Author: Ken Ogueri

Ken Ogueri receives travel fellowship award at the 254th ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC, August 20-24, 2017

I (Ken Ogueri) was really honored to be a speaker in the just concluded American Chemical Society national meeting in Washington D.C. ( 254th ACS National Meeting). There, I gave an oral presentation at “Polyphosphazenes in Biomedicine, Engineering & Pioneering Synthesis” symposium of the technical division of “polymeric materials science and engineering-PMSE”. I was awarded a travel fellowship award  to cover for the travel expenses. Also, my abstract was selected for the Sci-Mix  poster presentation. Sci-Mix is a large poster session and mixer held at each ACS national meeting. The poster session consists of abstracts selected by division program chairs and represents the most exceptional abstracts submitted to participating divisions.

My doctoral advisor and mentor, Dr. Cato T. Laurencin was also one of the guest speakers in the meeting.

Last July, I was also present in the  “5th Annual Workshop on Micro-And Nanotechnologies for Medicine: Emerging Frontiers And Applications” hosted by Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology in conjunction with MAYO CLINIC at Cambridge, MA. I gave an oral sound-bite presentation of my current research project.

These conferences will keep me up-to date with current trends and new developments in Biomaterials and Tissue/Regenerative Engineering.

Great thanks to my doctoral advisor for these wonderful opportunities!


Conference Announcement

1st Symposium on Computational Materials Research: Advanced Electronic Structure Calculations and Big Data

Thursday July 27, 2017

IMS 20, UConn

Quantum theory has been at the forefront of materials research as the technology shrinks towards the nanoscale. This has been partly driven by the progress in methodologies that could be pursued within present day high-performance computational capabilities. The state-of-the-art theory goes hand- in-hand with experiments and helps capture the physics of materials. There are examples where new properties predicted by theory have been later validated by experiments. The data mining and the machine learning of the first-principles data adds completely new dimension to designing materials by theory. The goal of the conference is to provide a platform for discussion on the current research trends. The scope also covers some introductory and visionary perspective in materials theory.

Speakers: UConn postdoctoral researchers

Keynote speaker: Prof. Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, UTC Chair Professor of Computer Science & Engineering and Director of Booth Engineering Center for Advanced Technologies (BECAT)

Abstracts and registration:

Registration deadline: July 20, 2017 (no fee)




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