Chemical Engineering Seminars

Spring 2017

All seminars will be held in 102 Chemistry Building from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

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Thursday, February 9
Mahesh Mahanthappa

University of Minnesota
Department of Chemical and Materials Science
Title: Functional Nanoporous Materials Derived from Aqueous Lyotropic Liquid Crystal Self-Assembly

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Thursday, March 2
Manos Mavirkakis

University of Wisconsin, Madison
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Title: Reaction Mechanisms and Structure Sensitivity for Materials Discovery from first-principles in Heterogeneous Catalysts

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Thursday, March 30
Jeffrey Rimer

University of Houston
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Title: To Be Announced

Fall 2016

All seminars will be held in 102 Chemistry Building from 10:50 - 11:50 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

Bruce Garrett
Thursday, September 22
Bruce Garrett

Manager, Pacific Northwest Laboratory
Physical and Computational Sciences
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Title: Fundamental Research for Energy/Environment Solutions: Team Research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Krista Walton
Thursday, September 29
Krista Walton

Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
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Title: Performance of Metal-Organic Frameworks in Adsorption Applications: Redefining Stability

Maciej Antoniewicz
Thursday, October 6
Maciek Antoniewicz

University of Delaware
Chemical Engineering and Biomolecular Engineering
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Title: TBA

Mike Reynolds
Thursday, October 13
Mike Reynolds

Staff Production Technologist, Completion Chemist and Regional Water Treatment Focal
Shell Exploration and Production Company
Title: "A Day in the Life of a Production Chemist: Applying Chemistry to Hydraulic Fracturing"

Sandra Nair
Thursday, October 20
Sankar Nair

Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
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Title: "Towards MOF Membrane Technology: High-Performance Separations via Mixed-Linker ZIFs and Membrane Processing on Polymeric Hollow Fibers"

Jacob Israelachvili
Distinguished Lectureship
Wednesday, October 26
Jacob Israelachvili

Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Biomolecular Science and Engineering Program
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Title: Dynamic (non-equilibrium, rate, time, and history-dependent) Adhesion and Rupture Forces in Material, Soft Matter and Biological Systems

Note: The Distinguished Lectureship will be held on special date and time: 4:00 p.m., 100 Huck Life Sciences Building Berg Auditorium 



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