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Distinguished Young Scholars Summer Seminar Series 2012

Last summer, the Department of Chemical Engineering hosted its first "Distinguished Young Scholars Summer Seminar Series." Eight early-career scientists were selected from 90 national applicants, and came to the UW to present their research. The event was so successful, it's back for its second year. Seven preeminent postdoctoral researchers and graduate students have been chosen to participate in this summer's series. Below is a list of the seminar speakers, their home institution, and their presentation title and abstract.
Seminars start at 4 p.m. in PAA A102, with a social time to follow the seminar in the Benson Hall lobby.
  Date   Speaker and Lecture Title
Scott Epstein July 9 The thermodynamics and chemistry of organic atmospheric particulate matter
Scott Epstein
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Irvine
Cheng-Chun Peng July 16 Extended Ophthalmic Drug Delivery by Soft Contact Lenses
Cheng-Chun Peng
Postdoctoral Scholar
University of California, Berkeley
Kelly Schultz July 23 Microrheological characterization for biological applications and soft material design
Kelly Schultz
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Colorado, Boulder
Mohammad Fallahi-Sichani July 30 A multi-scale systems biology approach with tunable resolution for designing, testing and optimizing new therapies for tuberculosis
Mohammad Fallahi-Sichani
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Harvard Medical School
Charles Sing Aug. 6 Blood Clotting-Inspired Polymer Physics
Charles Edward Sing
Graduate Student
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chris Wilmer Aug. 13 Algorithmic Exploration of "Building-Block" Chemistry
Chris Wilmer
Graduate Student
Northwestern University
Diao Aug. 20 Directing Molecular Assembly at Interfaces for Pharmaceutical, Electronic and Energy Applications
Ying Diao
Postdoctoral Scholar
Stanford University
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