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Nanomaterials  Webinar -  October 13, 2016


Join us for a webinar to learn about one of the cutting-edge applications of nanoscientific research:

Dendrimers and AFM

 Join us for a series of lectures featuring materials sciences expert Professor Rigoberto Advincula of Case Western Reserve University! With considerable expertise in the design, synthesis and characterization of new polymers and nanoscale materials, Prof. Advincula has designed a series of lectures in order to share the latest developments in nanomaterials research in a variety of applications and fields.

There is high interest on dendrimers and hyperbranched macromolecules for their high density of peripheral functional groups, core-shell functionality, and small hydrodynamic volume footprint. They are classified as soft matter and also true macromolecular nanomaterials. They have the potential to be new drug delivery vehicles, sensors, reactive agents, catalysts, and theranostic molecules. Synthesis of dendrimers can be done using divergent and convergent approaches employing especially designed monomers capable of generational growth and controlled topology or branching.

A number of analytical tools have been used to investigate their solution properties including scattering methods, fluorescence labeling, and electrochemistry. The use of techniques like transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) have been demonstrated for their analytical visualization. Foremost is the use of AFM to characterize their disposition on flat substrate surfaces and ability to investigate film forming properties and nanostructuring. This webinar will outline the study of these interesting materials and the advantage of using AFM.

Presented by Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
Macromolecular Science & Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

About Prof. Rigoberto Advincula

Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Director of the Petro Case Consortium, is recognized industry-wide as an expert regarding polymer and materials challenges of the oil-gas industry. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and is the recipient of numerous awards including Fellow of the American Chemical Society, Herman Mark Scholar Award of the Polymer Division, and Humboldt Fellow.

Register by clicking session below:

Thursday, October 13, 2016


  • PDT (UTC-7): 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • EDT (UTC -4): 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
  • BST (UTC +1): 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Webinar Details

Thursday, Oct 13, 2016


9:00 am – 10:00 am (PDT)
San Francisco, Los Angeles

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (EDT)
Cleveland, New York

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (BST)


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Dendrimers are synthetic polymers with treelike structures that can conjugate with many chemical species, enabling myriad applications.
Image Credit: United Stated EPA

System Requirements


PC-based attendees
Windows 7, Vista, XP 2003 Server 

Mac-based attendees
MacOS 10.5
or newer


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