ODES-Lab: News

Student Awards, Funding, Talks, Graduations

Student awards/ recognitions

  • Jelena Dinic, Frank Padden Jr Award Winner at the APS March Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. 2018.
  • Jelena Dinic, Finalist for the DPOLY Padden award symposium at APS March Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. 2018.
  • Jelena Dinic, Invited Speaker, Gordon Research Symposium, on Polymer Physics, Mount Holyoke, MA. 2018
  • Jelena Dinic, Finalist & winner of the third prize at the AIChE Graduate Excellence in Polymer Research Symposium, 2017.
  • Jelena Dinic, Most productive graduate student in UIC Chemical Engineering Award, 2017,
  • Jelena Dinic, Society of Rheology Student Travel Award, 2017.
  • Subinuer Yilixiati, Finalist for the Langmuir Award, ACS Colloids 2017.
  • Subinuer Yilixiati, First Prize, GSOFT Poster Competition, APS March Meeting 2017.
  • Prerana Rathore, Best T.A. in Chemical Engineering (for Transport Phenomena, 2016).
  • Jelena Dinic, Invited Speaker, Gordon Research Symposium, on Colloidal, Macromolecular and Polyelectrolyte Solutions, Ventura, CA.
  • Yiran Zhang, Society of Rheology Student Travel Award, 2015.
  • Jelena Dinic, Honorable Mention, 2015 UIC Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring by Graduate Students Awards, 2015.
  • Subinuer Yilixiati, Finalist, Image of Research Competition, UIC 2014.
  • Collin Pearsall (UG), Image picked for APS March Meeting Gallery 2014.

Invited talks / conference talks

Invited Talks (Fall 2018): (a) Polymer Science, University of Akron, Akron OH (b) Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (rescheduled). (e) Keynote at Society for Engineering Science, Madrid, Spain.

Conference Talks & Posters (Fall 2018): (a) SOR Meeting, Houston TX. (b) AIChE Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA(c) Society of Engineering Science, Madrid, Spain. (d) Frontiers of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago (e) APS DFD, Atlanta, GA.

Invited Talks (Spring/Summer 2018): (a) Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (b) Dow Chemical, Midland MI (c) Soft Matter Lunch Bag Seminar Series, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (d) Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University. (e) Smart Flow 2018 (f) CMET Seminar Series, University of Delaware. (g) Chemical Engineering, UCLA.

Conference Talks & Posters (Spring/ Summer 2018): (a) APS March Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. (b) GRC on Colloidal, Macromolecular and Polyelectrolyte Solutions, Ventura, CA. (c) Adhesion Society Meeting, San Diego, CA. (d) ACS Colloids, Penn State, PA.

Invited Talks (Fall 2017): (a) Chemical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa Aug 2017. (b) Mechanical Engineering, Rutgers University, NJ. Sept 2017. (c) Chemical Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX Nov 2017. (d) Halliburton, Houston, TX Nov 2017. (e) Nestle Global Research, Lausanne, Switzerland. Nov 2017.

Conference Talks (Fall 2017): (a) SOR Meeting, Denver, CO. (b) AIChE Meeting, Minneapolis, MN (c) Soft matter interfaces, Monte Verita, Switzerland. (d) Flow 3D Users conference, Santa Fe, NM.

Invited Talks (Summer 2017): (a) “Dynamics of Stratification in Micellar Foam Films”, Emulsions, Foams and Dispersions: Symposium honoring Dominique Langevin at 70, ACS Fall Meeting, Washington D. C. August 2017. (b)  “Pinch-off Dynamics, Extensional Rheology, and Printability of Complex Fluids”, NIST, August 2017 (c) “Dynamics of Stratification in Micellar Foam Films”, Coty, Darmstadt, Germany. Aug 2017. (d) “Pinch-off Dynamics, Extensional Rheology, and Printability of Complex Fluids”, Chemical Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium Aug 2017. (e) Mechanical Engineering, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands Aug 2017. (f) “Pinch-off Dynamics, Extensional Rheology, and Printability of Complex Fluids”, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati Aug 2017. (g) “Dynamics of Stratification in Micellar Foam Films”, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati Aug 2017. (h) “Dynamics of Stratification in Micellar Foam Films”, Telluride Science Research Center Workshop titled: Molecular Engineering of Soft Matter: Spanning Small Molecules to Macromolecules. June 2017. (i) “Pinch-off Dynamics, Extensional Rheology and Printability of Complex Fluids”, PPG Industries, June 2017.

Invited Talks (Spring 2017): (a) 3M Minnesota (b) Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota (c) Chemical Engineering, University of Nebraska Lincoln (d) Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Invited Talks (Fall 2016): (a) Notra Dame Purdue Symposium on Polymer Physics and Soft Matter (Oct 2015), (b) AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, in Polymer Rheology and Processing, (c) Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Graduations / Funding news

NSF Funding: “Foamability of Ionic Micellar Solutions: Adsorption Kinetics and Supramolecular Surface Forces” from CBET: Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics program (2018-2021). (Abstract).

MS Compeled (Summer 2017): Nikila Parsi, Ivan Akhremtichev, Christopher Norgbey, Camila Uribe, Mahmoud Abdel-Latif and Nguyet (Luna) Le.

PHD Completed: Yiran Zhang defends his dissertation research successfully, and becomes the first student to graduate with a doctorate from the ODES-lab. Yiran will carry out post-doctoral research in Susan Muller’s group at University of California, Berkeley.

Funding: Dr. Sharma received $15000 from COE Annual Funds to organize Mentored Professional Development Program for Future Chemical Engineers in Summer 2016.

Funding: Dr. Sharma’s research proposal on printability picked for funding (20K) by CRB (Campus Research Board).

Funding: Dr. Sharma received $21000 from COE Annual Funds to organize Mentored Professional Development Program for Future Chemical Engineers in Summer 2015.