2017 Spring

Spring SEMESTER 2017

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

21 February 2017
Dr. Frederik Wurm (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Mainz, Germany)
Living polymerization to phosphorus-based or sequenced polymers

28 February 2017
Dr. Celestino Padeste (Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Switzerland)
Functionalization of polymer films using lithographic radiation grafting

14 March 2017
Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA)
Macromolecular Engineering by Taming Free Radicals

16 March 2017
Prof. Jaime C. Grunlan (Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA)
Polymer-Based Nanocoatings for Flame Retardancy, Gas Barrier and Thermoelectric Energy Generation

21 March 2017
Prof. Jerry Yang (University of California, San Diego)
Molecular Approaches to Diagnose, Prevent, and Treat Amyloid-Associated Diseases

04 April 2017
Prof. Róisín Owens (Center of Microelectronics in Provence, Gardanne, France)
Enhancing in vitro biological systems with electroactive materials and devices

05 April 2017
Dr. Daniel Kümin (Institute of Virology und Immunology IVI, Biosafety & Engineering, Mittelhäusern, Switzerland)
An Introduction to Biological Safety: What Does It Mean to Work in a Biological / Medical Laboratory
Joint seminar of the Adolphe Merkle Institute and the Department of Medicine, University of Fribourg

25 April 2017
Christoph Bisig (Adolphe Merkle Institute, Fribourg, Switzerland)
Biological effects of gasoline car exhaust in vitro

09 May 2017
Prof. Thomas Scheibel (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
Engineering, processing and applications of structural proteins: The tale of spider silk
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials joint seminar

16 May 2017
Prof. Natalie Banerji (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Exploring new generation semiconductors: From solar cells to bioelectronics

23 May 2017
Prof. Wim H. de Jeu (DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials at RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Order/Disorder in Soft Materials

06 June 2017
Prof. Thomas Thurn-Albrecht (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)
Nanostructure and Rheology of Hydrogen-Bonding Telechelic Polymers in the Melt: From Micellar Liquids and Solids to Self-Healing Supramolecular Networks

13 June 2017
Dr. Christiane Löwe (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Unintentional bias
NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials equal opportunities seminar

20 June 2017
Michael Fischer (Adolphe Merkle Institute, Fribourg, Switzerland)
Nanostructured Battery Materials by Polymer Self-Assembly and Sol-Gel Chemistry

20 June 2017
Bernadetta Gajewska (Adolphe Merkle Institute, Fribourg, Switzerland)
Chlorophylls – a green approach to controlled radical polymerizations

04 July 2017
Prof. Nikos Hatzakis (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
From conformational sampling to enzymatic specificity, a single molecule perspective

18 July 2017
Jens Natterodt (Adolphe Merkle Institute, Fribourg, Switzerland)
Reinforcement of Commodity Polymers with Cellulose Nanocrystals

18 July 2017
Anuja Shirole (Adolphe Merkle Institute, Fribourg, Switzerland)
Design, Processing and Characterization of Shape Memory Polymer Composites and Blends

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