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Seminar Series

SPRING 2016

 Date

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars are held on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. in Brauer Hall, Room 12.

January 8  Zachary Ulissi, Postdoctoral Fellow
 Department of Chemical Engineering
 Stanford University
 Designing Nanoscale Interfacial Selectivity in Carbon nanotube Based Sensors and Reactive Catalyst Surfaces
 [Host: Dr. Giammar]
January 22  Joan Brennecke, Professor
 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
 University of Notre Dame
 Designing Ionic Liquids for CO2 Capture
 [Host: Dr. Biswas]
January 29  Chris Boyce, Postdoctoral Researcher
 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
 Princeton University
 Tomographic Imaging and Computational Modeling of Fluid-Particle Flow Systems
 [Host: Dr. Giammar]
MONDAY
February 1
 Shrayesh Patel, Postdoctoral Fellow
 Materials Research Laboratory
 University of California, Santa Barbara
 Connecting Charge Transport with Structural Order in Semiconducting Polymers for Transistor and Thermoelectric Applications
 [Host: Dr. Giammar]
February 5

 Zheng Chen, Postdoctoral Fellow
 Department of Chemical Engineering
 Stanford University
 Material Design for Better Energy Storage: From Nanostructures to Functional Polymers
 [Host: Dr. Giammar]

MONDAY
February 8
 Vijay Ramani, Professor
 Department of Chemical Engineering
 Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
 Advanced Materials and Diagnostics for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage
 [Host: Dr. Giammar]
February 12

 Kimberly Parker, Graduate Research Fellow
 Department of Environmental Engineering & Science
 Stanford University
 Contribution of Seawater-Specific Photochemical Reactions to the Environmental Degradation of Algal Toxins and Biomolecules
 [Host: Dr. Giammar]

February 19

 Kelsey Hatzell, Postdoctoral Fellow
 Energy Technologies
 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
 Conducting (flowable) suspension electrodes for water and energy applications
 [Host: Dr. Giammar]

February  26

 Xing Xie, Postdoctoral Fellow
 Linde & Robinson Laboratory
 California Institute of Technology
 Novel Materials and Devices for Sustainable Water and Energy
 [Host: Dr. Giammar]

March 4  Yi Jiang, Graduate Research Fellow
 Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
 Washington University in St. Louis
 Crumpled Graphen Oxide: Aerosol Synthesis and Environmental Applications 
 [Host: Dr. Biswas]
March 11  Peter Smirniotis, Professor
 Dept. of Biomedical, Chemical & Environmental Engineering
 University of Cincinnati
 Modified Ferrites as Catalysts for High Temperature Water Gas Shift Reaction in Membrane Reactors
 [Host: Dr. Biswas]
March 18  Spring Break
March 25  Gregg Beckham, PhD
 National Bioenergy Center
 National Renewable Energy Laboratory
 Breaking down plant cell walls: A few short stories in improving biofuels production processes
 [Host: Dr. Foston]
April 1

 Dr. Ian Bourg, Assistant Professor
 Civil and Environmental Engineering
 Princeton University
 Mineralogical controls on shale properties and low-carbon energy uses
 [Host: Dr. Giammar]

April 8

 Mike Jewett, Assistant Professor
 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
 Northwestern University
 Repurposing the translation apparatus for synthetic biology
 Fuzhong Zhang


April 15
Earthday

 

 Jonathan Galazka, PhD
 Space Biosciences Division
 NASA Ames Research Center
 Synthetic Biology for Solar System
 [Host: Dr. Zhang]
April 22  Joshua Yuan, Associate Professor
 Systems Biology and Bioenergy
 Texas A&M University
 Biological and Chemical Design of Lignin Conversion
 [Host: Dr. Foston] 
April 29

 ChE 478A, Process & Product Design
 Class Presentations
 [Host: Dr. Moon]

 

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Brauer Hall, CB 1180, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-5548, Fax: (314) 935-7211

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