SymposiumSaturday, May 14, 2016

8:00 am – 5:00 p.m.
MIT: Building 6, Room 120
Cambridge, MA 02139

Event Schedule and Presentations

8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Paula Hammond Opening remarks
9:15 Michael Rubner Celebrating more than 16 years of the Cohen/Rubner collaboration
9:30 Adam Nolte Finding myself, layer by layer: Lessons from a great mentor
9:45 Daeyeon Lee Polymer nanocomposite: from nanoreactor chemistry to capillary rise infiltration
10:00 Rosanna Lim Bob and Backpacks: From Bench to Business
10:15 Coffee Break
10:45 Orhun Muratoglu Elimination of Peri-Prosthetic Osteolysis in Total Joint Patients with Highly Crosslinked Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
11:00 Anuj Bellare Bob Cohen’s vicarious foray into the world of Orthopedics
11:15 Stephen Spiegelberg The influences of Bob Cohen
11:30 Gareth McKinley Bob Cohen:  MechE Collaborations;  Polymers, Composites and Complex Fluids
11:45 Paul Nealey Enjoy the process
12:00 Lunch Break
1:30 Paula Hammond Polyelectrolyte Assembled Pharmacies – Polymers Always Deliver
1:45 Ravi Kane Polyvalency: Inhibitors, Cellular Effectors, and Vaccines
2:00 Rick Register Vinyl Addition Polynorbornenes as Pervaporation Membranes for Butanol Isolation
2:15 Adel Halasa Anionic Solution Copolymerization of α-Methylstyrene with Conjugated Dienes above the Ceiling Temperature of α-Methylstyrene
2:30 Mike Drzewinski From Pull-up Diapers to Teeth Whitening and Ocular Implants: How I Have Used MIT Learnings Over the Past Thirty Years in the Real World
2:45 Coffee Break
3:15 Frank Bates Back to the Future with Bob Cohen
3:30 Peter Kofinas Functional Polymers for Biomedical Devices: Point-of-Care Diagnostics and Surgical Sealants
3:45 Chris Hooley From Oxford to Cambridge and back
4:00 James Caruthers Viscoelasticity and Other Remembrances
4:15 Bob Cohen Closing remarks
4:45 Conclusion of Symposium