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Distinguished Polymer Lecturer Series
Distinguished Polymer Lecturer Series
Karen L. Wooley, Ph.D.
When:  Fri, March 2 2018 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:  Yates Hall (Room 102)
Address:  1702 South Joplin, Pittsburg, Kansas 66762
Contact:  Petar Dvornik
Contact Phone:  620.235.6082

Nanotechnology is changing the world we live in. Used in everything from the mundane to the life-saving, it may hold the key to solving some of science's toughest questions. In order to continue recent advances in translating nanoscience to nanotechnology we must find a way to create a sustainable source of the building blocks used to create nanotechnological devices without sacrificing the functional performance of the application.

Learn about the global impact polymer chemistry can make toward nonotechnology in this special lecture from Texas A&M University Professor, Karen L. Wooley. Dr. Karen L. Wooley's lecture, "Functional Polymer Materials Designed for Advanced Applications and Sustainability," will highlight contributions that polymer chemistry can make toward nanootechnology.

Wooley, a Presidential Impact Fellow and author of more 330 published papers, and 18 patents, will also speak to the the grand challenges that must be solved in the coming decades.

Read Professor Wooley's accomplished biography.

A detailed description of her lecture is below:

With advances in the translation of nanoscience to nanotechnology comes a need to consider sustainable sourcing of the building blocks used to create the nanotechnological devices at the same time that the functional performance application is defined. This presentation will highlight contributions that polymer chemistry can make toward nanotechnology that is capable of impacting global needs, such as water-food-energy-health, and the grand challenges that must be solved in the coming decade. The focus will include an integration of current approaches to construct nanoscopic systems from natural products with the design of hybrid nanoscopic systems that are capable of pollutant sequestration and magnetic recovery toward environmental remediation, or for drug delivery with selective therapeutic outcomes, among other applications.

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