October 4, 2014
Virginia Tech
US/Eastern timezone

Virginia Soft Matter (VSM) Workshop brings together researchers working on the science of soft matter, including but not limited to polymers, complex fluids, biophysics, biomaterials, and granular matter, for an informal meeting to communicate cutting-edge research, exchange ideas and foster collaborations. There will be a mix of invited talks, brief contributed sound bites, and unstructured time.

The first VSM Workshop was held on the campus of James Madison University on February 11, 2014 (organized by Prof. Klebert Feitosa and sponsored by the 4-VA Consortium). The second (current) workshop will be held on the campus of Virginia Tech on October 4th, 2014. In the future the VSM workshop will rotate amongst Virginia institutions on an annual basis. We are looking for volunteers that are willing to organize future events.

VSM Workshop will not charge registation fees and will provide free breakfast/coffee-break/lunch.

The poster of VSM Workshop is availabe below in Material section.
The current list of registrants of VSM Workshop is also available in Materials section.

Virginia Tech
Hahn North 130
900 West Campus Drive Blacksburg, VA 24061
Sound Bite
Conference participants are invited to present a sound bite on their research during the workshop. In order to do so, please indicate the title of your sound bite on the registration page (no abstract required for sound bites). A 3-4 slide PDF of your sound bite is due to chengsf@vt.edu by September 26. More information on the format of the sound bite can be found on the FAQ page.

The Virginia Soft Matter Workshop is sponsored by American Physical Society, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Department of Physics, College of Science, Office of the Vice President for Research, and Office of the Vice President for Information Technology of Virginia Tech.