Chemical Engineering Seminars

Spring 2023 Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker Title

January 19

Bruce Shook
Vesper Medical
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB
Increasing Research Impact Through Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer: A Roadmap for the Journey

January 26

Charles B. Musgrave
University of Colorado Boulder
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB
High Throughput and Accurate Quantum Chemical Modeling of Electrocatalysis

February 2

Matt Green
Arizona State University
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB
Charged Polymers for Sustainability and the Environment: Direct Air Capture of CO2, Water Purification, and Energy Storage

February 9

Lynn Walker
Carnegie Mellon University
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB
Towards systematic design of complex soft materials through interfacial processing

Febuary 16

Barrer Lecture — Matthias Wessling
AVT — Germany
10:35 a.m. | Zoom

Membrane-based carbon capture and electrochemical CO2 utilization

February 23

Tayloria Adams
University of California, Irvine
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB

Understanding the heterogeneity of stem cell and cancer cell populations for better cell therapies

March 2

Yushan Yan
University of Delaware
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB

Accelerating the Energy Transition: Green hydrogen, fuel cells and carbon capture

March 16

Maria Santore
University of Massachusetts
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB
Using Elasticity to Manipulate Dynamic Structure in Thin Composite Sheets

March 21

Simon Bare
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB

March 23

Joshua D. Howe
Texas Tech University
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB
Understanding metal oxide-impregnated zeolite materials for catalysis applications

April 4

David Parrillo
Dow Chemical Company
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB
Material Science and Sustainability at Dow

April 6

William E. Bentley
University of Maryland
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB
Redox-Linked Synthetic Biology and Electrogenetics Opens Lines of Communication

April 11

Karen I. Winey
University of Pennsylvania
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB
Precise Microstructures in Functional Polymers Provide Morphology Control and Improved Transport Properties

April 13

Paul Dauenhauer
University of Minnesota
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB

An Introduction to Programmable Catalysis

April 20

Michael Wang
Argonne National Lab
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB
The GREET® Model and Life-Cycle Analysis of Vehicle Technologies and Transportation Fuels

April 25

Vanda Glezakou
Oak Ridge National Lab
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB
Global optimization, large-scale molecular simulations and data science for separations and catalysis


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