Conference Program

The schedule for the 2021 MTSM conference is available here: MTSM 2021 – Schedule

The program will consist of the following elements:

1) A single session of live Zoom presentations, including invited talks.
2) Periodic breaks for networking and discussion in an online environment, hosted on SpatialChat (
3) Live poster session, again hosted on SpatialChat
4) A faculty Q&A Panel.

A list of invited speakers is provided below  – additional information on the conference program will be posted to registered attendees. Please visit the registration page for information on registering for the conference.

Keynote Speaker

Robin Selinger

Department of Physics
Kent State University
Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute

Invited Speakers

 Qian Chen

Assistant Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Julia Dshemuchadse

Assistant Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
Cornell University


Brett Savoie

Assistant Professor
Davidson School of Chemical Engineering
Purdue University


Vivek Sharma

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago