All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). All sessions will be hosted on Zoom.

9:30 a.m. Networking Breakout Rooms
10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
Stephen O’Brien, The City College of New York
10:05 a.m. KEYNOTE: Designing advanced materials nanostructures using molecular epitaxy
Maria Tamargo, The City College of New York
10:35 a.m. Session 1: Advanced Nanomaterials
10:40 a.m. Atomic and electronic structure of graphene on multivicinal substrates
Maya Nair, Advanced Science Research Center
11:00 a.m. Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting in Nanoscale Semiconductors
Matt Sfeir, Advanced Science Research Center
11:20 a.m. Functional Micro-structures on Snake Skins
Tai-De Li, Advanced Science Research Center
11:40 a.m. Renal-Targeted Nanomedicine to Treat Acute and Chronic Renal Diseases
Ryan Williams, The City College of New York
12:00 p.m. Break
12:15 p.m. Session 2: Biomedical Nanotechnology
12:20 p.m. Homodimeric variant of an aptamer generated from LIGS activates TCR-CD3ε complex
Lina Freage, Lehman College
12:40 p.m. Quantum Emitters in Low-Dimensional Materials
Enrique Mejia, Advanced Science Research Center
1:00 p.m. Enzyme-Activated Aggregation of Peptide-Functionalized Nanoparticles for Targeted Destruction of Cancer Cells
Richard Huang, Advanced Science Research Center
1:20 p.m. Iron oxide and various metal oxide hollow nanoparticles engineered by one-pot double galvanic replacement reaction and the application for anti-cancer therapy
Aloka Paragodaarachchi, Hunter College
1:40 p.m. Multi target Ligand-Guided Selection (LIGS) to generate aptamers against B-cell biomarkers
Nicole Williams, Lehman College
2:00 p.m. Break: Vote on Science Art & Meme Competition
2:15 p.m. Session 3: Sustainable Energy Solutions
2:20 p.m. Extreme energy and power densities of peptidoglycan muscles
Zhi-Lun Liu, Advanced Science Research Center
2:40 p.m. Triplet Exciton Harvesting Through Singlet Fission
Guiying He, Advanced Science Research Center
3:00 p.m. Water-responsive Bombyx Mori Silk for High-efficiency Actuators
Yeojin Jung, The City College of New York
3:20 p.m. Design of Biomimetic Proton Wires Based on Helical Peptides: A Quantum Mechanics/Semiempirical Study
Yoko Jiang Bian, Lehman College
3:40 p.m. Science Art & Meme Competition Winners Announced
3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
Rein Ulijn, Advanced Science Research Center