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Invited talks
4:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Poster Session / Reception
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Business Meeting
7:00 p.m. Adjournment

Chemical Engineering