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Synthesis and Application of Super-Soft Elastomers by Prof. Christopher M. Bates, U.C. Santa Barbara

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Synthesis and Application of Super-Soft Elastomers

Prof. Christopher M. Bates

U.C. Santa Barbara, Materials Department

Tuesday, December 15,   Webinar 6:30 PM Pacific time

Abstract:

Traditional elastomers — for example, rubber bands and car tires — have an inescapable lower bound on stiffness that limits their performance in many advanced applications. My talk will discuss a relatively new class of materials known as super-soft elastomers that break this conventional paradigm in mechanical properties. We have developed simple synthetic strategies to create super-soft elastomers from easy-to-access molecular building blocks and versatile processing techniques to control physical properties and facilitate device integration. T he utility of this material platform is demonstrated by designing high sensitivity pressure sensors and new inks for extrusion-based 3D printing.

Speaker Background:

Christopher M. Bates earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2007 and received a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 under the guidance of C. Grant Willson. After a postdoc with Robert H. Grubbs at the California Institute of Technology, Christopher moved to the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2016 as an Assistant Professor in the Materials Department.

EVENT DATE: Tuesday, December 15

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Start Time: 6:30 pm
End Time: 5:00 pm

Date: December 15, 2020

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