ChEMS Seminars

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Seminars

Spring, 2015

 

April 10

Biological Switches and Modularity in Theory and Practice

Prof. Ashok Prasad

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Colorado State University, Fort Collins

3:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

April 3

Molecular Understanding, Design and Development of Ultra-Low Fouling Zwitterionic-based Functional Materials

Prof. Shaoyi Jiang

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Washington, Seattle

3:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

 

Winter, 2015

March 13

Moving Charge in Semiconducting Polymers

Prof. Michael Chabinyc

Department of Materials Science

University of California, Santa Barbara

3:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

February 27

Understanding Electrochemical Energy Storage From First Principles

Prof. Anton Van der Ven

Department of Materials Science

University of California, Santa Barbara

3:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

February 20

Directed Deposition of Functional Polymers onto Structured Materials and Liquid Surfaces

Prof. Malancha Gupta

Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

University of Southern California

3:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

February 13

Moving Charge in Semiconducting Polymers

Prof. Michael Chabinyc

Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara

3:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

February 6

Interfacial and Hydrodynamic Behavior of Colloidal SWCNTs

Dr. Carlos A. Silvera Batista

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

3:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

January 30

Creating Functional Biomimetic Materials

Dr. Rajesh Naik

Soft Matter Materials Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate

Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

3:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

January 23

From Nature to Engineering: Biomimetic and Bio-Inspired Materials

Prof. David Kisailus

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering

University of California, Riverside

3:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

January 16

Understanding Interfacial Phase Behaviors to Help Decipher the Materials Genome 

Prof. Jian Luo

Department of NanoEngineering and Materials Science & Engineering

University of California, San Diego

3:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

January 9

Ceramic Matrix Composite Insertion Challenges for Next-Generation Platforms

Dr. Todd E. Steyer

The Boeing Company

Huntington Beach, California

3:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

 

Fall, 2014

December 5

Discovery and Understanding of Solar Fuels Materials via High Throughput Experimentation

Dr. John M Gregoire

Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

4:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

November 21

Host Tissue "Design" for the Establishment and Maintenance of Luminescent Symbioses

Prof. Margaret J. McFall-Ngai

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

University of Wisconsin, Madison

4:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

November 14

Effect of Surfaces in Modulating Protein Folding and Aggregation Mechanisms

Prof. Joan-Emma Shea

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of California, Santa Barbara

4:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

November 7

Uniform Arrays of Nano-Pillars

Prof. Delroy Baugh

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of California, Los Angeles

4:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

October 31

Thermal Energy Transport and Conversion in Nanostructures

Prof. Renjun Chen

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of California, San  Diego

4:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

October 24

Molecular-scale Investigation of Advanced Structural Materials

Dr. Scarlett Widgeon, 
University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara

4:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

October 17

Programming Nanomaterials with Biomolecules: Design and Utility in Tissue Engineering

Prof. Nathan Gianneschi, 
University of California, San Diego

4:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

Spring, 2014

 

April 18

Data-driven protein engineering: learning the sequence-function mapping from experimental data

Dr. Philip Romero, 
Postdoctoral Fellow,
 University of California, San Francisco

3:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

April 25

Solute Precipitate Nucleation: Mechanistic Insight from Theory and Simulation

Prof. Baron Peters, 
Depts. of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of California, Santa Barbara

3:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

May 16

Energy Absorbing Mechanisms in Natural Materials and Implications for Bioinspired Designs

Prof. Joanna McKittrick,
 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering


University of California, San Diego

3:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

 

Previous Seminars, 2014

January 10

Advanced Characterization of Materials using Electron/Ion Microscopy

Dr. Meng Gu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

 

January 17

Polymer Nanoparticles and Thin Films: The Influence of Confinement and Processing Effects on Glass Properties

Dr. Yunlong Guo, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Princeton University

                                                                                                                      

January 24

Probing Charge Dynamics in Nano-materials with Nano-tools

Dr. Tamar Mentzel,
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Physics, 
University of California, Berkeley

 

January 31

 Dynamically Tunable and Solar Energy Enhancing Bio-Photonics: Nanoscale Protein Assembly Drives

Changes in Reflectance and Photosynthesis, Inspiring New Nano-Technologies


Prof. Daniel E. Morse

Center for Energy Efficiency, Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies

Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, UC Santa Barbara

 

February 7

New Options for Natural Product Engineering

Prof. Blaine Pfeifer,
 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

The State University of New York at Buffalo

 

February 14

Materials Challenges in Gas Turbine Engines

Dr. Sungbo Shim, Materials Specialist, Rolls Royce High Temperature Composite

 

February 21

Windows to the Brain: Novel Concept for Providing Non-invasive, Chronic Access to Neural Tissues for Laser-based Diagnostics & Therapeutics

Prof. Guillermo Aguilar, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UC Riverside

 

February 28

Engineering and Understanding Enhanced Catalysis in Multienzyme Structures

Prof. Ian Wheeldon, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
, University of California, Riverside

 

March 7

Chemical Looping Technology – Perspective and Prospect in Carbon Management

Professor L.-S. Fan, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University

3:00pm, McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

March 14

Reaction Mechanisms and Degradation Processes in Energy Conversion and Storage Systems Characterized by In-Situ Electron Microscopy

Prof. Shen J. Dillon, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering,
 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

 

Wednesday, March 26

Biosynthetic routes for renewable fuels and chemicals

Dr. Han Li, The Scripps Research Institute

10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Location: Harut Barsamian Colloquia Room, EH2430

 

Wednesday, April 2

Designer materials and devices from computationally driven self-assembly

Dr. Eric Jankowski
, University of Colorado, Boulder

10:30am, EH 2430, Harut Barsamian Colloquia Room

 

April 4

Nano/Microscale Machines: Recent Designs and Applications

Prof. Joseph Wang, Department of Nanoengineering, University of California, San Diego

3:00pm, McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

April 11

Giant Protein Assemblies in Nature and by Design

 Prof. Todd O. Yeates, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles

 3:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium

 

Monday, April 7

Enabling advanced post-combustion CO2 capture through energy-efficient separation technologies

Dr. Fateme Rezaei, Georgia Institute of Technology

10:00am, Engineering Hall 2430, Harut Barsamian Colloquia Room

 

April 11

Giant Protein Assemblies in Nature and by Design

 Prof. Todd O. Yeates, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles

 3:00 p.m., McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium