Notre Dame-Purdue Soft Matter & Polymers Symposium

Location: 105 Jordan Hall of Science

We are excited to announce the return of the Notre Dame-Purdue Soft Matter & Polymers Symposium and Poster Session. The 7th Annual Meeting will take place from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm on Saturday, October 29, 2022, in Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame.

This one-day symposium focuses on the general synthesis and characterization of synthetic soft materials as well as their broad application. We are pleased to have Prof. Cecilia Leal (University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign) joining us as our Keynote Speaker. The day will include both technical sessions with talks from faculty as well as a poster session featuring the work of graduate students and postdocs (with many poster prizes awarded!).


Complete information about the symposium, including registration, agenda, speakers, and posters, is available at the following link:

All attendees must register for the meeting. Registration is free thanks to the generous support of our sponsors at both Notre Dame and Purdue.

For planning purposes and program preparation, please register by October 17, 2022.


In addition to the day's technical sessions, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to showcase their research results in an afternoon poster session, with awards given for the best posters. (Students or faculty will need to cover the cost of poster printing.) Poster presenters can note their intention to present in the registration link provided above. Please register posters by October 17, 2022.


Please address any questions regarding registration and posters to Matt Webber (

Or, contact event organizers  Matt Webber (, Yichun Wang (, Letian Dou (, Jianguo Mei (, and Brett Savoie ( for more information on the topics and scope of this symposium.

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