Georgetown-Indian Institute of Science Initiative in Soft Matter Workshop

Held on August 25th and 26th at Georgetown University

  • GU-IISc Members at Dinner at the Georgetown Alumni House

    GU-IISc Dinner and Poster Session

    Workshop participants gathered at the Georgetown Alumni House for dinner and a poster session on Friday, August 24, 2017

  • Discussions taking place at the GU-IISc Workshop

    Discussions taking place at the GU-IISc Workshop

    Discussions taking place at the GU-IISc Workshop

  • Discussions taking place at the GU-IISc Workshop

    Discussions taking place at the GU-IISc Workshop

    Discussions taking place at the GU-IISc Workshop

  • Discussions taking place at the GU-IISc Workshop

    Discussions taking place at the GU-IISc Workshop

    Discussions taking place at the GU-IISc Workshop

  • GU-IISc Faculty and Guests gather at Georgetown's Bioethics Research Library for dinner and discussion

    GU-IISc Dinner at Bioethics Research Library

    Georgetown and IISc Faculty and guests gather at Georgetown's Bioethics Research Library for dinner and discussion on Saturday, August 25, 2017

  • GU-IISc Faculty and Guests gather at Georgetown's Bioethics Research Library for dinner and discussion

    GU-IISc Dinner at Bioethics Research Library

    Georgetown and IISc Faculty and guests gather at Georgetown's Bioethics Research Library for dinner and discussion on Saturday, August 25, 2017

A two-day workshop on a diverse range of soft matter subjects was held on 25-26 August 2017 under the sponsorship of Georgetown’s India Initiative and the I(SM)2.  It was attended by six professors from the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru, India, three scientists from NIH and NIST, and ca. 30 professors, postdocs, and graduate students from I(SM)2.  Each of the professors presented aspects of their research and the graduate students and postdocs contributed 12 posters.  The discussions were animated and reflected the interest of all in learning about what the different communities (both scientific and geographic) are doing.  Two guest professors, Paulina Pavez (from Universidad Catolica in Santiago, Chile) and Edvaldo Sabadini (from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas in Campinas, Brazil), as well as Dr. Irfan Nooruddin (from GU’s India Initiative) and Dr. Pratik Mathur (from the Embassy of India), also participated during parts of the workshop.  After a lively discussion at the end of the workshop, the participants decided to explore avenues for student interchanges between the two institutions with aspirations for faculty interchanges in the future.  

GU-IISc Workshop Participants

  • Richard Weiss, Georgetown University
  • Peter Olmsted, Georgetown University
  • Emanuela Del Gado, Georgetown University
  • Nagarjuna Gavvalapalli, Georgetown University
  • Jong-in Hahm, Georgetown University
  • Miklos Kertesz, Georgetown University
  • Steve Metallo, Georgetown University
  • David Egolf, Georgetown University
  • Jeff Urbach, Georgetown University
  • Ed Van Keuren, Georgetown University
  • Dan Blair, Georgetown University
  • Xinran Zhang, Georgetown University
  • Tian Xie, Georgetown University
  • Teresa Duncan, Georgetown University
  • Michael Bertocchi, Georgetown University
  • Louis Poon, Georgetown University
  • Jenna Sartucci, Georgetown University
  • Danielle Beaupre, Georgetown University
  • Girishma Grover, Georgetown University
  • Shekhar Shinde, Georgetown University
  • Dorothy Jones, Georgetown University
  • Kara Googins, Georgetown University
  • Chen Zhao, Georgetown University
  • Vikram Rathee, Georgetown University
  • Minaspi Bantawa, Georgetown University
  • Abhay Goyal, Georgetown University
  • Peiran Jin, Georgetown University
  • Scott Melis, Georgetown University
  • Ralph Nossal, Georgetown University
  • Irfan Nooruddin, Georgetown University India Initiative
  • Pratik Mathur, Indian Embassy
  • Ajay Sood, Indian Institute of Science
  • Subramaniam (RK) Ramakrishnan, Indian Institute of Science
  • Suryaprakash (Sury) Nagarajarao, Indian Institute of Science
  • Uday Maitra, Indian Institute of Science
  • Sriram Ramaswamy, Indian Institute of Science
  • Jaydeep Basu, Indian Institute of Science
  • Edvaldo Sabadini, Instituto de Química, Universidade Estadual de Campinas
  • Manazael Jora, Instituto de Química, Universidade Estadual de Campinas
  • Ronald Jones, nSoft Consortium, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Steven Hudson, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Ferenc Horkay, National Institutes of Health
  • Paulina Pavez Guerrero, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile