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October 2016

The Truskett Group presents: “Spontaneous formation of virus-like structures in soft anisotropic colloids” by Willem Kegel

October 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
CPE 2.218,
United States

Host: Tom Truskett ABSTRACT:  In this talk I will present recent progress in the creation and structure formation of several kinds of ‘patchy’ colloids with various shapes and interactions between them. I will focus on recent experimental findings using colloids with soft (‘floppy’) layers and broken symmetry. The soft layers deform at short distance between the particles, giving rise to directional bonds that in turn lead to low-dimensional structures such as bubbles, sheets and shells. We developed a simple computational model that…

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ChE Seminar – Lisa Biswall, Rice University

October 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Host: Keith Johnston Abstract & Biography TBA

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Seminar – Steven Cramer (RPI)

October 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Thursday - Join the ChE Department on October 27th for a seminar led by Steven Cramer from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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November 2016

ChE Seminar – Larry Megan, Praxair

November 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Host: Michael Baldea Abstract & Biography TBA

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ChE Seminar – Gregg Beckham, NREL

November 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Host: Lydia Contreras Abstract & Biography TBA http://www.nrel.gov/bioenergy/bios/gregg-beckham.html

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December 2016

ChE Seminar – Stratos Pistikopoulos, Texas A&M

December 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Host: Michael Baldea Abstract & Biography TBA

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UGS Writing Contest

December 14

Wednesday  - The School of Undergraduate Studies is hosting a writing competition.  Any student who has taken a Writing Flag class in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2016 is welcome to submit.  Up to three prizes will be awarded in each of the three categories: Research, Persuasive/Critical, and Creative/Reflective. Deadline for Entries: December 14th, 2016 For more details about the contest, go to: www.utexas.edu/ugs/flags/writing-contest

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