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  2017 Symposium



Lectures in 120 Physical Sciences Building (PSB), Cornell University


Overflow room 401 PSB

Friday June 16, 2017


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast & Registration – PSB Clark Atrium
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks & Introduction – 120 PSB, Prof. Melissa Hines, Cornell Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Director of the CCMR, with the Symposium Organizing Committee: Prof.  Itai Cohen, and Prof. Paul McEuen, Physics, Cornell University.
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Sproull lecture – Origami Design for Static Structures and Dynamic Mechanisms. Dr. Robert J. Lang, Robert Lang Origami.
9:45 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Paper, Crystal and my Old Pair of Jeans. Prof. Jiwoong Park, Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago.
10:10 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
2D Materials for the Fabrication of Micron-Sized, Autonomous Origami Machines. Dr. Marc Miskin, Postdoctoral Associate, CCMR, Cornell University.
10:35 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Coffee Break & Posters – PSB Clark Atrium
11:00 a.m. –  11:25 a.m.
Bidirectional Emissive Nanoparticle-Based LEDs to Enable Novel Modes of Light-Based Interactivity with a Display. Dr. Peter Trefonas, Corporate Fellow, Dow Electronic Materials Company.           
11:25 a.m. – 11:50 p.m
Origami-Based Engineering: Macro Applications as Inspiration for All Size Scales. Prof. Larry L. Howell, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University.
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch and Poster Session – PSB Clark Atrium 
2:00 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Using DNA to Make Mechanical Metamaterials and Bimorphs. Prof. John Crocker, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania.
2:25 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Ultrathin Flexographic Printing. Prof. John Hart, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
2:50 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Development of High Value ChemBio Sensors: Industrial R&D Perspective. Dr. Radislav A. Potyrailo, Principal Scientist, Photonics Laboratory, GE Global Research.
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wrap up (including ideas winner!)
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
OPTIONAL HIKE! (Buttermilk or Treman Park)
Note: There will be a student competition for best idea – winners can come to the events Saturday morning.


Saturday June 17, 2017 

For Speakers, Industry attendees including ICP and JumpStart partners, Student winners, and Cornell Faculty members


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast  – 401 PSB 
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Breakout brainstorming session #1: applications in biology, medical devices, sensors, materials additives, robotics…
401 PSB
Facilitator: Prof. Paul McEuen, Physics, Cornell University.
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break – 401 PSB
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Breakout brainstorming sessions #2: Getting us there. Proof of concept milestones, enabling technologies, new materials…
401 PSB 
Facilitator: Prof. Itai Cohen, Physics, Cornell University.



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