SPRING 2020

Join us for an event that brings experts from around the country to campus to discuss their recent findings - everyone is welcome!
Seminars will be Tuesdays at 11:00 am in room 2108 of the Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building, unless otherwise noted.
(Dates, titles and abstracts will be added as they are scheduled and received.)

Date
Speaker
Host
January 28 Creating a Soft and Stretchable Power System
Nathan Lazarus
Electronics Engineer, Sensors and Electron Device Directorate
Army Research Lab
Abstract
Dongxia Liu
February 4 NO SEMINAR - ENCH609 Introduction - students required to attend  
February 11 Defect Engineering in Molecular Crystals
Jennifer Swift
Professor of Chemistry, Georgetown University
Abstract
Taylor Woehl
February 18 Title
Lawrence Sita
Professor of Chemistry, UMD
Abstract
Kyu Yong Choi
February 25 ENCH609 Proposal Assignment Discussion - students required to attend  
March 3 Self-Assembling Prodrugs: From Molecular Assembly to Supramolecular Medicine
Honggang Cui
Associate Professor of ChBE, John Hopkins University
Abstract
Taylor Woehl
March 10 Toward a Mechanistic Understanding of Complex Interfacial Interactions
Clint Aichele
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University
Abstract
Taylor Woehl
March 17 SPRING BREAK - NO SEMINAR  
March 24 Title
Peter Crozier
Professor, School of Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
Arizona State University
Abstract
Taylor Woehl
March 31 Controllable and Predictable Synthesis of Colloidal Metal Nanocrystals 
Younan Xia
Professor of ChBE, Georgia Insitute of Technology
Abstract
Taylor Woehl
April 7 TBD  
April 14 Title
Brian Korgel
Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Abstract
Taylor Woehl
April 21 Title
Arvind Balijepalli
Mechanical Engineering, Biophysics Group, Physical Measurement Lab
National Istitute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Abstract
Jeff Klauda
April 28 Title
Pinar Akcora
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science,
Stevens Institute of Technology
Abstract
Taylor Woehl
May 5 Title
Chris Stafford
Research Chemist, Polymers Division/MML, NIST
Abstract
Chen Zhang
May 12 Catalysts Can Be Good at Multitasking: Two Practical Examples
Anna Alba-Rubio
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Toledo
Abstract
Taylor Woehl

 

Fall 2019 Seminar Series


Join us for an event that brings experts from around the country to campus to discuss their recent findings - everyone is welcome!

Seminars will be WEDNESDAYS, 9:00 - 10:15 a.m., in Room 2108, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building, unless otherwise noted.

(Dates, titles and abstracts will be added as they are scheduled and received.)

Date Speaker Host
Aug. 28 No Seminar  
Sept. 4

Brillouin microscopy for cell and tissue biomechanics 
Giuliano Scarcelli
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, UMD
Abstract

Taylor Woehl
Sept. 11 Yarrowia lipolytica: A Versatile Microbial Workhorse for Expanding Nature’s Biosynthetic Capacity

Peng Xu
Assistant Professor, Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering, UMBC
Abstract

Taylor Woehl
Sept. 18

The Challenge of Quantification of Aerosol Optical Properties in the Terrestrial Atmosphere
Chris Zangmeister
Materials Measurement Lab, NIST
Abstract

Akua Asa-Awuku
Sept. 25

Integrated Synthesis-Capture Strategies for Viral Templated and Catalytically Active Palladium Nanoparticles Toward Multifunctional Membranes 
Hyunmin Yi
Associate Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Tufts University
Abstract

Taylor Woehl
Oct. 2

A Designer's Toolkit for Contructing Complex Nanoparticle Libraries
Raymond Schaak
Professor of Materials Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University
Abstract

Taylor Woehl
Oct. 9

Surface Plasmon Resonant Nanomaterials for Promoting Catalytic Ethanol Oxidation to Extend Army Operational Endurance
Jonathan Boltersdorf
Research & Development Chemist, Army Research Lab
Abstract

Taylor Woehl
Oct. 16

Colloidal Hybrid Quantum Structures: Synthesis, Assembly and Applications from the Bottom-Up
Min Ouyang
Professor of Physics, Center for Nanophysics & Advanced Materials, UMD
Abstract

Taylor Woehl
Oct. 23 Towards Scalable Manufacturing of Nanocomposite Films and Membranes Using Capillarity
Daeyeon Lee
Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, UPenn
Abstract
Taylor Woehl
Oct. 30

Engineering new tools to understand mucus function and dysfunction
Gregg Duncan
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, UMD
Abstract

Taylor Woehl
Nov. 6 From molecules to devices: mechanistic analyses of electrochemical energy systems
Maureen Tang
ChBE Assistant Professor, Drexel University
Abstract
Taylor Woehl
Nov. 20 Functionalized Surfactant Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications to Targeted Drug Delivery and Vaccine Formulation
Phil Deshong
Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UMD
Abstract
Taylor Woehl
Dec. 4


Quantitative microscopy of nucleation and protein aggregation phenomena
Taylor Woehl
ChBE Assistant Professor, UMD
Abstract

 

 

Spring 2019 Seminar Series


Join us for an event that brings experts from around the country to campus to discuss their recent findings - everyone is welcome!

Seminars are held Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m., in Room 2110, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building, unless otherwise noted.

(Dates, titles and abstracts will be added as they are scheduled and received.)

Date Speaker Host
Jan. 29 NO SEMINAR - CAMPUS CLOSED DUE TO WEATHER  
March 5

 Design of novel functional soft matter by interfacial templating and multiphasic capillary binding
Orlin Velev
ChBE Professor, North Carolina State University
Abstract

 
March 12 NO SEMINAR  
March 19 SPRING BREAK - NO SEMINAR  
March 26

Effect of microfluidic geometry on flow instabilities of wormlike micelle solutions
Paul Salipante, Ph.D.
Material Measurement Lab, NIST
Abstract

 
April 2 NO SEMINAR  
April 9 Engineered Porous Materials for Catalysis and Gas Separations
Ke Zhang
Aramco Research Center, Aramco Services Company
Abstract
 
April 16

 Engineered Nano and Nano-Bio Hybrid Materials
Mark Griep
BioNano Materials Group Leader, Materials Division @ ARL
Abstract

 
April 23 Interfaces in Lithium-Sulfur Electrochemical Systems
Juchen Guo
Asst Prof, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, UC Riverside
Abstract
 
April 30

Structural Dynamics of Supported Metal Nano-Clusters 
Judy Yang
Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Abstract

 
May 2 (Thurs) Engineering Tools Applied to Sustainability: An exercise on 8 beer coasters
Jaime Jurado
Vice President of Production, Ennoble Beverages
Abstract
 
May 14 Polymers in Energy Storage Devices: Structure and Ion Transport
Jennifer Schaefer
ChBE Asst Professor, University of Notre Dame
Abstract
 
     


 

Fall 2018 Seminar Series

Join us for an event that brings experts from around the country to campus to discuss their recent findings - everyone is welcome!

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

(Dates, titles and abstracts will be added as they are scheduled and received.)

Date Speaker Host
August 28 Faculty presentations (ENCH609 students only) A. Karlsson
August 30 Faculty presentations (ENCH 609 Students only) A. Karlsson
September 04 Bioinspired Micro and Nano Systems for Cancer Theranostics and Tissue Regeneration
Xiaoming "Shawn" He
Professor, Fishcell Dept of Bioengineering, UMD
Abstract
A. Karlsson
September 11 Engineering nanoparticles to stop internal bleeding
Erin Lavik
Prof, Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Eng.
UMBC
Abstract
P. Kofinas
September 18 Structure-Property-Function Relationships of Hybrid Nano and Bio-Nano Materials
Shashi Karna
Senior Research Scientist
U.S. Army Reserach Lab
Abstract
S. Raghavan
September 25 Solvation effects in (poly) electrolyte solutions
Alexandros Chremos
Postdoc at NIST
Abstract
P. Kofinas
October 2 Professional Development (ENCH609 students only) A. Karlsson
October 9 Development and Application of Detailed Kinetic Models
Tony Dean
Emeritus Professor
ChBE at Colorado School of Mines
Abstract
D. Liu
October 16 Title
Sugianto Hanggodo
Director of Engineering, Empower Materials
Abstract
K. Choi
October 23 Title
Amy Karlsson
ChBE Assistant Professor, UMD
Abstract
R. Calabrese
October 30 NO SEMINAR - AiCHE  
November 6 Towards design of molecular sieve membranes and catalysts
Michael Tsapatsis
Professor, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
University of Minnesota
Abstract
D. Liu
November 13 Microwave Enabled Fabrication of Carbon Nanomaterials and Metal Hybrids
Huixin He
Professor of Chemistry @ Rutgers University
Abstract»
C. Wang
November 20 THANKSGIVING BREAK - NO SEMINAR  
November 27 NO SEMINAR  
December 4 Functional Nanostructured Material Design for Biomedical Devices
Omar B. Ayyub
ChBE Asst Research Professor, UMD
Abstract» 
 
     

 

Spring 2018

Date Speaker Host
January 30 Overview & introduction (ENCH609 students only)  
March 06 Professional Development (ENCH609 students only)  
March 20 SPRING BREAK - NO SEMINAR  
March 27 Design and Delivery of Biotherapeutics: Engineered proteins and extracellular
Steven Jay
Assistant Prof of Bioengineering @ UMD
Abstract
A. Karlsson
April 03 Reversible fibrils of p53 nucleate within mesoscopic protein-rich clusters
Peter Vekilov
ChBE Professor, University of Houston
Abstract
M. Anisimov
April 10 Kuy Yong Choi
ChBE Professor, UMD
Abstract
A. Karlsson
April 17 Molecular Engineering of Real-Time Water Sensors Based on 2D Nanomaterials: from Concept to Product
Junhong Chen
Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UWM
Director of NSF Water Equipment and Policy I/UCRC
Abstract
M. Zachariah
April 24 Development of Multi-Organ Microphysiological Platforms for Drug Testing
Mandy Esch, Ph.D.
National Instittue of Science and Technology
Abstract
N.S. Wang
May 01 Coupling Molecular Design to Structure and Activity of Sequence-Defined Macromolecules
Christopher Alabi - CANCELLED - RESCHEDULED FOR FALL
ChBE Asst Prof, Cornell University
Abstract
A. Karlsson
May 08 Enabling Desulfarization Materials for Future Compact Jet Fuel (JP-8) Power Sources
Dat T. Tran
Army Research Laboratory
Abstract
D. Liu

 

Fall 2017

Date 
Speaker
Host
August 29 Overview & introduction (ENCH609 students only)

D. Liu

September 5

Professional Development (ENCH609 students only)

D. Liu

September 12

Advancing Technology through Measurement Science: the NIST Materials Science and Engineering Division
Eric Lin
Chief, Materials Science and Engineering Division
NIST
Abstract

P. Kofinas

September 19 Tuning the Microstructure of the Functional Layer for Improved Performance of Composite Polymeric Membranes
Jianqiang Meng
Professor, Materials Science Technology
Tianjin Polytechnic University
Abstract
D. Liu
September 26

Faculty Research Presentation

D. Liu

September 28

Faculty Research Presentation
CHE 2113

D. Liu

October 03

Modeling Transport Processes using Lattice-Boltzmann Algorithms
John Thomas
President, M-Star Simulation
Abstract

R. Calabrese

October 10

Bioengineering of synergistic innate and adaptive immunotherapy of cancer
Dane Wittrup
Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
M.I.T.
Abstract

A. Karlsson

October 17

Catalysis and Materials Synthesis: Innovative Catalyst and Membrane Reactor for One-Step Methane Upgrading
Dongxia Liu
Assistant Professor, ChBE 
University of Maryland
Abstract

D. Liu

October 24

A Nature Inspired Nanocarrier Platform for Delivery of Antimicrobials using Engineered Water Nanostructures: Food Safety Applications and Beyond
Philip Demokritou
Associate Professor, Environmental Health
Harvard
Abstract

M. Zachariah

October 31

AIChE Meeting (NO SEMINAR)

 

November 07

Interfacial Dynamics of Nanoconfined Molecules and Macromolecules
Younjin Min
Assistant Professor, Polymer Engineering
University of Akron
Abstract


K. Yong

November 14 Developing Porous Carbon Materials and Molecular Frameworks for Energy Conversion and Storage
Sara Thoi
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
John Hopkins
Abstract
D. Liu
November 21 Engineering Next Generation Therapeutics to Combat Infectious Diseases
Jennifer Maynard
Associate Prof of Chemical Engineering
2015 UT Austin Inventor of the Year
University of Texas, Austin
Abstract
A. Karlsson
November 28

Mechanism-Driven Engineering of Iron Catalysts for Asymmetric C(sp3)-X Functionalization
Osvaldo Gutierrez
Assistant Professor, Chemistry, UMD
Abstract

D. Liu
December 05 Superomniphobic Surfaces: Design & Applications
Arun Kota
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Colorado State University
Abstract
S. Raghavan
 

 

Spring 2017

Date 
Speaker
Host
January 31 Overview & introduction (ENCH609 students only)

 

February 7

Accelerating Materials Design Using First Principles Computation Techniques
Yifei Mo
Assistant Professor, Materials Science Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract

Amy Karlsson

February 14

Design of Particles and Particle-Based Flow Systems for Electrochemical Energy Storage Applications
Gary Koenig
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
University of Virginia
Abstract

Amy Karlsson

February 21
Under Pressure and in Hot Water - Hydrothermal Reactions of Biomass and Biomolecules
Phillip Savage
Department Head & Walter Robb Endowed Chair, Chemical Engineering
Pennsylvania State University
Abstract
 
Sheryl Ehrman
February 28

Licorice Constituent and Androgen Receptor Modulation in Prostate Cancer Therapy
Kimberly Jackson
Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Spelman College
Abstract

Sheryl Ehrman

March 2

Analyzing and Minimizing Capacity Fade of Lithium-ion Batteries Through Model-Based Optimal Control: Theory, Computation and Experimental Validation
Venkat Subramanian
Professor, Chemical Engineering and Clean Energy
University of Washington
Abstract

 

March 7

Professional Development Workshop (ENCH609 students only)

 

March 14

Egineering a minimalist protein scaffold for macromolecular recognition
Dane Wittrup - POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER - WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.
Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
M.I.T.
Abstract

Amy Karlsson

March 21

SPRING BREAK

 

March 28

Estimating Drop Size in Turbulent, non-Coalescing Liquid-Liquid Systems
Richard Calabrese 
Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract

Amy Karlsson

April 4

Using Isotope Effects as a Tool to Design Enzyme Inhibitors
Myles Poulin
Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Maryland
Abstract

Amy Karlsson

April 11

Ionic Liquids for Post-Combustion CO2 Capture
Joan Brennecke
Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 
University of Notre Dame
Abstract


Sheryl or Amy

April 18

Biodegradable multilayered nanofilms for cell isolation and recovery
Wei Li
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
Texas Tech University
Abstract

April 25

Formation and interpretation of intercellular signals
Greg Reeves
Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
North Carolina State University
Abstract

 
May 2

Halloysite claynanotubes for functional composites 
Yuri Lvov
Professor, Institute for Micromanufacturing
Louisiana Tech University
Abstract

 

May 9
Material and Processing Nanotechnology for a new generation of Contact Lenses
Arthur Yang
Industrial Science & Technology Network, Inc.
Abstract
 
Nam Sun Wang

 

Fall 2016

 
Date 
Speaker
Host
August 30 Overview & introduction

Dongxia Liu

September 9

 Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage: 
Materials Synthesis, Characterization and Performance
Yongan Yang
Assistant Professor
Chemistry Dept., Colorado School of Mines
Abstract

Please Note: Date, Time & Location  
CHE2110 from 11am-12noon

Chunsheng Wang

September 13

Electrical Polarization and Proton Transport in Hydroxyapatite
Matthew Z. Yates
Professor & Dept. Chair
ChE Dept., University of Rochester
Abstract

Dongxia Liu

September 20 Professional development  
September 27 Faculty Research Presentation

Dongxia Liu

September 29
Faculty Research Presentation
Please Note: Date, Time & Location 
CHE2113-conference room located within the main office

Dongxia Liu

October 4

Optimizing 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Chemical Vapor Deposition Processes
James E. Maslar
Research Chemist
Chemical Sciences Division, NIST
Abstract

Michael Zachariah

October 11

Recent Insights into Electrocatalysis Using Dealloyed Nanoporous Metal
Jonah  Erlebacher
Dept. Chair & Professor
MSE, Johns Hopkins University
Abstract

Dongxia Liu

October 21

Enhancing electrochemical energy storage on the macroscale via architectural design on the nanoscale
Debra R. Rolison
ACS Fellow
US Naval Research Laboratory
Abstract

Please Note: Date, Time & Location  
CHE2110 from 11am-12noon

Dongxia Liu

October 25

Highly Stable Zeolite Membranes for Carbon Dioxide Capture
Jerry Y.S. Lin
Regents' Professor
Editor of J. Membrane Sci.
Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University
Abstract

Dongxia Liu

November 1

Efrain Rodriguez
Assistant Professor
Chemistry Dept., University of Maryland
Abstract

Dongxia Liu

November 8

Craig Myler
Bechtel Fellow, Chief Engineer
Bechtel, Reston VA
CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED


Richard Calabrese

November 15

AIChE Meeting - No Seminar Scheduled

November 22

Rational Control of Nano-scale Metal-catalysts for Biomass Conversion
Ning Yan
Assistant Professor
Dept. ChBE, National University  of Singapore
Abstract

Dongxia Liu

November 29

David S. Kosson
Professor, Director of CRESP
Vanderbilt University
Abstract

Richard Calabrese

December 6

Wilfred Chen
Gore Professor of Chemical Engineering
University  of  Delaware
Abstract

Amy Karlsson

     

 

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

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
Liu
September 29 Faculty Research Presentations
For ENCH 609 Students Only
Liu
October 1 Faculty Research Presentations
For ENCH 609 Students Only
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
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
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

 

Spring 2015

Dates, titles and abstracts will be added as they are scheduled and received.
Last updated 20 April 2015.

Date
Speaker
Host
January 27 No Seminar  
February 3 No Seminar  
February 10 Professional Development Lecture
For ENCH 609 Students Only
Sriram
February 17 We will have two seminars today:

1. Special Seminar
Please note time and location.
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Room 2136 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
Mobility of Cations in Oxides: A Link Between Fundamental and Applied Battery Research
Zonghai Chen
Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division
Argonne National Laboratory
Abstract

2. Special Seminar
Please note location.
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Room 2113A Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building (ChBE Conference Room)
Oral Presentations
For ENCH 609 Students Only
Klauda
February 19 Special Seminar
Please note day, time and location.

Thursday, February 19
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2113A Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building (ChBE Conference Room Room)

Oral Presentations
For ENCH 609 Students Only
Sriram
February 24 Domesticating the Undomesticated: Standardized Tools for Non-model Microbes and Their Communities
Chase L. Beisel
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Enginering

North Carolina State University
Abstract
Sriram
March 3 Energy Storage Materials and Interfaces Characterized by In-Operando Neutron Reflectometry
Joseph A. Dura
NIST Center for Neutron Research
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Abstract
 
March 10
Membrane Separation of Gases: The Analysis of the Upper Bound Relationship for Polymers
Lloyd M. Robeson (Ph.D. '67)
Member, National Academy of Engineering
Member, Clark School Innovation Hall of Fame
Air Products and Chemicals, retired (2007)
Adjunct Professor, Lehigh University
Abstract
Ehrman
March 17 Spring Break–No Seminar  
March 24 Imaging In Situ the Distribution of Lithium and Hydrogen in Energy Storage Devices with Neutrons
David Jacobson
Neutron Physics Group
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Abstract
C. Wang
March 25 Special Alumnus Seminar
Please note day, time and location.
Wednesday, March 25
5:30 p.m.
Room 2110 Chemical and Nuclear Enginering Bldg.

Destroying Syria's Chemical Weapons: Design and Deployment of the Field Deployable Hydrolysis System
Adam Baker (B.S. '04)
Edgewood Chemical Biological Center - CBARR
Abstract
Ehrman, AIChE, and OXE
March 31 Wetting and Electrohydrodynamics of Soft Surfaces
Siddhartha Das
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract
Ehrman
April 7 Heat and Mass Transfer Discoveries Using Computations at Different Scales
Dimitrios V. Papavassiliou
Division of Chemical, Bioengineering and Environmental Transport, NSF; and
C.M. Sliepcevich Professor
School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering
University of Oklahoma
Abstract
Dimitrakopoulos
April 14 Electrochemical Processes and Materials for Energy Applications
Paul Albertus
Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy
Department of Energy
Abstract
C. Wang
April 16 Special Seminar
Thursday, April 16
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p. m.
Room 2108, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building

Engineering Peptides and Proteins to Combat Human Disease
Amy J. Karlsson
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract
Sriram
April 21 Puzzles of Cold Water
Mikhail Anisimov
Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract
Ehrman
April 28
The History of Plastics
Albert A. Hummel
Global Technology Manager, PP Catalysts
W.R. Grace
Abstract
Ehrman
May 5 ChBE and UMERC Present:
A Distinguished Alumnus Seminar


The Clean Energy Race
Steven Chalk (B.S. '83)
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Department of Energy
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
U.S. Department of Energy
Abstract
Sriram

 

Fall 2014

Date
Speaker
Host
September 2 Introduction––for ENCH 609 Students Only Klauda
September 9 Professional Development Seminar: Ethics–for ENCH 609 Students Only Klauda
September 16 Nanoporous Materials for Energy Applications
Feng Jiao
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Delaware
Abstract
Liu
September 23 Therapeutic Nanoparticles that Overcome Biological Barriers
Anthony Kim
Assistant Professor
Departments of Neurosurgery
and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Abstract
Ehrman
September 29 Special Joint ChBE/ISR Seminar
Please note day, time and location.

Monday, September 29
3:00 p.m.
Room 1146 A.V. Williams Building

The IDEAS Conceptual Framework and its Application to Attainable Region (AR) Construction for Reactor Networks and General Process Networks
Vasilios Manousiouthakis
Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Director, Hydrogen Engineering Research Consortium (HERC)
UCLA
Abstract
Calabrese
September 30 Faculty Research Presentations–for New Graduate Students Only Klauda
October 2 Special Day and Time: Thursday, October 2

Faculty Research Presentations–for New Graduate Students Only
Klauda
October 7
Molecular Characterization of Histidine-rich Polyplexes for Enhanced Gene Delivery
James Mixson, M.D.
Professor of Pathology
University of Maryland–Baltimore
Abstract
Ehrman
October 14 Towards Massive Parallel 13C Metabolic Flux Analysis
Igor Libourel
Assistant Professor
Department of Plant Biology
College of Biological Sciences
University of Minnesota
Abstract
Sriram
October 21 Professional Development Seminar: Writing–for ENCH 609 Students Only

Klauda

October 28 Freestanding Nanofiber Electrodes for Supercapacitors and Batteries
Vibha Kalra
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Drexel University
Abstract

Dr. Kalra will also host a graduate school information session from 3:30-4:30 in the ChBE conference room (2113A Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building).
Ehrman
November 4 Convection-Enhanced Delivery of Nanoparticles to Neural Tissue
William Olbricht
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Cornell University
Abstract
Calabrese
November 11 Coherent Raman Imaging of the Molecular Structures of Complex Polymeric Materials
Young Jong Lee
Research Chemist
Biosystems and Biomaterials Division
Material Measurement Laboratory
NIST
Abstract

Choi

November 12 Special Seminar
Please note day, time and location.

Wednesday, November 12
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Room 2113A Chemical and Nuclear Eng. Bldg.
(ChBE Conference Room)

Supramolecular Gels for Self-Delivery Applications
Partho Dastidar
Professor and Head
Department of Organic Chemistry
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata, India
Abstract

Raghavan

November 18 AIChE Conference–No Seminar  
November 25 Adaptive Bio-nano-molecular Convergence and Its Perspectives
Cerasela Dinu
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
West Virginia University
Abstract
Ehrman
December 2 Using Hydrophobes in Modified Biopolymers as Hooks in Supramolecular Materials Assembly
Vijay John
The Leo S. Weil Professor in Engineering
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Tulane University
Abstract

Raghavan

December 4 Special Student/Faculty Seminar
Please note day, time and location.

Thursday, December 4
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Room 2108, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building

Design, Synthesis and Mechanistic Understanding of Hierarchical Lamellar Zeolites for Energy Conversion Applications
Dongxia Liu
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract
Klauda
Deccmber 9 Effect of Dehydration Particle-Formation Processes on the Water Vapor Sorption Characteristics of Skim Milk Powders
Keisha Wilson McDowell, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator & Internal Consultant
DuPont Engineering Research and Technology
Abstract
Klauda

 

Spring 2014

Date
Speaker
Host
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
Abstract
Ehrman
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
Abstract
Directions and parking information

Reception with light refreshments: 11:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
Seminar: 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Ehrman
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
Abstract
Adomaitis
February 18 Microfluidic and Biomimetic Approaches to Study and Control Biomolecule Function
Sarah L. Perry
Institute for Molecular Engineering
University of Chicago
Abstract
Adomaitis
February 25 TBA Adomaitis
March 4 Nanolithography Using Block Copolymers
Greg Guoliang Liu
Department of Chemistry and International Institute for Nanotechnology
Northwestern University
Abstract
Adomaitis
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
Abstract
Adomaitis
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
Abstract
 
March 25 No Seminar Adomaitis
April 1 A Comprehensive, High-Resolution Map of the Effect of Mutation on a Gene
Marc Ostermeier
Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract

Karlsson

April 3 Special Seminar
Please note day, time and location.

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
Abstract
Ehrman
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
Abstract
Sriram
April 15 Professional Development Workshop–for ENCH 609 Students Only

Klauda

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
Abstract
Sriram
April 29 Contact Charge Electrophoresis for Powering Micro- and Nanotechnology
Kyle Bishop
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Penn State
Abstract
Raghavan
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
Abstract
Ehrman
May 9 Distinguished Alumni Seminar Series
Please note the day, time and location.

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)
Abstract
Ehrman
May 13 About Buffering Polymers and Squishy DNA Nanoparticles
Preethi Chandran
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Howard University
Abstract
Klauda

 

Fall 2013

Date
Speaker
Host
September 6 Introduction
For ENCH 609 students only.
Klauda
September 13 Professional Development Seminar: Ethics
For ENCH 609 students only.
Klauda
September 20 Closing the Gap on Missing Sources of Organic Aerosol in the Atmosphere
Christopher Hennigan
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Abstract
Ehrman
September 27 Faculty Research Presentations
For new graduate students only.
Klauda
October 4 Faculty Research Presentations
For new graduate students only.
Klauda
October 8 Special Seminar
Please note the day, time and location.

Tuesday, October 8
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
IPST Conference Room, IPST Building


Molecular Dancing, Molecular Structure, and Nano-particles in Hydrocarbon Energy Production
Abbas Firoozabadi
Adjunct Professor
Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
RERI and Yale University
Abstract
Anisimov
October 11 Investigations of Chemical Traffic in Cells Toward Hypothesis-Driven Metabolic Engineering
Ganesh Sriram
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract
Klauda
October 18
Molecular Dynamics Studies of Self-Assembly and Biological Membranes
Jeffery Klauda
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract
 
October 25 Principles and Engineering of Complex Particles that Interact, Assemble and Self-Propel in Programmed Patterns
Orlin Velev
INVISTA Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
North Carolina State University
Abstract
Raghavan
November 1 Metabolomics and Network Biology for Sensitive Monitoring in Cell Culture Engineering
Maria Klapa
Principal Researcher, FORTH/ICE-HT, Greece; and
Adjunct Professor
Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract
Sriram
November 8 National Meeting of the AIChE–No Seminar  
November 15 Professional Development Seminar
For ENCH 609 students only.
 
November 22 Cell Culture Process Development & Understanding Using Systems Biology
Dr. Nitin Agarwal
MedImmune, LLC
Abstract
Karlsson
November 29 Thanksgiving-No Seminar  
December 6 Sequence, Structure and Specificity in Transmembrane Signal Transduction
Bryan W. Berger
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Program in Bioengineering
Lehigh University
Abstract
Klauda
December 13 Metabolomics: A Systems Approach to Problems in Engineering and Biology
Mark P. Styczynski
Assistant Professor
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract
Karlsson

 

Spring 2013

Date
Speaker
Host
January 29 Microbial Alloys: Engineering Cells with Hybrid Machineries and Properties
Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis
Eugene DuPont Chair
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Delaware and
Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Abstract
Sriram
February 5 Optofluidic SERS on Paper for Chemical and Biological Analytics
Ian M. White
Assistant Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
University of Maryland
Abstract
 
February 12 Probing Nanoscale Structures Using Small-Angle Neutron Scattering
Boualem Hammouda
Center for Neutron Research
NIST
Abstract
Anisimov
February 19 No Seminar.  
February 26 Characterizing and Re-engineering Yeast Expression of G-protein Coupled Receptors: Lighting the Best Path for Stability and Biophysical Characterization
Anne Skaja Robinson
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Tulane University
Abstract

Ehrman
March 5 Enhancing the Assembly and Properties of Nanoparticle Films
Daeyeon Lee
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract
Choi
March 12 Inorganic Virus: Biomimetic Organic/Inorganic Hybrids for Bioimaging and Drug Delivery
Zhihong Nie
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Maryland, College Park
Abstract


Special Seminar
Please note time and location.

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Room 2136 Chemical and Nuclear Eng. Bldg.


Understanding Reaction Mechanisms and Kinetics for Na-ion Electrodes
Gabriel M. Veith
Senior Research Scientist
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Abstract
Ehrman
March 19 Spring Break–No Seminar  
March 26 Palmitate Interacts Directly with Kinases to Activate Signaling of ER Stress
Christina Chan
George W. Bissell Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Michigan State University
Abstract

Special Seminar
Please note time and location.

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Room 1130 Plant Sciences Building


The Small American Brewery: Opportunity & Challenge in Approaches to Sustainability
Jaime Jurado (B.S. ’83) 
Master Brewer & Operations Partner at Susquehanna Brewing Company and Former President of the Master Brewers Association of America
Abstract
Sriram
April 2 Water, Proteins, and Interfaces: A New Molecular Perspective
Shekhar Garde
Elaine & Jack S. Parker Professor & Department Head
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Abstract
Klauda
April 9 Variability and Uncertainty in Social Costs for Air Quality
Elisabeth Gilmore
Assistant Professor
School of Public Policy
University of Maryland, College Park
Abstract
Ehrman
April 16 Professional Development Klauda
April 23 Professional Development Klauda
April 30 What Can a Bacterium from the Chesapeake Bay Tell Us About the Processing of Biomass?
Steve Hutcheson
Professor
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
University of Maryland, College Park
Abstract
Sriram
May 7 Development of New Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalysts
Kevin Sutovich
Principal Scientist, Refining Technologies
W.R. Grace & Company
Abstract
Ehrman

 

Fall 2012

Date
Speaker
Host
August 31 Overview and Introduction Klauda
September 7 Professional Development  
September 14 Overcoming Biocatalyst Inhibition for Robust Production of Biorenewable Fuels and Chemicals
Laura Jarboe
Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Iowa State University
Abstract
Sriram
September 18 Distinguished Speaker Seminar
Please note day, time and location.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
2:00 p.m.
Room 2110, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg.


Co-opting Moore’s Law: The Cost-effective Design of Vaccines and Therapeutics
Joseph M. DeSimone
Elected Member, NAE, NAS, and AAAS
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Carolina State University
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Liquidia Technologies
Abstract
Ehrman
September 21 Faculty Research Presentations  
September 28 Simulations of Self-Assembly in Surfactant and Nanoparticle Systems
Thanos Panagiotopoulos
Susan Dod Brown Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Princeton University
Abstract
Anisimov
October 5 Faculty Research Presentations  
October 12 Engineering New Strategies for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
Theresa Good
Professor
Dept.of Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Abstract
Sriram
October 19 Distinguished ChBE Alumni Seminar

Directed Evolution Strategies for Cellular and Metabolic Engineering
Hal S. Alper
Department of Chemical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Abstract
Ehrman
October 26 Physics Symposium Anisimov
November 2 AIChE Conference–No Seminar  
November 9 Energy for Sustainability
Ram B. Gupta
Program Director
Energy for Sustainability
National Science Foundation
Abstract
C. Wang
November 16 Professional Development Klauda
November 23 Thankgiving Break–No Seminar  
November 30 Challenges and Opportunities for Transformational Energy Storage Technologies
Ping Liu
Department of Energy/APRA-E
Abstract
C. Wang
December 7 Molecular Simulation of the Thermodynamics and Dynamics of Confined Fluids
Vincent Shen
Chemical Informatics Research Group
Chemical Sciences Division
Materials Measurement Laboratory
National institute of Standards and Technology
Abstract
Klauda

 

Spring 2012

Date
Speaker
Host
February 1 Special Seminar
Please note day, time and location.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
11:00 a.m.
Room 1111 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building


Improving Nature’s Design: Engineering Peptides and Proteins for Enhanced Fitness and Function
Amy J. Karlsson
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Cornell University
Abstract
Raghavan
February 7 Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Development of Cardiovascular Medical Devices: From Concept to Clinical Practice
Zhongjun Jon Wu
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director of Artificial Organs Laboratory
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Abstract
Calabrese
February 21 Nanostructured Materials for High Energy Density Supercapacitors and Lithium Ion Batteries
Gleb Yushin
Assistant Professor, School of Materials and Engineering
Director, Center for Nanostructured Materials for Energy Storage
Georgia Institute of Technology
Web Site |
Abstract
C. Wang
February 22 Special Seminar
Please note day, time and location.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
11:00 a.m.
Room 1200 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building


Chemical-Mechanical Processes in Nanoscale Optics and Electronics: Plasmonic Antennae, Rubber Solar Cells, and Electronic Skin
Darren J. Lipomi
Department of Chemical Engineering
Stanford University
Abstract
Raghavan
February 28 Crystallization of Water: From the Bulk to the Nanoscale
Valeria Molinero
Assistant Professor
Physical and Materials Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of Utah
Abstract
Anisimov
March 6 Fouling Resistant, High Flux Membranes Through Self-Organizing Polymers
Ayse Asatekin
Principal Scientist, Clean Membranes, Inc.
Research Affiliate, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT
Abstract
Raghavan
March 13 Nanocomposite Materials for Photovoltaic and Biomedical Applications
Matthew A. Tarr
Professor and Chair
Analytical Chemistry & Environmental Studies
Department of Chemistry
University of New Orleans
Homepage
Abstract
Ehrman
March 20 Spring Break—No Seminar  
March 27 No Seminar  
April 3 Engineering with Soft Matter: Bioscaffolds, Microfluidic Granulation, and Robots
Robert F. Shepherd
Harvard University
Abstract
Raghavan
April 10 No Seminar  
April 17 Microfluidic Technology for Cell-Based Assays: Leveraging Transport Phenomena at the Microscale
Javier Atencia
Biochemical Science Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Abstract
Raghavan
April 24 No Seminar  
May 1 Mechanics of Blood Flow in the Microcirculation
Timothy W. Secomb
Professor
Departments of Physiology and Mathematics
University of Arizona
Homepage
Abstract
Dimitrakopoulos
May 8 Modeling and Analysis of the Core Architecture Regulating TGFß Induced Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition (EMT)
Jeff Varner
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Cornell University
Abstract
Sriram

 


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