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Distinguished Young Scientist Seminar Series

Distinguished Young Scientist Seminar Series 2011

This summer, the Department of Chemical Engineering hosted its first "Distinguished Young Scientists Seminar Series." Out of 90 applications from graduate students and postdocs from around the country, eight early-career, accomplished scientists were selected to present their cutting-edge research to ChemE faculty and students at the weekly seminars.
 
After the seminar concluded in August, ChemE graduate students voted on the best presentation in the series. This year's best seminar was from Darren Lipomi, who presented "Unconventional Processes and Materials for Micro- and Nanoscale Optics and Electronics: Plasmonic Antennae, Rubber Solar Cells, and Electronic Skin". A list of all seminar speakers is below.
  Date   Speaker and Lecture Title
Tae Soek Moon July 11 Construction of Synthetic Circuits by Harnessing Orthogonal Genetic Parts
Tae Seok Moon
Postdoctoral Scholar
UC San Francisco
Advisor: Prof. Christopher Voigt
Brian J. Adzima July 18 Click Polymerizations: Old and New Reactions for Material Synthesis
Brian J. Adzima
Graduate Student
University of Colorado, Boulder
Advisor: Prof. Christopher N. Bowman
Darren Lipomi July 25 Unconventional Processes and Materials for Micro- and Nanoscale Optics and Electronics: Plasmonic Antennae, Rubber Solar Cells, and Electronic Skin
Darren Lipomi
Postdoctoral Fellow
Stanford University
Advisor: Prof. Zhenan Bao
Joe Baio Aug. 1 Protein Structure at Interfaces: A Surface Analysis Approach
Joe Baio
Graduate Student
University of Washington
Advisor: Prof. David G. Castner
Amish J. Patel Aug. 8 Hydration at the Nanoscale: A New Perspective on the Role of Water in Biomolecular Interactions and Assembly
Amish J. Patel
Postdoctoral Scholar
Rensselaer Polytechnic University
Advisor: Prof. Shekhar Garde
Brandon Rowe Aug. 15 Influence of Confinement and Interfacial Interactions on the Behavior of Membranes and Materials for Energy Technologies
Brandon W. Rowe
Postdoctoral Fellow
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Advisor: Prof. Christopher Soles
William D. Michalak Aug. 22 H2-release kinetics from Pd(100): The influence of H in the Surface, Subsurface, and Bulk States
William D. Michalak
Graduate Student
Carnegie Mellon University
Advisors: Profs. Andrew Gellman and James Miller
Mark Kastantin Aug. 29 Using Single-Molecule Resonance Energy Transfer to Connect Macromolecular Conformation with Dynamic Interfacial Behavior
Mark Kastantin
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Colorado, Boulder
Advisor: Prof. Daniel K. Schwartz
 
 
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