CBE Seminars + Events

Spring 2019 Seminar Series

All CBE seminars are in Wu and Chen Auditorium at 3:00 p.m, unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, January 23

Amish Patel  –  Reliance Industries Term Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Pennsylvania

Understanding and Characterizing How Nanostructured Surfaces Perturb Water Structure: Applications to the Prediction of Protein Interactions and the Design of Soft Materials

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Wednesday, February 6

Chibueze Amanchukwu – Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Chemical Engineering
Stanford University

Novel Electrolyte Design to Control Electrochemistry in Energy Storage Systems

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Wednesday, February 13

Timothy White – Gallogly Professor of Engineering

University of Colorado

Pixelated Polymers: Programming Function into Liquid Crystalline Polymer Networks and Elastomers

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Wednesday, February 20 (Rescheduled for April 3, 2019)

Aleksandra Vojvodic – Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Pennsylvania

“C4E – Computational Chemistry of Compounds for Catalysis and Energy”

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Wednesday, February 27

Paul Dauenhauer – Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Minnesota

“Mechanisms of Cellulose Activation and Implications for Bioenergy”

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Wednesday, March 13

Christopher Roberts – Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Delaware

“Predicting and Controlling Stability and Protein-Protein Interactions for Therapeutic Antibodies”

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Wednesday, March 20

John A. Quinn Distinguished Lecture
Eduardo D. Glandt
Dean Emeritus
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Pennsylvania

“Some Uses and Misuses of Equilibrium Thermodynamics”

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Wednesday, March 27

Jeremy Palmer – Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Houston

“Particle Transport in Soft, Disordered Media”

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Wednesday, April 3

Aleksandra Vojvodic – Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Pennsylvania

“C4E – Computational Chemistry of Compounds for Catalysis and Energy”

 

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Wednesday, April 10

Marjolein Dijkstra – Professor of Science and Physics
Utrecht University
Joint seminar with the Department of Physics
Location: David Rittenhouse Lab, Room A8

Time: 4:00 p.m.

“Structuring Matter Over Multiple Length Scales Using the Self-assembly of Colloidal Particles”

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Wednesday, April 17

Kathryn Whitehead – Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

“Lipid-like Materials for RNA Delivery: A How-to Guide for Hacking Gene Expression”

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Wednesday, April 24

Jian Qin – Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Stanford University

“Effects of Polarity, Solvation, and Interfacial Polarization on Charge-driven Assembly”

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