Join MSE for a presentation by Professor Stephen Morin on “Elastomeric Surfaces for the Rational Synthesis, Assembly, and Fabrication of Adaptive, Functional Materials.” Presentation details are:
Speaker: Professor Stephen Morin, Department of Chemistry at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time: 4:00-5:00 pm
Location: MB 128
Stephen A. Morin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Nebraska – Lincoln. His research interest include: materials chemistry, nano-/microscale assembly, nanomaterials synthesis and characterization, adaptive materials, soft robotics, hybrid materials systems, and bottom-up fabrication.
We are investigating new synthetic strategies for the fabrication of adaptive, hybrid structures comprised of combinations of soft materials (e.g., polymers) and hard materials (e.g., inorganic crystals) with functional (optical, mechanical, magnetic, etc.) characteristics. Central to these efforts are elastomeric surfaces with heterogeneous chemical and physical properties that can be reversibly reconfigured using simple, macro-scale processes such as mechanical deformations—we refer to these mechanically tunable surfaces as 2D “assembly substrates.”