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Department Seminar Series Fall 2015


3:30 - 3:50pm   Reception in PAA-A110 Lobby

4:00 - 5:00pm   Seminar in PAA-A110



FALL 2015


Speaker and Lecture Title

 Oct. 5

Rachael Oldinski

Assistant Professor, Engineering & Mathematical Science
University of Vermont

Smart Alginate-Based Hydrogels: Bio-Inspired Materials for Regenerative Medicine

 Oct. 12


Yinjie Tang

Francis Ahmann Career Development Associate Professor
School of Engineering & Applied Science
Washington University in St. Louis

13C-metabolism Analysis of Microbial Cell Factories: a Touch of Revelation


Oct. 19


No Seminar

 Oct. 26

Kristala Prather

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Metabolite Valves: Dynamic Control of Metabolic Flux for Pathway Engineering

 Nov. 2

Sanat Kumar

Chair and Professor of Chemical Engineering
Columbia University

Nanocomposites with Grafted Nanoparticles

 Nov. 9



No Seminar:  AIChE Conference Week



 Nov. 16

Jens Norskov

Professor, Chemical Engineering
Stanford University 

A Theory of Transition Metal Heterogeneous Catalysis

 Nov. 23



Join us for the Graduate Student Awards Ceremony



 Nov. 30

Jim Pfaendtner

Steven R. and Connie R. Rogel Faculty Fellow Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
University of Washington 

Where are we going and when will we get there? Using computer simulations to help chemical engineers understand thermodynamics and kinetics of complex systems

 Dec. 7

Nick Abbott

John T. and Magdalen L. Sobota Professor, Hilldale Professor
Director of Materials Research and Engineering Center
Chemical & Biological Engineering
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Biologically-Inspired Designs of Responsive Liquid Crystalline Materials


Recommended Preparation

The course is intended for undergraduate and graduate students of chemical engineering.

Class Assignments and Grading

The class will be graded credit/no credit. Attendance is required at all class meetings; only excused absences will be permitted. An excused absence must be approved by the instructor prior to the missed class.

Engineering Elective Credit

This class counts as an engineering elective credit.


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