Spring semester 2015

All seminars take place at the Adolphe Merkle Institute auditorium (building C, 3rd floor) at 16:00 unless otherwise stated.

24 February 2015
Prof. Hans Börner (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
Bioinspired Polymers: An entire world in between plastics and proteins
NCCR seminar

02 March 2015
Dr. Istvan Szilagyi (University of Geneva )
Formulation of Nanoparticle Dispersions

03 March 2015
Prof. Mark W. Grinstaff (Boston University, MA, USA)
Cancer Nanotechnology: From Drug-Loaded Expansile Nanoparticles for Treatment to Nanofiber-Coated Nanopores for Diagnosis
AMI Student Invited Speaker

10 March 2015
Dr. Gerd Schröder-Turk (Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
Beyond the Gyroid: formation and photonic properties of multiply entangled network structures

17 March 2015
Prof.Esther Amstad (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Drops: Templates to produce materials with unusual properties

24 March 2015
Dagmar A. Kuhn (Adolphe Merkle Institute, Fribourg, Switzerland)
Uptake and fate of different nanoparticles in cells

24 March 2015
Roberto Vadrucci (Adolphe Merkle Institute, Fribourg, Switzerland)
New Organic Materials for Low?Intensity Light Upconversion

14 April 2015
Prof. Hannes C. Schniepp (College of William & Marry, Williamsburg, VA, USA)
Brown Recluse Spider’s Nanometer Scale Ribbons of Strong Sticky Silk
NCCR seminar

21 April 2015
Prof. Sébastien Perrier (University of Warwick, UK and Monash University, Australia)
Molecular Engineering for the Design of Nanostructured Materials

23 April 2015
Prof. Karmen Franinovic (University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland)
Active Materials in Design and Art Research
NCCR Seminar Series

05 May 2015
Prof. Parsad Shastri (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Unraveling the Biophysical Cues in Cellular Organization

12 May 2015
Mathieu Ayer (Adolphe Merkle Institute, Fribourg, Switzerland)
Stimuli-responsive azo-containing polymeric materials

12 May 2015
David Thévenaz (Adolphe Merkle Institute, Fribourg, Switzerland)
Synthesis of luminescent polymeric nanoparticles

19 May 2015
Prof. Jeroen J. L. M. Cornelissen (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Packing Protein Cages with Functional Cargo

29 May 2015
Prof. Ulrich Wiesner (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA)
Organic-Inorganic Hybrids
NCCR seminar

09 June 2015
Prof. Robin Klupp (University of Erlangen, Germany)
Crystal growth on curved surfaces: Novel approaches for the synthesis of anisotropic nanostructured particles

16 June 2015
Prof. Harald Krug (EMPA St. Gallen, Switzerland)
Nanosafety Research - are We on the Right Track? - Considerations on the Basis of a Comprehensive Literature Study (14:00)

18 June 2015
Prof. Peter Schurtenberger (Lund University, Sweden)
Soft responsive colloids - from colloidal molecules to bio-inspired self-assembly

23 June 2015
Dr. Karolis Kazlauskas (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
Organic fluorescent nanoparticles and lasing compounds

30 June 2015
Prof. Frank A. Nüesch (EMPA St. Gallen, Switzerland)
Cyanine dyes as organic semiconductors in optoelectronic devices

14 July 2015
Prof. Ingo Burgert (ETHZ Zürich, Switzerland)
Functionalization of wood materials

15 July 2015
Prof. Xinqiao Jia (University of Delaware, Newark, USA)
Modular and orthogonal approaches for the construction of functional biomaterials

20 July 2015
Dr. Jane Dai (Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Australia)
Plasma Research at Deakin University

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