Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Seminar Series: Fall 2015

Join us for the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Seminar Series, which brings experts from around the country to campus to discuss their recent findings. Everyone is welcome!

Seminars are held Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.—12:15 p.m., in Room 2108, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building, unless otherwise noted.

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

Questions? Want to meet the speaker? Please contact Professor Dongxia Liu (liud@umd.edu).

Fall 2015

Date
Speaker
Host
September 1 Overview and Introduction Liu
September 8 Towards MOF Membrane Technology: Mixed-linker zeolitic imidazolate framework materials and scalable membrane processing
Sankar Nair
Professor and James F. Simmons Faculty Fellow
Georgia Tech
Abstract »
Liu
September 15 Tailored Transition Metal Oxides for Sustainable Carbonaceous Fuel Conversion
Fanxing Li
Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department
North Carolina State University
Abstract »
Ehrman
September 16 ChBE Signature Seminar

Special Day:
Wednesday, September 16
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Room 1402 Chemistry Building


Fuelling the Future: Microbial Engineering for the Production of Sustainable Biofuels
James C. Liao
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Professor and Chair
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
UCLA
Abstract »
Ehrman
September 22 Using Molecular Simulation To Understand and Control the Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Ionic Liquids
Edward Maginn
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Laboratory
University of Notre Dame
Abstract »
Klauda
September 28 Special Seminar
TBA
Chunsheng Wang
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland

Special Day:
Monday, Sept. 28

Special Time:
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.

Special Location:
Room 2110 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
Liu
September 29 Faculty Research Presentations
For ENCH 609 Students Only
Liu
October 1 Faculty Research Presentations
For ENCH 609 Students Only

Special Day:
Thursday, Oct. 1

Special Time:
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Special Location:
Room 2113, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building (ChBE conference room)
Liu
October 5
Special Seminar
Interfacial Dynamics of Capsules and Erythrocytes in Microfluidics and the Microcirculation via Theory and Computations
Panos Dimitrakopoulos
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »

Special Day:
Monday, Oct. 5

Special Time:
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.

Special Location:
Room 2110 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
Liu
October 6 Professional Development Lecture
For ENCH 609 Students Only
Liu
October 13 Tailoring Cu Nanostructures for Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 and CO
Chao Wang
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract »
Liu
October 20 Case Studies for Process Improvement in Pulp and Paper Kraft Mills
José Vicente Hallak d'Angelo
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical System Engineering
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Abstract »
Ehrman
October 27 Irrelevance of CO Poisoning of Pt in Methanol Oxidation and Unraveling the Mystery of Formic Acid Oxidation
YuYe Jay Tong
Professor and Chair
Chemistry
Georgetown University
Abstract »
Liu
November 3 Polymorphism control and the formation of organic molecular nanocrystals
Xiaochuan Ben Yan
Research Engineer
FDA
Abstract »
Ehrman
November 10 AIChE Confrence–No Seminar  
November 17 Characterization of Fe-Poisoned Fluid Cracking Catalyst
Wu-Cheng Cheng
Director, Research and Development
W.R. Grace
Abstract »
Liu
November 18 Special Seminar
Understanding multi-drug resistance in bacteria and a nanoparticle based solution
Sarika Mehra
ChE Associate Professor
IIT Bombay, India
Abstract »

Special Day:
Wednesday, Nov. 18

Special Time:
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Special Location:

Room 2113, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building (ChBE conference room)
Sriram
November 24 Toward development of structure-based vaccines and next-generation therapeutics
Thomas Fuerst
Professor and Director
Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research
University of Maryland
Abstract »
Ehrman
December 1 Characterizating Protein Hydration to Inform its Solubility, Interactions, and Assembly
Amish Patel
Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract »
Klauda
December 8 Harnessing Biomaterials to Study and Engineer Lymph Node Function
Chris Jewell
Assistant Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
Sriram