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Spring 2017 CHBE Seminar Series

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Elastic Instabilities in Soft Solids: Fingers, Beads, Sulci and Brains



Sponsored by
Chevron Oil
Company
John Biggins, PhD
Ph.D. Lecturer, Physics Department
Cambridge University
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 3:30 PM
128 Mechanical Engineering Building
 



Artificial Photosynthesis: from Nano to Microbes



Sponsored by
Chevron Oil
Company
Chong Liu, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Harvard University
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Keck Hall 102
 



The Molecular Ring-and-String Materials



Sponsored by
Chevron Oil
Company
Carson Bruns, PhD
Miller Research Fellow, College of Chemistry
University of CA, Berkeley
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Herzstein Hall 210
 



Design Principles and Dynamic Control of an Animal Embryo


Bomyi Lim, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Princeton University
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Herzstein Hall 210
 



Metal-Ligand Chemistry in Multimetallic Nanoparticle Synthesis and Performance



Sponsored by
Chevron Oil
Company
Jill Millstone, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Herzstein Hall 210
 



Development of Tools Enabling Tunable, In Situ Delivery of Therapeutics Using Probiotics


Nathan Crook, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Pathology & Immunology
Washington University
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Keck Hall 102
 



Engineered Biosynthesis of Terminal Alkynes and its Applications


Xuejun Zhu
Graduate Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Keck Hall 102
 



Quantum and Classical Modeling Approaches to Catalyst Design



Sponsored by
Chevron Oil
Company
Thomas Senftle, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Princeton University
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Herzstein Hall 210
 



2-Dimensional Zeolites



Sponsored by
DOW Chemical
Company
Michael Tsapatsis, PhD
University of Minnesota
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Keck Hall 102
 




SWEET Sugar Transporters: From Structures to Biomolecular Sensors


Lily Cheung, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Plant Biology
Carnegie Institution for Science
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Herzstein Hall 210
 



Engineering Blood and Marrow for Cancer Therapy


Michael Mitchell, PhD
Burroughs Wellcome Fund CASI and NIH NCI F32 Postdoctoral Fellow
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Keck Hall 102
 



Design of ssDNA Micelles and Nanotubes for Targeting Cancer



Sponsored by
Shell Company
Efie Kokkoli, PhD
Professor, Shell Land Grant Chair
University of Minnesota
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Herzstein Hall 210
 



Discovery, Engineering, and Therapeutic Applications of Small Molecules and

Macromolecules from Microbes


Xue Gao, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard University
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Herzstein Hall 210
 



Understanding and Designing Transition Metal Catalysts



Sponsored by
Chevron Oil
Company
Matthew Montemore, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard University
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Keck Hall 102
 



Flexible Sensors to Yield Thermal Properties of Skin; and a New Path to

Polyolefin Elastomers



Sponsored by
Chevron Oil
Company
Kaitlyn E. Crawford, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Northwestern University
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Herzstein Hall 210
 



Molecular and Nanostructure Engineering of Polymer Semiconductors for

Electronic and Optoelectronic Applications


Eilaf Egap, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Emory University
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Keck Hall 102
 




2017 Chevron Lecture: Enhancing Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery



Sponsored by
Chevron Oil
Company
George J. Hirasaki, PhD
A. J. Hartsook Professor Emeritus, Research Professor
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:00 PM
McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall
 



2017 Leland Lecture: Navigating the Chemical Engineering Toolbox:

The Curious Matter of C1 Chemistry


Enrique Iglesia, PhD
Theodore Vermeulen Chair, Chemical Engineering
University of CA, Berkeley
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Sadie R. Smith Auditorium, Herzstein Hall




Sedimentological Regimes for Subaqueous Turbidity Currents



Sponsored by
Chevron Oil
Company
Thomas Halsey, PhD
Chief Computational Scientist
ExxonMobil
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Herzstein Hall 210



Defect Engineering and Patterning of Crystal Surfaces, Epitaxial Thin Films, and

Two-Dimensional Materials: A Computational Materials Science Approach



Sponsored by
Chevron Oil
Company
Dimitrios Maroudas, PhD
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Herzstein Hall 210




TBD


Aditya Mohite, PhD
Los Alamos National Lab
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Keck Hall 102





Investigation of asphaltenes interfacial behavior at CCNY



Sponsored by
Chevron Oil
Company
Vincent Pauchard, PhD
Associate Professor
City College of New York
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 2:30 PM
Herzstein Hall 210