The First Penn-KIST Joint Symposium

PENN KISTDecember 5, 2016
9:00am – 6:30pm
Singh Center for Nanotechnology
Glandt Forum

This symposium will bring together researchers from Materials and Life Science Research Division (MLSRD)Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and Penn at SAS and SEAS with common interests in advanced nanomaterials, metamaterials, and composites. By engineering their structures from nano- to macro- using top-down and directed assembly approaches, as well as kirigami, we aim to explore their applications such as nanophotonics, solar harvesting, nanomechanics, EMI shielding, and catalysis.

Participants from Materials and Life Science Research Division, Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)

Dr. Won-kook Choi (Director)
Dr. In-Suk Choi
Dr. Seungchul Kim
Dr. Chong-Min Koo
Dr. Kahyun Hur
Dr. Seok-Joon Kwon

Participants from the University of Pennsylvania

Prof. Nader Engheta
Prof. Randall D. Kamien
Prof. Daeyeon Lee
Prof. Christopher Murray
Prof. Alison Sweeney
Prof. Shu Yang

Sponsors: Office of Vice Provost of Research, SEAS, University of Pennsylvania and
Materials and Life Science Research Division, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST).

Registration is now closed.


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Schedule (Glandt Forum, Singh Center):

8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:10 Opening Remarks – Dawn Bonnell (Vice Provost of Research, Penn)
Session 1: Nanophotonics and nanoscale self-assemblies (Chair: Shu Yang)
9:10 – 9:25 Won-Kook Choi (Director, MLSRD, KIST): Overview of Materials and Life Science Research Division (MLSRD), KIST
9:25 – 9:50 Nader Engheta (Penn): Metaphotonics
9:50 – 10:15 Seok-Joon Kwon (KIST): Nanostructured plasmonic platforms for dramatically enhanced upconversion luminenscence and its applications
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:10 Alison Sweeney (Penn): Four billion times around the sun: Biophotonics and the evolution of optical soft matter
11:10 – 11:35 Chris Murray (Penn): The design of multifunctional nanomaterials through nanocrystal self-assembly
11:35 – 12:00 Won-Kook Choi (KIST): Synthesis of ZnO-nanocarbons hybrid quantum dots and their applications
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch; Setup and viewing of student posters
Session 2: Metamaterials and composites (Chair, Randall Kamien)
1:30 – 1:55 Randall Kamien (Penn): Universal Kirigami
1:55 – 2:20 In-Suk Choi (KIST): Design and development of advanced structure materials
2:20 – 2:45 Shu Yang (Penn): Bioinspired, hierarchical metamaterials
2:45 – 3:10 Seungchul Kim (KIST): Insight into impurity doping in metal oxides from atomistic simulations
3:10 – 3:40 Coffee
3:40 – 4:05 Chong-Min Koo (KIST): 2D materials/polymer nanocomposites for EMI shielding and thermal conduction applications
4:05 -4:30 Daeyeon Lee (Penn): Bicontinuous Biphasic Liquid Media for Catalysis and Separations
4:30 – 4:55 Kahyun Hur (KIST): Block copolymer derived metamaterials
5:00 – 5:00 Concluding remarks: Kathleen Stebe (Deputy Dean for Research in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Penn)
5:00 – 6:30 Posters and Reception

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