Chemical Engineering Seminars

Spring 2021 Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker Title
March 2 Rachel A. Segalman
University of California, Santa Barbara
Engineering Polymeric Ionic Liquids for Metal Ion Conduction
March 4 William E. Mustain
University of South Carolina
Fancy New Materials are not ALWAYS the Answer ... Until They are: A case study in how ENGINEERING intuition might have saved Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells
March 16 David J. Mooney
Harvard University (SEAS)
Cells, Viscoelasticity and Tissue Adhesives
March 18 Albert J. Keung
North Carolina State University
Information Storage and Access: From DNA Data Storage to Neuroepigenetics
March 30 Samir Mitragotri
Harvard University
Understanding and Overcoming Biological Barriers for Drug Delivery
April 1 Barrer Lecture
Richard W. Baker
Membrane Technology & Research, Inc.
The Development of Membrane Separations: The Creation of a New Unit Operation
April 6 Bryan W. Boudouis
Purdue University
Tailoring Macromolecular Design for Water Purification Membranes and Radical Polymer Electronics
April 8 Jason A. Burdick
University of Pennsylvania
Advances in Shear-thinning Hydrogels for Biofabrication and Tissue Repair
April 15 Meltem Urgun-Demirtas
Argonne National Lab
Frontiers in Materials Manufacturing: Rethinking Chemistry and Flow Diagram for a Circular Economy
April 22 Curtis Frank
Stanford University
Polyimide-Poly(ethylene glycol) Segmented Block Copolymer Membranes with High Proton Conductivity
April 29 Frank S. Bates
University of Minnesota
Block Copolymer Melts Mimic Metallurgy

Seminar Details:

  • All seminars begin at 10:35 a.m. and will be held virtually. Zoom links are listed in the table.
  • For more information, including the Zoom link, contact Lisa Haines at



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