The Sukhishvili Group attends the APS March Meeting

The Sukhishvili group was well-represented at the APS March Meeting this year. Zhen Sang, Aliaksei Aliakseyeu, and Prof. Sukhishvili gave presentations on the group’s research in Las Vegas, NV (Mar. 5-10, 2023).

Aliaksei, Prof. Sukhishvili, and Zhen at APS 2023

 

Zhen Sang presents at the APS March Meeting
Zhen Sang presents on ‘Dynamic Covalent Polymer Microspheres under Supersonic Impact’ at the APS March Meeting

 

Prof. Sukhishvili presents on ‘Stimuli-Triggered Stereoselective Relaxations in Diels-Alder Polymer Networks’

 

Aliaksei presents on ‘Diffusion of Linear and Star Polyacids in Solution and Multilayer Assemblies’

 

Al Husseini presents at 2022 Materials Research Society

PhD candidate Diana Al Husseini attended the 2022 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. On May 8th, Diana gave an oral presentation on “Surface functionalization for selective mid-infrared on-chip gas sensing” in the “Surfaces and Interfaces in Electronics and Photonics” symposium session.

Diana Al Husseini at the Surfaces and Interfaces in Electronics and Photonics session in the 2022 MRS Spring Meeting

Brito and Rajagopalan present at ACS Spring 2022

PhD students Jordan Brito and Kartik Kumar Rajagopalan presented their work at ACS Spring 2022 virtually and in San Diego, CA.

Prof. Sukhishvili and Jordan presented in the “Polyphosphazenes in Biomedicine, Engineering and Pioneering Synthesis” symposium. Prof. Sukhishvili presented “Polyphosphazenes in layer-by-layer coatings“, and Jordan¬†presented “Highly hydrophobic, pH-responsive, nanostructured layer-by-layer coatings from anionic fluorinated polyphosphazenes“.

Jordan Brito presented virtually at ACS Spring 2022

Kartik presided over the session “General Papers/New Concepts in Polymeric Materials”. He also presented his work entitled, “Thermo-responsive salogels with dynamic covalent bonds for shape stabilization of an inorganic phase change material“.

Kartik Kumar Rajagopalan presided over a session at ACS Spring 2022

Aliakseyeu, Sang, and Zhou present at APS March 2022

PhD students Aliaksei Aliakseyeu, Zhen Sang, and Qing Zhou represented the Sukhishvili Group at APS March 2022 virtually and in Chicago, IL.

On Mar. 14, Aliaksei gave an oral presentation on “Dynamics of Star Polyelectrolytes in Multilayer Assemblies“.

On Mar. 16, Zhen and Aliaksei gave poster presentations, and Zhen also gave an oral presentation. Aliaksei’s poster was titled, “Upper Critical Solution Temperature Behavior of Linear and Star Polymers“.¬†Zhen’s poster presentation was on “Joule-heating-induced Multi-stage Reconfiguration in Dynamic Polymer Nanocomposites with Low Percolation Threshold“, while his oral presentation was on “Dynamic Covalent Polymer Networks under Supersonic Micro-Projectile Impact” (see below).

Zhen Sang presented “Dynamic Covalent Polymer Networks under Supersonic Micro-Projectile Impact” at APS March 2022

Finally, on Mar. 18, Qing presented “Spatiotemporally Controlled Shape Reconfiguration in Diels-Alder Polymer Networks through Selective Dissociation of Crosslinks” (see below).

Qing Zhou presented “Spatiotemporally Controlled Shape Reconfiguration in Diels-Alder Polymer Networks through Selective Dissociation of Crosslinks” at APS March 2022

Aliakseyeu, Al Husseini, and Brito present at SERMACS 2021

Our group had an eventful trip to SERMACS 2021 in Birmingham, AL. Prof. Sukhishvili and PhD students Aliaksei Aliakseyeu, Diana Al Husseini, and Jordan Brito gave talks about the group’s research.

Prof. Sukhishvili presenting “Polymer Salogels for Shape Stabilization of Inorganic Phase Change Materials”

In the “Polymer Chemistry” session on Nov. 10, Aliaksei presented his work on “Upper Critical Solution Temperature Behavior of Linear and Star Polymers“.

Aliaksei Aliakseyeu presenting “Upper Critical Solution Temperature Behavior of Linear and Star Polymers”

During the “Polymer Assemblies: from Fundamental to Applications” sessions on Nov. 11, Prof. Sukhishvili presented “Polymer Salogels for Shape Stabilization of Inorganic Phase Change Materials“, Jordan presented “All-aqueous Assembly of Highly Hydrophobic, pH-responsive Polyelectrolyte Multilayers“, and Aliaksei presented “Star Polyelectrolytes in Multilayer Assemblies“.

Jordan Brito presenting “All-aqueous Assembly of Highly Hydrophobic, pH-responsive Polyelectrolyte Multilayers”

Finally, on Nov. 12, Jordan presented a poster titled “Non-releasing, enzymatic layer-by-layer coatings with antibacterial activity” and Diana presented “Surface Functionalization for Mid-infrared On-chip Gas Sensing” during the “Optoelectronic Materials” session.

Diana Al Husseini presenting “Surface Functionalization for Mid-infrared On-chip Gas Sensing”

 

Jordan Brito presenting¬†“Non-releasing, Enzymatic Layer-by-Layer Coatings with Antibacterial Activity”

 

Al Husseini passes preliminary exam, presents at 95th CSSS

Ph.D. candidate Diana Al Husseini passed her preliminary exam this Monday! She presented her dissertation topic “Surface Functionalization for Mid-Infrared On-Chip Sensing” to her committee.

Diana will also be presenting at the 95th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium on Wed., June 15. At 3 PM CT, tune into her virtual presentation about “All-Nanoparticle Surface Functionalization for Mid-Infrared On-Chip Sensing.”

Congratulations, Diana!

The Sukhishvili Group takes on ACS Spring 2021

Five members from the Sukhishvili group will be presenting at ACS Spring 2021! Ph.D. students Raman Hlushko, Jordan Brito, and Diana Al Husseini will give oral presentations. Kartik Kumar Rajagopalan and Xiuzhu Zhu will submit a poster.

On Apr. 8, Raman and Jordan will give live presentations during the “Self-assembly in Polymer Systems” session.

On Apr. 14, Diana will present in the “Surface Chemistry: Surface Functionalization, Surfactants, and Mesoporous Media” session.

Zhou, Aliakseyeu, and Sang present at APS March Meeting 2021

Our group had a very productive “visit” to the virtual APS March Meeting 2021. PhD students Qing Zhou, Aliaksei Aliakseyeu, and Zhen Sang presented their research, and Dr. Sukhishvili chaired a session.

Dr. Sukhishvili chaired the Dynamic Polymer Networks session on Mon., Mar. 15. Qing presented his work on “Temperature Response of Endo/Exo Crosslinking in Diels-Alder Polymer Networks” during this session.

Aliaksei presented his work on “Hydrogen-bonded assembly of star and linear polymers” on Wed., Mar. 17.

Zhen presented his work on “Highly Conductive, Reconfigurable Nanocomposites of a Nanostructured Carbon Material and a Dynamic Polymer Network” on Fri., Mar. 19.