Plenary Lectures

PLENARY/Keynote Lectures at International Conferences

36.  “Biological Plywoods”, SLAP 2018 XVI Latin-American Polymer Symposium and XIV Iberoamerican Polymer Congress, Mar del Plata, Argentina, November 6-9, 2018.

35. “Multifunctionality in Nature’s Composites”, 29th Inter-American Congress of Chemical Engineering and 68th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Advanced Functional Materials Session: Engineering for a Healthy and Sustainable Planet, Toronto ON, Canada, http://www.csche2018.ca/keynote-speakers, Oct 28-31, 2018.

34.  “Biological Plywoods”, 14o Congreso de Investigaciones, Ingenieria Quimico-Biologica, Facultad de Estudios Superiores Zaragoza, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), https://www.zaragoza.unam.mx/congreso-investigacion-informes/, Sept 17-21, 2018.

33.  “Film Processing Cholesteric Collagen Solutions”, Computational Engineering of Cholesteric Collagen Films: Rheological Properties, Hydrodynamics and Film Formation Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Annual Program Workshop, Liquid Crystals, Soft-matter Packing, and Active Systems: Materials and Biological Applications, Minneapolis MN, USA, http://www.ima.umn.edu/2017-2018.3/W1.16-20.18, Jan 15-17, 2018.

32.  “Biological Plywoods: Self‐Assembly, Structure and Functionality”, 5th International Symposium on Environmental Biotechnology and Engineering (5ISEBE), Green Materials and Biomaterials 05‐33, San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 29, 2016.

31.  “Biological Plywoods”, SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science (MS16), Philadelphia, PA, USA, May 8-12, 2016.

30. “Biological plywoods: assembly, structure and functionality”, BioPoli 2015, III Workshop of the project BIOPURFIL, Bio-based Polyurethane Composites with Natural Fillers, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 11-13, 2015.

29. “Structure and Dynamics of Biological Liquid Crystals”, Liquid Crystallinity in Soft Matter at and Beyond Equilibrium, Hierarchical Self-Assembly and New Phases, Gordon Research Conference, University of New England, Biddeford ME, USA, June 21-26, 2015.

28.  “Structure and Dynamic of Acidic Collagen Solution”, 2015 Canadian Society of Rheology Meeting, Mason Award Symposium, Montréal QC, Canada, May 20, 2015.

27.  “Structure and Dynamics of Biological Liquid Crystals”, Symposium for Professor Morton Denn, Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering, Director Emeritus, Levich Institute, Dept. Chem. Eng., City College of New York, New York NY, USA, May 9, 2015.

26.  “Liquid Crystalline Fibers, Films and  Membranes”, 4th International Colloids Conference: Surface Design and Engineering, Plenary Session 4 – Self-assembly of Particles/Surfaces, Madrid, Spain, June 15-18, 2014.

25.  “DFT Study of Elastic Properties of Methane and Carbon Dioxide Hydrates”, III Reunión Interdisciplinaria de Tecnología y Procesos Químicos – RITeQ 2014, Los Cocos, Cordoba, Argentina, April 13-16, 2014.

24. “LC Theory and Simulation”, DOE PI Meeting, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA, USA, April 5, 2014.

23.  “A Look at my Career Path Choices”, Plenary, McGill and École Polytechnique Montréal, Chemical Engineering Research Day, Montréal QC, Canada, March 19, 2014.

22.  “Liquid Crystalline Fibers, Films, Membranes, and Drops”, Fiber Society International Symposium Fibers Interfacing the World, Clemson University, Clemson SC, USA, October 25, 2013.

21.  “Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Complex Fluids and Active Media in Evolving Domains, Capillary Models for Liquid Crystal Films, Membranes and Fibers Part I”, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge UK, Aug 1, 2013.

20.  “Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Complex Fluids and Active Media in Evolving Domains, Capillary Models for Liquid Crystal Films, Membranes and Fibers Part II,” Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge UK, Aug 1, 2013.

19.  “Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Complex Fluids and Active Media in Evolving Domains, Structure and Dynamics of Biological Liquid Crystals”, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge UK, Aug 15, 2013.

18.  “Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Complex Fluids and Active Media in Evolving Domains, Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Nematic Shape Equations Part I “, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge UK, July 29, 2013.

17.  “Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Complex Fluids and Active Media in Evolving Domains, Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Nematic Shape Equations Part II,” Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge UK, July 29, 2013.

16.  “Structure and Dynamics of Biological Liquid Crystal Polymers”, X Simposio Argentino de Polímeros (SAP 2013), sesión de Nanotecnología Aplicada a Polímeros, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 28, 2013.

15.  “Capillary Models of Liquid Crystal Fibers, Films and Membranes”, XIII Encuentro de Superficies y Materiales Nanoestructurados, Plenary Lecture, University of Mar del Plata, Institute of Materials Science INTEMA, Mar del Plata Argentina, May 10-12, 2013.

14.  “Structure and Dynamics of Anisotropic Soft Matter”, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge UK, March 22, 2013.

13.  “Capillary models for liquid crystals”, Plenary Lecture, American Chemical Society Colloids Symposium 2011, Montréal QC, Canada, June 20, 2011.

12.  “Rheological Modeling of Liquid Crystals”, Mason Award, Plenary Lecture, Canadian Society of Rheology, 2011Workshop on Rheology, Montréal QC, Canada, June 6, 2011.

11.  “Rheology of Carbonaceous Mesophases”, 2010 Italian Society of Liquid Crystals Annual Meeting, Cetraro Italy, July 6-9, 2010.

10.  “Accelerated First-Principles Molecular Dynamics To Study Hydrogen Interaction With Transition Metal Doped Carbon Materials”, International Conference on Carbon, Clemson SC, USA, July 14, 2010.

9.    “Analysis of the microfibril organization modes emerging in plant cell walls of variable curvature”, IV International Conference on Design and Nature, Session 8, Mechanics in Architecture, Pisa Italy, June 28-30, 2010.

8.    “Liquid Crystal Theory and Modeling”, Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics Workshop on Liquid Crystal Theory and Modeling, October 29-30, 2009.

7.    IV International Conference on Design and Nature, Algarve Portugal, Session 8, Shape and Form in Engineering and Nature II, June 24-26, 2008.

6.    “Modeling Liquid Crystal Materials and Processes in Biological Systems”, International Conference on Rheology 2008, Monterey CA, USA, August 5, 2008.

5.    Workshop on Structure Formation and Evolution in Soft Matter/Complex Fluid Systems, Beijing Int’l Center for Mathematical Research, Peking Univ., Beijing China, December 3-7, 2007.

4.    Auto Polymers 2005, Charleston SC, USA, October 27-November 1, 2005.

3.    Pacifichem 2005 Int’l Congress, Abstract ID 156982, Session 143, Oahu HI, USA 2005.

2.    Pacifichem 2005 Int’l Congress, Abstract ID 144335, Session 146, Oahu HI, USA 2005.

1.    Annual American Physical Society March Meeting, Session V4 2, Montréal QC, Canada, March 25, 2004.

Invited Speaker at International Workshops on Emerging Science

18.  BIRS 2019 Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery, Workshop Modelling of Thin Liquid Films – Asymptotic Approach vs. Gradient Dynamics, Banff AB, Canada, 28 April 2019 – 3 May 2019.

17.  “Surface Nanowrinkling in Biological and Synthetic Plywoods”, IIP-UFRN (International Institute of Physics), Geometry in Soft Matter Workshop, Natal, Brazil, May 21-25, 2018.

16.  “Biological Plywoods: Lessons from Nature’s Fibrous Composites”, The George and Dot Bishop Advanced Materials Colloquium Series, (Spring) Clemson Materials Science and Engineering, January 18, 2018.

15.  “Biological Plywoods”, Multiscale Mathematics and Computing in Science and Engineering Workshop, Liquid Crystals, Soft-matter Packing, and Active Systems: Materials and Biological Applications, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN, USA, Jan 16-20, 2018.

14.  Workshop on Partial Order in Materials – Analysis, Simulations and Beyond – Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM), Université de Montréal, Montréal QC, Canada, June 21-30, 2016.

13. Biological Liquid Crystals, From Continuum to Molecular Theories Liquid Crystal Workshop, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University, Cambridge UK, March 22, 2013.

12. Biaxiality in Bend-Core Liquid Crystals PI: S. Kumar, Co-PIs: M Srinivasarao, Q. Li, A.D. Rey, Department of Energy-Basic Energy Science, Materials Chemistry Division PI Meeting, Annapolis MD, July 15-17, 2012.

11. Biological Liquid Crystals, The 411 Session of Xiangshan-Science Conference, Bionic Materials and Devices, Beihang University, Beijing, China,  October 17, 2011.

10. Liquid Crystal Theory and Modeling Symposium, Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics, Oxford University, Oxford UK, October 29-30, 2009.

9.   1st International Symposium on Soft Materials, Donghua University, Shanghai China, May 25-27, 2009.

8.   Rheology of complex fluids, École des Ponts-Peking University Workshop, École des Ponts, Paris France, January 5-9, 2009.

7.   Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Complex Fluids Symposium, Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling, University of Maryland, College Park MD, USA, April 20, 2007.

6.   2006 International Conference in Applied Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Research, Nankai University, Tianjin China, June 12, 2006.

5.   Workshop on Multiscale Modeling of Complex Fluids, Peking University, Beijing China, June 16, 2006.

4.   Interfacial Dynamics of Complex Fluids Workshop, Banff International Research Station, Banff AB, Canada, May 27-June 1, 2006.

3.   Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute Workshop on Multiscale Challenges in Soft Matter Materials, Chapel Hill NC, USA, February 15, 2004.

2.   Seizièmes Entretiens du Centre Jacques Cartier, ESCPE-Lyon, Campus de la Doua, Lyon France, December 1-3, 2003.

1.   Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, School of Complex Fluids, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA, USA, May 2002.