Dr. Yen Wei co-chaired a International Symposium on Polymer Chemistry

October 5, 2006 — Dr. Yen Wei, Herman B. Wagner Professor of Polymers and Materials Chemistry, co-chaired a successful International Symposium on Polymer Chemistry (PC2006) in Dalian, China. He also presented an invited paper there on "Synthesis of nanoporous materials for applications in dentistry, drug release, neural diseases and bioengineering", co-authored by Dr. Solomon Praveen, Houping Yin, Dr. Man-Chien Chao, Yi Guo and Dr. Alpa Patel of the Chemistry Department and Prof. Peter Lelkes of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems, Drexel University, as well as Prof. George Baran of Temple University. He served as an invited panelist on the proposal review committee for the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He also delivered invited seminars on "Nanostructured Materials for Bioscience and Biotechnology" at Fudan University, Nanjing University, Tsinghua University and Sichuan University, and on "Encapsulation of Enzymes and Metal Nanoparticles in Porous Nanofibers for Catalysis and Sensor Applications" at the Beijing Institute of Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in China.