CBE Seminars + Events

Spring 2022 Seminar Series

All CBE seminars will be held in the Wu and Chen Auditorium at 3:30 p.m, unless otherwise noted.*

Wednesday, January 19

Faculty Candidate
Connie Wu
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School and Wyss Institute

“Tackling Disease-Associated Biomolecules: From RNA Therapeutics to Single-Molecule Detection”

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Wednesday, January 26

Faculty Candidate
Fang Liu
Postdoctoral Fellow
Materials Science and Engineering
Stanford University

“Revealing the Unknown Dynamics of High-Energy-Density Lithium-Metal Batteries”

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Wednesday, February 2

Faculty Candidate
Julie Rorrer
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“From Trash to Treasure: Advancing the Heterogeneous Catalytic Deconstruction and Upcycling of Waste Polyolefins”

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Wednesday, February 9

Faculty Candidate
Molly Kozminsky
Postdoctoral Scholar
Chemical Engineering
University of California – Berkeley

“Investigating Biomedical Challenges Through State-of-the-Art DNA-based Technology”

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Wednesday, February 16

Faculty Candidate
Dohyung Kim
Postdoctoral Scholar
Chemical Engineering
Stanford University

“BEYOND SURFACE” Facilitates Electrocatalyltic Reactions of Renewable Carbons

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Wednesday, February 23

Faculty Candidate
Juan Manuel Restrepo-Florez
Postdoctoral Associate
University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Beyond Ethanol: A Process and Systems Engineering Framework for the Design of Advanced Biofuels”

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Wednesday, March 2

Lily Cheung
Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

“Spying on Sugar Transporters: Kinetic Studies of Biomolecular Sensors”

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Wednesday, March 23

Amir Haji-Akbari
Assistant Professor
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Yale University

“Too Small is Never Too Small: Utilizing Advanced Path Sampling Techniques
to Probe the Kinetics and Mechanism of Rare Events, From Atmospheric Ice
Nucleation to Ion Transport”

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Wednesday, March 30

Joel L. Kaar
Associate Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
University of Colorado – Boulder

“Understanding and Designing Complex Materials to Stabilize Proteins and Enable Supra-Biological Properties”

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Wednesday, April 6

Aaron D. Sadow
Professor of Chemistry
Iowa State University

“Progressive-Cleavage and Functionalization-Cleavage for Deconstruction of Polyolefins”

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Wednesday, April 13

John A. Quinn Distinguished Lecture
Nicholas L. Abbott
Tisch University Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Cornell University

“Molecular and Colloidal Interactions in Water”

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Wednesday, April 20

Christian W. Pester
Thomas K. Hepler Early Career Professor
Chemical Engineering
Pennsylvania State University

“Design of Advanced Functional Surfaces Using Oxygen-tolerant Photopolymerization”

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