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.
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.
Hanna Hlushko and Brent Vela represented the Aggie Research Program at the HIPs in the States 2020 conference. They presented their poster entitled “Team-Based Research on Layer-by-Layer Assembled Coatings of Antioxidant Polymer” to an audience of university educators and practitioners.
Congratulations to Victoria Albright for winning an award at the 2019 ACS National Meeting in San Diego! Her poster on surface modification of nanofibers received recognition from the Colloid & Surface Chemistry division.
The 2019 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit was held in Phoenix, Arizona from April 22nd to 26th. Graduate student Qing Zhou presented his latest work titled “Stimuli-responsive Crosslinked Polymers for Additive Manufacturing”, which focused on design and fabrication of light- and thermo- responsive polymer networks for construction of adaptive structures.
Graduate student Hanna Hlushko successfully presented her research at the NACE CORROSION conference in Nashville, TN, which took place on March 24-28, 2019. At the conference, Hanna Hlushko presented her research on layer-by-layer polymer coatings of antioxidant polymers for corrosion protection of cold rolled steel with a poster. Additionally, Hanna volunteered at CORROSION: Opportunities Realized Mini-Camp, helping to show the concepts of electroplating to kids from local schools, explain the danger of stray current corrosion for pipelines, and facilitate the discussion about the ways we can protect metal surfaces from corrosion.
The undergraduate research team lead by our graduate student Hanna Hlushko was working as a part of Aggie Research Program. The team of Jane Nguyen, Siddharth Shah, and Brent Vela, lead by Hanna Hlushko presented their work on polymer coatings for corrosion protection of metal substrates.
From the left to right – Hanna Hlushko, Jane Nguyen, Siddharth Shah, and Brent Vela
Graduate student Hanna Hlushko recently presented her work at the 2018 NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) International Conference in Phoenix, Arizona from April 15th to 19th. Her poster entitled “Antioxidant Copolymers for Corrosion Protection of Aluminum Alloys” was a hit among both industrial and academic experts. During the conference, Hanna volunteered at Mini-camp CORROSION: Opportunities Realized for local high school students.
Our students returned after presenting their talks at the Material Science and Technology 2017 Conference at Pittsburgh, PA. They were presenting oral talks about their projects, “Layer-by-Layer Coatings of Fluorinated Polyphosphazenes” and “Linear, Hydrophobic, Antioxidant Copolymers for Enhanced Performance of Anticorrosion Coatings.”
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Texas A&M Students from Prof. Sukhishvili, Prof. Castaneda and Prof. Karaman groups:
Aggie research teams working in Dr. Sukhishvili’s lab presented two posters today at the LAUNCH expo. The team of Haley Nelson, Cynthia Co, and Shabba Armbrister, led by Victoria Albright, presented a poster entitled: “Layer-By-Layer Polymer Assemblies with Antimicrobial Agents for Biomedical Applications.” Albright’s team focuses on layer-by-layer deposition of stimuli-responsive polymers that can encapsulate antibiotics and selectively release them when triggered. Undergraduates have shown that deposition conditions, such as salt concentration and pH, as well as polymer composition are critical to film formation and stability. The team of Taylor Kelly and Kelly Boening, led by Hanna Hlushko presented a poster entitled: “Synthetic Polymeric Antioxidants for Corrosion Protection.” Hlushko’s team studies antioxidant polymers containing different polyphenol moieties and their application as polymeric coatings for corrosion prevention.