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School of Science & Engineering Colloquium Series Talk

Date: 02/20/14
Time: 5 p.m.
Audience: Public
Sponsored By: The School of Science & Engineering
Location: Coykendall Science Building Auditorium
Contact: Judy Depuy, x3720, depuyj@newpaltz.edu
Web Site: http://www.newpaltz.edu/sse/colloquium_series.html

"Learning from Nature: Functionalizing Synthetic Polymers for Tomorrows Applications"

How can we use nature's design principles to solve today's major scientific problems, including the search for highly efficient renewable energy sources and materials for the health sector? Dr. Marcus Weck, from the Molecular Design Institute and Department of Chemistry at New York University, will give a lecture introducing functionalization and folding strategies in synthetic polymers, motivated by nature’s biomaterials, DNA, and proteins, and will outline applications of these materials in the energy sector, electronics, colloidal science, and for bone tissue engineering.

A reception will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the CSB Atrium
The lecture will begin at 5 p.m in the CSB Auditorium