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Materials Research Outreach Program Symposium (MROP 2021)

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 8:45am to Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 12:00pm

MROP 2021 Zoom Link

MROP 2021 Online Registration

MROP 2021 Agenda

Speaker Biographies

We are pleased to announce that the Materials Research Outreach Program (MROP 2021) will take place February 3rd and 4th, 2021, virtually. The program will focus on research efforts concerned with the science and engineering of organic-based macromolecules and polymers as well as inorganic materials and is designed to stimulate collaborative research between faculty groups at UCSB and industry scientists and engineers under the auspices of our Materials Research Laboratory, a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center funded by the National Science Foundation. Several UC-industry joint research efforts have been initiated as a result of this Program. As befits the interdisciplinary nature of this effort, our participating faculty represent a number of departments (e.g. Materials, Biomolecular Science & Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Mechanical and Environmental Engineering and Physics) and many have joint appointments in more than one department.

The scientific program will feature talks by UCSB faculty, students, and industry representatives where the scope of materials research at UCSB can be appreciated through one-on-one contact with graduate students and faculty. Highlights will include a virtual poster session. We hope that you will be able to join us!

Support for this program is provided by the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers Program of the National Science Foundation.

Poster Sessions:
Feb 3rd
10:00am   Zach Porter     "Synthesis of Sr2IrxRu1-xO4 via high-pressure floating zone technique"
10:05am   Mark Turiansky  "Exploring Properties of Boron Nitride for Quantum Information Science
11:10am   Emily Foley     "Elucidating reaction processes in conversion-type Na3FeF6 for Na-ion batteries"
11:15am   Chris Barney    "Size Scale of Colloidal Self-Assembly Influences the Mechanics of Covalently Crosslinked Composite Hydrogels

Feb 4th
10:00am   Allison Chau   "Structure-Property Relationships of Gradient Hydrogels
10:05am   Linus Kautzsch  "Quantum magnetism in nitride compounds
11:10am   Rhys Kennard   "Cation Size Determines Emissive Species in Ruddlesden-Popper Perovskites"
11:15am   Rebecca Vincent  "Lithium Copper Phosphates as High Energy Density Li-ion Cathode Materials"