Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Top 20 Doctoral Program — National Research Council


The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Seminar Series is partially supported with funds from Shell Inc.

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All Seminars are held in W122-D3, unless otherwise noted. There is no charge to attend.

Date Title Speaker
02/20/2017 - 8:00am TBA (Monday seminar) TBA
04/14/2017 - 10:30am TBA Paul Kenis
04/21/2017 - 10:30am TBA Daniel Schwartz
04/28/2017 - 10:30am TBA Adam Abate

Seminars Archives

Date Title Speaker
08/26/2011 - 10:30am Multiphase flow models for Chemical Processes: Challenges and Opportunities Krishnaswamy Nandakumar, Louisiana State University
09/02/2011 - 10:30am Hot-Spots in Chemical Reaction Engineering – Multifunctional Reactors and Materials Benjamin. A. Wilhite, Texas A&M University
09/09/2011 - 12:30am Toward Rational Development of Deep Hydrodesulfurization Catalysts Teh C. Ho, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co.
09/16/2011 - 10:30am Self- and Directed Assembly of Soft Matter: Photorheological Fluids, Magnetic Microchains and Hemostatic Biomaterials Srinivasa R. Raghavan, University of Maryland, College Park
09/23/2011 - 10:30am Delivering Activation Energy in Low Temperature Plasmas for Nanofabrication and Plasma Medicine Mark J. Kushner, University of Michigan
09/30/2011 - 10:30am High Data Rate Measurement-While-Drilling (MWD) Telemetry Wilson Chin, President and Founder, Stratamagnetic Software, LLC
10/07/2011 - 10:30am Molecular foundations of ion selectivity in proteins Dilipkumar Asthagiri, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
10/14/2011 - 11:45am Thin Film Solar Cells: State-Of-the-Art and the Future Keynote Speaker: Eray S. Aydil, University of Minnesota
10/21/2011 - 10:30am TBA Library Seminar
10/28/2011 - 10:30am Dramatic Effects of Nanoscale Confinement in Polymer Films and Nanocomposities: Glass Transition Temperature, Physical Aging, and Diffusion John Torkelson, Northwestern University
11/11/2011 - 10:30am Templating, Structure and Transport within Nanostructured Block Copolymer Hydrogels Lynn M. Walker, Carnegie Mellon University
11/18/2011 - 10:30am u2rheology–High Throughput Microrheology using Microfluidics Eric M. Furst, University of Delaware
12/09/2011 - 10:30am Designer Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery Samir Mitragotri, University of California, Santa Barbara
01/20/2012 - 10:30am Sticky and Slippery Materials Noshir Pesika, Tulane University
01/27/2012 - 10:30am Catalysis Research and Its Impact on Energy, Environment and Economics: Fuel Cells and Catalysis Umit Ozkan, Ohio State University
02/03/2012 - 10:30am Continuum modeling of gas-particle flows across multiple scales William Holloway, Princeton University
02/10/2012 - 10:30am Discovery and Preclinical Development of Therapeutic Enzymes and Antibodies George Georgiou, University of Texas
02/17/2012 - 10:30am Gene Regulation in Melanoma Metastasis: The Role of the Tumor Microenvironment Menashe Bar-Eli
02/24/2012 (All day) Reflections on a career in the energy industry AMUNDSON LECTURE - Lee R. Raymond, retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation
03/02/2012 - 10:30am How to Tie Peptide Knots James Link, Princeton University
03/09/2012 - 10:30am Multiscale Periodic Polymer Composites Ned Thomas, Rice University
03/23/2012 - 10:30am Emerging Trends in Vehicular Emission Control and Efficiency Emerging Trends in Vehicular Emission Control and Efficiency
03/30/2012 - 2:00pm TBD IAB Meeting
04/04/2012 - 5:30pm Nanoscale Process Systems Engineering: Design, Fabrication, Monitoring and Control PAYATAKES LECTURE, George Stephanopoulos from MIT
04/06/2012 - 10:30am Controlled Release Films and Functional Surfaces Targeting Infection, Inflammation, and Bleeding Anita Shukla, Rice University
04/13/2012 - 10:30am Insight into phase behavior and microstructure of complex fluids Walter Chapman, Rice University
04/20/2012 - 10:30am Nanoparticle Amphiphiles Sanat K Kumar
04/27/2012 - 10:30am Hydrogen: From Production to Vehicular Consumption Vasilios I. Manousiouthakis, UCLA
05/30/2012 - 10:30am Integrated Process Synthesis: Designing processes with reduced CO2 emissions Diane Hildebrandt
06/19/2012 - 10:30am Laboratory evolution and the adaptive landscape Katy Kao, TAMU
08/13/2012 - 10:30am Nanotomy of Graphite to Produce Graphene Nanostructures of Controlled Structure and Transport Properties; and Graphene-Based Sensors for Molecular-Mechanics Vikas Berry, Kansas State University
08/31/2012 - 10:30am Molecular Engineering of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Cues to Control Stem Cell Function David Schaffer, University of California, Berkeley
09/07/2012 - 10:30am Design and Diversity in Bacterial Signaling Networks Christopher Rao, University of Illinois - Urbana
09/14/2012 - 10:30am Some Current Challenges in the Conversion of Biomass-Derived Molecules over Supported Metal Catalysts Robert J. Davis, University of Virginia
09/21/2012 - 10:30am Department Talks with Drs Conrad, Rimer and Stein Jacinta Conrad, Jeff Rimer and Gila Stein, University of Houston
09/28/2012 - 8:00am OChEGS Seminar Keynote Speaker: David Bem, The Dow Chemical Company
10/05/2012 - 10:30am Microvascular structure and function in vitro Abraham Stroock, Cornell
10/12/2012 - 10:30am Dynamics and ion mobility in polymer single ion conductors for lithium ion batteries Janna Maranas, Penn State
10/19/2012 - 10:30am Molecular transport and structure of surface modified nano pores: from small ions in nanochannels to proteins in nuclear pore complexes Igal Szleifer, Northwestern
11/02/2012 - 10:30am Core Annular Two Phase Flow in Gently Curved Surfaces S. Pushpavanam
11/09/2012 - 10:30am Microbial Alloys: Engineering Cells with Hybrid Machineries and Properties Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis, University of Delaware
11/16/2012 - 10:30am Constructing Functional Materials Nanolayer by Nanolayer: From Fuel Cells to Implantable Pharmacies Paula Hammond, MIT
11/30/2012 - 10:30am Catalytic Upgrading of Vapors and Liquids from Pyrolysis of Biomass Daniel E. Resasco, University of Oklahoma
12/07/2012 - 10:30am New Catalytic Technologies for Production of Renewable Fuels and Chemicals from Biomass George Huber, University of Wisconsin
01/18/2013 - 10:30am Capillary Wrinkling: Formation, Boundary Conditions and Topography Thomas Russell
01/25/2013 - 10:30am Physical Insights Into Nature's Way of Making Materials Jim De Yoreo
02/01/2013 - 10:30am Size- and Shape-Selected Metal Nanoparticle Catalysts And Their Evolution Under Operando Conditions Beatriz Roldan Cuenya
02/08/2013 - 10:30am Unraveling Cellulose for Renewable Plastics and Fuels Paul Dauenhauer
02/15/2013 - 10:30am Chemical Engineering’s Role in the Grand Challenge of Future Energy and Sustainability Joe Powell
02/22/2013 - 10:30am Computational Investigations of Water and Its Role in Biological Systems Jeremy Palmer
03/01/2013 - 10:30am Molecular Engineering of Polymeric Membrane Materials for H2 Purification and CO2 Capture Haiqing Lin
03/29/2013 - 10:30am Creating Bacterial Anticancer Therapies with Synthetic Biology Neil Forbes
04/11/2013 - 11:30am Metastable States and Rheological Transitions in Soft Colloids Dimitris Vlassopoulos
04/26/2013 - 10:30am Polyelectrolyte-Clay Nanobrick Wall Thin Films for Flame Suppression, Gas Barrier and So Much More... Jaime Grunlan
08/30/2013 - 10:30am Engineering micro and nanosystems for mucosal vaccination Harvinder Gill of Texas Tech University
09/06/2013 - 10:30am Exploring Principles of Metabolic Engineering for Fuels and Chemicals Production James Liao of UCLA
09/13/2013 - 10:30am From Form to Function: Crystal Engineering for Organic & Drug Molecules Michael Doherty of UC Santa Barbara
09/20/2013 - 10:30am Block Copolymer Thin Films: Structure, Shear Alignment, and Applications in Nanofabrication Richard Register of Princeton
09/27/2013 (All day) OChEGS Event
10/04/2013 - 10:30am Understanding the Active Sites Required for the Production of Renewable Fuels and Chemicals from Biomass Steven Crossley of University of Oklahoma
10/11/2013 - 10:30am Multiblock Polymers: Panacea or Pandora's Box? Frank Bates of University of Minnesota
10/18/2013 - 10:30am Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Block Copolymer Assembly on Chemically Patterned Surfaces Paul Nealey of University of Chicago
10/25/2013 - 10:30am The Physical Approaches to Understanding Cancer James Heath of California Institute of Technology
11/01/2013 - 10:30am Vesicles and Vesicle Suspensions in Flow Eric Shaqfeh of Stanford
11/15/2013 - 10:30am TBA Jennifer Maynard at University of Texas
11/22/2013 - 10:30am Lab Tools for the Study of Gas Phase Olefin Polymerisation Tim McKenna of ESCPE Lyon, France
12/06/2013 - 10:30am Computational Modeling of Cold Plasma Streamers for Combustion Ignition Applications Lax Raja of University of Texas
12/13/2013 - 10:30am Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Elementary Reaction Steps on Late Transition Metal Catalysts and in Their Sintering Charlie Campbell of University of Washington
01/17/2014 - 10:30am Polymer Solar Cells, Deconstructed Lynn Loo from Princeton University
01/24/2014 - 10:30am Ordered Organic Self-Assemblies and Metal-Organic Complexes at Surfaces Steven L Tait from Indiana University
01/31/2014 - 10:30am Designer Soft Materials: Targeted Innovation Using Nanostructured Polymers Thomas Epps from University of Delaware
02/07/2014 - 10:30am Microengineered Hydrogels for Stem Cell Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration Ali Khademhosseini from Harvard Medical School
02/14/2014 - 10:30am The Challenges of Understanding Heterogeneous Catalysis at the Molecular Level Alex Bell from UC Berkeley
02/21/2014 - 10:30am Amine-Modified Silicates as CO2 Sorbents and Catalyst Supports Christopher Jones from Georgia Tech
02/28/2014 - 10:30am Engineering Ethics Dr Micky Fleischer
03/14/2014 - 10:30am Metabolic Complexity. Is There Music Behind It? Doraiswami Ramkrishna from Purdue
03/21/2014 - 10:30am Collide and Conquer: Flow-Induced Segregation Phenomena in Blood and Other Multicomponent Suspensions Mike Graham from University of Wisconsin-Madison
03/28/2014 - 10:30am Is There Still "Plenty of Room at the Bottom"? An Update on Nanomanufacturing and Where It's Going Cliff Henderson from Georgia Institute of Technology
04/04/2014 - 10:30am When Low Temperature Plasma Meet Surfaces David Graves from UC Berkeley
04/11/2014 - 10:30am TBA Tony Mikos from Rice University
04/25/2014 - 10:30am Changing the Selectiviry of Semi-Permeable Cellular Membranes Danielle Tullman Ercek from UC Berkeley
08/29/2014 - 10:30am Chemical Looping Technology- Metal Oxides, Reactors and Processes Liang-Shih Fan from Ohio State University
09/05/2014 - 10:30am Self-Assembly and Biocatalysis with Globular Protein-Polymer Block Copolymers Brad Olsen from MIT
09/12/2014 - 10:30am Engineering Synthetic Protein Scaffolds with Modular Functionalities Wilfred Chen from Univ of Delaware
09/19/2014 - 10:30am Nanostructured Block Copolymers for All-Solid Lithium Batteries Nitash Balsara from UC Berkeley
09/26/2014 - 8:00am OCHEGS Guest Speaker Ted Calverley from Dow
10/03/2014 - 10:30am Understanding Syntheses, Structures, and Properties of Heterogeneous Catalysts at a Molecular Level Brad Chmelka from UCSB
10/10/2014 - 10:30am Enhanced Technologies for Cancer Detection, Relapse Monitoring, and Course of Therapy Adjustment Utilizing Sugar and Base-Modified Nucleic Acids Charles Haynes from University of British Columbia
10/17/2014 - 10:30am Molecular Separations to Identify Environmental Triggers of Autoimmune Disease Patrick Daugherty from UCSB
10/24/2014 - 10:30am Making Thin Film Solar Cells from Colloidal Nanocrystal Dispersions Eray Aydil from University of Minnesota
10/31/2014 - 10:30am TBA Navin Varadarajan
11/07/2014 - 10:30am Mega-Supramolecules for Safer, Cleaner Fuel Julia Kornfield from Cal Tech
11/14/2014 - 10:30am Modeling the Kinetics of Deactivation of Catalysts during the Upgrading of Bio-Oil Robert Weber from PNNL
12/02/2014 - 2:45pm Molecular and Process Parameters of Solution Based Polymer Self-Assemblies Margarita Herrera-Alonso
12/05/2014 - 10:30am Directed Deposition of Functional Polymers onto Structured Materials and Liquid Surfaces Malancha Gupta
12/12/2014 - 10:30am Particle and Electrode Design for Energy Storage Materials Gary Koenig from Univ of Virginia
12/19/2014 - 10:30am Making Thin Film Solar Cells from Colloidal Nanocrystal Dispersions Eray Aydil (reschedule)
01/23/2015 - 10:30am Dynamic Modeling of Colloidal Assembly Daniel Beltran-Villegas
01/30/2015 - 2:00pm Economides Symposium Multiple speakers
02/06/2015 - 4:00pm Biomaterials and Biotechnology: From the Discovery of the First Angiogenesis Inhibitors to the Development of Controlled Drug Delivery Systems and the Foundation of Tissue Engineering Robert Langer
02/13/2015 - 10:30am Atomated Imaging Platforms and High-Content Data Reveal Hidden Biological Information in Subtle C. Elegans Mutants Adriana San Miguel from Georgia Tech
02/17/2015 - 10:30am Enhancing the discovery and development of Immunotherapies for cancer using quantitative and systems pharmacology Dave Klinke from West Virginia University
02/20/2015 - 10:30am Engineering Interfacial Properties with Polymer Brushes and Nano-patterns Padma Gopalan from Univ of Wisconsin
02/26/2015 - 10:30am Engineering a Microfluidic Liver-on-a-chip Platform and Cell-based Sensors Abhinav Bhushan from Harvard Medical School
02/27/2015 - 10:30am Engineering Immunity with Nanomaterials Darrell Irvine from MIT
03/06/2015 - 10:30am Designer Nanomaterials for Energy Harvesting Ayaskanta Sahu from UC Berkeley
03/13/2015 - 10:30am Tackling the problems of Li-S battery: from molecular understanding to nano materials design Weiyang Li from Stanford
04/02/2015 - 10:30am Microfluidics: Engineering functional materials and designing biochemical assays Alireza Abbaspourrad, Harvard Univ
04/03/2015 - 10:30am Microfluidic tools for the manipulation and analysis of macromolecules, vesicles, capsules, and suspensions Susan Muller from UC Berkeley
04/10/2015 - 10:30am Cello: A Programming Language for Cells Chris Voigt from MIT
04/17/2015 - 10:30am Cooperative Function in Atomically Precise Nanoscale Assemblies Paul Weiss from UCLA
04/21/2015 - 10:30am TBA Dayong Chen
04/24/2015 - 10:30am NOx Catalysis from the Bottom Up Bill Schneider from Univ of Notre Dame
05/01/2015 - 10:30am TBA David Staack from Texas A&M
05/14/2015 - 10:30am Morphology and Charge Transport Properties of Conducting Polymers for Field-Effect Transistors and Lithium Battery Electrodes Shrayesh Patel from UC Santa Barbara
09/04/2015 - 10:30am Designing Reaction Pathways to Novel Chemicals and Materials Using Kinetic Modeling Linda Broadbelt from Northwestern
09/11/2015 - 10:30am Pathological nucleation of hemozoin in malaria parasites Sergey Kapishnakov from Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin
09/18/2015 - 10:30am Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells: Impact of Atomic Structure and Dynamics on Optoelectronic Properties and Device Performance Joshua Choi from Univ of Virginia
09/25/2015 - 8:00am OCHEGS- Current Challenges in the Biopharmaceutical Industry: A Chemical Engineer's Perspective Kent Goklen from GlaxoSmithKlein
10/02/2015 - 10:30am Using High Throughput Computation to Accelerate Development of Materials for Scalable Energy Technologies David Sholl from Georgia Institute of Tech
10/09/2015 - 10:30am Heterogeneous catalyst design at the single atom limit: a diverse reaction landscape Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos from Tufts University
10/16/2015 - 10:30am Under Pressure and in Hot Water- Algae Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals Phillip Savage from Penn State Univ
10/23/2015 - 10:30am Synchrotron X-ray Scattering Studies of Block Copolymer Melt Structure During Uniaxial Extensional Flow Wes Burghardt from Northwestern Univ
10/30/2015 - 10:30am The Molecular Sociology of Proteins Bramie Lenhoff from Univ of Delaware
11/06/2015 - 10:30am Clicking Polymers Together: Assembly of Complex, Controlled Polymer Structures from Efficient Chemistries Chris Bowman from Univ of Colorado Boulder
12/04/2015 - 10:30am Some Persepctives in Thermodynamics Needs of Chemical Industry Chau-Chyun Chen from Texas Tech Univ
08/26/2016 - 10:30am Science and Serendipity in Heterogeneous Catalysis Research Ive Hermans from Univ of Wisconsin
09/02/2016 - 10:30am Engineering Ethics Miguel Fleischer from University of Houston
09/09/2016 - 10:30am Molecular Studies of Ionic Liquids at Interfaces with Application to Supercapacitors Peter Cummings from Vanderbilt University
09/16/2016 - 10:30am The Direct Synthesis of H2O2 and Green Oxidations: Eliminating Needless Chlorine Industry David Flaherty from Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
09/23/2016 - 10:20am An Industrial Approach to the Discovery and Commercial Manufacture of Zeolites for Catalysis Tracy Davis from Chevron Energy Tech Co.
09/30/2016 - 10:30am Unraveling the Structure and Dynamics of Electrolytes and Ionic Liquids via Molecular Simulation Edward Maginn from University of Notre Dame
10/07/2016 - 10:30am Donor-Acceptor Polymers for Organic Photovoltaics Mihaela Stefan from University of Texas at Dallas
10/14/2016 - 10:30am Harnessing Engineering and Biology to Understand Cell Motility in Confined Spaces Kostas Konstantopoulos from Johns Hopkins University
10/21/2016 - 10:30am Advanced Functional Layer-by-Layer Nanocoatings: Graphene, MOFs, MXenes and More Jodie Lutkenhaus from Texas A&M University
10/28/2016 - 10:30am How Do Colloidal Gels Form and Flow? Norm Wagner from Univ of Delaware
11/04/2016 - 10:30am Using Systems Biology Approaches to Understand the Fate and Consequence of Environmental Chemical Exposure Kyongbum Lee
11/30/2016 - 10:30am Using Emulsion Droplets as Models for Soft Frictionless Granular Materials Eric Weeks from Emory University
12/09/2016 - 10:30am Metal-Organic Frameworks as Tunable Platforms for Chemical Separations and Catalysis Randall Snurr from Northwestern University
02/03/2017 - 10:30am TBA TBA
02/10/2017 - 10:30am TBA TBA
02/17/2017 - 10:30am TBA TBA