19, 2010 Meeting
In association with the
Illinois Institute of Technology
2010 Kilpatrick Lecture Series
Prof. Braja K. Mandal
“An Excursion in Polymer Chemistry with Selected Highlights of the Last Half-Century”
Date: February 19, 2010
Location: McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC)
Illinois Institute of Technology
3201 South State Street,
Chicago, IL 60616
Cost for the banquet: $30 per person. Please note that IIT is handling all reservations for this event, and a check for the banquet must be mailed to IIT before Friday, February 12.
Advance online reservation along with fee of $30 is required for the banquet. The on-line reservation form is at http://www.iit.edu/csl/che/kilpatrick_lecture/ or phone Mr. Kersh, below. A personal check or money order must be received by Friday, February 12, 2010. Please send your check, payable to Illinois Institute of Technology, to Mr. Todd Kersh, Department of BCPS, 3101 S. Dearborn St., Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616. Phone: 312-567-7986.
Register on line at IIT
5:30 - 6:00 PM Reception
6:00 - 7:00 PM Banquet
7:30 PM ACS Event Introduction
7:45 8:30 PM Kilpatrick Lecture
Pre-Dinner Topics: Recent Advances in Polymer Science & Technology
The Kilpatrick Lecture Series is an all-day event. Admission to this event is FREE, except for attendance at the banquet. A brochure is available with details of the day, and here is a brief agenda for the day:
|10:30-11:30 AM||Impact of metallocenes/nonmetallocenes in polyolefin technology
Prof. Tobin Marks, Northwestern University
|11:30 AM - 1:00 PM||Lunch Break|
|1:00-2:00 PM||Inorganic Polymers Prof. Ian Manners,
University of Bristol, U.K.
|2:00-3:00 PM||Smart polymeric materials-I
Prof. Jeff Moore, UIUC, Urbana-Champaign
|3:00-3:30 PM||Coffee Break|
|3:30-4:30 PM||Smart polymeric materials-II
Prof. Samuel Stupp, Northwestern University
|4:30-5:30 PM||Smart polymeric materials-III
Prof. Steve Zimmerman, UIUC, Urbana-Champaign
|5:30 PM||Please see above for the evening schedule|
After Dinner Topic: “An Excursion in Polymer Chemistry with Selected Highlights of the Last Half-Century”
Abstract: In the past half-century, there has been
remarkable growth in polymer science, from the development of convenient synthetic
protocols for complex polymer architectures to novel monomers and new polymerization
reactions. These advances have provided polymer chemists unprecedented confidence
to realize the potential of synthesizing polymeric materials with intended
properties and well-defined structures. These developments have provided indispensable
building blocks in coping with myriad technological challenges of the future
in all fields, from domestic, food, personal care, agricultural applications
to microelectronics, automobiles, biomedical science and space research. When
it comes to tell this success story in a monograph or a handy quick guide to
polymer synthesis for students and mentors, it seemed apparent that a comprehensive
book was very desirable to describe recent achievements in this field. In order
to meet this need, I have written this book, which presents the most up-to-date
developments in polymer chemistry with special emphasis on synthesis of specialty
monomers and polymers, and devising new approaches to polymerization reactions.
Salient features include five chapters, which contain over 500 illustrations
and 900 references. The book is designed to accommodate the needs of both advanced
undergraduates and graduate students.
Braja Mandal was born in the eastern part (West Bengal) of India. He obtained his B.Sc. degree with honors in chemistry from the University of Calcutta (now Kolkata). After receiving higher degrees (M.Sc., M.Tech. and Ph.D.) from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur, he joined the photolithography group of Indian Telephone Industries and worked there for two years. Subsequently, he held two postdoctoral positions, one as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the University of Tübingen in Germany. In 1991, he began his academic career as an assistant professor of chemistry at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and now serves as professor of chemistry. His active research areas include solid polymer electrolytes, polymeric hydrogen storage media, high dielectric constant polymer films, low lattice energy lithium salts, and artificial photosynthetic molecules.
Map and Directions
Parking: Free street parking is available on State Street between 29th and 30th Street. A limited number of metered parking places are available in the visitors’ parking lot. Free parking will be available for attendees who have registered on-line with IIT in Event Parking Lot A3. See the map on page 11 of the brochure.
First Course: Mixed Greens Salad with Candied Walnuts, Dried Cranberries, Pepper Crusted Goat Cheese with Balsamic Vinaigrette. Assorted Dinner Rolls with Butter and Red/White wine.
Third Course: Raspberry Almond Cream Cake
|Last updated 2/8/10
Copyright © 2010, Chicago Section, The American Chemical Society
Webs by Wizardcraft