The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Seminar Series: Spring 2014

You can find all of these seminars, as well as others of potential interest, on our events calendar.

Spring 2014

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January 28 Research Into A Rare Cancer (Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP))
Thomas McAvoy
Professor Emeritus
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Institute for Systems Research
University of Maryland
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February 4 2014 ChBE Distinguished Lecture
Dripping, Jetting, Drops and Wetting: The Magic of Microfluidics
David A. Weitz
Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied Physics
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University
Room 1201, Physics Building
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Reception with light refreshments: 11:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
Seminar: 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
February 11 Advanced Control and Dynamic Real-time Optimization for Large-scale Processes
Rui Huang
Senior Research Scientist, System Dynamics and Optimization Group
United Technologies Research Center
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February 18 Microfluidic and Biomimetic Approaches to Study and Control Biomolecule Function
Sarah L. Perry
Institute for Molecular Engineering
University of Chicago
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February 25 TBA Adomaitis
March 4 Nanolithography Using Block Copolymers
Greg Guoliang Liu
Department of Chemistry and International Institute for Nanotechnology
Northwestern University
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March 11 Aqueous and Natural Gas Flow Chemistry with Microchemical Systems for Chemicals, Energy, and Sustainability
Ryan L. Hartman
Assistant Professor and Reichhold-Shumaker Fellow
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
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March 13
Special Seminar
Please note day, time and location.

Thursday, March 13
9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Marker Room (0112), Chemistry Building

Some Recent Studies on the Dynamically Asymmetrical Polymer System and an Application of Polymer Blend in A Category III Medical Device
Charles C. Han
Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences
Joint Laboratory of Polymer Science and Materials
Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
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March 25 No Seminar Adomaitis
April 1 A Comprehensive, High-Resolution Map of the Effect of Mutation on a Gene
Marc Ostermeier
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
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April 3 Special Seminar
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Thursday, April 3
5:00 p.m–6:00 p.m.
Room 2110, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building

Materials, Technology, and Future Challenges for Glass
Sheldon Davis, Ph.D.
Vice President for Glass Technology
Guardian Industries
Carleton MI
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April 8 Push, Pull and Sense: How Forces Modulate Cellular Dynamics
Arpita Upadhyaya
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and IPST
University of Maryland, College Park
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April 15 Professional Development Workshop–for ENCH 609 Students Only


April 22 Engineering Plants and Microbial Cell Factories Using New Tools in Genome-Scale Metabolic Flux Modeling and Raman Spectroscopy
Ryan Senger
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Systems Engineering
Virginia Tech
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April 29 Contact Charge Electrophoresis for Powering Micro- and Nanotechnology
Kyle Bishop
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Penn State
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May 6 Do we understand Aerosol-Cloud Climate Interactions? Linking Organic Aerosol Properties to Cloud Condensation Nuclei
Akua Asa Awuku
Assistant Professor
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Bourns College of Engineering – Center for Environmental Research and Technology
University of California–Riverside
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May 9 Distinguished Alumni Seminar Series
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Friday, May 9
2:00–3:00 p.m.
Room 2108, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building

Environmental Catalysis—Where the action is!
Ron Heck (B.S. ’65, Ph.D. ’69)
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May 13 About Buffering Polymers and Squishy DNA Nanoparticles
Preethi Chandran
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Howard University
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