Jinhui Tao (PNNL)
David Kisailus (UCR)
Luis Zepeda-Ruiz (LLNL)
Fundamentals of Crystallization
Affiliation: University of Huston
Affiliation: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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
Affiliation: University of California, Riverside
Affiliation: University of Washington
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
Affiliation: University of Washington, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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.