Chemical Engineering Seminars

Spring 2022 Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker Title
January 20 Delia J. Milliron
University of Texas at Austin
10:35 a.m. | Zoom
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Assemblies of Doped Metal Oxide Nanocrystals
February 10 Jonathan S. Dordick
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB
Exploiting Viruses that Kill and Killing Viruses that Exploit: Some Sweet Science
February 24 Liangbing Hu
University of Maryland
10:35 a.m. | Zoom
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Ultrafast High-Temperature Sintering for Materials Discovery and Manufacturing
March 3 Lola Eniola-Adefesco
University of Michigan
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB
Understanding cell-cell and particle-cell interactions in blood: Implications for vascular-targeted drug carrier design & clinical translation
March 17 Allison Schwier
US Department of State
10:35 a.m. | Zoom
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From scientist to science advisor: how and why science matters in foreign policy

March 31 Barrer Lecture
Johannes Lercher

Pacific Northwest National Lab
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB

Structure and organization in confined space – Novel approaches to use zeolites for catalytic transformations 

April 5 Ryan C. Hayward
University of Colorado, Boulder
10:35 a.m. | Zoom
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Driving deformation, assembly, and coupled motion of polymers with light

April 7 Laura Matz
Merck KGaA
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB
Greying of Lines between Healthcare and Electronics: Implications for Future Research
April 12 Amalie Frischknecht
Sandia National Lab
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB
Phase Behavior of Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticles
April 14 Laura Bradley
University of Massachusetts Amherst
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB

This seminar has been cancelled.

April 21 Fengqi You
Cornell University
10:35 a.m. | Zoom
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Multi-Scale Systems Analytics for Energy and Environmental Sustainability
April 28 Kevin Dorfman
University of Minnesota
10:35 a.m. | 001 CBEB
Complex particle packings in block polymer melts


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