CBE Seminars + Events

Spring 2023 Seminar Series

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

Wednesday, January 25

Jessica Stark
American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow
Stanford University

“Targeting Sugars for Immunotherapy in Cancer and Beyond”


Wednesday, February 01

Lisa Volpatti
American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellow
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
University of Chicago

“Engineering Drug Delivery Platforms to Modulate Immunity”


Wednesday, February 08

Antonio Del Rio Flores
PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of California, Berkeley

“Biosynthesis and Mechanistic Investigation of Unusual Synthons in Natural Products”



Wednesday, February 15

Yifan Dai
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

“A New Phase of Biological Controls: A Design Framework for Programmable Synthetic Biomolecular Condensates and the Mechanisms of a Functional Liquid-Liquid Interface”



*Monday, February 20
Seminar to be held in the Glandt Forum

Xue Sherry Gao
Ted N. Law Assistant Professor
Rice University

“Engineered CRISPR Systems for Disease Treatment and Diagnostics”



Wednesday, February 22

Linda Broadbelt
Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Northwestern University

“Developing Strategies for Polymer Redesign and Recycling Using Reaction Pathway Analysis”


Wednesday, March 01

Andre Levchenko
John C. Malone Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Yale University

“Decisions through Oscillation: Learning from Endothelial Cells”


Wednesday, March 15

Karthish Manthiram
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology

“Electrification and Decarbonization of Chemical Synthesis”


Wednesday, March 22

Theresa Reineke
Prager Chair in Macromolecular Science
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota

“Tunable Multifunctional Macromolecules via Parallel Experiment and Computation: from Drug and DNA Delivery Vehicles to Sustainability”


Wednesday, April 05

Vivek Sharma
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
The University of Illinois at Chicago

Title TBA

Wednesday, April 19

John A. Quinn Distinguished Lecture
William S. Hammack
William H. and Janet G. Lycan Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Reclaiming Engineering in the Minds of the Public: The Unheralded, Underappreciated, and Misunderstood Method that Built Our Modern World”


Wednesday, April 26

Markus Buehler
Jerry McAfee Professor in Engineering
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Multiscale Bioinspired Material Intelligence”