Fall SEMESTER 2015

All seminars take place at the Adolphe Merkle Institute auditorium (building C, 3rd floor) at 16:00 unless otherwise stated.

08 September 2015
Prof. Markus Antionietti (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Golm, Germany)
Poly(ionic liquid)s: From green polymer chemistry to stabilizers and actuators

09 September 2015
Prof. Toen Castle (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)
Creating complex tangles and surfaces from simple building blocks (a theoretician’s perspective)

22 September 2015
Prof. Thomas Speck (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Bio-inspired materials - concepts and potential for application
NCCR seminar

24 September 2015
Prof. Derek Patton (University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, USA)
Thiol-X Chemistry: Multifaceted Routes to Macromolecular Engineering

06 October 2015
Dr. Kirsten Severing (Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany)
Publishing in polymer and material science

20 October 2015
Prof. Ullrich Steiner (Adolphe Merkle Institute, Fribourg, Switzerland)
Inaugural Lecture: Activities of the Soft Matter Physics Group

27 October 2015
Prof. Katharina M. Fromm (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Smart Chemical Systems for Combating Bacterial Infections: The Silver Bullets

03 November 2015
Dr. Emmanuel Delamarche (IBM Zürich Research Laboratory, Rüschlikon, Switzerland)
Tissue microprocessing using a microfluidic probe
NCCR seminar

10 November 2015
Dr. Greta Faccio (EMPA, St. Gallen, Switzerland)
Surface functionalization with and using proteins

11 November 2015
Dr. Tony Sànchez-Ferrer (ETH, Zürich, Switzerland)
Smart Soft Matter

12 November 2015
Dr. Erwin Reisner (University of Cambridge, UK)
Bio-inspired Hybrid Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis
NCCR seminar

17 November 2015
Prof. Rachel K. O'Reilly (University of Warwick, UK)
Functional polymeric assemblies

24 November 2015
Christophe A. Monnier (Adolphe Merkle Institute, Fribourg, Switzerland)
Smart vesicles for drug delivery: Design, characterization and application

27 November 2015
Dr. Michal Leskes (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
Towards a rechargeable Li-air battery: challenges and possible solutions

01 December 2015
Prof. Flemming R. Cassee (Utrecht University and National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands)
Biodistribution and toxicity of inhaled nanoparticles - evidence from in vivo studies and clinical studies

09 December 2015
Dr. Michael Sommer (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Controlling the force range in mechanochromic materials based on spiropyran

16 December 2015
Dr. M. Lucia Curri (Italian National Research Council Institute for Physical and Chemical Processes, Bari, Italy)
Soft chemistry tools for functional nanomaterials: new opportunities for energy, environmental and biomedical applications

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