Wednesday, April 30 - CDT
The Shapes of Things to Come
Dr. Sharon C. Glotzer, Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
Recent advances in computing make possible the rapid screening, prediction and design of particle shapes optimized for a variety of properties and behaviors. In this talk we present new results on particle packings and assemblies and show how dense and crowded structures depend upon features in "shape space". We provide guidelines and new approaches to particle shape design with photonics, pharmaceutical, biomedical, energy, packaging, cryptography, and many other potential applications.