Winter 2015

Seminars are from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted

January 15, 2015

Mehmet A. Orman
Chemical and Biological Engineering Department
Princeton University
1017 H.H. Dow
Topic: “Bacterial Persisters: A Metabolically-Stimulated State”

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January 22, 2015

Heather B. Mayes
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Northwestern University
1017 H.H. Dow
Topic: “A Computational Exploration of Cellulosic Decomposition for
Renewable Chemicals and Fuels”

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January 27, 2015

Ghada Koleilat
Department of Chemical Engineering
Stanford University
1017 H.H. Dow
Topic: “Solution-Processed Quantum-Tuned Photovoltaics”

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January 29, 2015

Adriana San Miguel Delgadillo
School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Tech
1017 H.H. Dow
Topic: "Automated experimental platforms and high-content data reveal hidden biological information in subtle C. elegans mutants”

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February 5, 2015

Fiona Weiyang Li
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Stanford University
1017 H.H. Dow
Topic: "
Tackling the Problems of Lithium-Sulfur Battery: From Molecular Understanding to Nanomaterials Design”

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February 10, 2015

Gaurav Giri
Department of Chemical Engineering
Stanford University
1017 H.H. Dow
Topic: "Controlling crystal growth for organic electronics and pharmaceutical applications”

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February 12, 2015

Zachary Ulissi
Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1017 H.H. Dow
Topic: "Stochastic Interactions and Molecular Recognition in Nanosensor Systems Based on Carbon Nanotubes”

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February 24, 2015

Xiaojun Lian
Karolinska Institutet

1017 H.H. Dow
Topic: "Towards Stem Cell Therapeutics: Robust engineering strategies for human cardiovascular cells generation from pluripotent stem cells”

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February 26, 2015

Rong Yang
Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1017 H.H. Dow
Topic: "Ultra-Thin, Functional Polymer Coatings for Clean Water”

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March 17, 2015

Karl Jacob
The Dow Chemical Company

Research Auditorium, B10 NCRC
Topic: "Particle Technology: Why We as Chemical Engineers Should Care”

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March 19, 2015

Nicholas Abbott
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1017 H.H. Dow
Topic: "Modulation of the Strength of Hydrophobic Interactions by Proximally Immobilized Ions”

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March 24, 2015

Chao Wang
Department of Chemical Engineering
Stanford University
1017 H.H. Dow
Topic: "Self-healing polymer materials: Mimic and beyond

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March 26 & 27, 2015
Donald L. Katz Lectureship in Chemical Engineering

Babatunde A. Ogunnaike
Dean of Engineering; William L. Friend Chair of Chemical Engineering;
and Professor, Center for Systems Biology - DBI
University of Delaware
Event Website

First Lecture, Thursday, March 26 at 4:30 p.m., in the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library Auditorium
Title: "Optimizing in-vitro Fertilization Treatment: A Pedagogical Case Study in Random Phenomena Analysis with Social Implications"

Second Lecture, Friday, March 27 at 9:45 a.m., in Research Auditorium, B10 NCRC
Title: "Biological Control Systems:Systems Biology of Diseases and the Design of Effective Treatments"
Reception at 9:00 a.m., in NCRC B10 Lobby


March 31, 2015

Carissa L. Young
Department of Biological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1017 H.H. Dow
Topic: "From Yeast to Man: Systems Analyses Advance Therapeutic Development & Drug Discovery in Complex Diseases

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April 2, 2015

Paul Weiss
University of California, Los Angeles
1017 H.H. Dow
Topic: “Cooperative Function in Atomically Precise Nanoscale Assemblies”

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April 9, 2015

X. Chelsea Chen
University of California, Berkeley
1017 H.H. Dow

Topic: “Morphology- Water Uptake – Conductivity Relationships in Block Copolymer Electrolyte Membranes”

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April 14, 2015

Frank S. Bates
Regents Professor
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Minnesota
Research Auditorium, B10 NCRC
Topic: "TBA”

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April 28, 2015

Annelise Barron
W.M. Keck Associate Professor of Bioengineering and
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering  
Stanford University
Research Auditorium, B10 NCRC
Topic: "TBA”

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