ND – Purdue Soft Matter and Polymer Symposium & Poster Session


ND – Purdue Soft Matter and Polymer Symposium & Poster Session

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Cecilia Leal, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m., October 29, 2022   |   105 Jordan Hall of Science, University of Notre Dame

This one-day symposium focuses on the general synthesis and characterization of synthetic soft materials as well as their broad application.

The day will include both technical sessions with talks from faculty as well as a poster session featuring the work of our outstanding graduate students and postdocs (with many poster prizes awarded!).


Symposium registration is now open at this link.

All attendees must register by October 17, 2022. Registration is free thanks to the generous support of our sponsors at both Notre Dame and Purdue.

Call for posters

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows also are invited to showcase their research results in an afternoon poster session, with awards given for the best posters. (Students or faculty will need to cover the cost of poster printing.) Poster presenters can note their intention to present in the registration link provided above. Please register posters by October 17, 2022.


Please address any questions regarding registration and posters to Matt Webber (mwebber@nd.edu).

Or, contact event organizers Matt Webber (mwebber@nd.edu), Yichun Wang (ywang65@nd.edu), Letian Dou (dou10@purdue.edu), Jianguo Mei (jgmei@purdue.edu), and Brett Savoie (bsavoie@purdue.edu) for more information on the topics and scope of this symposium.

Event supporters include: Notre Dame College of Engineering, Notre Dame College of Science, Notre Dame Research, Department of Chemistry, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Notre Dame Energy, ND Nano.