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

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

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Past Seminars

Date Title Speaker
11/11/2022 - 10:30am Interfacial Polymerizations in Pickering Emulsions to Architect Hybrid Materials Emily Pentzer from Texas A&M University
11/04/2022 - 10:30am Discovery, Domestication, and Engineering of Diverse Microbes for a Circular Economy Mark Blenner from University of Delaware
10/28/2022 - 10:30am Data-Centric Micro-Reaction Engineering for a Sustainable Future Ryan Hartman from New York University
10/21/2022 - 10:30am CO2 Harvesting from Air: A Low-Cost, Scalable 'Direct Air Capture' Technique and its Techno-Economics Mansour Massoudi from Emissol LLC
10/14/2022 - 9:00am Annual OChEGS Symposium Javier Guzman from ExxonMobil
10/07/2022 - 10:30am 2D Nitride MXenes for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Abdoulaye Djire from Texas A&M University
09/30/2022 - 10:30am Microporous and Degradable Polymers for a Sustainable Future Yan Xia from Stanford University
09/23/2022 - 10:30am Sequence-defined Macromolecules for Advanced Materials Design Christopher Alabi from Cornell University
09/16/2022 - 10:30am Kinetic Models and Catalysts for the Upcycling of Plastic Waste Baron Peters from Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
09/09/2022 - 10:30am Multiscale Assembly of Polymer Materials away from Equilibrium 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
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