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KSEA events Development of Innovative materials and process technology: 1. Microreactors for Better Chemical Processes 2. Peptide Self-Assembly (180813 KSEA Berkeley Chapter Seminar)
1) Microreactors for Better Chemical Processes
The fine chemicals and pharmaceutical industries are transforming how their products are manufactured from traditional batchwise processes to continuous flow. This evolution involves an atom efficiency of reactions, process safety, reagent consumption, and purification procedures. I will highlight some application of the relative merits of the microfluidic-based new synthetic platform and how microreactors may change the way chemists will perform their research in the future.
2) Peptide Self-Assembly
Self-assembly of the rationally designed peptide has received tremendous attention because of their potential applications in biology and nanotechnology. However, most non-covalent assemblies often lead to an undesirable transformation of spontaneously formed micro/nanostructures when exposed to environmental changes, rendering them unsuitable for applications. Indeed, the one-step covalent peptide self-assembly for well-defined nanostructures is still in its infancy, due to lack of a self-error-correcting mechanism during the assembly process. In the second part, I will briefly introduce various peptide nanostructures synthesized by one-step photopolymerization of a short peptide without the aid of a template. Moreover, my recent study on metal-peptide hybrid nanostructures will be presented.
BIO: Dr. Kyoung-Ik Min is a PostDoc working with Prof. Liwei Lin in Department of ME, UC Berkeley. He received Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) and M.S. and B.S. in Industrial Chemistry at Chungnam National University, Korea. His current research interest is a development of multifunctional nano-bio hybrid materials using peptide self-assembly.