KITP Program: Nanoparticle Assemblies: A New Form of Matter with Classical Structure and Quantum Function
(Mar 27 - May 19, 2023)
Coordinators: Michael Engel, Laura Na Liu, Monica Olvera, Eran Rabani, and Alex Travesset

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Time Speaker Title
3/27-3/31 Week 1 Nanoparticle Assemblies: Where are we?
3/28, 10:30am All Participants Meet and Greet[Video][CC]
3/29, 10:30am Sergei Tretiak
Electronic properties and Dynamics in non-Stochiometric Quantum Dots: Quantum Emitters or Photocatalysts?[Video][CC]
3/30, 10:30am Felix Helmut Schacher
University Jena
Nanoparticle Assemblies: Where are we? Directional Assembly of Core-Shell Colloids Crystallization as Driving Force?[Video][CC]
3/30, 11:30am Byeongdu Lee
Nanoparticle Assemblies: Where are we?[Video][CC]
4/03-4/07 Week 2 Dynamics and Out of Equilibrium
4/03, 1:30pm All Participants Meet and Greet[Video][CC]
4/03, 2:00pm Grant M. Rotskoff
Stanford University
Dissipation and control in nonequilibrium self-assembly[Slides][Video][CC]
4/04, 10:30am All Participants Meet and Greet[Video]
4/04, 11:00am Efi Efrati
Weizmann Institute of Science
Frustrated assemblies: Describing matter from within From liquid crystals to gold nanoparticles superlattices[Video]
4/06, 10:30am Bortolo Mognetti
Dynamics of functionalised particles diffusing through reversible ligand-receptor bridges[Slides][Video][CC]
4/06, 12:00pm Matthias Karg
HHU Dusseldorf
Self-assembly of soft colloids[Video][CC]
4/07, 10:30am Michael Engel
Kinetics and Anisotropy in Nanoparticle Assembly[Slides][Video][CC]
4/10-4/14 Week 3 DNA, Liquid Crystals and other systems
4/10, 1:30pm Ivan Smalyukh
University of Colorado Boulder
Colloidal self-assembly in liquid crystals: from new condensed matter phases to controlling quantum emitters with plasmonic nanoparticles.[Slides][Video][CC]
4/11, 10:30am All Participants Meet and Greet[Video][CC]
4/11, 11:00am Robert Macfarlane
Nanoparticle Superlattice Assemblies: Classical Crystal Structures, but Unconventional Growth Modes[Video][CC]
4/13, 10:30am Jordi Faraudo
More than a background: how solvent shapes self-assembling building blocks[Video][CC]
4/13, 12:00pm Michael Dimitriyev
UMass Amherst
Exploring bicontinuous, self-assembled supramolecular networks through the lens of malleable mesoatoms [Video][CC]
4/14, 10:30am Gerard Wong
Liquid crystalline ordering of nucleic acids and autoimmune responses[Video][CC]
4/14, 12:00pm Nicola Gaston
Univ. of Auckland
Superatomic Building Blocks for Nanoparticle Assemblies: from DFT calculations to material prediction[Video][CC]
4/17-4/21 Week 4 Nanoassemblies and their Quantum Properties
4/17, 12:15pm Alex Travesset
Iowa State / Ames Lab
Nanomaterials: Minimal Materials controlling Forces and Energies at the 'Bottom'[Video]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
4/17, 1:30pm Vanessa Wood
ETH Zurich
Phonons and Electron-Phonon Coupling in Nanocrystals and Nanoassemblies[Video][CC]
4/18, 10:30am All Participants Meet and Greet[Video][CC]
4/18, 11:00am Eran Rabani
UC Berkeley
Nonadiabatic to Adiabatic Transition of Electron Transfer in Colloidal Quantum Dot Molecules AND Circumventing the Phonon Bottleneck by Multiphonon-Mediated Hot Exciton Cooling.[Video][CC]
4/20, 10:30am Sara Skrabalak
Indiana University
Symmetry and Mixing in Syntheses of Metal Nanocrystals[Video][CC]
4/21, 10:30am Oleg Prezhdo
Ab initio excited state dynamics in nanoclusters: semiconducting, metallic and perovskites[Video][CC]
4/24-4/28 Week 5 Prediction of Assembly and Inverse Problems
4/24, 1:30pm All Participants Meet and Greet[Video][CC]
4/24, 2:00pm Tobias Kraus
INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials
Reversibility in agglomeration and self-assembly: when are nanoparticles a dispersion, when a solution[Video][CC]
4/25, 10:30am All Participants Meet and Greet[Video][CC]
4/25, 11:00am Alex Travesset
Iowa State University and Ames Lab
Role of ligands in Nanoparticle Assembly[Video][CC]
4/26, 1:00pm Asaph Widmer-Cooper
The University of Sydney
Ligand and Solvent Effects on the Colloidal Stability and Assembly of Apolar Nanoparticles[Slides][Video][CC]
4/26, 2:00pm Michael Gruenwald
The University of Utah
Complex order in self-assembled nanocrystal superlattices[Video][CC]
4/28, 10:30am Arash Nikoubashman
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Drying induced structure formation in colloidal films and droplets[Video][CC]
4/28, 11:00am Dmitry Baranov
Lund University
Collective X-ray Diffraction and Photoluminescence in Perovskite Nanocrystal Superlattices[Slides][Video][CC]
5/01-5/05 Week 6 Coupling Assembly with Design of Functional Materials
5/01, 1:30pm All Participants Meet and Greet[Video][CC]
5/01, 2:00pm Qian Chen
Univ. of Illinois
Electron videography of inorganic and biological nanoparticles[Video][CC]
5/02, 10:30am All Participants Meet and Greet[Video][CC]
5/02, 11:00am Greg Van Anders
Queen's University
Shape and interaction decoupling for colloidal preassembly[Video][CC]
5/04, 10:30am All Participants Meet and Greet[Video][CC]
5/04, 10:45am Amir Haji-Akbari
Yale University
Probing heterogeneous crystal nucleation using path sampling simulations: From exotic to messy[Embargoed]
5/04, 11:45am Xiaoming Mao
University of Michigan
Geometric frustration, self-assembly, mechanics, and pathways to complexity[Video][CC]
5/05, 10:30am Monica Olvera De La Cruz
A Perspective on Functional Nanoparticles[Video][CC]
5/08-5/12 Week 7 Nanoparticle Assembly: What's next?
5/08, 1:30pm All Participants Meet and Greet[Video][CC]
5/08, 2:00pm Fernando Escobedo
Cornell University
The interplay of Entropic and Energetic interactions choreographing lattice-symmetry transitions in particle assemblies[Video][CC]
5/09, 10:30am Uri Banin
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Coupled colloidal quantum dot molecules: correlating assembly and fusion chemistry with optoelectronic coupling[Video][CC]
5/11, 10:30am Marjolein Dijkstra
Utrecht University
Machine learning Nanoparticle Assemblies[Video][CC]
5/12, 10:30am Carlos Lange Bassani
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Understanding kinetic Wulff shapes from particle to nanoparticle scales via lattice-gas simulations[Video][CC]
5/12, 11:30pm Rene Van Roij
Utrecht Univ.
The electric double layer 100 years after Debye-Huckel: from colloidal self-assembly in oil to neuromorphic computing in water[Video][CC]
5/15-5/18 Conference: Structure Design and Emerging Phenomena in Nanoparticle Assemblies: What's next?
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