The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Seminar Series is supported with a generous gift from SABIC, Inc.

If you would like to receive a weekly notification and abstract of the seminars by e-mail, please contact Nicolette Solano (nsolano2 [at]

All Seminars are held in L2D2, unless otherwise noted. There is no charge to attend.

Date Title Speaker
11/11/2022 - 10:30am TBA Emily Pentzer from Texas A&M University
10/07/2022 - 10:30am TBA Abdoulaye Djire from Texas A&M University
09/30/2022 - 10:30am TBA Yan Xia from Stanford University
09/23/2022 - 10:30am TBA Christopher Alabi from Cornell University
09/16/2022 - 10:30am TBA Baron Peters from Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
09/09/2022 - 10:30am TBA Douglas Tree from Brigham Young University
08/26/2022 - 10:30am Electrochemical Approaches to Decarbonizing Fuels and Chemicals Haotian Wang from Rice University
08/19/2022 - 9:00am Sustainability Setting the Stage of Transformation of the Petrochemical Sector Frank Kuijpers from SABIC Netherlands

Past Seminars

Date Title Speaker
04/29/2022 - 10:30am Discovery and Engineering Biomolecules for the Treatment of Human Diseases Xue (Sherry) Gao from Rice University
04/22/2022 - 10:30am Surface Science of Shape-Selective Metal Nanocrystal Synthesis from First-Principles Kristen Fichthorn from Penn State University
04/15/2022 - 10:30am Glass Transition and Dynamics of Nanoscopically Confined Polymer Rodney Priestley from Princeton University
04/08/2022 - 10:30am Unlocking the Biotech Potential of Anaerobic Gut Fungi Michelle O'Malley from University of California Santa Barbara
04/01/2022 - 9:00am Synthetic Strategies by Which to Afford Natural Product-Based Polymer Materials: Impacts on Sustainability, Life, Health and the Environment Karen Wooley from Texas A&M University
03/25/2022 - 10:30am Impenetrable Tumors and Untargetable Cancers: Engineering Nanocarrier Tools and Delivery Strategies to do the (apparently) Impossible Stavroula Sofou from Johns Hopkins University
03/11/2022 - 10:30am Chemical Engineering Approaches for Catalytic Reduction of CO2 Jingguang Chen from Columbia University
12/10/2021 - 10:30am Polysaccharide Lyases: From Biofilms to Better Wine Bryan Berger from University of Virginia
11/19/2021 - 10:30am Understanding and Controlling MOF Formation as Crystals, Thin Films, and Composite Gaurav Giri from University of Virginia
11/05/2021 - 10:30am The Role of Water in Dehydrogenation Reactions on Surfaces Liney Arnadottir from Oregon State University
10/29/2021 - 10:30am Driving Deformation, Assembly, and Coupled Motion of Polymers with Light Ryan Hayward from University of Colorado Boulder
10/15/2021 - 10:30am Thinking about Data: Representations, Transformations, and Applications Victor Zavala from Univ of Wisconsin-Madison
09/24/2021 - 10:30am Propulsion and Assembly of Microparticles in External Fields Bhuvnesh Bharti from Louisiana State University
09/17/2021 - 10:30am Mapping Free Energy Landscapes for Soft Materials (and More!) Jonathan Whitmer from University of Notre Dame
09/10/2021 - 10:30am Covalent Organic Framework Membranes for Liquid Separations Devin Shaffer from University of Houston
04/23/2021 - 10:30am The Catalytic Science of Making Up and Breaking Up Dinitrogen William F Schneider from University of Notre Dame
04/09/2021 - 10:30am Uses of Phenotype MicroArrays in Small Scale and High Throughput Bioprocess Improvement Barry Bochner from Biolog, INC
12/04/2020 - 10:30am Understanding Mechanisms in Electrocatalytic Syntheses with Renewable Feedstocks Adam Holewinski from University of Colorado, Boulder
11/13/2020 - 11:30am Molecular design blueprints: materials and catalysts from new simulation and machine learning tools HJ Kulik from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10/30/2020 - 10:30am Design-to-Synthesis in Polymer Chemistry. How engineering principles enable unprecedented control in polymer synthesis Damein Guironnet from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10/23/2020 - 8:00am OChEGS Symposium- Virtual OChEGS Keynote Speaker TBA
10/16/2020 - 10:30am Biomaterial Infection and Innate Immunity Phil Stewart from Montana State University
10/09/2020 - 10:30am The Catalytic Mechanics of Dynamic Surfaces Paul Dauenhauer from University of Minnesota
10/02/2020 - 10:30am No seminar No seminar
09/25/2020 - 10:30am Characterizing the Evolution of Gel Scaffolds Using Passive Microrheology Kelly Schultz from Lehigh University
09/18/2020 - 10:30am No Seminar this Week No Seminar
09/11/2020 - 10:30am Dynamics and Deformation of Complex Interfaces- Study of Vesicles, Cells and Droplets in Biology Vivek Narsimhan from Purdue University
09/04/2020 - 10:30am Molecular- to Nanoparticle- Scale Interactions with Environmental Implications Stacey Louie from University of Houston
08/28/2020 - 10:30am No Seminar this Week No Seminar