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COMPASS, Joint Laboratory CNRS/RHODIA/UPENN

1 April 2011

COMPASS, Joint Laboratory CNRS/RHODIA/UPENN

The Complex Assemblies of Soft Matter laboratory (COMPASS) was created in 2009. It is a joint Unite Mixte Internationale between Rhodia, CNRS and the University of Pennsylvania. The aim of our research is to develop sustainable chemistry and formulation in order to replace scarce ressources. CONTACT Larry Hough (Rhodia Manager, director of COMPASS) 350 George Patterson Blvd Bristol, PA 19007, USA larry.hough@us.rhodia.com Tel: +1 215 781 7836 Fax: +1 215 781 (...)

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16 August 2013

Solar Impluse July 2013

Recently COMPASS helped organize the Solvay Solar Impulse Innovation Conference on July 12th from 1pm to 9pm, located under the wings of the Solar Impulse at Hanger 19 at JFK airport in New York City. As the birth of the Solar Impulse itself is an amazing feat of technological innovation, this conference accentuated the main themes of the Solar Impulse project - cleantech, advanced materials, sustainable energy - by highlighting current and potential future innovation projects within (...)

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2 August 2012

International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi", Physics of Complex Colloids

Larry Hough was invited to give several lectures on the "Applications of Colloids in Industry" at the COMPLOIDS school held in Varenna, Italy in July 2012. Information about the school, including all of the presentations from the presenters can be found at http://www.sif.it/attivita/scuola_f....

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2 August 2012

Cesare Ceja’s invited talk at the recent Gordon Conference

In July 2012, Cesare Cejas was invited to the Gordon Conference on granular fluid flow to present his talk titled "Root Growth in 2D Wet Granular Media Modified by Intrusions". A list of the entire conferece agenda can be found at http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?ye....

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2 August 2012

Chapter Published by Remi Dreyfus

Recently, Remi Dreyfus published a chapter in the book Microbiorobotics edited by Min Jun Kim, A. Agung Julius, and Edward Steager. Available through Elsevier.

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28 November 2011

New Publication in Nature

Remi Dreyfus and his collaborators have recently published a paper in Nature. The Editor’s summary is written below. Self-replication is ubiquitous in living systems, but few artificial systems are able to copy themselves. It would be a very useful property in the world of materials fabrication, however, and Wang et al. now report a first step towards self-replication in that field. Using DNA tile motifs that can recognize and bind complementary tiles in a pre-programmed fashion, they (...)

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Notes

COMPASS Creation

See the announcement of the creation of the laboratory at this Web Site

Microbiorobotics

Remi Dreyfus wrote a chapter in Microbiorobotics which was recently published.