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.

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Past Seminars

Date Title Speaker
12/01/2023 - 10:30am TBA Erdem Sasmaz from UC Irvine
11/17/2023 - 10:30am TBA Arvind Ramanathan from Argonne National Lab
11/03/2023 - 10:30am Novel Library and Selection Approaches for Protease Inhibitory mAbs Xin Ge from UT Health Science Center
10/20/2023 - 10:30am Understanding Metal-Support Interactions in Catalysis with Statistical Learning Thomas Senftle from Rice University
10/13/2023 - 9:00am OChEGS Symposium Jean Tom from Bristol Myers Squibb
10/06/2023 - 10:30am Transformer-based Hybrid Modeling and Control of Evolving, Nonlinear Processes Joseph Kwon from Texas A&M University
09/22/2023 - 10:30am Self-Healing Materials and Electrochemical Fouling Control: Navigating Tradeoffs in Environmental Applications Bezawit Getachew from Rice University
09/15/2023 - 10:30am Technologies for the Circular Economy Dimitris Collias from Procter & Gamble
09/08/2023 - 9:00am ChBE Student Career Event Multiple speakers
04/21/2023 - 10:30am Understanding Barriers to Mental Health Related Help-Seeking in Undergraduate Engineers Sarah Wilson from University of Kentucky
04/14/2023 - 10:30am High-temperature Co-electrolysis of CO2 and H2O on Lanthanum Ferrite-type Perovskite Oxide Cathodes Umit S. Ozkan from The Ohio State University
04/07/2023 - 10:30am Solvent Structure and Electrostatics as Unique Handles to Influence Catalytic Turnover Yuriy Roman from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
03/24/2023 - 10:30am Tuning Dynamic Materials and Systems for Electrocatalytic Processes Linsey Seitz from Northwestern University
03/10/2023 - 10:30am Too small is never too small: Utilizing advanced path sampling techniques to probe the kinetics and mechanism of rare events, from atmospheric ice nucleation to ion transport Amir Haji-Akbari from Yale University
02/23/2023 - 10:30am Loop-in Complexation of Non-Stoichiometric Polyelectrolyte Solutions Jian Qin from Stanford University
02/03/2023 - 10:30am Engineering Education: Connecting Research and Practice Across Pre-College, Higher Education and Professional Practice Monica Cardella from Florida International University
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