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101 Series Webinar - November 2, 2017



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

Surfaces and Interfacial Phenomena 101

Join us for a series of lectures featuring materials sciences expert Prof. Rigoberto Advincula of Case Western Reserve University! Our new series with Prof. Advincula aims to a beginner's friendly first foray into a new materials science field each month. By exploring the basics and fundamental science of each featured field, we hope to expand your appreciation for the research and engineering helping us craft the world of tomorrow by improving the one we live in today.

Our next entry in this series is focused on surfaces and interfacial phenomena. The science of interfacial phenomena is concerned in investigating what occurs at the boundary between two phases of matter. The interface between phases can have very different properties than each phase in bulk and have been the subject of investigation for many research fields such as pharameceuticals. For example, drugs must either interact with or pass right through a number of interfaces in our body before they can take effect in the way we intended. Understanding how the drug interacts with all the interfaces it encounters in our body affects its stability and its ultimate functionality.

Join us as Prof. Advincula surveys the field of research and development in surfaces and interfacial phenomena and gives us a tour on how we use this work to usher in next-generation technologies via the latest techniques in chemical, electrical, materials, and mechanical engineering.

Park Systems staff
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, November 2, 2017


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

Webinar Details


Thursday, Nov 2, 2017


9:00 am – 10:00 am (PDT)

San Francisco, Los Angeles

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (EDT)

Boston, New York

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (BST)


6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (CEST)

Paris, Rome


Register Now!


Poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide

More popularly known by its brand name, Keviar, is one of the world's most famous high performance polymers with many applications such as inclusion in tire and body armor design due to its high tensile strength-to-weight ratio.

Image Credit: Cjp 24 / Wikimedia

System Requirements


PC-based attendees

Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 or later

Mac-based attendees

MacOS 10.8
or later



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