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Seminar Archives

The following listings describe the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering's Seminar Series from 2007-2018.

Spring 2018 Seminar Series

  • Jan. 10, 2018
    Todd Przybycien, Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
    “How to Make the World’s Most Expensive Bioprocess Chromatography Media More Expensive”
    *Seminar begins at 9:15 a.m.
     
  • Jan. 17, 2018
    David Mooney, Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering,  Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    “Viscoelasticity: From Stem Cells to Medical Adhesives”
    *Seminar to be held in the CBIS Auditorium – refreshments available at 9 a.m. in the Gallery
     
  • Jan. 24, 2018
    Karen Winey, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
    “Precise Polyethylenes that Control Nanoscale Morphologies & Properties”
     
  • Jan. 31, 2018
    Scott Banta, Chemical Engineering Columbia University
    “Extreme Makeover: Engineering the thermostable alcohol dehydrogenase D (AdhD) enzyme to expand its biotechnology applications”
    *Seminar begins at 9:15 a.m. – refreshments available at 8:45 a.m. (RI 120)
     
  • Feb. 7, 2018
    Ian Wheeldon, Chemical and Environmental Engineering UC Riverside
    “Engineering the local environment for enhanced enzyme and pathway biocatalysis”
    *Seminar begins at 9:15 a.m. – refreshments available at 8:45 a.m. (RI 120)
     
  • Feb. 14, 2018
    Yossi Weizmann, Chemistry Department University of Chicago
    “Synthetic Nucleic Acid Topology and Colloidal LEGO-Like Nanoparticles for Biological and Plasmonic Applications”
    *Seminar begins at 9:15 a.m. – refreshments available at 8:45 a.m. (RI 120)
     
  • Feb. 21, 2018
    Richard Willson, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering | Biochemical & Biophysical Sciences University of Houston
    “New approaches to Lateral-Flow Immuno-Chromatographic assays”
     
  • Apr. 18, 2018
    Abbott Lecture Series: Andrew Zydney, Pennsylvania State University
    “The Artificial Kidney – From Hemodialysis to an Implantable Bioartificial Device”
    *Seminar begins at 9:15 a.m. in RI 211 – refreshments available at 8:45 a.m. (RI 120)
     
  • Apr. 19, 2018
    Abbott Lecture Series:  Andrew Zydney, Pennsylvania State University
    “Purification of Plasmid DNA for Gene Therapy and Vaccines -- New Opportunities for Membrane Technology”
    *Seminar begins at 9:15 a.m. – in CBIS Auditorium – refreshments available at 8:45 a.m. in Gallery
     
  • May 1, 2018
    Design Day: Yoram Cohen, University of California, Los Angeles “TBD”
    *Seminar begins at 9 a.m. – in CBIS Auditorium – refreshments available at 8:30 a.m. in Gallery

Fall 2017 Seminar Series

  • Sept 8, 2017
    Karl Deisseroth,Bioengineering, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Sciences, StanfordUniversity, School of Medicine
    “Integrated Brainwide Structural and Functional Analysis”
     
  • Sept 27, 2017
    Manish Kumar,Department of ChemicalEngineering, Pennsylvania State University
    “Better Membranes: Inspired By Biology/Informed By Reality”
     
  • Oct 4, 2017
    Ming Su, Department of Chemical Engineering,Northeastern University
    “Phase Change Nanoparticles for Enhanced Cooling, Barcoding, Biosensing and Bioimaging”
     
  • Oct 10, 2017
    Van Ness Lecture Series:  Mikhail Shapiro, California Institute of Technology
    “Proteins, Sound Waves and Heat: Biomolecular Engineering for Ultrasonic Imaging and Control of Cellular Function”
    *Note –Tuesday Seminar begins 9:30 am –in CBIS Auditorium
     
  • Oct 11, 2017
    Van Ness Lecture Series:  Mikhail Shapiro, California Institute of Technology
    “Proteins, Air and Water: Biomolecular Engineering for Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cellular Function”
    *Note –WednesdaySeminar begins at 9:30am–in Ricketts 211
     
  • Oct 25, 2017
    Cong Trinh, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    “TBD”

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

  • Jan 18, 2017
    Laura Jarboe, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Iowa State University.
    “Metabolic Engineering of Robust Microbial Cell Factories”
    *Note –Wednesday  9:15 am
     
  • Jan 25, 2017
    Yue Wu, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.  Iowa State University.
    “Nanostructured Bulk Materials for Thermoelectric Applications”
    *Note –Wednesday  9:15 am
     
  • Feb 1, 2017
    Elizabeth Proctor, Department of Biological Engineering.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    “Structural Systems Biology:  A Multi-Scale Approach to Modeling and Correcting Disease  Pathology”
    *Note –Wednesday  9:15 am
     
  • Feb 8, 2017
    Helen Zha, Department of Materials Science & Engineering and Department of Bioengineering. University of California, Berkeley.
    “Molecular Self-Assembly of Hierarchically Ordered Soft Matter”
    *Note –Wednesday  9:15 am
     
  • Feb 10, 2017
    Michael Mitchell, Department of Chemical Engineering. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    “Engineering Blood and Marrow for Cancer Therapy”
    *Cancelled due to weather/travel delays.
     
  • Feb 22, 2017
    Samanvaya Srivastava, Institute for Molecular Engineering.  University of Chicago.
    “Complexation Driven Self-Assembly of Block Copolyetrolytes”
    *Note –Wednesday  9:15 am
     
  • Mar 8, 2017
    Jens Glaser, Department of Chemical Engineering. University of Michigan.
    “Self-Assemby of Soft Matter:  From Block Copolymers and Proteins to Designer Materials”
    *Note – Wednesday 9:15 am – Ricketts 211
     
  • Mar 9, 2017
    Bradley, Laura, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.  University of Pennsylvania.
    “Engineering Fluid Interfaces Using Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition and Janus Particles”
    *Note –Thursday Seminar – 4:00 pm – CBIS Auditorium
     
  • Mar 24, 2017
    Miao Yu, Department of Chemical Engineering. University of South Carolina.
    “Engineering Nanoporous Structures for Distinguishing Molecules”
    *Note – Friday 10:00 am
     
  • Mar 28, 2017
    Mihail Barboiu, Institut Europeen des Membranes in Montpellier.
    “From Natural toward Biomimetic Artificial Water Channels”
    *Note –Tuesday 2:00 pm – Amos Eaton 214
     
  • Apr 12, 2017
    Hank Ashbaugh, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.  Tulane University.
    “Alkanes + Cavitands:  Some-Assembly Required”
     
  • Apr 19, 2017
    Abbott Lecture Series:  Paula T. Hammond, Department of Chemical Engineering and Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    “Nanolayered Drug Release systems for Regenerative Medicine and Targeted Nanotherapies”
    *Note – Wednesday 9:15 am – Ricketts 211
     
  • Apr 20, 2017
    Abbott Lecture Series:  Paula T. Hammond, Department of Chemical Engineering and Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    “Functionalized Polypeptides and Polymeric siRNA Smart Delivery”
    *Note – Thursday 9:30 am – Bruggeman Room
     
  • Apr 28, 2017
    Chase Beisel, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.  North Carolina State University.
    “From CRISPR Biology to Technologies”
    *Note –Friday 10:15 am – Ricketts 211
     
  • May 2, 2017
    Design Day Lecture:  Gavin McIntyre, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder, Ecovative Design.
    “Growing Materials:   A Case Study in Scaling from the Lab-bench to the Marketplace”
    *Note –Tuesday Seminar – 9:00 am – CBIS Auditorium
     
  • May 3, 2017
    Ulrich Wiesner, Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  Cornell University.
    “Controlling Materials Properties through Nanoscale Self-Assembly”

Spring 2016 Seminar Series

  • Jan 6, 2016
    Marat Orazov, Department of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology.
    “Valorizing Biomass:  New Possibilities Enabled by Lewis Acid Molecular Sieve Catalysts”
     
  • Jan 13, 2016
    Lilian Hsiao, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    “EngineeringSoft Matter through Particle Shape and Surface Features”
     
  • Jan 27, 2016
    Christopher M. Evans, MaterialsResearch Lab, University of California, Santa Barbara.
    “Engineering the Mechanical and Transport Properties of Nanoconfined Polymer Systems by Tuning Interfaces”
     
  • Feb 3, 2016
    Bhuvnesh Bharti, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina StateUniversity, Raleigh.
    “Colloidal Interactions and Assembly as a Pathway towards Nanoengineered Soft Matter”
     
  • Feb 10, 2016
    Alexandros Chremos, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
    “Clouds of Counter-ions Around Charged Polymers”
     
  • Feb 24, 2016
    Ayash Sahu,Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
    “Designer Nanomaterials for Energy Harvesting”
     
  • Mar 2, 2016
    Zachary P. Smith,Chemistry Department, University of California, Berkeley.
    “Molecular Scale Engineering of New Materials for Energy-Efficient Separations”
     
  • Mar 9, 2016
    John M. Frostad, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University. 
    “Micromechanical Experiments on Emulsions and Foams”
     
  • Apr 20, 2016
    Abbott Lecture Series:  Gregory Stephanopoulos, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    Title “TBA”
     
  • Apr 21, 2016
    Abbott Lecture Series: Gregory Stephanopoulos, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    Title “TBA”
    Note – Thursday Seminar begins at 9:30am – Location TBA

Fall 2012 Seminar Series

  • Aug 29, 2012
    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, 2012
    Prof. Harry Bermudez, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
    “DNA-based Vehicles for Delivery of Functional Nucleic Acids and Proteins”
     
  • Sept 12, 2012
    Prof. Arjun G. Yodh, University of Pennsylvania.
    “Colloids, Coffee Rings, & Phonons”
     
  • Sept 26, 2012
    Prof. Chris Macosko, University of Minnesota. 
    “Graphene/Polymer Nanocomposites”
     
  • Oct 3, 2012
    Prof. Juergen Hahn, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
    “Use of Systems Biology Concepts for Signal Transduction Pathway Modeling”
     
  • Oct 10, 2012 - 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, 2012
    Van Ness Lectures:  Prof. Kristala Prather, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 
    “Modularization of Metabolic Pathways to Facilitate Biological Synthesis”
     
  • Oct 18, 2012
    Van Ness Lectures:  Prof. Kristala Prather, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    “Teaching an Old Bacterium New Tricks”
     
  • Oct 24, 2012
    Prof. Suljo Linic, University of Michigan. 
    “Designing Efficient Heterogeneous (Photo)Catalysis by Controlling the Size, Shape, and Optical Properties of Metal Nanoparticles”
     
  • Nov 7, 2012
    Prof. Gerry Fuller, Stanford University. 
    “Interfacial Rheology of Biological Interfaces”
     
  • Nov 14, 2012 - 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, 2012 - 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, 2012  - 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)

Spring 2012 Seminar Series

  • January 4, 2012
    Elizabeth J. Biddinger, Georgia Institute of Technology
    "Alternative Solvent Systems for Green and Sustainable Processes
     
  • January 18, 2012
    Valeria Garbin, University of Pennsylvania
    "Complex Fluid Interfaces: Flow, Dynamics, Self-assembly and Disassembly"
     
  • February 1, 2012
    Amish J. Patel, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    "Uncovering the Role of Water in Biomolecular Interactions: New Insights from Theory and Computation"
     
  • February 2, 2012
    Jean-Philippe Tessonnier, University of Delaware
    "Strategies to Design Carbon-based and Carbon-supported Catalysts for the Sustainable Production of Energy and Chemicals"
     
  • February 8, 2012
    Fuat E. Celik, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    "Catalytic Synthesis Gas Conversion to Produce Chemical Products from Non-Petroleum Resources"
     
  • February 22, 2012
    Guihua Yu, Stanford University
    "Rational Design and Assembly of Functional Nanomaterials for Energy and Electronics Applications"
     
  • February 28, 2012
    Rizia Bardhan, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
    "In situ Optical Sensing with Plasmonic Nanostructures: From Biotechnology to Energy Systems"
     
  • March 6, 2012
    Cary L. Pint, Extreme Technology Research Group, Intel Labs
    "Nanocarbon Scaffolds for Efficient Energy Conversion and Storage"
     
  • March 7, 2012
    Vivek Sharma, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    "Functional Soft Materials for Jetting and Spraying Applications: Associative Polymers as Rheology Modifiers"
     
  • April 4, 2012
    Lynn M. Walker, Carnegie Mellon University
    "Templating, Structure and Transport within Nanostructured Block Copolymer Hydrogels"
     
  • April 25, 2012
    Millicent O. Sullivan, University of Delaware
    "Cellular Processing of Drug and Gene Delivery Biomaterials"
     
  • May 2, 2012
    K. Dane Wittrup, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (ABBOTT Award Lecture)
    "Triepitopic Fn3/IgG Anti-EGFR Antibodies Overcome Resistance in Tumors"
     
  • May 3, 2012
    K. Dane Wittrup, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (ABBOTT Award Lecture)
    "Tumor Targeting Theory: Rediscovering What Nature Apparently Already Knew"
     
  • May 9, 2012
    Alberto Striolo, University of Oklahoma, Norman
    "Aqueous Interfaces: Carbon Nanotube Dispersions, Energy Storage, and Hydrodynamics"
     
  • May 16, 2012
    Wilfred Chen, University of Delaware
    "Biomolecular Tools for Sustainable Energy and Improved Human Health"

Fall 2011 Seminar Series

  • August 31, 2011
    Michael J. Solomon, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    "Anisotropic Colloids and New Methods for Their Self-Assembly"
     
  • September 14, 2011
    Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Northwestern University
    "New Shapes of Heterogeneous Microcompartments and Capsids"
     
  • October 26, 2011
    Christopher V. Rao, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    "Network Dynamics and Intracellular Feedback Control"
     
  • November 2, 2011
    John Katsaras, eutron Scattering Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN.
    "From the Discovery of the Neutron to the Spallation Neutron Source"
     
  • November 9, 2011  > Van Ness Award Lecture
    Hang Lu, Georgia Institute of Technology
    "Microfluidic Tools for Imaging Cell, Particles, and Embryos"
     
  • November 10, 2011 > Van Ness Award Lecture
    Hang Lu, Georgia Institute of Technology
    "What Engineers Can Do for Large-Scale Biology? ñ High-Throuput High-Content Tools for Developmental Biology and Neurogenetics"
     
  • November 16, 2011
    Scott L. Diamond, University of Pennsylvania
    "High Throughput and Multiscale Patient-Specific Systems Biology"
     
  • November 30, 2011
    Matthew DeLisa, Cornell University
    "Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: Making Useful Proteins in E. coli"
     
  • December 7, 2011
    J. Christopher Love, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    "Engineering Single-Cell Bioanalytics to Evaluate Complex Cellular Systems"

Fall 2010 Seminar Series

  • September 1, 2010
    Prof. Eray Aydil , University of Minnesota
    "Quantum Dot Solar Cells"
     
  • September 7, 2010  (Note: Location is the CBIS Auditorium) > Abbott Award Lecture
    Prof. George "Bud" Homsy, University of British Columbia
    "Multimedia Fluid Mechanics: an Interactive educational Tool for Teaching and Learning a Demanding Subject"
     
  • September 8, 2010 > Abbott Award Lecture
    Prof. George "Bud" Homsy, University of British Columbia
    "Interfacial Fluid Mechanics: New Twists on an Old Topic"
     
  • September 15, 2010
    Prof. Shelley Anna, Carnegie Mellon University
    "Competing Timescales for Surfactant Transport and Flow at Microscale Fluid-Fluid Interfaces"
     
  • October 6, 2010
    Dr. Fred Keil, Hamburg University of Technology
    "Multiscale Modelling - From the Active Center to the Chemical Reactor"
     
  • October 13, 2010 > Van Ness Award Lecture
    Prof. Abe Stroock, Cornell University
    "Microvascular structure and function in vitro"
     
  • October 14, 2010 (Note: Location is the CBIS Auditorium) > Van Ness Award Lecture
    Prof. Abe Stroock, Cornell University
    "Do chaotic flows unstir better?"
     
  • October 20, 2010
    Prof. Sean Palecek, University of Wisconsin
    "Design of Microenvironments to Regulate Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Differentiation"
     
  • November 3, 2010
    Prof. Sachdev Sidhu, University of Toronto (co-sponsored by CBIS)
    "Synthetic Antibodies: New Tools for New Biology"
     
  • November 17, 2010
    Prof. Charles Schroeder, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
    "Single Cell & Single Molecule Tools for Engineering: From Polymer Dynamics to Biological Systems"
     
  • December 1, 2010
    Prof. L.S. Fan, Ohio State University
    "Chemical Looping Technology and CO2 Capture"

Spring 2010 Seminar Series

  • February 10
    David A. Putnam, The School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University
    "Design and Synthesis of Functional Biomaterials and Vaccine Delivery Vessels"
     
  • February 17
    Norman W. Loney, New Jersey Institute of Technology
    "Application of Common Analytical Methods to Complex Transport Phenomena Problems"
     
  • March 3
    Rebecca L. Carrier, Northeastern University
    "Material Properties and the Biological Response in Drug Delivery and Regenerative Medicine"
     
  • March 17 (Sponsored by B. Wayne Bequette)
    "RubÈn DarÌo Rojas Sulbar·n, Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar, Universidad de Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela
    Modeling the Autonomic Control of the Sponsored by Cardiovascular System"
     
  • March 24
    Simcha Srebnik, Technion ñ Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    "Insights into the Mechanism of DNA-based Separation of Carbon Nanotubes"
     
  • March 31 (Sponsored by CHBE, BioMed And Biotech)
    Molly S. Shoichet, University of Toronto, Canada
    "Cell and Drug Delivery Strategies"
     
  • April 7
    Anne S. Robinson, University of Delaware
    "G-Protein Coupled Receptor Expression: Engineering Protein Expression by Understanding Biological Interactions"
     
  • April 21 > Abbott Lecture Series
    George "Bud" Homsy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    "Multimedia Fluid Mechanics: A New Approach to Teaching and Learning Undergraduate Fluid Mechanics"
     
  • April 22 > Abbott Lecture Series
    George "Bud" Homsy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    "Interfacial Fluid Mechanics: New Twists on an Old Topic"
     
  • April 28
    Peter Tieleman, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    "Watching Lipids Move: Computer Simulation of Defects, Flipflop, Domains and Fusion"

Fall 2009 Seminar Series

  • September 2
    Ronald G. Larson, University of Michigan
    "Microfluidic Methods for Manipulating Biopolymers"
     
  • September 9 
    James R. Swartz, Stanford University
    "Custom-Designed Viral Mimics as Vaccines and Delivery Vehicles"
     
  • September 16 
    Gintaras V. Reklaitis, Purdue University
    "Process Systems Engineering Approaches to Enterprise-wide Decision Problems"
     
  • September 23
    Itai Cohen, Cornell University
    "Flight of the Fruit Fly"
     
  • October 7  > Van Ness Award Lecture
    Rachel A. Segalman, University of California & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories
    "Self-Assembly of Semiconducting Polymers"
     
  • October 8  > Van Ness Award Lecture
    Rachel A. Segalman, University of California & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories
    "Molecular Thermoelectrics: Insight to Electronic Structure and Application"
     
  • November 18
    David J. Norris, University of Minnesota
    "Natural Thermal Plasmonics: Controlling the Glow of a Heated Metal Film"
     
  • December 2
    Patrick S. Daugherty, University of California, Santa Barbara
    "Building Enzyme-Activated Protein and Peptide Therapeutics to Target Sites of Disease"

Spring 2009 Seminar Series

  • January 28
    Yiannis Kaznessis, University of Minnesota
    "Models for Synthetic Biology"
     
  • February 18
    Joerg Lahann, The University of Michigan
    "Multicompartmental Biomaterials via Electrohydrodynamic Co-Jetting"
     
  • March 4
    Effie Kokkoli, University of Minnesota
    "Biomimetic Peptide-Amphiphiles for Receptor-Targeted Therapeutics"
     
  • March 25 (Sponsored by B. Wayne Bequette)
    Ruben G. Carbonell, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
    "Purification of hIgG from Mammalian Cell Culture Medium Using Small Peptide Ligand Affinity Chromatography"
     
  • April 8 > Abbott Lecture Series
    Zhen-Gang Wang, California Institute of Technology
    "Two Tales of Entropy"
     
  • April 9 > Abbott Lecture Series
    Zhen-Gang Wang, California Institute of Technology
    "Some Electrostatic Effects in Polymer Fluids"
     
  • April 22
    Eric V. Shusta, University of Wisconsin ñ Madison
    "Engineering Strategies for Mimicking the Blood-Brain Barrier In Vitro and Overcoming it In Vivo"

Fall 2008 Seminar Series

  • September 10
    Richard C. Flagan, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
    "Quantifying Airborne Nanoparticles and Allergens"
     
  • September 17
    Christopher J. Roberts, University of Delaware
    "Nonnative Protein Aggregation from a Multi-scale Experimental and Modeling Approach"
     
  • October 8
    Darrell J. Irvine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    "Materials Engineering Approaches to Immunology and Immunotherapy: Using Materials to Prod and Probe the Immune System"
     
  • October 22 > Van Ness Award Lecture
    Patrick S. Doyle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
    "Studying Confined Polymers Using Single-Molecule DNA Experiments"
     
  • October 23 > Van Ness Award Lecture
    Patrick S. Doyle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
    "Stop Flow Lithography to Create Functional Microparticles"
     
  • October 29
    William E. Bentley, University of Maryland ñ College Park
    "Interrogating Bacterial Communication Networks ñ Issues and Applications"
     
  • November 5
    Eric V. Shusta, University of Wisconsin ñ Madison
    "Engineering Strategies for Mimicking the Blood-Brain Barrier In Vitro and Overcoming it In Vivo"
     
  • November 12
    David A. Kofke, University at Buffalo
    "Good + Bad = Ugly, and Other Pitfalls to Avoid when Calculating Free Energy"
     
  • December 3
    Michael Mayer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    "Application of Ion Channel for Medical Diagnostics, for Biochemical Assays, and for Monitoring Nanoassemblies"

Spring 2008 Seminar Series

  • January 16
    Mark Snyder, University of Minnesota
    "Benign Synthesis, Size Control, and Assembly of Silica Nanoparticles: A New Paradigm for Dispersed Particle, Porous Thin Film, and Gel Applications"
     
  • January 22
    Ajayan Vinu, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan
    "Novel Nanoporous Materials and their Applications"
     
  • January 30
    Brian G. Willis, University of Delaware
    "Growth Strategies for Oxide Heteroepitaxy on Silicon by Atomic Layer Deposition"
     
  • February 6
    Lydia M. Contreras, Cornell University
    "Understanding and Tuning Protein Translocation through the Ribosome"
     
  • February 11
    Sai S. Prakash, Research and Development, Pall Corporation, Cortland, New York.
    "Mechanisms of Microstructure Evolution in Phase Inversion Membranes via ëTime-Sectioningí Cryo-SEM: Discovery of a Network Instability that Causes Macrovoids"
     
  • February 27
    Lenore L. Dai, Texas Tech University
    "Pickering Emulsions ñ A Paradigm Shift"
     
  • March 5
    Leonard F. Pease III, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
    "Electrospray Differential Mobility Analysis: A Characterization Tool for Complex Colloids and Their Aggregates"
     
  • March 19
    Patrick T. Underhill, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    "Dynamics of DNA and Swimming Microorganisms: Theory and Coarse-Grained Simulations"
     
  • March 24
    Ignacio E. Grossmann, Carnegie Mellon University
    "New Developments in Discrete-Continuous Optimization of Process Systems"
     
  • March 26
    Kyle J. M. Bishop, Northwestern University
    "Nanoscale Self-assembly via Electrostatic Interactions"
     
  • April 2
    Arthi Jayaraman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    "A Theoretical Study of Polymer Tethered Nanoparticles: Their Assembly in Melts and Role as Novel Fillers in Polymer Nanocomposites"
     
  • April 30
    Arijit Bose, University of Rhode Island
    "Microstructures in Synthetic Surfactant Systems and Biofluids ñ Imaging and Applications"

Fall 2007 Seminar Series

  • August 29
    Professor Bartosz Grybowski, Northwestern University
    "Self-Assembly of Nanostructured Materials"
     
  • September 5
    Professor Howard Stone, Harvard University
    "Manipulating Thin-Film Flows: From Patterned Substrates to Evaporating Systems"
     
  • September 12
    Dr. Costas Maranas, Penn State University
    "Systems Engineering Challenges and Opportunities in Metabolic Networks"
     
  • October 10 & 11  > Vann Ness Lecture Series
    Dr. Thomas M. Truskett, University of Texas at Austin
    "Do Dynamics of Liquids Piggyback on Structure?"
     
  • October 17
    Professor Suzanne Kresta, The University of Alberta
    "What Do We Mean When We Say,ëWell Mixed?"
     
  • November 14
    Professor Anand Asthagiri, California Institute of Technology
    "Quantitative Variations in Molecular Networks and the Emergence of Multicellular Phenotypic Diversity"
     
  • December 5
    Professor David Lynn, University of Wisconsin Madison
    "Ultrathin Multilayered Assemblies for the Release of DNA From Surfaces"

Spring 2007 Seminar Series

  • September 10, 2007
    Richard C. Flagan, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
    "Quantifying Airborne Nanoparticles and Allergens"
     
  • September 17, 2007
    Christopher J. Roberts, University of Delaware
    "Nonnative Protein Aggregation from a Multi-scale Experimental and Modeling Approach"
     
  • October 8, 2007
    Darrell J. Irvine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    "Materials Engineering Approaches to Immunology and Immunotherapy: Using Materials to Prod and Probe the Immune System"
     
  • October 22, 2007 > Van Ness Award Lecture
    Patrick S. Doyle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
    "Studying Confined Polymers Using Single-Molecule DNA Experiments"
     
  • October 23, 2007 > Van Ness Award Lecture
    Patrick S. Doyle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
    "Stop Flow Lithography to Create Functional Microparticles"
     
  • October 29, 2007
    William E. Bentley, University of Maryland-College Park
    ìInterrogating Bacterial Communication Networks-Issues and Applications"
     
  • November 5, 2007
    Eric V. Shusta, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    "Engineering Strategies for Mimicking the Blood-Brain Barrier In Vitro and Overcoming it In Vivo"
     
  • November 12, 2007
    David A. Kofke, University at Buffalo
    "Good + Bad = Ugly, and Other Pitfalls to Avoid when Calculating Free Energy"
     
  • December 3, 2007
    Michael Mayer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    "Application of Ion Channel for Medical Diagnostics, for Biochemical Assays, and for Monitoring Nanoassemblies"