Symposium Schedule

Ralph & Helen Oesper Symposium

Masks are required!

Friday, October 22, 2021
400 A-C Tangeman University Center (TUC)

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Symposium Schedule
Time Speaker
9:00 Anna Gudmundsdottir, Interim Head, Dept. of Chemsitry, University of Cincinnati
Welcome and Introductory remarks
Session Chair: Neil Ayres
9:05 Noe Alvarez, University of Cincinnati
"Carbon Nanotubes: from synthesis and assembly into macromaterials to applications"
9:45 Jian "Javen" Lin,  University of Missouri, Columbia
"Close-Loop Material Development by Artificial Intelligence"
10:25 Adam Rawlett, US Army Senior Scientist
"Science and Technology Research within the U.S. Army"
11:05 Break
Session Chair: Ashley Ross
11:15 Jorge Seminario, Texs A&M University
“Beyond Li-ion Batteries; an ab initio approach to their analysis, design and simulation”
11:55 Jun Yao, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
"Green electronics made of protein nanowires"
Lunch 12:35
Session Chair: Jimmy Jiang
1:35 Cary Pint, Iowa State University
"Sustainable Synthesis of Carbon Nanomaterials from Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and their use for Advanced Batteries"
2:15 Alexander Sinitskii, University of Nebraska
“Atomically Precise Graphene Nanoribbons: From Synthesis to Applications”
2:55 Break
Session Chair: Ryan White
3:10 John van Leeuwen, Universal Matter Inc.
"Universal Matter: Commercializing Flash Graphene – a CEO’s perspective"
3:50 Introduction of Oesper Awardee
4:00 James M. Tour, Rice University
"Flash Joule Heating for Preparative Chemistry: From Graphene to Soil Remediation, Battery Recycling and More"
5:00 Poster Session & Reception, TUC Great Hall

7:00 Banquet (reservations are required) 

8:00 Alexander B. Morgan, University of Dayton Research Institute
"The Life and Accomplishments of Prof. James M. Tour"