Chemical Engineering Seminars

Fall 2021 Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker Title
Sept. 9 Rodney D. Priestley
Princeton University
10:35 a.m. | Zoom
Email Lisa Haines for Zoom link »
Glass Transition and Dynamics of Nanoscopically Confined Polymer
Sept. 16 Charles M. Schroeder
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10:35 a.m. | Zoom
Email Lisa Haines for Zoom link »
Molecular Electronics: Understanding Charge Transport in Sequence-defined Materials Using Automated Chemical Synthesis
Sept. 21 Matthias Waegele
Boston College
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB
Elucidating Electrocatalytic Processes for Energy Storage and conversion with Operando Vibrational Spectroscopy
Sept. 23 Jeffrey Michael Karp
Harvard Medical School
10:35 a.m. | Zoom
Email Lisa Haines for Zoom link »
Tools for Accelerated Medical Innovation
Sept. 30 Andrew Livingston
Queen Mary University of London, UK
10:35 a.m. | Zoom
Email Lisa Haines for Zoom link »
Nanostar Sieving for Exact Polymer Synthesis
Oct. 7 Richard Spontak
North Carolina State University
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB
Charged Block Polymers: New Insights and New Opportunities
Oct. 14 David Sholl
Georgia Tech
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB
Expanding the Chemical Palette for Reliable Adsorption-based Separations
Oct. 22 Distinguished Lecturer: Zhenan Bao
Stanford University
3:00 p.m. | Zoom
Email Lisa Haines for Zoom link »
Skin-Inspired Organic Electronics
Oct. 28 Kam W. Leong
Columbia University Medical Center
10:35 a.m. | Zoom or In-person (TBD)
Nov. 4 Barrer Lecture: Stacey Zones
Chevron Energy & Technology Company
10:35 a.m. | Zoom
Email Lisa Haines for Zoom link »
Zeolite Materials and Their Ever-Expanding Role in New Catalysis and Separations Technologies
Dec. 2 David Lynn
University of Wisconsin
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB
Dec. 9 Lola Eniola-Adefeso
University of Michigan
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB


  • For more information, including the Zoom link where applicable, email Lisa Haines at



The Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering, established in 1948, is recognized as one of the largest and most influential chemical engineering departments in the nation.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry.

Department of Chemical Engineering

121 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2574