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Particles 2013
Particles in Composites and Related Advanced Materials
3-6 August 2013
Dayton Grand Hotel
Dayton, Ohio, USA

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International Organizing Committee

M. Antonietti (Germany)
J. M. Asua (Spain)
D. Burgess (USA)
R. Duncan (UK)
N. Garti (Israel)
K. Johnston (USA)
H. Kawaguchi (Japan)
J. H. Kim (Korea)
S. Margel (Israel)
H. Moehwald (Germany)
B. Moudgil (USA)
R. Mueller (Germany)
T. Nilsen (USA)
D. Poncelet (France)
M. C. Roco (USA)
P. Rogueda (UK)
S. Simoes (Portugal)
G. Sukhorukov (UK)
S. Svenson (USA)
J. Texter (USA), General Chair

Particles 2013 is an international conference examining the science, technology, and business aspects of particle-based composites ranging from applied surface modification chemistries to applications of particle technology in composites and related advanced materials. The conference targets practicing scientists, engineers, managers, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

The conference format comprises a single track of approximately 28 invited lectures. Contributed papers will be presented in the poster sessions.


Conference Schedule

General Session 1 | General Session 2 | General Session 3
General Session 4 | General Session 5 | General Session 6
Poster Session |

Please note that this schedule is subject to change without advance notice.

Saturday, 3 August 2013, Evening

1800-2000 Informal Reception/Exhibition (Daytonian II)

Sunday, 4 August 2013, Morning

0850-1215 General Session 1 (Daytonian I)
Session Chair: TBA,

0900 1. Keynote - Josef Jancar, Brno University of Technology
     Self-assembly of of nanoscale building blocks into hierarchical composite
0945 2. Elodie Bourgeat-Lami, CNRS, Lyon
     Designed synthesis of composite particles with innovative
     morphologies using macromolecular control agents in
     aqueous emulsions
1015 Break
1045 3. Lawrence Drzal, Michigan State University
     Graphene nanoplatelets: A multifunctional nanoparticle
1115 4. Zhanhu Guo, Lamar University
     New functions of polyolefin grafted with maleic anhydride for
     manipulated magnetic nanostructures
1145 5. Marek Urban, Clemson University
     Asymmetric stimuli-responsive colloidal nanoparticles and nanorods
1215 End of Session

Sunday, 4 August 2013, Afternoon

1215-1400 Luncheon/Exhibition (Daytonian II)

1400-1725 General Session 2 (Daytonian I)
Session Chair: TBA,

1400 6. Keynote - Nicholas Kotov, University of Michigan
     Self-assembly of nanoparticles in liquid and solid states
1445 7. Joseph L. Keddie, University of Surrey
     Assembly of polymer nanoparticles in switchable adhesives and

     textured coatings
1515 Break
1545 8. Paul Braun, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
     Composite photonic crystal sensors for in vivo biochemical monitoring
1615 9. Stephen Foulger, Clemson University
     Electroactive colloidal particles for the 2D printing of multifunctional
1645 10. Gregory Ehlert, AFRL, WPAFB
     Mechanics of carbon nanotube microstructures - Continuum solid or
     nanoparticle ensemble?
1725 - End of Session

Sunday, 4 August 2013, Evening

1730-1930 Reception/Exhibition (Daytonian II)

Monday, 4 August 2013, Morning

0900-1215 General Session 3 (Daytonian I)
Session Chair: TBA,

0900 11. Keynote - Helmut Coelfen, University of Konstanz
      Bioinspired nanoparticle composite materials
0945 12. Andriy Voronov, North Dakota State University
     Synthesis of surface-functionalized latex particles using
     polyperoxide reactive surfactant in emulsion polymerization
1015 Break
1045 13. Uli Wiesner, Cornell University
     Block copolymer nanocomposites
1115 14. Horst Hintze-Bruening, BASF Muenster
     Layered double hydroxide based protective coatings
1145 15. Naomi Kotwal, Xradia
     Multilength scale resolution x-ray microscopy for materials research
1215 End of Session

1215-1400 Luncheon/Exhibition (Daytonian II)

Monday, 5 August 2013, Afternoon

1400-1715 General Session 4 (Daytonian Il)
Session Chair: TBA

1400 16. Keynote - Richard Vaia, AFRL, WPAFB
     Single component hybrid nanocomposites: "Hairy" nanoparticle
     assemblies (aHNPs)
1445 17. Sen Kang, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
     Microencapsulated carbon black suspensions for restoration of electrical conductivity
1515 Break
1545 18. Rigoberto Advincula, Case Western Reserve University
     Anti-microbial and anti-corrosion properties in graphene-polymer
1615 19. Bernard D. Bauman, Fluoro-Seal International
     Surface modified polymer particles form new composites
1645 20. Guo-qiang Li, Louisiana State University
     Shape memory polymer based self-healing syntactic foam
1715 - End of Session

Monday, 5 August 2013, Evening

1730-1930 Posters/Reception/Exhibition (Daytonian II)
Session Chair: Melanie Martin, Particles Conference

Anthony S.T. Chiang, National Central University, Taiwan
     Dispersible and curable powder of zirconia/acrylic nanocomposite for
     optical applications
Jonathan Denis, Formulation, Davie, Florida, USA
     Physical stability of nanoparticle dispersions
Jonathan Denis, Formulation, Davie, Florida, USA
     Laser microrheology for soft materials
David W. Firsich, Inorganic Specialists, Miamisburg, Ohio, USA
     Manufacture of varieties of carbon nanotube paper
David W. Firsich, Inorganic Specialists, Miamisburg, Ohio, USA
     Next generation batteries with carbon nanotube paper
Chris D. Geddes, University of Maryland, Baltimore Campua, USA
     In situ nanoparticle sizing of colloidal silica using Ursa Blue™
Qingliang He, Lamar University
     Natural rubber/carbon nanofiller composites - Toward strain-sensing
Hodong Kim, Dankook University, Yongin, Korea
     Enhancement of stab resistence of p-aramid fabric reinforced with SiC
Darby Kozak, Izon Science Cambridge, MA, USA
     Tunable resistive pulse sesing: High resolution size, charge and
     concentration measurements for taking nanomedicines from the lab to
     the clinic
Hyeon U. Jung, Kyungnam University, Korea
     Terpene sensing using multilayer of conductive polymers and molecular
     imprinted polymers
Derrick C. Mancini, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA
     Hydrogel-nanoparticle composites synthesized from nanoparticle
     polymer brushes
Quazi T. H. Shubhra, University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary
     Surface modification of model drug loaded magnetic PLGA nanoparticles
     to prolong lifetime in the blood stream
Xuefeng Wang, Tongii University, Shanghai, China
     One-step strategy to three-dimensional grapheme/VO₂ nanobelt
     composite hydrogels for high performance supercapacitors
Nilantha P. Wickramaratne, Kent State University
     Tailoring particle size, microporosity and surface properties of polymer
     and carbon spheres

Tuesday, 6 August 2013, Morning

0850-1215 General Session 5 (Daytonian I)
Session Chair: ,

0900 21. Keynote - Orlin Velev, North Carolina State University
     Scalable fabrication of functional polymeric nanomaterials by liquid
     confinement and shear
0945 22. Yusuke Imai, AIST, Saga
     Dielectric polymer composites designed for high frequency applications
1015  Break
1045  23. Jamie Grunlan, Texas A&M University
     Nanobrick wall thin films: Gas barrier and flame retardancy of
     polyelectrolyte nanoplatelet multilayer coatings
1115  24. Franz Faupel, Universitaet Kiel
     Functional nanocomposites prepared by vapor phase deposition
1145  25. Ganesh Skandan, NEI Corporation
     Opportunities and challenges for an emerging advanced materials
     company 1215 End of Session

Tuesday, 6 August 2013, Afternoon

1215-1400 Luncheon/Exhibition (Daytonian II)

1400-1730 General Session 6 (Daytonian I)
Session Chair: John Texter, Eastern Michigan University

1400  26. Roger Gerzeski, AFRL, WPAFB
     Growth of contigous, repeatable, controlled length graphite fins from different types of thermally conductive graphite fibers

1430  27. Rocco Viggiano II and David Schiraldi, Case Western Reserve University
     Polymer/clay aerogel materials
1500  28. John Texter, Eastern Michigan University
     Stimuli-responsive surface modifiers for stabilizing particles in new
1530  Panel Discussion - Helmut Coelfen, Joseph Keddie, Josef Jancar,
           and Richard Vaia

     Discussion of Particle-Based Composite Issues
1645  Break & Networking
1730  End of Conference


Registration includes three business luncheon buffets and three early evening receptions.
Type of Attendee Through 31 Jul
Industrial Attendee US$1175
Academic or Government Attendee US$975
Full-time Student US$475
Accompanying Person US$350

After Jul 31 Only On-Site Registration US$1275
Accompanying Person US$350

(Accompanying persons shall not be admitted to any lectures.)

Registration Form

Hotel Accommodation

A variety of proximal hotels are available within 5 to 20 minute drive from the conference hotel. Nightly room rates vary from $70 to $190 plus tax. A special rate of $75/night is available at the conference hotel, the Dayton Grand Hotel, as is free parking. See the Hotel Information page for a listing of hotels, approximate prices, and respective locations.


A series of one day short courses will be presented on Friday and Saturday preceding the start of the conference.

Friday, August 2nd
Surface Modification Chemistries for Particles and Interfaces

Saturday, August 3rd
Particle Characterization

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