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ChE Pirkey Centennial Lectureship Seminar – “Designing Biology for Health and Sustainability” by Dr. Pamela Silver (Harvard University)

Host: Dr. B.K. Keitz; 2018-2019 Pirkey Lectureship

ABSTRACT:

The engineering of Biology presents infinite opportunities for therapeutic design, diagnosis, prevention of disease and solutions to environmental problems. We use what we know from Nature to engineer systems with predictable behaviors. We also seek to discover new natural strategies to then re-engineer. I will present concepts … Read the rest »

January 29 @ 9:30 amJanuary 29 @ 10:30 amNHB 1.720
Start: January 29 @ 9:30 am
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ChE Seminar – “Energy Efficient Separations using Metal–Organic Framework Membranes and Adsorbents” by Dr. Jonathan Bachman

ABSTRACT:

Large-scale purification of chemicals and fuels has historically been achieved using energy-intensive thermally-driven distillation and scrubbing processes. With the recent development of metal–organic frameworks, a class of microporous adsorbents with unique pore structures and functionalities, we now have an opportunity to revisit and reinvent chemical separations. The M2(dobdc) (MOF-74; M = Mg, Mn, Fe, … Read the rest »

January 31 @ 9:30 amJanuary 31 @ 10:30 amNHB 1.720
Start: January 31 @ 9:30 am
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ChE Seminar – “Chemical Selectivity in Surface Deposition Reactions” by Dr. Gregory Parsons (North Carolina State University)

Host: Dr. John Ekerdt

ABSTRACT:

Selectivity in chemical reactions, where one product is formed and a similar product is suppressed, is a long-standing challenge in reaction engineering. Catalytic reactions, for example, quantify selectivity in terms of the rate of formation of a desired product relative to that for an undesired product. In the field of … Read the rest »

February 5 @ 9:30 amFebruary 5 @ 10:30 amNHB 1.720
Start: February 5 @ 9:30 am
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ChE Seminar – “Measurement and Modeling of Onroad Vehicle Air Pollutant Emissions and Exposure” by Dr. H. Christopher Frey (North Carolina State University)

Host: Drs. David Allen and Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz; Paul Hollingsworth Lectureship in Engineering

ABSTRACT:

There are over 1.3 billion onroad vehicles globally.  Vehicle operation contributes significantly to global energy use and emissions of greenhouse gas, criteria, and mobile source air toxic air pollutants.  Vehicle emissions lead to adverse effects on human health, including approximately 200,000 … Read the rest »

February 12 @ 9:30 amFebruary 12 @ 10:30 amNHB 1.720
Start: February 12 @ 9:30 am
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ChE Seminar – “Elucidating Electrochemical Energy Materials through Versatile Electrochemistry” by Dr. Joaquín Rodríguez-López (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Host: Dr. C. Grant Willson

ABSTRACT:

My group creates electroanalytical techniques and strategies to control materials and interfacial reactivity for applications in energy storage and conversion. In this seminar, I will discuss how new polymeric and low-dimensional materials, as well as an expanded electroanalytical toolbox for understanding interfaces and nanomaterials, are allowing us to discover … Read the rest »

February 19 @ 9:30 amFebruary 19 @ 10:30 amNHB 1.720
Start: February 19 @ 9:30 am
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ChE Seminar – “Protein Engineering of Multi-functional Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine” by Dr. Sarah Heilshorn (Stanford University)

Host: Dr. Adrianne Rosales

ABSTRACT:

Stem cell transplantation is a promising therapy for a myriad of debilitating diseases and injuries; however, current expansion and transplantation protocols are inadequate. My lab designs biomaterials to overcome these challenges using biomimetic, protein-engineering technology. By integrating protein science methodologies with simple polymer physics models, we manipulate the polypeptide chain … Read the rest »

March 5 @ 9:30 amMarch 5 @ 10:30 amNHB 1.720
Start: March 5 @ 9:30 am
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ChE Seminar – Dr. Jim Wetzel (Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute)

Hosts: Dr. Michael Baldea and Dr. Thomas Edgar

ABSTRACT: TBD

BIOGRAPHY:

I am currently the interim CEO of the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute. This is a National Institute sponsored by the Department of Energy and is 1 of 14 Institutes ofManufacturing USA. The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) aims toRead the rest »

April 9 @ 9:30 amApril 9 @ 10:30 amNHB 1.720
Start: April 9 @ 9:30 am
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