REACT Kick-Off Symposium

React Kick off meeting has been sponsored by Solvay

React Kick off meeting has been sponsored by Solvay

December 7, 2015

Singh Center for Nanotechnology
3205 Walnut St, Philadelphia PA 19104

REACT participants working meetings

9 am – 1 pm (Glandt Forum and Singh Conference Rooms – 035, 221, 313)


Penn Engineering

Additional funding by the School of Engineering and Applied Science

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Public Kick-Off Symposium
Glandt Forum

1:00 pm Opening

Russ Composto, Director of REACT PDF file
Vijay Kumar, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science

1:30 Overview of ACTs 1-3

  • Act 1 Hierarchical Structures for Water Management – Shu Yang/Rob Riggleman PDF file
  • Act 2 Prevention of Infection Transmission– Daeyeon Lee/Mamie Coats PDF file
  • Act 3 Self-assembled Nanomaterials for Energy Generation and Storage– Zahra Fakhraai/KarenWiney/Chris Murray PDF file

2:30 Break – coffee/tea

3:00 International Partnerships and Education

  • GIANT – Francine Papillon/Patrice Rannou PDF file
  • Solvay – Ryan Murphy/Jean-Yves Delannoy
  • Education – Kristin Field PDF file

3:30-4:30 Keynote – Harvey Rubin, “Can We Improve the Human Habitat with Global Engineering: Water, Infection and Energy?” PDF file

4:30 Closing

Xavier Morise, Director of Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique in Washington, DC PDF file
Hervé Martin, Attaché for Science and Technology, Embassy of France in the United States PDF file
Dawn Bonnell, Vice Provost for Research, University of Pennsylvania

5-6 pm Reception in the Singh Galleria

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