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Department Seminar Series Spring 2016



3:30  Reception
4:00 - 5:00  Seminar
Location: PAA-A118



Scott Barton

Associate Professor, Chemical & Materials Science
Michigan State University

Quantitative Assessment of Channeling Mechanisms in Nanoscale Catalytic Architectures


Karen Gleason

Associate Provost and Alexander & I. Michael Kasser Professor of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Synthesizing Polymers from Monomer Vapors for Organic Surfaces and Devices


Quiming Yu

Research Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering​
University of Washington

Plasmonic Nanostructures for SERS Biosensing and Optoelectronic Devices


Amar Neogi

Director, Renewal Research, retired

Cellulosic Ethanol: Where to go from Here


Liang-Shih Fan

CJ Eaton Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Ohio State University

Chemical Looping Technology Platform for Energy Conversion Systems


Hank Ashbaugh

Associate Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Tulane University

Caught in a Hydrophobic Bind: Alkane Assembly in Cavitand Complexes


David Beck

Research Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
University of Washington

From molecules to microbes: engineering for positive outcomes in energy, health and the environment


2016 Bruce A. Finlayson Lecture

Ed Cussler

Distinguished Institute Professor 
University of Minnesota 



Jean-Sabin McEwen

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering & Bioengineering
Washington State University

Methane steam reforming: Using external electric fields to enhance the catalytic performance of Ni


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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