Chemical Engineering Seminars

Fall 2018

All seminars will be held in 102 Chemistry Building from 10:45-11:45 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

Friday, August 24
10:45 a.m. - noon 
W201 Millennium Science Complex
Dr. Cryille Boyer, codirector
Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design and Australian Centre for NanoMedicine
Seminar Title: “Oxygen Tolerant RAFT Polymerisation: Application in the Design of Anti-Microbial Polymers”

Thursday, September 6
Anushree Chatterjee, Assistant Professor
University of Colorado at Boulder
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

Thursday, September 13
Darrell Velegol, Distinguished Professor
Penn State University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Seminar Title: “Chemical Game Theory”

Thursday, September 27
Jae W. Lee, Professor and Head
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Seminar Title: "CO2-Derived Carbon Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage"

Thursday, October 4
Roger Rousseau, Physical Sciences Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Seminar Title: “Understanding the Role of Solvent Effects in the Thermal and Electrochemical Hydrogenation of Organics”

Thursday, October 11
Benny D. Freeman, Chair
The University of Texas at Austin
McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering
Seminar Title: “Ion Solubility, Diffusivity, and Transport in Charged Polymer Membranes”

Thursday, October 25
Huimin Zhao, Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Chemical & Bioengineering
Seminar Title: “Synthetic Biology: Putting Synthesis Into Biology”

Thursday, November 15
Sarma Pisupati, Professor
Penn State University
Energy & Mineral Engineering
Seminar Title: "Determination of High-Pressure Gasification Kinetics and the Effects of V and Ni on Ash/Slag Viscosity for Reliable Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Power Generation"

Thursday, November 29
Jason Hicks, Associate Professor
University of Notre Dame
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Seminar Title: "Plasma-Assisted Catalysis: Exploring the Effects of Plasma Environments on Catalyst Performance”

Thursday, December 6
Lynn Loo, Professor
Princeton University
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Seminar Title: “Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment”



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Phone: 814-865-2574