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Chemical Engineering Seminar Series

Seminar Schedule

Fall 2018

Date Time Location Photo Speaker Affiliation Seminar
Title
8/31 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Livermore Center 101 ken Dr. Ken Griffith Program Administrator, STEP Program


Texas Tech University
Strategies for Engagement: Appealing to
a Not So
Broad
Audience
9/7 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Livermore Center 101 coats Heather
Coats
Senior Lab Safety Specialist, Environmental Health and Safety


Texas Tech University
Safety
Seminar

  Abstract
9/17 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Livermore Center 101 weimer Alan W. Weimer H.T. Sears Memorial Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering


University
of Colorado
Two-step
Solar
Thermal
Water
Splitting to Renewable Hydrogen –
The Path Forward

Abstract
9/21 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Livermore Center 101 coats Michael
Sacks
Professor, Biomedical Engineering


University
of Texas
A macro-
micro modeling approach to determine
in-situ heart valve interstitial
cell
contractile behaviors
in native and synthetic environments

Abstract 
9/26 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Livermore Center 101 rob Robert Fullerton Project Engineer, 
Solvay
Mentoring Seminar:
Life after
Graduation -
My
Experiences
in Industry

Abstract 
10/01 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Livermore Center 101 marg Margaret
Walker
Vice President of Engineering Solutions, Technology Centers, and Manufacturing and Engineering Work Process

Dow Chemicals
Mentoring Seminar:
The One
Thing About Leadership – What if Someone    Actually
Follows –
Then What

Abstract
10/5 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Livermore Center 101 manos Manos Mavri-kakis Vilas Distinguished Professor and Chair, Chemical and Biological Engineering

University
of
Wisconsin
Reaction Mechanisms and
Structure Sensitivity
for
Heterogen-
eous
Catalyst    Discovery
from First-Principles

Abstract 
10/12 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Livermore Center 101 archer Lynden Archer Friend Family Distinguished Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Cornell University
Electro-
kinetics, transport
and
geometric stability of reactive
metal electrodes in high-energy batteries

  Abstract
10/19 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Livermore Center 101 priestley Rod
Priestley
Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering


Princeton University
TBA
10/25 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ESB 120 c Paroma Chak-ravarty Scientist, Small Molecules Pharmaceutical Sciences

Genentech,
Inc.
Solid State issues encountered
in drug formulation
and development:
An industry perspective

   Abstract
11/5 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Livermore Center 101 hamed Gary
Hamed
Professor, Polymer
Science


University
of Akron
The Discovery
of Carbon
Black/Natural Rubber Vulcanizates
for Automobile and Truck
Tires and the Mechanism for the Exceptionally High Tear Strength of these                Nano-composites

  Abstract
    11/9 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Livermore Center 101 hutchins Kristin Hutchins Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Chemistry


Texas Tech University
Design of  
Small 
Molecule
and
Polymer-
Based Receptors
for Removal
of Pharma-ceutical Contam-inants

Abstract
11/16 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Livermore Center 101 aksak Burak
Aksak
Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering


Texas Tech University
Nature Inspired Fibrillar Adhesives: Controlling Adhesion with Geometry and Material Gradients

Abstract
11/30 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Livermore Center 101 champion Julie Champion Associate Professor
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Georgia Tech
Protein Assembly to Create Therapeutic Materials

Abstract

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