The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Seminar Series: Archives

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Fall 2011

Date
Speaker
Host
September 2 Special Seminar
Please note special day, time and location.

Friday, September 2
11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Room 1110 Kim Engineering Building


Materials Challenges for Realizing Inexpensive and Robust Batteries for Large-Scale Energy Storage
Sri R. Narayan
Research Professor
Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute
Department of Chemistry
University of Southern California
Abstract »
Wachsman
C. Wang
September 6 Overview and IntroductionNo Speaker Dimitrakopoulos
September 13 Library Research Skills Dimitrakopoulos
September 20 Faculty Research Presentations Raghavan
September 26 SPECIAL EVENT
The University of Maryland Energy Research Center is pleased to announce the following presentation as part of the grand opening of its new facilities:

Monday, September 26
Room 1110, Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building (Lecture Hall)
11:00am—12:00pm


Department of Energy ARPA-E Program: Research Priorities and Vision
Arun Majumdar
Director, ARPA-E
Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy
 
September 27 Faculty Research Presentations Raghavan
October 4 Self- and Directed Assembly of Soft Matter: Photorheological Fluids, Magnetic Microchains and Hemostatic Biomaterials
Srinivasa R. Raghavan
Patrick & Marguerite Sung Chair & Associate Professor
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Web Site »
Abstract »
Calabrese
October 11 Advanced Electrode Materials for Li-ion Batteries
Chunsheng Wang 
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Web Site »
Abstract »
Adomaitis
October 14 Special Seminar
Please note special day, time and location.

Friday, October 14
Noon-1:00pm
1146 A.V. Williams Building


Reaction Modeling for Atomic Layer Deposition of High-k Dielectrics Onto III-V Substrates
Simon D. Elliott
Senior Staff Researcher and Cluster Co-Principal Investigator
Tyndall National Institute
University College Cork, Dyke Parade, Cork, Ireland
Web Site »
Abstract »
Adomaitis
October 18 AIChE National Meeting—No Seminar  
October 25 Nanoparticles, Aerosols, Medical Devices and Beyond
Amit Limaye
Principal Engineer
Becton Dickinson Company, Franklin Lakes, NJ
Web Site »
Abstract »
Ehrman
November 1 Seminars Critique—No Speaker Dimitrakopoulos
November 8 NIH Grant Machine Revealed: Not a Black Box Anymore
Steven Zullo
Gene and Drug Delivery Program Director
Division of Discovery Science and Technology
NIBIB/NIH
Home Page »
Abstract »
Dimitrakopoulos
November 15 Modulation of Protein Aggregation Associated with Alzheimer's Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases
Inchan Kwon
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Virginia
Web Site »
Abstract »
Choi
November 1 ChBE is proud to promote The Seventeenth Annual Shih-I Pai Lecture, presented by the Institute for Physical Science and Technology and the Department of Physics:

Reception: 3:00 p.m., Math Rotunda
Lecture: 4:00 p.m. Physics Lecture Hall Room 1410


The Rheology of Concentrated Suspensions of Non-Brownian Particles; A Historical Survey of Some Recent Variations on a Theme by Albert Einstein
Andreas Acrivos
Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering, Emeritus City College of New York
Member, National Academy of Sciences
Member, National Academy of Engineering
2001 National Medal of Science
Homepage »
 
November 22 Protein Interactions, Phase Behavior, and Aggregation of Therapeutic Proteins
Christopher Roberts
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Delaware
Home Page »
Abstract »
Klauda
November 29 Distinguished Alumnui Seminar Series

The CFZ™ Technology–Increasing Natural Gas Industry Sustainability and Facilitating Geosequestration
Jaime Valencia (B.S. '73)
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
Web Site »
Abstract »
Ehrman
December 6 Realizing the Promise of Engineered Metabolism: from Bioenergy to Pharmaceutical Production
Ramon Gonzalez
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Department of Bioengineering
Rice University
Web Site »
Abstract »
Sriram
December 13 RAE Preparatory Session (No Guest) Raghavan

 

Spring 2011

Date
Speaker
Host
January 25 Overview—No Speaker Adomaitis
February 1 Control of Small Things: From Steering Cells & Quantum Dots on Chip to Magnetically Manipulating Nanoparticles to In-Vivo Target
Benjamin Shapiro
Associate Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering and
Institute for Systems Research
Affiliate, Maryland NanoCenter
University of Maryland, College Park
Abstract »
Ehrman
Adomaitis
February 8 Transport Phenomena in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells
Yossef A. Elabd
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Drexel University
Abstract »
Raghavan
February 15 No Seminar  
February 22 Special Joint ChBE/UMD Energy Research Center Seminar
Please note special time and location.

3:00 p.m.
Room 1105, Kim Engineering Building
Reception follows in the Kay Boardrooms.


Water Management in a Proton-Exchange-Membrane Fuel Cell by Materials Engineering and Design
Trung Van Nguyen
Professor
Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
University of Kansas
Abstract »
Wachsman
February 24 Special Joint BioE/ChBE Seminar
Please note day, time and location.

Thursday, February 24
11:00 a.m.
Room 1105 Kim Engineering Building


Reverse Engineering Biological Membranes
Jeanne Stachowiak
Sandia National Laboratories
Abstract »
Bentley
March 1 Optoelectronics: Making a Material Difference
Heather Hunt
Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
University of Southern California
Abstract »
Raghavan
March 2 Special Joint ChBE/UMD Energy Research Center Seminar
Please note special day, time and location.

Wednesday, March 2
3:00 p.m.
Room 1105, Kim Engineering Building

Reception follows in the Kay Boardrooms.

From Combustion to Charge Transfer at an Electrochemical Interface: Clean Energy Solutions for the Next Millennium
Sanjeev Mukerjee
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Director,Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy Technology
Northeastern University
Abstract »
Wachsman
March 8 Proteins as Functional Materials: Engineering Multi-Functional and Biologically Active Hydrogels
Ian Wheeldon
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering Harvard University; and
Center for Biomedical Engineering, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Abstract »
Raghavan
March 15 Networked and Distributed Predictive Control: Enabling Smart Manufacturing and Renewable Energy Generation
Panagiotis Christofides
Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles
Abstract »
Adomaitis
March 22 Spring Break—No Seminar  
March 29 A Primer on the Patent System
Charles Richard
Attorney-at-Law
Washington, D.C.
Abstract »
Ehrman, Adomaitis
March 31 Special Seminar
Please note special day, time and location.

Thursday, March 31
11:00 a.m.
Room 2110, Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Bldg.


Quantitative and Integrative Microfluidic Studies of Vascular Signaling Dynamics and Microbubble Emulsion
Jiandi Wan
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Princeton University
Abstract »
Raghavan
April 5 Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic Behavior of MWW and MFI Zeolites with Dual Meso- and Micro-porosity
Dongxia Liu
Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
University of Minnesota
Abstract »
Raghavan
April 26 New Facet of Food Science Research: A Balance Between Cutting-Edge and Appropriate Technology
Martin Lo
Associate Professor
Nutrition and Food Science
University of Maryland, College Park
Abstract »
Raghavan
April 29 No Seminar  
May 3 Water in Confinement: Theoretical and Computational Perspectives
Pablo Debenedetti
Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science
Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Vice Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science Princeton University
Abstract »
Anisimov
May 10 Special Joint ChBE/Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar
Please note day, time and location.

Tuesday, May 10
3:00 p.m.
Marker Seminar Room, Chemistry Building


Molecular Modeling of Cellular Membranes and Associated Proteins
Jeff Klauda
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park

Supracolloidal Physics and Chemistry: Assembly of 3D Nanostructures
Zhihong Nie
Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Maryland, College Park

Abstracts »
Ehrman
Adomaitis

 

Summer 2011

Date Speaker Host
August 4 Special Seminar
Please note day, time and location.

Thursday, August 4
11:00 a.m.
Room 2110, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building


Spatial and Temporal Organization of Soft Condensed Matter: Insight from Cryo-TEM
Dganit Danino
Associate Professor
Department of Biotechnology and Food Engineering
Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Abstract »
Raghavan

 

Fall 2010

Date
Speaker
Host
August 31 Overview and Introduction—No Speaker Adomaitis
September 7 Library Research Skills
Nedelina Tchangalova and Bob Kackley
Engineering and Physical Sciences Library
University of Maryland
Abstract »
Adomaitis
September 14 Faculty Research Presentations Adomaitis
September 21 Faculty Research Presentations  
September 28 Government RDT&E—A Non-Traditional Career Track for Chemical Engineering Graduate Students
Dr. Ken Yasuda
Ft. Belvoir
U.S. Army
Abstract »
Adomaitis
October 5 From Rheology to Biology: The Application of Polymer Hydrodynamics to Problems in Biology
Ronald Larson
George Granger Brown Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of Michigan
Abstract »
Klauda
October 6 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day, time and location.

Wednesday, October 6
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Room 2145 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg.


Challenge Issues of Electrochemical Power Sources in Energy Storage Applications
Yang Yong
Professor
State Key Lab for Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces
Department of Chemistry
Xiamen University, China
Abstract »
C. Wang
October 12 Self-Assembled Soft Materials from Biobased Surfactants and the In Situ Synthesis of Nanoparticles
George John
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
City College of the City University of New York
Abstract »
Raghavan
October 19 Rapid Formation Reactions in Nanolayered Foils: Scientific Studies and Commercial Applications
Timothy Weihs
Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract »
Zachariah
October 26 Finally Unplugged: New Revolution in Energy Conversion
Sanjeev Mukerjee
Professor
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Director, Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy Technology
Northeastern University
Abstract »
C. Wang
November 2 A Comprehensive Methodology for Characterizing Sprinkler Sprays
Andre Marshall
Professor
Department of Fire Protection Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
Ehrman
Nobember 5 SPECIAL SEMINAR: DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI LECTURE SERIES
Please note day and location.

Friday, November 5
11:00am-12:00pm
1110 Kim Engineering Building (Lecture Hall)


The Secret Life of Brewer's Yeast: the Interface of Biochemistry, Fermentation Engineering, and Flavor
Jaime Jurado (B.S. '83)
Director of Brewing Operations for the Gambrinus Company and Former President of the Master Brewers Association of America
Abstract »
Ehrman
November 9 Annual Meeting of the AIChE—No Seminar  
November 16 No Seminar  
November 23 No Seminar  
November 30 Membrane Gas Separation: The Upper Bound and Other Correlations
Dr. Lloyd M. Robeson
Ph.D. '67
Member, National Academy of Engineering
Member, Clark School Innovation Hall of Fame
Adjunct Professor, Lehigh University
Abstract »

and...

SPECIAL AFTERNOON SEMINAR: DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI LECTURE SERIES
Please note time and location.

3:30pm-4:30pm
Pepco Seminar Room
1105 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building


Membrane Purification of Water: Fundamentals and Practice
Dr. Lloyd M. Robeson
Abstract »
Adomaitis
December 7 RAE Prep Session (No Guest)  
December 10 Special Joint ChBE/Bioengineering Seminar

Friday, December 10
11:00 a.m.
Room 2110 Chemical and Nuclear Eng. Bldg.


Genome Surfing for Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals
Ryan Gill (M.S. '97, Ph.D. '99, chemical engineering)
Patten Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
University of Colorado
Managing Director
Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels
Abstract »
Adomaitis

 

Spring 2010

Date
Speaker
Host
January 26 Overview and Introduction—No Speaker Schork
February 2 Infection Development in the Cardiovascular System: Critical Roles for Bacterial Adhesion and Biofilm Formation
Julia Ross
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
College of Engineering and Information Technology
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Abstract »
Schork
February 9 A Primer on the Patent System
Charles R. Richard
Attorney-at-Law
Washington, D.C.
Abstract »
Schork
February 16 Support of Renewable Energy Research by the National Science Foundation
Greg Rorrer
Program Director Energy for Sustainability
Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems Engineering Directorate
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Abstract »
N. Wang
February 23 Spatial Updating Monte Carlo Algorithms in Particle Simulations: Application to Protein Crystallization
Gerassimons (Makis) Orkoulas
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
UCLA
Abstract »
Adomaitis
March 2 Nanoparticle Dispersion in Polymer Melts
David Green
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Virginia
Abstract »
Ehrman
March 9 Joint Chemistry & Biochemistry/ChBE Seminar

Multiscale Simulation of Atomic Layer Deposition Processes
Raymond A. Adomaitis
Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


University of Maryland E.coli Bugs Have Sweet Tooth: Engineering Metabolic Pathways for Selective Isotopic Labeling of RNA
Kwaku Dayie
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Maryland
Schork
March 12 Joint ChBE/Mechanical Engineering Seminar
Friday, March 12
2:00 p.m.
DeWALT Seminar Room, 2164 Glenn L. Martin Hall


Carbon Dioxide, a Nuisance or a Blessing?
Cor J. Peters
Department of Chemical Engineering
The Petroleum Institute
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abstract »
Schork
March 16 Spring Break: No Seminar  
March 23

Cancer Cell Life in Transit: A Biochemical and Biophysical Analysis of the Vascular Interactions of Tumor Cells
Konstantinos Konstantopoulos
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
The Johns Hopkins University
Abstract »

Schork
March 30 Microrheology and Rapid Screening of Therapeutic Hydrogelators
Eric M. Furst
Department of Chemical Engineering and
Center for Molecular and Engineering Thermodynamics
University of Delaware, Newark
Abstract »
Schork
April 6 Aerosol Sampling for Bioaerosols
Jana Kesavan
Aerosol Sciences Team
U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
Abstract »
Ehrman
April 13 Understanding and exploiting the regulatory potential of RNA
Chase Beisel
RTA Post-Doctoral Fellow
Cell Biology and Metabolism Program
NICHD NIH
Abstract »
Sriram
April 20 Joint Chemistry & Biochemistry/ChBE Seminar

Investigating Traffic and Traffic Lights in Cells: A Story of Metabolic and Regulatory Networks.
Ganesh Sriram
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland Spinning Molecules Into Reactive States with an Optical Centrifuge

Amy Mullin
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Maryland
Schork
April 26 Joint ChBE/UMERC Seminar
Monday, April 26

Flexible and Solution-Processible Transparent Contacts For Organic Solar Cells
Teresa Barnes
Senior Scientist
National Renewable Energy Lab, Golden, CO
Abstract »
Ehrman
April 27 Microfluidics to Study Transport Phenomena
Steve Hudson
Physical Scientist
Polymers Division, Complex Fluids Group
NIST
Abstract »
Dimitrakopoulos
May 4 Taming Coulomb Interactions in Models for Ionic Solutions and Water
John Weeks
Distinguished University Professor
CMPS-Institute for Physical Science & Technology
University of Maryland College Park
Abstract »
Schork
May 11 Joint Seminar

Scaffold Structured Porous Silicon Electrode for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Juchen Guo
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland

Recent Developments in Modeling and Control of Heterogeneous Polymerizations
Carla Luciani
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Schork  

 

Fall 2009

Date
Speaker
Host
September 1 Overview and Introduction—No Speaker Schork
September 8 No Seminar  
September 15 Particle Migration and Self-Organization in Simple and Chaotic Flows
James F. Gilchrist
Department of Chemical Engineering
Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
Lehigh University
Abstract »
Calabrese
September 22 Quantitative Analysis and Modelling of Plant Central Metabolism and Storage Compound Synthesis
Jorg Schwender
Department of Biology
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Abstract »
Sriram
September 29 Faculty Research Presentations Ehrman
October 6 Lithium Ion Batteries: Materials Processing and Mechanical Degradation
Claus Daniel
Research Staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Electrochemical Energy Storage Team Member, Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP), DOE-EERE, Washington, D.C.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Tennesse
Abstract »
C. Wang
October 13 Miniaturizing Combustion-Based Heat Engines: Challenges and Opportunities
Christopher Cadou
Department of Aerospace Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
Ehrman
October 20 Nanoparticles, Nanoporous Films and Nanonecks: Adventures in Particle Science and Technology
Sheryl Ehrman
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
Schork
October 23
 
Joint Research: Chemistry and Biochemistry/Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Please note the day, time and location:
Friday, October 23, 2009, 3:00—4:30 p.m.
Room 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
Chemistry Building (#091)

Ultraselective Carbon Nanochemistry
Yu Huang Wang
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Maryland

Chaos is Cheap: Aerosol Routes to Materials Synthesis
Sheryl Ehrman
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Schork
October 27 UMD Honor Council Presentation Ehrman
November 3 Neutron Imaging and the Study of Electrochemical Energy Sources
Daniel Hussey
National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
Abstract »
C. Wang
November 10 AIChE Annual Meeting: No Seminar  
November 17 Moving Sterols and Signals Between Organelles at Membrane Contact Sites
William Prinz
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Abstract »
Klauda
November 20 Joint Research: Chemistry and Biochemistry/Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Please note the day, time and location:
Friday, November 20, 2009, 3:00—4:30 p.m.
Room 0112 (Marker Seminar Room)
Chemistry Building (#091)

New Bacterial Conversation Stoppers—Powerful Tools for Disease Control and Material Synthesis
Herman Sintim
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Maryland

The "Easy" Approach to Self-Assembly: Teaching New Tricks to Old Molecules and Nanoparticles
Srinivasa Raghavan
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Schork
November 24 Profitable, Critical Research Via Our Own UM Library Resources
Robert Kackley and Jim Miller
University of Maryland Libraries
Abstract »
Schork
December 1 Poplar Nitrogen Cycling and Storage: Advancing Sustainable Biomass Production
Gary Coleman
Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
University of Maryland
Abstract »
Sriram
December 8 No Seminar  
December 10 Please note the day, time and location:
Thusday, December 10, 2009, 11:00 a.m.—12:15 p.m.
Room 2113A (ChBE Conference Room)
Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building

RAE Prep Session (No Guest)
Sheryl Ehrman
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, ChBE
University of Maryland
Schork

 

Spring 2009

Date
Speaker
Host
January 27 Overview and Introduction (Chunsheng Wang)—No Guest C. Wang
February 10 Ziolite-Based Catalysts in Jet Fuel Reformation for Power and Energy Applications
Ivan Lee
Research Chemical Engineer
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Abstract »
Ehrman
February 24 No Seminar  
March 10 Combining Fluorescence Tomography with Optical Coherence Tomography: Towards Simultaneous Morphology and Molecular Imaging
Yu Chen
Assistant Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
N. Wang
March 24 An Infectious Approach to Biofabrication
Jim Culver
Associate Professor
Center for Biosystems Research
University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute
Abstract »
C. Wang
March 31 Understanding Cellular Behavior Using Microfluidics
Laurie E. Locascio
Chief, Biochemical Science Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Abstract »
N. Wang
April 7 Intelligent Design of Chemically Selective Displacers and Multimodal Chromatographic Systems Using Protein Libraries, NMR, SPR and Multi-Scale Simulations
Steven M. Cramer
William Weightman Walker Professor
Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Abstract »

This seminar is co-sponsored by the Fischell Department of Bioengineering.
Schork, Bentley
April 14 Structures of Amyloid Fibrils and Protein Folding Intermediates: New Insights from Solid State NMR
Robert Tycko
Laboratory of Chemical Physics
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Abstract »
Klauda
April 21 Nanostructured Materials for Biomedical Imaging and Molecular Sensing
Oded Rabin
Assistant Professor
Materials Science & Engineering/IREAP
University of Maryland
Abstract »
C. Wang
May 5 A Gas That Sinks in a Liquid: The First Helium Experiment Published by Kamerlingh Onnes
Anneke Levelt Sengers
Scientist Emerita
Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Abstract »
C. Wang

 

Fall 2008

Date
Speaker
Host
September 2 Overview and Introduction (Chunsheng Wang)—No Guest C. Wang
September 9 Natural Gas Clathrate Hydrates
E. Dendy Sloan
Weaver Distinguished Professor, Chemical Engineering
Center for Hydrate Research
Colorado School of Mines
Abstract »
Klauda
September 16 Enrich Your Research Efforts via UM Library Resources
Robert Kackley, Jim Miller and Nevenka Zdravkovska
Reference Librarians, EPSL
University of Maryland
Abstract »
C. Wang
September 23 Thin Film Processing Challenges in Solar Energy and Nanomanufacturing Applications
Raymond Adomaitis
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
C. Wang
September 30 Systems Engineering Challenges and Opportunities in Metabolic Networks
Costas D. Maranas
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
Abstract »
Sriram
October 7 Research presentations to 1st year graduate students
ChBE Faculty
Ehrman
October 14 Manipulating and Balancing Reducing Equivalents Through Metabolic Engineering
Ka-Yiu San
E. D. Butcher Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Rice University
Abstract »
Sriram
October 21 Transport Phenomena in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells
Y. A. Elabd
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical
and Biological Engineering
Drexel University
Abstract »
Ehrman
October 28 Tailoring Polysaccharide Nanostructures for Biomedical Materials
Matt Kipper
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Associate Director, School of Biomedical Engineering
Colorado State University
Abstract »
Sriram
November 4 Programs and Initiatives in Engineering at the National Science Foundation
Maria K. Burka
Acting Division Director and Program Director, Process and Reaction Engineering
Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems, NSF
Abstract »
C. Wang
November 11 The Four Regimes of Fluorescence Behavior in Nile Blue A Modified Layered Silicate Polymer Nanocomposites
Dr. Paul H. Maupin
Program Manager, Catalysis Program
Chemical Transformations Team
Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences
Office of Basic Energy Sciences
Office of Science
U.S. Department of Energy
Abstract »
C. Wang
November 18 AIChE Annual Meeting—No Seminar  
November 25 Integrated Multi-Scale Microfluidics
Don L. DeVoe
Professor
Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park
Abstract »
C. Wang
December 2 Multifunctional 3D Nanoarchitectures for Energy Storage and Conversion
Jeffrey W. Long
Research Chemist
Naval Research Laboratory
Abstract »
C. Wang
December 9 RAE Prep Session—No Guest Ehrman

 

Spring 2008

Date
Speaker
Host
January 29 Overview and Introduction (no guest)  
February 5 Energy for Sustainability Program and Surface Ionic Activity of Proton Conducting Membranes
Trung Van Nguyen
Energy for Sustainability Program Director
Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET), Directorate for Engineering
National Science Foundation
Abstract »
C. Wang
February 12 Intervertebral Disc Degeneration: at the Intersection of Transport, Nanostructure, Mechanics, and Biology
Adam Hsieh
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
N. Wang
February 18 In Pursuit of the Ideal Fuel Cell Membrane: How Close are We?
Peter N. Pintauro
Case Western University
Abstract »
Ehrman
February 19 Selective Oxidation Reactions Catalyzed by Supported Gold Nanoparticles
Robert J. Davis
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Virginia
Abstract »
Schork
February 25 Top-down and Bottom-Up Molecular Design
Anastassia Alexandrova
Department of Chemistry
Yale University
Abstract »
Ehrman
February 26 Role of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (SDS) in Accelerating Gas Hydrate Formation
Jae W. Lee
Department of Chemical Engineering
Grove School of Engineering
City College of New York
CUNY
Abstract »
Choi
March 4 Domain in the Membrane: Lipid Domains in Bilayers and Monolayer Microbubble Shells
Marjorie Longo
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Caifornia—Davis
Abstract »
Klauda
March 11 Science and Technology of Semiconductor Nanocrystal Quantum Dots
Moungi Bawendi
MIT, NAS member
Abstract »
N. Wang
March 25 Stable and Robust Control and Optimization of Chemical Processes
Erik Ydstie
Department of Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract »
Adomaitis
April 1 Vaccination Using Microneedles
Mark Prausnitz
Georgia Tech
Abstract »
N. Wang
April 8 Rechargeable Lithium Batteries: Progress and Challenges
Nancy J. Dudney
Material Science and Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Abstract »
C. Wang
April 15 Polymer Reaction Engineering in Molecular and Nano Scales
Kyu Yong Choi
Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
N. Wang
April 22 Triblock Copolymer Micelle-Based DNA/siRNA Delivery
You-Yeon Won
Purdue University
School of Chemical Engineering
Abstract »
Choi
April 29 Development of New Chemical Engineering Applications in Pyroprocessing Technology
Supathorn (Supy) Phongikaroon
Department of Chemical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering Program
University of Idaho
Abstract »
Calabrese
May 6 Engineering Nanomaterial Platforms: Toward Highly Sensitive and Specific Biomedical Detection
Jong-In Hahm
Penn State University
Abstract »
Choi

Fall 2007

Date
Speaker
Host
September 18 Electrolytes and Interfaces in Li Ion Batteries
Kang Xu
Army Research Laboratory
Abstract »
C. Wang
September 25 Making Scotch: Chemistry, Engineering, and Education
John Collier
Florida State University
Abstract »
N. Wang
October 2 Hemodynamics in the Microcirculation via Computational BioFluid Dynamics 
Panos Dimitrakopoulos
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
N. Wang
October 9 Faculty Research
Department Faculty
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
N. Wang
October 16 Photoluminescent Silicon Nanocrystals: Aerosol Synthesis, Surface Functionalization and Applications Abstract
Mark Swihart
SUNY Buffalo
Abstract »
Ehrman
October 23 Prediction of Drop Size and Effect of Surfactant Concentration in Agitated, non-Coalescing Liquid-Liquid Dispersions
Richard Calabrese
Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
N. Wang
October 30 Complex Fluid Microstructure, Rheology and Glass Transitions: Effect of Continuous Phase Molecular Weight
Charles Zukoski
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Abstract »
Greer
November 13 Polymer Blends in Emerging Technologies
Lloyd Robeson
Lehigh University
Abstract »
Schork
November 20 Functional Nanofibers via Electrospinning: From Coatings to Biomedical Therapeutics
Saad Khan
North Carolina State University
Abstract »
Raghavan
December 4 Breaking into the Subretinal Space: Cytokine secretion, leukocyte traffic and fluid transport across human retinal pigment epithelium
Sheldon Miller
National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
Abstract »
N. Wang
December 11 Understanding molecular mechanisms in biology by measuring small forces
Joonil Seog
Assistant Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering/Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
N. Wang