Satellite: Nonlinear Dynamics in Chemical Systems

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Hilton DoubleTree:  Fiesta Ballroom III

Satellite Organizers (in alphabetical order):

Naziru M. Awal, Brandeis University, USA
Delora K. Gaskins, Brandeis University, USA
Dr. Viktor Horváth, Brandeis University, USA
Dr. Zulma Jiménez, Brandeis University, USA
Evelyn (Evangelia) Panagakou, Brandeis University, USA, Open University of UKChair of Young Researchers Network on Complex Systems (YRNCS)

Objectives of the Satellite Session:
Our objective is to highlight the rich history and current directions in the field of nonlinear dynamics in chemical systems. The experimental and theoretical research of this subfield of chemistry falls within the domain of complex systems science in topic and approach. In connecting these communities through a satellite session at CCS we hope to foster an environment of intellectual exchange with the potential outcome of connections and collaborations that might otherwise be unrealized. We also look to encourage the full participation of young researchers from the diverse backgrounds in this community.

Scope of the Satellite Session:
Four different tracks can be identified which are the different combinations of nonlinear dynamics in chemical systems with other physical or physicochemical phenomena such as mechanical motion and diffusion.

These tracks are:
• Nonlinearity in temporal dynamics of chemical systems
• Networks of chemical oscillators
• Spatiotemporal phenomena
• Chemo-mechanics

Scientific Committee (in alphabetical order):

Prof. Irving R. Epstein
Henry F. Fischbach Professor of Chemistry
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA

Prof. Olga Kuksenok
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA

Prof. John A. Pojman
Professor Department of Chemistry
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Prof. Oliver Steinbock
Cottrell Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA

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Temporal Oscillations:  A Brief History of Oscillating Chemical Reactions
John Pojman, Louisiana State University, USA

Tubular Precipitation Patterns in the Zinc Sulfate/Zinc Sulfide/Silicate System
Patrick Fryfogle, Saginaw Valley State University, USA
Eric Nelson, Saginaw Valley State University, USA
Jason Pagano, Saginaw Valley State University, USA

Recent Advances in the Design of Synergistic Chemomechanical Oscillators
Judit Horváth, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary

Stimuli-induced Reconfiguration and Directed Motion of Chemo-responsive Gels
Olga Kuksenok, Clemson University, USA
Debabrata Deb, Thapar University, India
Pratyush Dayal, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India
Anna C. Balazs, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Scroll Waves in Three-Dimensional Excitable Systems
Oliver Steinbock, Florida State University, USA

Pattern Formation Versus Synchrony in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction and Analogous Excitable Media
Harold Hastings, Hofstra University and Bard College at Simon’s Rock, USA

Networks of Coupled Chemical Oscillators
Istvan Kiss, Saint Louis University, USA