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Program

Friday September 28th 2012
(Century Theater)

 

12.00 – 1.00 pm

Registration

1.00 – 1.30 pm

Opening remarks

 

Dr. Sivaguru Jayaraman, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, NDSU

 

Opening Session Address by

 

Dr. Gregory Cook, Chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry, NDSU

Dr. Scott Wood, Dean, College and Science and Mathematics, NDSU

Dr. Dean Bresciani, President, NDSU

 

Chemistry and Physics of light induced processes

 

Session 1:

Chair:  Dr. Erkan Kose, North Dakota State University

1.30 – 2.15 pm

Invited Lecture: Dr. Felix Castellano - Bowlling Green State University
Title: Photochemical Upconversion

2.15 – 3.00 pm

Invited Lecture: Dr. Dave Shultz - North Carolina State University
Title: Photoresponsive Cobalt Bis(dioxolene) Valence Tautomer Complexes and Their Utility in Novel Molecular Spintronic Devices

3.00 - 3.30 pm

Coffee Break (Butte Lounge)

Session 2:

ChairDr. Dimitri Kilin, University of South Dakota

3.30 - 4.15 pm

Invited Lecture: Dr. Anna Gudmundsdottir - University of Cincinnati
Title: 1,2-Biradicals and their Applications

4.15 – 4.45 pm

Dr. Wenfang Sun - North Dakota State University
Title: Platinum(II) Diimine Complexes as Broadband Nonlinear Absorbing Materials

4.45 - 6.15 pm

Poster Session I (Great Room)
Refreshments will be served

 

Saturday September 29th 2012
(Century Theater)

 

Harvesting light energy – A window to the future

 

Session 3:

Chair:  Dr. Nuri Oncel, University of North Dakota

9.00 – 9.45 am

Invited Lecture: Dr. Mary Berry - University of South Dakota
Title: Modeling the Kinetics of NIR-to-Visible Upconversion in NaYF4 :Er, Yb Nanocrystals

9.45 – 10.15 am

Dr. Erik Hobbie - North Dakota State University
TitleHarvesting/Generating Light with Nanoscale Carbon and Silicon: New Approaches to Old Materials

10.15 – 10.45 am

Coffee Break (Butte Lounge)

Session 4:

Chair: Dr. Ranjit Koodali, University of South Dakota

10.45 – 11.30 am

Invited Lecture: Dr. Bern Kohler - Montana State University
Title: Directed electron and energy transfer in transition metal photosensitizers

11.30 am – 12.00

Dr. Svetlana Kilina - North Dakota State University
Title: The Role of Surface Ligands in Photoexcited Dynamics of Quantum Dots

12.00 – 1.30 pm

Lunch (Great Room)

 

Materials for the modern world

 

Session 5:

Chair:  Dr. Andriy Voronov, North Dakota State University

1.30 – 2.00 pm

Invited Lecture: Dr. Kalpana Katti - North Dakota State University
Title: Nanoclays for Regenerative Medicine

2.00 – 2.45 pm

Invited Lecture: Dr. William B. Tolman - University of Minnesota
Title: Plastics from Plants: Using Metal Catalysts to Make Sustainable Polymers

2.45 – 3.15 pm

Coffee Break (Butte Lounge)

Session 6:

Chair:  Dr. Sumathy Krishnan, North Dakota State University

3.15 – 3.45 pm

Dr. Dean Webster - North Dakota State University
Title: High Performance Bio-based Thermosets

3.45 – 4.15 pm

Dr. Alan Denton - North Dakota State University
Title: Multiscale Modeling of Colloid-Nanoparticle Mixtures

4.15 - 5.45 pm

Poster Session II  (Prairie Rose Room)
Refreshments will be served

 

6.00 – 9.30 pm

Conference Dinner (Great Room)
all participants

Closing Session Address by
Dr. Mukund P. Sibi,
University Professor   Chemistry and Biochemistry, NDSU.

Closing remarks
Dr. Sivaguru Jayaraman,
Associate Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry, NDSU.