Biswal co-chairs ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium

PhD student Lobmeyer awarded in the Langmuir Student Oral Presentation session.

95th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium

The virtual version of the 95th American Chemical Society’s Colloid and Surface Science Symposium was co-organized by a Rice University faculty member, with more than 600 registered attendees from academia, industry and national laboratories from 36 countries.

Dana Lobmeyer
Dana Lobmeyer

The June 14-16 event was co-chaired by Lisa Biswal, the William M. McCardell Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE), and professor of materials science and nanoengineering. The symposium included more than 400 presentations in areas related to energy and environment, biology and medicine, and nanomaterials and advanced manufacturing.

Among those chairing technical sessions were, from Rice, Amanda Marciel, the William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair and assistant professor of ChBE; Stephan Link, professor of chemistry and of electrical and computer engineering; and Matthew Jones, assistant professor of chemistry and of materials science and nanoengineering.

Sarah Rehn, a doctoral student in chemistry, and Dana Lobmeyer, a doctoral student in ChBE, were selected to participate in the Langmuir Student Oral Presentation session.

Lobmeyer, advised by Biswal, received the third-place award. Her talk was devoted to “Shear Induced Grain Boundary Formation in Magnetically Actuated Colloidal Crystals.”