The study of thin film growth using real time techniques has always represented an important challenge to the experimentalist. Over the past several years our group has been employing supersonic molecular beam techniques and in situ real time X-ray synchrotron radiation to examine a variety of systems in two important emerging areas: organic small molecule … Read the rest »
The Department welcomes Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech.
Becoming CarbonSmart: Being Mad without going Crazy!
Jennifer Holmgren will talk about her journey in scaling up innovations that everyone thought were impossible. She will discuss the challenges of getting across the valley of death and what it means to build a successful team. She will touch … Read the rest »
The Department welcomes James Swan, MIT. Dr. Swan’s seminar is titled “Large Scale Simulation of Colloidal Hydrodynamics: Heterogenous Particles, Structures and Flow Patterns”
Colloidal gels are formed during arrested phase separation. Sub-micron, mutually attractive particles aggregate to form a system-spanning network with high interfacial area, far from equilibrium. Such networks are useful as soft composites … Read the rest »
The Department welcomes Andrew Allman, University of Minnesota. Dr. Allman’s seminar is titled “Decomposition: Exploiting structure in chemical systems to solve challenging decision-making problems”.
Computational optimal decision making tools are essential for ensuring that systems are designed, operated, and controlled in an economic and sustainable manner. Using optimization to make decisions for chemical and energy … Read the rest »
The Department welcomes Laura Segatori, Rice University for a special seminar. Dr. Segatori’s seminar is titled “Engineering synthetic regulatory systems to reprogram mammalian cells”.
The chemical and energetic properties specified by a protein’s amino acid sequence and encoded by our genome, while determining the protein folding energy landscape, are only part of what shapes how … Read the rest »
The Department welcomes Siyuan Rao, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Rao’s seminar is titled “Engineering Platform for Brain-Machine Interface”.
Diagnosis of many mental diseases relies heavily on behavioral assessment. To understand the principles of neural circuitry mechanisms and develop effective treatments, it is essential to ensure the accuracy of behavioral tests to assay phenotypes. Which … Read the rest »
The Department welcomes Donna Blackmond, The Scripps Research Institute. Dr. Blackmond’s seminar is titled “Models for the Emergence of Biological Homochirality”.
The single chirality of biological molecules has fascinated scientists and laymen alike since Pasteur’s first painstaking separation of the enantiomorphic crystals of a tartrate salt over 150 years ago. In the past several decades, … Read the rest »
The Department welcomes Marianthi Ierapetritou, Gore Centennial Chair, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware. Dr. Ierapetritou’s seminar is titled “Process Systems Engineering in the Era of Big-Data and Industry 4.0 Revolution”.
Recent developments towards Industry 4.0 have led to focus in cyber-physical system, internet of things, and smart manufacturing that combined with … Read the rest »
The Department welcomes Brian Belardi, UC Berkeley. Dr. Belardi’s seminar is titled, “Uncovering Epithelial Organizing Principles through Membrane Engineering”.
Epithelial cells accomplish a number of remarkable feats in the human body through chemically rich membrane structures. Epithelial membranes help protect the body from pathogens, they help form the complex shapes of organs, and they help … Read the rest »
The Department welcomes Styliani Avraamidou, Texas A&M. Dr. Avraamidou’s seminar is titled, “Towards a Circular Economy Systems Engineering Framework”.
Natural resources play a critical role in the development and wealth of societies. They are vital for the provision of energy, food, shelter, transport, and all basic human needs and societal functions. Population growth, welfare growth, … Read the rest »