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Solvay Seminar Series

Spring 2023 Solvay Seminar Series

Each Fall and Spring semester, the Macromolecules Innovation Institute (MII) hosts a series of seminars from world-renowned leaders in the field of macromolecular science and engineering. The seminars are open to all VT faculty and students, with a special emphasis on engagement with the Macromolecular Science and Engineering (MACR) degree program. Invited speakers represent a hugely diverse range of polymer research backgrounds, and come from industry, academia, and government laboratories. The objective of the seminar series is to share fundamental and applied knowledge between Virginia Tech’s globally recognized polymer research community and world-class experts in relevant fields. The series is made possible by the generous support of Solvay Materials.

Please continue to check this page often, as seminar details may be updated throughout the semester! We look forward to another exciting semester of seminars.

Email to get the full meeting details, including the location (or Zoom link), if you are a member of the Virginia Tech community interested in attending!

Speaker, Institution

Seminar Title


Lou Madsen
"Advanced Energy Storage Solutions Incorporating a Rigid and Charged Double Helical Polyamide" February 1, 11:15 AM
John Brantley
UT Knoxville
"Exploring New Platforms and Methods for Soft Polymer Editing" March 22, 11:15 AM
Jay Park
UMass Lowell
"Harnessing Hierarchical Structure-Properties via Processing and Annealing in Ultrafine Fibers and 3d Printing" April 5, 11:15 AM
Giles Dillingham
Brighton Science
"Adhesion science: Searching for quantitative relationships between surface functional group concentration, surface energy, and adhesion" April 19, 11:15 AM
Paula Diaconescu
"Redox switchable polymerization" April 26, 11:15 AM