Seminars

Ph.D. students and M.S. students and are required to attend all seminars.  All seminars for the Spring 2021 semester will be held from 12:00 – 1:00 pm via Webex unless otherwise noted. Please note the change from the previous semester. Please contact the department for the Webex link.

Fall 2021

Date Speaker Organization Title
10/21/2021 Dr. Christos T. Maravelias

Anderson Family Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Princeton University Systems Engineering for Renewable Energy: Novel Approaches for New Problems
10/28/2021 Dr. Qingshan Wei

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

North Carolina State University Point-of-Care and AgBio Diagnostics by Connected Smartphone Sensors
11/04/2021 Dr. Anthony Butterfield

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Utah Cheat Codes for Off-Road Professing

Spring 2021

Date Speaker Organization Title
02/04/2021 Dr. Martha Grover

Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Depsipeptides: a possible pathway to the origin of peptides

02/16/2021 at 9AM Dr. Mohammad (Mim) Rahimi

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Electrochemical processes for climate change mitigation

02/17/2021 at 9AM Dr. Eric Osei-Agyemang

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Lehigh University

Predictive Thermal Engineering of Next-Generation Energy Materials

02/18/2021 at 9AM Dr. Zhu (Clark) Chen

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Toronto

Establishing Structure-Activity Correlations in Oxygen Electrocatalysis

02/22/2021 at 9AM Dr. Dorsa Parviz

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Carbon Fixing Materials: Mathematical Analysis, Mechanistic Insights, and Material Design

02/23/2021 at 9AM Dr. Manish Shetty

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

University of Minnesota

Deciphering Catalysis at the Nanoscale – Engineering Metal Oxides for Sustainable Chemical Conversion

02/24/2021 at 9AM David Bernal 

Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering Department

Carnegie Mellon University

Modern Computational Approaches to Nonlinear Discrete Optimization and their Application to Process Systems Engineering

02/25/2021 Dr. Hongfei Lin

Associate Professor, Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

Washington State University

Design of sequential catalytic solvolysis process for selectively deconstructing waste plastics

03/01/2021 at 9AM Dr. Burcu Beykal

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M Energy Institute

Texas A&M University

Data Analytics Inspired Process Systems Engineering: Applications to Reactor Design Problems & Supply Chain Management

03/02/2021 at 9AM Dr. Ana Alba-Rubio

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Toledo

Catalysts Can Be Good at Multitasking: Two Practical Examples

03/03/2021 at 9AM Dr. Lucas Ellis

Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Catalyst design strategies to enhance turn-over frequency, selectivity, and create novel reaction pathways for waste plastic upcycling

03/04/2021 Dr. Mario Eden

Department Chair and Joe T. and Billie Carole McMillan Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Auburn University

Computer Aided Methods/Tools for Multi-Scale Chemical Process and Product Design

03/18/2021 Dr. Young Jo Kim

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

University of New Hampshire

Biologically-derived Materials for Powering Edible Electronics Devices

03/25/2021 Dr. Mary Lind

Associate Professor & Chemical Engineering Graduate Program Chair, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Arizona State University

Advanced Membrane Materials for Pervaporation Separations

04/22/2021 Dr. Jorge Almodovar

Assistant Professor, Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Arkansas

Cell behavior enhancement by collagen/heparin layered coatings

05/06/2021 Carmen Lamancusa & Haomin Liu

Graduate Students, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department

University of Connecticut

A Global Scale Source Apportionment Scheme for Particulate Matter using the GEOS-Chem Global Atmospheric Chemistry Model

&

Dual Amplification Enabled Counting Based ELISA

05/12/2021

at 9:30AM

Dr. Gregory Thiel

Fellow, Advanced Research Projects Agency

U.S. Department of Energy

Leaning desalination: Reducing its energy and environmental impacts

Spring 2020

Date Speaker Organization Title
02/27/2020 Dr. J. Zach Hilt

Gill Eminent Professor of Chemical Engineering,
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Kentucky

Magnetic Nanocomposites and Responsive Polymers as Advanced Materials for Biomedical and Environmental Applications

03/03/2020 Dr. Chengcheng Fang

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of NanoEngineering

University of California San Diego

Quantitative Characterization Enabled Materials Design for High-Performance Energy Storage

Room: Rowe 320

03/05/2020 Dr. Matthew J. Lazzara

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Virginia

Quantitative Studies of Cell Signaling to Engineer Combination Therapy for Cancer

03/10/2020 Dr. Ioannis Katsounaros

Team Leader, Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg

Research Center Juelich

Renewable fuels and chemicals by electrocatalysis

Room: Konover Auditorium

03/12/2020 Mariana Lanzarini-Lopes

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Environmental Engineering

Arizona State University

Shining a light on sustainable water purification and the importance of knowledge mobilization

Room: Werth Tower 113

03/26/2020 Dr. Tao Gao

Postdoc Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Electrochemical systems for the next-generation energy storage and beyond

Room: Werth Tower 113

03/31/2020 Dr. Wey Yang Teoh

Senior Visiting Fellow, School of Chemical Engineering

University of New South Wales

Photocatalytic solar hydrogen generation: From the splitting of water to that of wastewater

Room: Rowe 320

04/02/2020 Dr. Drew R. Gentner

Assistant Professor, Departments of Chemical & Environmental Engineering and Forestry & Environmental Studies

Yale University

CANCELLED

04/16/2020 Dr. Mario Richard Eden

Department Chair & Joe T. and Billie Carole McMillan Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Auburn University

CANCELLED

04/23/2020 Dr. Timothy J. White

Gallogly Professor of Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

University of Colorado

CANCELLED

Fall 2019

Date Speaker Organization Title
09/05/2019 Dr. Lorenz Biegler

Covestro University Professor,
Department of Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Dynamic Optimization for Process Engineering

09/12/2019 Dr. Margot Vigeant

Professor,

Department of Chemical Engineering

 Bucknell University

G. Michael Howard Memorial Lecture

 

“But they did so well on the test!”

What’s it take to make thermo and heat transfer stick

10/10/2019 Dr. Brian Grady

Douglas and Hilda Bourne Chair of Chemical Engineering,
Director of the School of
Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering
University of Oklahoma

Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites: Effect of Nanotubes on Polymer Physics

10/31/2019 Dr. Richard Gross

Professor and Constellation Chair,

Department of Chemistry and Biology

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The expanding role of enzyme-catalyzed synthesis of polymers, surfactants and peptides

11/21/2019 Dr. Geoffrey M. Geise

Assistant Professor,

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Virginia

Structure/property relationships in polymer membranes for water purification and energy applications

Spring 2019

Date Speaker Organization Title
01/31/2019 Dr. Cynthia Collins

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Engineering microbial communities for form and function

02/07/2019 Dr. Scott Banta

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

 Columbia University

Engineering the Calcium-Dependent Beta Roll Peptide for Biotechnology Applications

03/07/2019 Dr. Robert Hurt

Professor, School of Engineering

Brown University

The Sixth Element – Chemical Engineering Approaches to Nanocarbon Assembly and Safe Design

03/29/2019 Dr. Tim Bunning

Chief Scientist, Materials & Manufacturing Directorate

Air Force Research Lab

Materials Science and Engineering at the Air Force Research Laboratory

04/18/2019 Dr. C. Daniel Frisbie

Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Head, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

University of Minnesota

New Materials & Printing Processes for Flexible Electronics

04/25/2019 Dr. Thomas Adams

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

McMaster University

Finding the signal in the noise: Determining North Americas best path forward for sustainable energy

Fall 2018

Date Speaker Organization Title
9/13/2018 Dr. Mark Marten

Professor & Chair,  Department of Chemical, Biochemical, & Environmental Engineering

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Evolution of a Biochemical Engineer
(Using a systems biology approach to improve filamentous fungal fermentation)

10/1/2018 Dr. Lucas Landherr

Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

 Northeastern University

G. Michael Howard Memorial Lecture

Drawn to STEM:  The Integration of Visualization Into Education Through Comics and Animation to Improve Learning

10/25/2018 Dr. David Sholl

John F. Brock III School Chair
School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Georgia Tech

Expanding the Chemical Palette for Reliable Adsorption-based Separations

11/15/2018 Dr. David Allen

Gertz Regents Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Resources

University of Texas, Austin

Increased Oil and Natural Gas Production, Methane Emissions, and Climate

11/29/2018 Dr. Christina Payne

Program Director for Molecular Separations,
Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET)

NSF

Understanding Protein-Carbohydrate Recognition Phenomena Using Computationally-Driven Approaches

Spring 2018

Date Speaker Organization Title
2/15/2018 Dr. John Swierk

Associate Research Scientist, Department of Chemistry & Energy Sciences Institute

Yale University

Designing Dye-Sensitized and Electrocatalytic Systems for Water Oxidation

2/22/2018 Dr. Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering

 MIT

Understanding and Designing Interfaces and Defects in Perovskite Solar Cells

3/27/2018 Dr. Liang Zhang

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular

University of Pennsylvania

Computational Design of Core-shell Nanostructured Materials for Catalysis

3/29/2018 Dr. James Lee
Helen C. Kurtz Chair of the William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Ohio State University

Nanofluidic Technologies For Cancer Treatment And Regenerative Medicine

4/12/2018 Dr. Paul Bohn
Arthur J. Schmitt Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
University of Notre Dame

Biofunctional Nanostructures for Characterization and Control of Single Electron Transfer Reactions

4/19/2018 Dr. Guangzhao Mao
Professor & Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Wayne State University

Engineering Gold Nanoparticles for Targeted Drug Delivery and Toxicity Studies

Fall 2017

Date Speaker Organization Title
9/07/2017 Dr. Abhaya Date

Distinguished Regents’ Professor & Department Chair

Chemical & Biological Engineering

University of New Mexico Designing Catalysts for Meeting the DOE 150C Challenge for Exhaust Emissions
9/21/2017 Dr. Raul Lobo
Claire D. LeClaire Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering & Director of the Center for Catalytic Science & Technology
University of Delaware Biomass and Light-Alkane Valorization via Zeolite Catalysis
9/25/2017 Dr. Pinlian Han
Entrepreneur Chair Professor, Department of Mechanics & Aerospace Engineering
Southern University of Science & Technology, China Additive Design Opportunity for and Challenge from Aero Engine
9/28/2017 Dr. V. Faye McNeill
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Columbia University

Aqueous Chemistry in Atmospheric Aerosols: Impact on Air Quality

10/19/2017 Dr. Plamen Atanassov

Distinguished Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering and Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Director of Center for Micro-Engineered Materials 

University of New Mexico

Templated Materials as Electrocatalysts for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells

11/16/2017 Dr. Selen Cremaschi

B. Redd Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Auburn University

On Tactical and Strategic Decision Making for Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and Energy Industries Under Uncertainty

Spring 2017

Date Speaker Organization Title
1/26/2017 Dr. Jaehong Kim

Professor and Dept. Chair of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Yale University Two Approaches to Achieve Visible Light Upconversion for Environmental Application
2/23/2017 Dr. Tao Xu
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Northern Illinois University Cold Thoughts on Perovskite Fever
3/23/2017 Dr. Maciek Antoniewicz
Centennial Junior Endowed Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Delaware Towards a Holistic Understanding of  Cellular Metabolism
3/30/2017 Dr. Nosang Myung
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Initiatives
University of California at Riverside

High Density Chemical Sensor Arrays

4/20/2017 Dr. Michael Solomon
Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of Michigan Rheological Control of Colloidal Particulate Gels