Physical/Theoretical Chemistry Seminar: Professor Kateri DuBay, University of Virginia (Host: Grant Rotskoff)
About the Seminar
"On the Collective Behaviors of Oligomers: Implications for Self-Assembled Monolayers and Copolymer Sequences"
Research in the DuBay Group uses numerical simulations to study the self-assembly of soft, nano-scale materials. We are particularly interested in the interplay between self-organization and environmental complexities, such as constraining geometries, time-dependent potentials, and ongoing chemical reactions. In this talk, I will describe our investigations into the self-assembly of mixed ligand monolayers on the surfaces of faceted nanoparticles and the emergent self-organization of nascent oligomers during step-growth copolymerizations.
About the Speaker
Prof. Kateri DuBay received a B.S. in Biochemistry from Georgetown University, an M.Phil. in Chemistry from Cambridge University as a Gates Cambridge Scholar, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley. She also spent time as a postdoctoral researcher at both UC Berkeley and Columbia University. Prof. DuBay has been an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of Virginia since 2014, where she has won both the Cory Family and Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Awards. In addition, she received a 2019 NSF CAREER Award and 2020 Cottrell Scholar Award.
Photo courtesy of Andrew Hayashi.