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Seminar Archive

Sept 5   Labor Day
Sept 12 VUEHS Safety Seminar
Sept 19 Stephen Paddison (U Tennessee) "Multi-scale Structure/Function Modeling of Fuel Cell Electrolytes"
Sept 26 Richard Eitel (U Kentucky) "Smart Ceramic Materials and Devices"
Oct 3    
Oct 10

Deyu Li (Vanderbilt)

"Manipulation of Energy and Mass Transport at Micro/Nanoscale for Engineering Applications"
Oct 14 (Friday) Mark Davis (Caltech) John Hall Lecture; "Fighting Cancer with Nanoparticle Medicines"
Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium
Oct 17   AlChE Meeting
Oct 24    
Oct 31 Michael Levene (Yale)  
Nov 7    
Nov 14    
Nov 21   Thanksgiving Break
Nov 28 John Walz (VPI) "Tuning Colloidal Interactions using Nanoparticles"
Dec 5 Michael Betenbaugh (JHU)  "Lost in Post-translation: Glycoengineering Applications in Biotechnology"
Jan 9    
Jan 16   Martin Luther King Day
Jan 23 Coray Colina (Penn State) "In Silico: Expressway to Materials' Design"
Jan 30    
Feb 6 Georges Belfort (RPI) "Insight into the Kinetics of Oligomer Formation During Amyloidosis"
Feb 13    
Feb 20 Krista Walton (Georgia Tech) "Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials for Adsorption Applications"
Mar 5   Spring Break
Mar 12 Jim Dumesic (U Wisconsin) "Strategies for Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Chemicals and Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels"
Mar 19 Jeff Errington (SUNY Buffalo) "Using Molecular Simulation to Understand Wetting of Chemically and Geometrically Heterogeneous Surfaces"
Mar 26 Gregory N. Parsons (North Carolina State University "Thin Film Atomic Layer Deposition:
Surface Reactions and Applications in Solar Energy Conversion"
Apr 2    
Apr 9 Chris Jones (Georgia Tech) "Designing Adsorbent Materials for Capture of CO2 from Dilute Gases"
Apr 16 Tiffany Rau (Pall Corporation) "From Industrial Biotech (Biofuels/chemicals) to Cell Therapies (Stem Cells): Delivering the next generation of products and processes using Design of Experiments (DoE), Quality by Design (QbD) and Scale-up/Scale Down Methods."
Apr 23    

  • Fall 2010

    Date

    Speaker

    Title

    Abstract

    Aug 31 Kevin Warren (Vanderbilt EHS) Safety and Handling Chemicals in the Chemical Engineering Laboratories
    Sept 7 Denis Wirtz (Johns Hopkins) Engineering fundamentals of cancer cell motility
    Sept 14 Jeff Varner (Cornell) Modeling and Analysis of Mammalian Signal Transduction Cascades using Ensembles of Uncertain Models
    Sept 28 Kate Stebe (U Penn) Orientation and Assembly of Anisotropic Particles by Capillary Interactions
    Oct 12 James Schneider (CMU) Rapid, Gel-Free DNA Electrophoresis using Surfactant Micelles: Applications in Sequencing and Genotyping
    Oct 19 Thomas Dziubla (U Kentucky) Controlling Material Biocompatibility and Toxicity Through Cellular Oxidative Stress
    Nov 2 Arthi Jayaraman (U Colorado) Molecular theory and simulation studies of soft matter: polymers, DNA and proteins
    Nov 9 No seminar AIChE Meeting
    Nov 23 No seminar Thanksgiving holiday
  • Spring 2010

    Date

    Speaker

    Title

    Abstract

    February 22nd

    Jeff Brinker (U New Mexico, Sandia Nat'l Labs)

    Biotic/abiotic Interfaces, Materials, and Architectures

     

    March 1st

    Peter Monson (U Massachusetts, ChE)

    Molecular Modeling of the Dynamics of Adsorption in Mesoporous Materials

     

    March 8th

    Spring Break

    No seminar

     

    March 15th

    Connie Smith (Exxon Mobil)

    Innovative Technology through the Oil and Gas Lifecycle

     

    March 29th

     POSTPONED

    Kate Stebe (U Penn)   

    Assembly of Anisotropic Particles at Interfaces

     

    April 12th

    Klaus-Dieter Kreuer (Max-Planck-Institut fŸr Festkšrperforschung) Stuttgart, Germany

    Exploring the limits of "wet" and "dry" proton conducting ionomers for PEM fuel cell applications  

    April 26th 

    Frank Bates (U Minnesota)

    Macromolecular Surfactants

  • Fall 2009

    Date

    Speaker

    Title

     Abstract

    September 2nd, 4.10 pm

    Zhenan Bao (Stanford)

    Organic Semiconductors for Flexible Electronics


    September 14th

    Safety Seminar

    Please note this seminar in mandatory for all ChE faculty, postdoctoral associates and graduate students


    September 21st

    Rick Haselton (VU BME)

    Virus detection using logic tags, molecular beacons and coffee stains


    October 5th

    Dave Piston (VUMC)

    Imaging the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Glucose-Stimulated Insulin Secretion


    October 12th

    Mario Eden (Auburn U, ChE)

    Integrated Chemical Process and Product Design Using
    Property Clustering and Decomposition Techniques


    October 26th

    Patrick Walton (Michigan State U, ChEMS) 

    Engineering Functional siRNA Therapeutics for RNA Interference


    November 9th   

    No seminar

    AIChE Meeting


    November 16th

    Levi Thompson (U. Michigan, ChE)

    Beyond Fossil Fuels: Novel Materials for Hydrogen Production


    November 23th

    Jayant Singh (IIT Kanpur)

    Fluid Near Surfaces


  • Spring 2009

    Date

    Speaker

    Title

    Abstract

    January 19th

    Muhammad H. Zaman (UT-Austin)

    Tumor cell interactions with extra-cellular matrices:  An integrated chemical, mechanical and thermodynamic perspective  

    January 26th

    James Dickerson (Vanderbilt)    

    March 23th

    Virginia Davis (Auburn) Macroscale Assembly of Fluid-Dispersed Nanocylinders  

    March 30th

    Henry S. Ashbaugh (Tulane) Disentangling the Stability and Function of Natively Unfolded Proteins  

    April 8th

    Note change of day

    Michael C. Jewett (Harvard Medical School) Engineering cell-free systems for biotechnology, medicine, and synthetic biology  

    April 13th

    Note new time and location: 4:10 pm in Jacobs Believed in me Auditorium

    Jeff Siirola (Eastman Chemical Company)

    Tis Lahiri Lecture

    Sustainability and Carbon Management in the Chemical and Energy Industries

  • Fall 2008

    Date

    Speaker

    Title

    Abstract

    September 1st

    Hang Lu (Georgia Tech)

    Probing Worms' Brain and Behavior with Microfluidics

    Abstract 

    September 8th 

    Heath Turner (U Alabama) 

    Simulating Stimulating Interfaces: Applications in Adsorption and Catalysis

    Abstract

    September 15th

    Kevin Warren and Jennifer Hackett

    Safety/Recycling Seminar
    (ChE Attendance Mandatory)

     

    September 29th

    Eric Boder (UT-Knoxville)

    Engineering Proteins for Molecular Sensing, Switching, and Actuating Components

    Abstract

    October 6th

    Simon Ng (Wayne State University)

    Challenges of Alternative Fuels: The Story of Biodiesel

    Abstract

    October 13th

    Rakesh Agrawal (Purdue University) 

    Tis Lahiri Lecture

    Abstract

    October 20th

    Fall break 

    No seminar 

     

    October 27th

    Ramanan Krishnamoorti (University of Houston) 

    Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites

    Abstract 

    November 3rd 

    Merlin Bruening (Michigan State University) 

    Custom Membranes for Catalysis and Protein Purification

    Abstract

    November 10th 

    William Wagner (U Pitt)

    Design and Application of Biodegradable Elastomers for Soft Tissue Engineering

    Abstract 

    November 17th

    Annual AIChE meeting 

    No seminar 

     

    November 24th

    Thanksgiving break

    No seminar

  • Spring 2008

    Date

    Speaker

    Title

    Abstract

    February 4

    Prof. Joseph DeSimone (UNC/NCSU) Organic Delivery Vehicles for
    Probing and Treating Biological Systems:
    Adapting Fabrication Processes from the Electronics Industry for Use in Nano-Medicine
    Abstract

    April 14

    Note new date

    Michael L. Simpson (ORNL, UT Knoxville) The Role of Stochastic Fluctuations in Biological Decision Circuits

    Abstract

    April 21

    12 pm 134 Olin Hall

    Denis Evans (Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University) The Fluctuation & Dissipation Theorems, Theory & Experiment.

    Abstract

  • Fall 2007

    Date

    Speaker

    Title

    Abstract

    September 10

    Dr. Xiongce Zhao (ORNL)

    Binding between DNA and C60/CNT from Molecular Dynamics

    Abstract

    September 17

    Prof. Walter Chapman (Rice)

    Phase Behavior and Interfacial Properties of Complex Fluids Ð Insights into a Successful Molecular Model

    Abstract

    September 24

    Safety Seminar

    Physical and Chemical Laboratory Safety presented by Kevin Warren, Vanderbilt Environmental Health and Safety

    Abstract

    October 1

    Thomas G. Thundat

    Nanomechanical Systems for Molecular Recognition

    Abstract

    October 8 ABET visit No Seminar  

    October 15

    Prof. David Mooney (Harvard) Quantifying the Cell-Material Interface Using FRET and Modeling Abstract

    October 22

    Fall break No seminar  

    October 29

    Conan Young (BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc. Growth Factor/Biomaterial Combination Medical Devices for Tissue Repair: A "Bench to Clinic" Industry Perspective Abstract

    November 5

    AIChE Meeting No seminar  

    November 12

    Brian Willis (U. Delaware)

    Engineering when Nanometers Count: Examples from Oxide Heteroepitaxy on Si(100) and Tunneling Devices for Molecular Electronics

    Abstract

    November 19

    Thanksgiving break No seminar  

    December 3

    Larry Kazmerski (NREL)

    The John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture Series
    Seminar begins at 4:00p

    Solar Photovoltaic Technology:
    At the Tipping Point

    Location: Jacobs
    Believed in Me Auditorium

    Abstract

    December 10

    Jason Haugh (NCSU)

    Kinetic and Spatial Analysis of Signal Transduction Networks

    Abstract

  • Spring 2007

    Date

    Speaker

    Title

    Abstract

    January 15th

    Prof. Joseph DeSimone (UNC/NCSU)

    Rescheduled for 09/03/2007

    Organic Delivery Vehicles for Probing and Treating Biological Systems:
    Adapting Fabrication Processes from the Electronics Industry for Use in Nano-medicine

    Abstract
    January 22nd

    Prof. Richard Haglund (VU)

    Research Ethics:  Lessons from the Case of Jan Hendrik Schšn

    Abstract
    January 29th

    Prof. Bill Miller (Northwestern)

    Characterization and Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Differentiation in Culture

    Abstract
    February 5th

    Prof. Alexis Bell (UC Berkley)

    Applications of Theoretical Methods to Understand Catalysis at its Most Fundamental Level Abstract
    February 12th

    Prof. Peter Ma (UMich)

    Materials Science for Regeneration

    Abstract
    February 28th

    Prof. Sharon Glotzer (UMich)

    Exploiting anisotropy for nanoscale assembly: The shapes of things to come

    Abstract
    March 5th

    Spring Break

    No seminar

     
    March 12th

    Prof. W. Robert Ashurst (Auburn)

    Tribological Properties of Molecular and Nanoscale Layers Abstract
    March 19th

    Prof. Charlie Moore (UTK)

    Monitoring, Analysis and Control of Batch Processes

    Abstract
    March 26th

    Prof. Andrew Hillier (Iowa State)

    Gradient assembly of complex interfaces for sensing, high throughput analysis and microfabrication

    Abstract
    March 28th

    Prof. Katsumi Tochigi (Nihon)

    Prediction of Thermophysical Properties for Pure Components and Mixtures Using Group Contribution Methods

    Abstract
    April 2nd

    Prof. Cor Peters (Delft)

    From Phenomenological Thermodynamic Aspects of Ionic Liquids towards Novel Processes in Chemical Engineering

    Abstract
    April 9th

    Prof. David W. M. Marr (CSM)

    Field-Based Colloidal Manipulation for Microtechnology

    Abstract
    April 16th

    Prof. Doug A. Lauffenburger (MIT)

    Tis Lahari Memorial Lecture

    What Are Cells "Thinking"? (And How Might We Think About This?)
    An Engineering Approach to Understanding Signaling Networks Governing Cell Behavior

    Abstract
    April 23rd Prof. Paulette Clancy (Cornell)

    Predicting the Growth Habit and Properties of Organic Semiconducting Thin Films

    Abstract
    April 30th Prof. Joachim Kohn (Rutgers)

    Combinatorial approaches to biomaterials design accelerate the development of new medical implants

    Abstract
  • Fall 2006

    Date

    Speaker

    Title

    Abstract

    September 4th

    Dr. Pratul Agarwal (ORNL)

    Multi-scale Modeling of Enzyme Catalysis: An Integrated View of Protein Structure, Dynamics and Function

    Abstract

     

    September 11th

    Safety Seminar

       

    September 18th

    Prof. Jens Meiler (VU)

    Computational Protein Structure Prediction

    Abstract

     

    September 25th

    Prof. Carol Hall (NCSU)

    Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Protein Aggregation

    Abstract

     

    October 2nd

    Prof. Venkat Subramanian (TN Tech)

    Novel Symbolic and Semi-Analytical Solutions for Electrochemical Systems

    Abstract

     

    October 9th

    No Seminar No Seminar  

    October 16th

    October Break

    No Seminar

     

    October 23rd

    Prof. John R. Abelson (UIUC)

    Adsorption / Reaction Chemistry in Microelectronics: Ultra-conformal Metallization at T < 300 ¡C

    Abstract

     

    October 30th

    Prof. David Sholl (CMU)

    Using atomically-detailed models to accelerate materials discovery for hydrogen purification and storage

    Abstract

     

    November 6th

    Prof. John Shaw (U of Alberta)

    Hydrocarbon Thermophysical Properties: an unexpected frontier

    Abstract

     

    November 13th

    Annual AIChE Meeting

    No seminar

     

    November 20th

    Thanksgiving Break

    No seminar

     

    November 27th

    Prof. Monica H. Lamm (Iowa State)

    Molecular dynamics simulations of amphiphilic dendrimers in solution

    Abstract

     

    December 4th

    Undergraduate Research Presentations

    "Determining Thermodynamic Solubility Parameters for Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes"
    Shannon Capps

    "Fuel Cells: A Part of The Solution"
    Alexandria Markiewicz

    "Modeling Phase Equilibria of Dipolar Molecules and Binary Mixtures"
    Matt Earnest

       
  • Spring 2006

    Date

    Speaker

    Title

    Abstract

    January 23rd

    Prof. Tom F. Edgar (UTexas)

    A Batch Process Control Framework for Semiconductor Manufacturing

    Abstract

     
    January 30th

    Prof. Pablo G. Debenedetti (Princeton)

    Thermodynamics of Supercooled, Glassy and Confined Water

    Abstract

     
    February 6th

    Prof. Antonios G. Mikos (Rice)

    Postponed until April 10th 2006

    Bioreactors for Bone Tissue Engineering

    Abstract

     
    February 27th

    Prof. Athanassios Z. Panagiotopoulos (Princeton)

    Simulations of Phase Transitions and Micellization in Ionic Systems

    Abstract

     
    March 6th

    Spring Break

    No seminar

     
    March 13th

    Prof. Ed J. Maginn (Notre Dame)


    Please note:
    Seminar will be held at 11 am in 135 Olin Hall,
    a reception will be held at 10.40 am in Olin 133

    'Cool' Molten Salts:
    The Interesting (and Potentially Useful) Properties of Ionic Liquids

    Abstract

     
    March 20th

    TBA

       
    March 27th

    Prof. Randy Snurr (Northwestern)

    Hierarchical Modeling of Nanoporous Metal-Organic Materials for Catalysis and Separations

    Abstract

     
    April 3rd

    Prof. Robert D. Tilton (Carnegie Mellon)

    Targeted Delivery in the Environment: Copolymer-Functionalized Nanoparticles for Source-Zone Remediation of Groundwater Contamination

    Abstract

     
    April 10th

    Prof. Antonios G. Mikos (Rice)

    Bioreactors for Bone Tissue Engineering

    Abstract

     
    April 17th

    Tis Lahari Seminar

    Prof. Stanley Sandler (Delaware)

    The Use of Computational Quantum Mechanics in Molecular Thermodynamics

    Abstract

     
    April 24th

    Professor Yasuhiko Iwasaki (Tokyo, Japan)

    Phosphorylcholine Polymers for Biomaterials

    Abstract

     
  • Fall 2005

    Date

    Speaker

    Title

    Abstract

    August 22nd

    Prof. Phil Westmoreland (UMass)

    Applying Molecular Perspectives in Chemical Engineering

    Abstract

     

    August 29th

    Safety Seminar

       

    September 5th

    Prof. Robert Balcarcel (VU)

    From the Biopharmaceutical Production Plant Down to Intracellular Biochemical Reactions: The Evolution Towards Chemical and Biological Engineering

    Abstract

     

    September 12th

    Prof. Eva Harth (VU)

    The Design and Synthesis of Nanoscale Objects for Applications in Medicine and
    Materials Science

    Abstract
     

    September 19th

    No seminar

       

    September 26th

    Prof. David Keffer (UTK)

    Development and Application of Generalized and Rigorous Hamiltonian-Based Molecular Dynamics Algorithms

    Abstract

     

    October 3rd

    Prof. Aaron S. Goldstein (Virginia Tech)

    Biomaterial and Bioreactor Strategies for Ex Vivo Bone Tissue Engineering

    Abstract

     

    October 10th

    Dr. J. W. (Bill) Rogers (Idaho Natl. Lab)

    The Next Generation Nuclear Plant: Building the First Prototype Generation IV Reactor

    Abstract

     

    October 17th

    Prof. Annette Bunge (CSM)

    Mathematically Modeling Skin to Predict Chemical Penetration

    Abstract

     

    October 24th

    October Break

    No seminar

     

    October 31th

    AIChE

    No seminar

     

    November 7th

    Dr. Jack Wells (ORNL)

    Searching for Nanowire Candidates among Synthetic Nucleic Acids.

    Abstract

     

    November 14th

    Prof. Joan F. Brennecke (Notre Dame)

    Ionic Liquids: Designer Solvents for Reactions and Separations

    Abstract

     

    November 21th

    Thanksgiving Break

    No seminar

     

    November 28th

    Prof. Susan T. Sharfstein (RPI)

    Using osmotic stress to increase productivity from mammalian cells; spinning straw into gold?

    Abstract