Fall 2012 Seminar Series

Aug 29

Prof. Keith Johnston, University of Texas-Austin

“Reversible Protein and Gold Nanoclusters from Nanoparticles:  Colloid Science Fundamentals and Applications in Drug Delivery and Biomedical Imaging”

Sept 5

Prof. Harry Bermudez, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

“DNA-based Vehicles for Delivery of Functional Nucleic Acids and Proteins”

Sept 12

Prof. Arjun G. Yodh, University of Pennsylvania.

“Colloids, Coffee Rings, & Phonons”
Sept 26

Prof. Chris Macosko, University of Minnesota. 

“Graphene/Polymer Nanocomposites”
Oct 3

Prof. Juergen Hahn, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

“Use of Systems Biology Concepts for Signal Transduction Pathway Modeling”
Oct 10 - Student Seminars

Peng Xu (Dr. Koffas)

“Development of Synthetic Biology Tools and Modular Optimization of Multi-gene Pathways for Fatty Acids Production in E.coli”

Manuel Rafael Jimenez Diaz (Dr. Collins)

“Synthetic Interspecies Communication”
Oct 17

Van Ness Lectures:  Prof. Kristala Prather, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

“Modularization of Metabolic Pathways to Facilitate Biological Synthesis”
Oct 18

Van Ness Lectures:  Prof. Kristala Prather, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“Teaching an Old Bacterium New Tricks”    
Oct 24

Prof. Suljo Linic, University of Michigan. 

“Designing Efficient Heterogeneous (Photo)Catalysis by Controlling the Size, Shape, and Optical Properties of Metal Nanoparticles”
Nov 7

Prof. Gerry Fuller, Stanford University. 

“Interfacial Rheology of Biological Interfaces”
Nov 14 - Student Seminars

Juan Borja (Dr. Plawsky)

“Ion Migration in Nanoporous Low-k Materials for Chip Interconnects Under Dynamic Applied Fields”

Suhas Rao (Drs. Karande/Underhill)

“Janus Particles in Drug Delivery:  Two Sides to Every Story”
Nov 28 - Student Seminars

Michael Riley (Dr. Plawsky)

“The Design of Porous Thin Films for Photonics and Photocatalysis”

Nicholas Marchand (Dr. Collins)

“Designing Peptide Production Systems for Applications in Synthetic Biology and Manufacturing”
Dec 5  - Student Seminars

Yaser Bozorgi (Dr. Underhill)

“Multiscale Simulation of the Collective Behavior of Rodlike Self-propelled Particles in Visoelastic Fluids”

Sandeep Chilukuri (Drs. Collins/Underhill)