Organizing Committee

Jinhui Tao (PNNL)

Conference Chair

 

David Kisailus (UCR)

AACGE-West President

 

Luis Zepeda-Ruiz (LLNL)

Local Arrangements

Topics

Fundamentals of Crystallization

Chairs:

 

Peter Vekilov

Affiliation: University of Huston

Email: pgvekilo@Central.UH.EDU; vekilov@uh.edu

 

Baron Peters 

Affiliation: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Email: baronp@illinois.edu

 

Scope:

We will discuss recent experimental, theoretical, and computational advanced in understanding the fundamental mechanisms of crystal nucleation, growth and inhibition. The systems of interest include inorganic and organic materials, biominerals, and macromolecules crystallizing in bulk solution as well as on 2D surfaces.

Biological and Biomimetic Materials

 

Chairs:

 

Anna Pohl

Affiliation: University of California, Riverside

Email: apohl@ucr.edu

 

Shuai Zhang

Affiliation: University of Washington

Email: zhangs71@uw.edu

 

Scope:

In this session, we will discuss crystallization of biological or biomimetic materials as well as self-assembly mechanisms. This includes, but will not be limited to: assembly and / or function of organic (e.g., polysaccharides, proteins, peptides, peptoids, polymers, DNA and RNA) materials, and nucleation, growth and phase transformations in biological or biomimetic materials as well as the subsequent impact on performance. 

 

Energy and Environmental Materials

Chair:

 

Jun Liu

Affiliation: University of Washington, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Email: jun.liu@pnnl.gov; jliuuw1@uw.edu

 

Chinmayee Subban

Research Scientist

Email: chinmayeesubban@gmail.com

Scope:

 

In this new session, we will discuss the nucleation, growth, and morphology evolution of functional materials (e.g. metals, metal oxides, perovskites and metal-organic frameworks) across scales. Materials with potential applications in energy storage, catalysis, water treatment, and environmental remediation will be considered among others. Topics ranging from crystallization at interfaces (electrode/solution, substrate/solution and membrane/solution), to structure-property relationships and in-device performance will be discussed. Also of interest are in operando characterization methods, state-of-the-art experimental techniques, and theoretical and computational approaches relevant to functional materials.

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