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Northern New England Region Materials Research Conference

September 18, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Event highlights:

  • Opening Remarks by Kirk Dombrowski, VP of Research at UVM
  • Breakfast & lunch provided for paid attendees – $10 for students, $20 for general audience
  • Attendance without food is free!
  • Afternoon poster session

Sessions (see schedule below for more details):

  • Biological & Soft Materials
  • Energy & Environmental Materials
  • Materials Chemistry & Spectroscopy
  • Electronics & Photonics

Schedule for the Day 

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM – Light breakfast and coffee, check-in 

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM – Welcoming Remarks 

Kirk Dombrowski, Vice President of Research 

University of Vermont 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Morning session I (Biological & Soft Materials) 

10:00 AM – Controlling Fine Touch Sensations with Materials Chemistry 

Abigail Nolin, University of Delaware 

10:15 AM – A 3D Printable Tissue Adhesive 

Sarah Wu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

10:30 AM – Three-Dimensional Thermochromic LCE Structures with Synchronous, Reversible Shape-Morphing and Color-Changing Capabilities for Soft Robotics 

Yasmin Teixeira, University of Connecticut 

10:45 AM – Implantable 3D microporous Ti3C2 MXene for electrochemical monitoring of antibiotics in tissue engineered scaffolds 

Anand P. Tiwari, Dartmouth College 

11:00 AM – Alginate Hydrogels as Tissue Engineered Scaffolds for Cultured Meat 

Irfan Tahir, University of Vermont 

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM – Coffee break 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM – Morning session II (Materials Chemistry & Spectroscopy) 

11:45 AM – Machine learning on spectroscopic measurements 

Mingda Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

12:00 PM – Molecular Engineered Polymers with High Thermal Conductivity 

Yanfei Xu, University of Massachusetts Amherst 

12:15 PM – Measurement of Surface Temperature for Materials in Extreme Environments 

Evan Zelesnik, University of Vermont 

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch break 

1:30PM – 2:30 PM – Afternoon session I (Energy & Environmental Materials) 

1:30 PM – Using Spatial Photoluminescence to Quantify Uniformity in Flexography Patterned Perovskite Thin Films 

Julia E. Huddy, Dartmouth College 

1:45 PM – Ultra-hygroscopic and low-cost hydrogels for extreme atmospheric water harvesting 

Carlos Diaz-Marin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

2:00 PM – High Speed Buffer Layer Deposition Methods for HTS Tape Production 

Larry Scipioni, PVD Products 

2:30 PM – Electrochemical Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes from CO2 using Molten Alkali Borates 

Michael Nitzche, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Coffee break 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Afternoon session II (Electronics & Photonics) 

3:00 PM – Development of a Microcontroller-driven Testing Platform for Low-power, Resistive Memory-based Computing 

Jeelka Solanki, SUNY Polytechnic Institute 

3:15 PM – Metal-Dielectric Photonic Crystal OLEDs 

David Allemeier, University of Vermont 

3:30 PM – Investigating the Effect of Oxygen Concentration Gradient inside Tantalum Oxide on ReRAM switching parameters 

Rajas Mathkari, SUNY Polytechnic Institute 

3:45 PM – Continuous Liquid Metal Printing of High Mobility 2D Oxide Heterostructure Transistors 

Andrew Hamlin, Dartmouth College 

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Break 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Poster session 


Poster Session 

Towards the Identification of the Nafion 1450 cm^-1 IR Aging Peak 

Daniel Donnelly, Northeastern University 

Investigating Perovskite Solar Cell Effectiveness for Wireless Power Transmission 

Matthew Timofeev, Dartmouth College 

Broadband Mechanoresponsive Wearable Liquid Metal Sensors 

Md Saifur Rahman, Dartmouth College 

A Crosslinked Ionic Organic Framework for Efficient Iodine/Iodide Remediation in Water 

Mingshi Zhang, Dartmouth College 

LightningANI: A Scalable Template for Building End-to-End Neural Network Potential Applications for Accelerated Material Property 

Ray Schireman, University of Vermont 

Transition metal-based bifunctional electrode material for overall water splitting 

Yamini Kumaran, SUNY Polytechnic Institute 

Influence of Hafnium and Titanium Thickness Ratios on Memristor Performance 

Zachery Woods, SUNY Polytechnic Institute 

Construction of isoreticular HCOF materials 

Yunjia Zhang, Dartmouth College 

Multi-scale Computational Modeling of Advanced Materials for Space Applications 

Temitope Boriwaye, University of Vermont 

Defect Engineering in Metal-Dielectric Photonic Crystals 

Khadga Thakuri & Thomas Cleary, University of Vermont 


September 18, 2022
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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