Academy Lecture by George Whitesides

Simplicity: the ultimate sophistication

Datum:
20 mei 2014 van 17:00 tot 19:00 uur
Locatie:
KNAW, Het Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
Telefoon:
020 551 0810
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While there is a general trend to develop new science and technology that is based on expensive and complicated technical infrastructure, the power of the use of simple, out-of-the-box approaches is often underestimated. The research fields of simple micro/nanofabrication and microfluidics have proven to be particularly successful in generating  totally new opportunities for experimentation and application.

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In this Academy Symposium the main invited speaker, Professor George Whitesides will present a variety of simple micro/nano technologies with promising applications , and discuss the pro’s and con’s of such approaches. Two Royal Academy members, Professor Dick Broer and Professor Wilhelm Huck will present related topics on new polymer technologies and chemistry in droplet microfluidics.

Albert van den Berg, KNAW board member, Directeur MIRA Instituut, University of Twente, Chair

David Reinhoudt, Radboud University Nijmegen, Introduction and conclusions

Simple does it: from SAMs to paper-based devices and  soft robotics

George Whitesides, Harvard University

Simple does it: from SAMs to paper-based devices and soft robotics - George Whitesides, Harvard University

Morphing dynamics in ordered polymer networks

Dick Broer, University of Technology Eindhoven

Morphing dynamics in ordered polymer networks - Dick Broer, University of Technology Eindhoven

Synthesis of out-of-equilibrium oscillating chemical reaction networks

Wilhelm Huck, Radboud University Nijmegen

Synthesis of out-of-equilibrium oscillating chemical reaction networks - Wilhelm Huck, Radboud University Nijmegen


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