2017 Naff Symposium

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  • Chemistry
127 Chemistry/Physics Building
(859) 257-7080

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky organizes an annual Symposium on Chemistry and Molecular Biology.  This Symposium was established in honor of Anna S. Naff, a University of Kentucky graduate, through the generous support of Dr. Benton Naff of NIH. The Symposium has an interdisciplinary character and is attended by students and faculty from Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine. The Symposium features renowned experts from around the world, including Nobel prize-winning scientists and is attended by faculty and students from colleges and universities in Kentucky and the contiguous States.

The Symposium will be held in the William T. Young Library on the University of Kentucky campus. A poster session will be held in conjunction with the Symposium in the Jacobs Science Building.

 

Schedule of Events - March 31, 2017

8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
Gallery, W.T. Young Library
8:50 a.m. Welcome
9:00 a.m. John A. Rogers, PhD
Materials for Biodegradable Electronics
Auditorium, W.T. Young Library
10:00 a.m. Break (refreshments available)
10:30 a.m. Zhenan Bao, PhD
Skin-Inspired Organic Electronic Materials and Devices
Auditorium, W.T. Young Library
11:30 a.m. Lunch & Break
1:00 p.m. George Malliaras, PhD
Interfacing with the Brain using Organic Electronics
Auditorium, W.T. Young Library
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Coffee Break & Poster Session Set-up
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Alon Gorodetsky PhD, Naff Young Investigator
Dynamic Materials Inspired By Cephalopods
Auditorium, W.T. Young Library
3:15 - 4:30 p.m. Poster Session
Jacobs Science Building

 

Bios

Dr. Zhenan Bao

Stanford University

Professor in Chemical Engineering and by courtesy Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering; Affiliated faculty member of the Precourt Institute for Energy, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and Bio-X.

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Dr. Alon Gorodetsky

University of California, Irvine

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, with a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry.

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Dr. George Malliaras

Ecole des Mines de St. Etienne

Professor and Founding Director of the Department of Bioelectronics.

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Dr. John Rogers

Northwestern University

Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Chemistry and Neurological Surgery; Founding Director of the Center on Bio-Integrated Electronics.

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2017 Naff Committee Members:

Professor Chad Risko (Chemistry, Committee Chair)
Professor John Anthony (Chemistry)
Professor Jason DeRouchey (Chemistry)
Professor Kenneth Graham (Chemistry)
Professor Susan Odom (Chemistry)

For more information, contact Dr. Chad Risko.

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