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Departmental Seminars, 2015-2016

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Departmental Seminars, 2012-2013

Departmental Seminars, 2011-2012

Departmental Seminars, 2010-2011

Departmental Seminars, 2009-2010

Departmental Seminars, 2008-2009

Departmental Seminars, 2007-2008

Departmental Seminars, 2006-2007

Departmental Seminars, 2005-2006

Departmental Seminars, 2004-2005

Departmental Seminars, Spring 2003


Chemical Engineering Seminar Series 
2014-2015

Fall Semester

NOTE: Friday, August 29, 2014
Room 109 Goergen

Dr. Kei Saito, Monash University, Australia
"Green Polymers-from Photo-responsible
Reversible Polymers to Lignin Based Polymers"

September 17, 2014
Professor Paul Weiss, University of California, Los Angeles
"Cooperative Function in Atomically Precise Nanoscale Assemblies"

October 1, 2014
Professor Mark Ediger, University of Wisconsin - Madison
"Control of stability and molecular orientation in organic glasses (Or how to make a million-year -old glass in 10 minutes)"

October 15, 2014
Mike Riedlinger, High Tech Rochester
"Programs and Resources for People Who Want to Change the World"

October 29, 2014
Professor Yang-Tse Cheng, University of Kentucky
"Understanding Coupled Mechanical-chemical Degradation Mechanisms for Improving the Performance and Durability of Lithium ion Batteries"

November 12
Dr. Edwin P. Chan. NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology
"Network Structure of Polyamide Water Desalination Membranes"

December 10, 2014
Professor Philip G. Jessop, Queen's University
"Switchable Solvents"

Spring Semester

February 4, 2015
Professor Chilkoti, Duke University
Translating Molecular Bioengineering from the Lab to the Patient”

March 4, 2015
Professor Lisa DeLouise, University of Rochester
"The Impact of Technology in the Discovery of Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics"

April 1, 2015
Professor Sindee Simon, Texas Tech University
"The Glass Transition and Polymerization Kinetics in Nanoconfined Systems"

April 15, 2015
Dr. Nicole Zacharia, University of Akron
"Modulating Interactions in Polyelectrolyte Multilayers"

April 22, 2015
Professor Patricia Taboada-Serrano, Rochester Institute of Technology
"Electrosorption: tailoring process and materials towards competitive ion-separation technologies'

April 29, 2015- The G.J. & S.T. Su Distinguished Lecturership
Professor Ching Tang, University of Rochester
"Organic Light Emitting Diode:Evolution of the next-generation display technology"


Chemical Engineering Seminar Series 
2013-2014

Fall Semester

September 11, 2013
Professor Wesley Henderson

September 25, 2013
Dr. Joseph F. Bringley

October 23, 2013
Professor Steve G. Greenbaum

November 13, 2013
Professor Athanasios Mantalaris

December 4, 2013
Dr. Maria Ghirardi

December 11, 2013
Professor Thomas H. Epps, III

Spring Semester

April 9th, 2014

Professor Nicholas A. Melosh, Stanford University
"Engineering Biological Cell Access"

April 23rd, 2014

Professor Donald R. Paul, University of Texas at Austin
"Charged Polymer Membranes for Water Purification and Power Generation"


Chemical Engineering Seminar Series 
2012-2013

Fall Semester

September 12, 2012
Professor Quan Li, Kent State University
Advanced Liquid Crystal Materials: From Tunable Photonics to Solar Energy

October 10, 2012
Dr. Jiandi Wan, Rochester Institute of Technology
Microfluidic Studies of the Dynamics of Red Blood Cells and Microbubble Emulsions

November 28, 2012
Professor Jerome Delhommelle, University of North Dakota
Controlling the properties of nanomaterials - Nucleation and growth of semiconductor, metal and molecular nanoparticles

December 5, 2012
Professor Chinedum Osuji, Yale University
Magnetic Fields and Soft Matter - Functional Materials by Directed Self Assembly of Block Copolymer, Nanowire and Surfactant Mesophases

December 13, 2012, 321 Morey Hall, 9:00 a.m.
Heather Kulik, PhD, BWF-CASI Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
Predictive and fast: new first-principles tools for materials and catalyst design

December 20, 2012, 101 Goergen Hall, 9:00 a.m.
Daniel Esposito, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (MOS) Photoelectrodesfor Efficient Solar Water Splitting

Spring Semester

January 10, 2013, 9:00 a.m. 101 Goergen Hall
Wyatt E. Tenhaeff, PhD, Weinberg Fellow, Staff Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Solid State Electrolytes and Lignin-based Carbon Fibers for Safe and Inexpensive Lithium Batteries

January 16, 2013
Professor Michael McAlpine, Princeton University
Biointerfaced Nanodevices

January 24, 2013, 9:00 a.m. 208 Gavett Hall
Cari Dutcher, PhD, NSF-AGS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California, Davis
Tuning Responsive Fluids for Environmental and Energy-Saving Applications

January 31, 2013, 9:00 a.m. 208 Gavett Hall
Anita Shukla, PhD, NIH Ruth Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice University
Designer Surfaces: From Treating Traumatic Injury to Applications in Regenerative Medicine

February 4, 2013, 9:00 a.m. 312 Gavett Hall
Nicholas Brunelli, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow , Georgia Institute of Technology
The Sub-Nanometer Length Scale: Exploring Fundamental Challenges in Aerosols & Catalysis

February 13, 2013
Professor Susan Daniel, Cornell University
A Single Particle Approach for the Study of Viral Entry Kinetics

March 6, 2013
Professor Angelo Lucia, University of Rhode Island
A Multi-Scale Cubic EOS Framework for Use in Reservoir Simulation

April 3, 2013
Professor Amit Bandyopadhyay, Washington State University
Novel hard materials and manufacturing processes towards repair and reconstruction of bone disorders

April 17, 2013
Professor Stacey F. Bent, Stanford University
Modifying Interfaces for Energy Conversion and Nanoelectronics


Chemical Engineering Seminar Series 
2011-2012

Fall Semester

September 7, 2011
Dr. Roya Maboudian, University of California, Berkeley
Probing Interfacial Contact via MEMS-based Microinstrumentation

September 21, 2011
Matt Fronk, Matthew Fronk Consulting
Alternative Fuels "From Theory to Impact"

October 12, 2011
Dr. Stephen Craig, Duke University
Mechanochemical Remodeling of Polymeric Materials

October 26, 2011
Piotr Zelenay, Ph.D., D.Sc., Los Alamos National Laboratory
Non-Precious Metal Oxygen Reduction Catalysts for Fuel Cells

November 16, 2011
Dr. Stephen Forrest, University of Michigan
OLEDs for Lighting: Can They Ever be Bright Enough?

December 7, 2011
Dr. Stefan Zauscher, Duke University
Fabrication and Characterization of Surface-Tethered (Bio)Macromolecular Nanostructures

Spring Semester

January 13, 2012
Dario Gil Ph.D
Program Director, Smarter Energy, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Seminar on Smarter Energy

January 18, 2012
Sang Eon Han, Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
Harvesting Solar and Thermal Energy with Photonic Nanostructures

January 25, 2012
Dr. Nikhil Nair, Harvard Medical School
Synergy of Protein and Genome Engineering for Fuels and Chemicals Production

February 1, 2012
Dr. Prashant Nagpal, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Third Generation Photovoltaics: Harnessing the Heat or “Hot” Carriers

February 22, 2012
Dr. Paul A. Kohl, Georgia Institute of Technology
A New Approach to Ambient Temperature Fuel Cells: Use of Anionic Conductors

February 29, 2012
Dr. Fuat Celik, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Catalytic Synthesis Gas Conversion to Produce Chemical Products from Non-Petroleum Resources

March 7, 2012
Mr. David Levy, Kodak
Thin Films and High Quality Devices by Open Air ALD


April 18, 2012
Dr. Evan Granite, National Energy Technology Laboratory
Palladium Sorbents for High Temperature Capture of Mercury, Arsenic, Selenium and Phosphorus From Fuel Gas

April 25, 2012
Dr. James Liao, UCLA
A Tale of Two Butanols: Exploring Metabolism for Fuels and Chemicals


May 2, 2012

Dr. John A Rogers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Microcell Photovoltaics


Chemical Engineering Seminar Series 
2010-2011

Fall Semester

September 8, 2010
Jeremy C. LoweAxinn, Veltrop & Harkrider, LLP
Inventorship in Academia: Who, What, When, and Why?

September 15, 2010
Dr. Miao Yu, University of Colorado
Building Advanced Nanostructures for Energy and Environment Applications

September 22, 2010
Dr. Sun Yong Park, University of Rochester
DNA-Programmable Nanoparticle Crystallization: Making Novel Nanomaterials Using Base Pairing

September 29, 2010
Dr. Sergiy Minko, Clarkson University
Stimuli-Responsive Nanostructured Materials: Applications in Gating of Mass Transport

October 13, 2010
Katelyn Reilly
Design of Biomimetic Polymeric Biomaterials

November 17, 2010
Professor Nicholas A. Kotov, University of Michigan
Self-Assembly of Nanoscale Colloids: Complex Structures, Dynamic Reorganization, and Replication of Biological Functions

Spring Semester

January 19, 2011
Margaret Sobkowicz-Kline
Controlling Phase Separation in Polymer Nanocomposites: Energy and Sustainability Applications

January 28, 2011 (Friday, 2:15 p.m. Goergen 101)
Susan Thomas
Biochemical Engineering of Cancer Immunotherapeutics

February 16, 2011
Hitomi Mukaibo, Ph.D.
Gene Delivery to the C Reinhardtii Algae Chlorplast Using Template-Synthesized Gold Microneedle Arrays

February 23, 2011
Dr. Sapna Sarupria
Hydration Phenomena In Proteins and Gas Hydrates

March 2, 2011
Dr. Fanxing Li
Chemical Looping Strategy and Its Potential for Carbon Negative Energy Conversions

March 16, 2011
Professor Yang Shao-Horn, MIT, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Challenges and Opportunities for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

April 13, 2011
Professor Rachel A. Segalman, University of California, Berkeley, Chemical Engineering Department and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories
Molecular and Hybrid Solution Processible Thermoelectrics

May 4, 2011 - 321 Morey Hall at 2:00 p.m.
Dr. S.K. Lau
Vice President of R&D, Goodrich Corporation
Leading Innovation Strategy Planning


Chemical Engineering Seminar Series
2009-2010

Fall Semester

September 16, 2009
Professor Carson Meredith, Georgia Tech, School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. "Pollen Adhesion and Implications to Indoor Air Pollution: A Sticky Subject?"

September 30, 2009
Professor Olivia A. Graeve, Alfred University, Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering. “New Synthesis and Sintering Methods in Materials Research”

October 14, 2009
Professor Alan C. West, Columbia University,"Electrodeposition of Copper Interconnects: Transport and Reaction Mechanisms"

November 18, 2009
Professor Yadong Yin, University of California Riverside,“Magnetically Tunable Photonic Nanostructures: Making Colors with Magnets”

December 2, 2009
Professor Sharon C. Glotzer, Universityof Michigan,

Spring Semester

January 20, 2010 
Professor Stuart J. Rowan, Case Western ReserveUniversity,"Utilizing Supramolecular Chemistry to Access Dynamic Materials"

February 24, 2010
Dr. David B. Mitzi, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Photovoltaic Science and Technology, "Solution-Processing of Chalcopyrite and Related Films for Photovoltaic Application"

April 7, 2010
Professor Edward J. Kramer, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Synthesizing “Hairy” Nanoparticles and Controlling Their Positioning in Block Copolymers"

April 14, 2010
Professor Danielle Benoit, University of Rochester
"Multifunctional Drug Delivery Systems for Regenerative Medicine and Therapeutic Applications"

May 5, 2010
G.J. and S.T. Su Distinguished Lectureship
Professor Brian Korgel, The University of Texas at Austin
"Semiconductor Nanowires and Nanocrystals for Transistor and Photovoltaic Applications"

Hoyt Auditorium
Reception begins at 1:45 p.m.
Lecutre begins at 2:15 p.m.


Chemical Engineering Seminar Series
2008-2009

Fall semester

September 24, 2008
Dr. David Albin, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
"Process-related Degradation in Polycrystalline, Thin-Film CdTe
Solar Cells"

October 15, 2008
Dr. Ronald Jones, National Institute of Standards and Technology
"3-D structure of templated nanostructures self-assembled using thermal gradients"

October 29, 2008
Professor David Schiraldi, Case Western Reserve University
"Clay Aerogel/Polymer Composite Materials"

November 12, 2008
Professor Chris Macosko, University of Minnesota
"Polymer Protected Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery"

December 3, 2008
Alexander Shestopalov, Duke University
"Catalytic microcontact printing on functionalized self-assembled monolayers"

Spring Semester

January 28th, 2009
Ms. Chelsea Monty, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

February 25, 2009
Professor Karen K. Gleason, M.I.T.
“Designing Functional and Responsive Organic Surfaces
by Chemical Vapor Deposition”

April 8, 2009
Professor Sanat K. Kamar, Columbia University

April 22, 2009
Professor Benjamin L. Miller, University of Rochester

May 20, 2009
Distinguished Su Lectureship Series
Professor Tobin Marks, Northwestern University


Chemical Engineering Seminar Series 
2007-2008

September 19, 2007
"Novel Formulations for the Noninvasive Delivery of Systemically Acting Drugs to and through the Lungs" 
Professor Sandro da Rocha, Wayne State University

September 26
"Chemical and Biomedical Applications of Droplet ("Digital") Microfluidics"
Professor Robin L. Garrell, University of California- Los Angeles

October 17
"Block Copolymers as a New Design Platform for High-Performance Electroactive Polymers"
Professor Richard Spontak, North Carolina State University

Monday November 12, 101 Goergen Hall, 12:00pm-12:50pm
Professor Pierre Carlès
Institut Jean le Rond d'Alembert
Université Pierre et Marie Curie/CNS
Paris, France

November 28
"Effect of Conformational and Configurational Control on Charge Mobility in Naphthalene Diimide-Based Organic Thin-Film Transistors"
Dr. Deepak Shukla, Kodak 
Rochester, NY

December 12
"Solution-Processable Organic Conductors and Semiconductors: Viable Materials for Thin-Film Electronics"
Professor Lynn Loo, Princeton University

February 6
"Breaking the Chemical and Engineering Barriers to Lignocellulosic Biofuels"
Professor George W. Huber, University of Massachussetts- Amherst

February 20
“Designing Hierarchical Porous Structures, Shaped Nanoparticles and Electrode Materials”
Professor Andreas Stein, University of Minnesota

March 19
Professor Vladimir Bulovic, M.I.T.

April 2
"From Directed Self-Assembly to Self-Corralling: Harnessing Materials on the Nanoscale"
Professor Thomas Russell, University of Massachussetts- Amherst

April 16
"Paint solvent and other lies"
Professor Marc Donohue, Johns Hopkins University

April 23
“Direct Oxidation Liquid Feed Methanol Fuel Cells and the Methanol Economy™”
Professor G.K. Surya Prakash, University of Southern California

April 30 Su Lectureship
Professor Joseph DeSimone, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill &
North Carolina State University


Chemical Engineering Seminar Series 
2006-2007

September 20, 2006
"Recent developments on SOFC for use with hydrocarbon fuels" 
Professor Raymond J. Gorte, University of Pennsylvania, PA

October 18
"Phase Behavior of Small and Large Molecules: Characterization of Molecular Interactions" 
Professor Charles F. Zukoski, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champlain, IL

November 1
"Synthesis, Functionalization, and Clinical Diagnostic Applications of II-VI Semiconductor Nanocrystals"
Professor T.J. Mountziaris, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, MA

November 29
"Extrafluorescent Electroluminescence in Organic Light Emitting Devices"
Professor Marc Baldo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA

December 6
"Photovoltaic Technologies for Solar Energy Conversion ¿ Challenges and Opportunities"
Professor Ching Tang, University of Rochester

December 13
"A Molecular Approach to the Reductive Side of Water Splitting: Making Hydrogen Using Platinum Complexes"
Professor Richard Eisenberg, University of Rochester

February 7
"Nanoscale Lithography Using Block Copolymers"
Professor Paul F. Nealey, University of Wisconsin, Madison

February 28 
"What is the Role of the Inventor in Preparing and Prosecuting Patent Applications"
Raymond L. Owens, Patent Legal Staff, Eastman Kodak Company

March 22
Distinguished Su Lectureship Series

Professor Michael Graetzel, Ph.D. Dr.h.c.mult.
Director, Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces (LPI), Institute of Chemical Science and Engineering, Faculty of Basic Science, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

April 4 (CANCELED)
"From Directed Self-Assembly to Self-Corralling: Harnessing Materials on the Nanoscale"
Professor Thomas P. Russell, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, MA

April 25
"Tunable-focus liquid and liquid crystal lenses"
Professor Shin-Tson Wu, University of Central Florida

May 2
Professor Satish Kandlikar, Rochester Institute of Technology


Chemical Engineering Seminar Series 
2005-2006

September 14, 2005 
"Conjugated Polyelectrolytes: Self-Assembly, Amplified Quenching and Application to Biosensors" 
Professor Kirk S. Schanze, University of Florida, FL

September 28 
"Spectroscopic Studies of Polymer Blends: Facts and Artefacts" 
Professor Paul Painter, Penn State University, PA

October 12 
"The Nanoscience of Macroscale Systems: Materials Fabrication for Power, Sensing, and IT"
Professor Ralph Nuzzo, University of Illinois, IL

November 16 
"A (Random) Walk on a Scale-Free Nets" 
Professor Daniel Ben-Avraham, Clarkson University, NY

December 7 
"New Soft Materials with Designed Functionality - Liquid Crystalline Elastomers and Hybrid Hydrogels" 
Professor Patrick T. Mather, Case Western Reserve University, OH

February 8
"Dripping, Jetting, Drops and Wetting: The Magic of Microfluidics"
Professor David Weitz, Harvard University

February 22
"Influences of Tailored Intermolecular Interactions on the Formation of Macromolecular Fibers, Surfaces, and Elastomers"
Professor Timothy Long, Virginia Tech, VA

March 8 CANCELED

March 29
"Modeling of Thin Flims Flows"
Dr. Steven J. Weinstein, Eastman Kodak Company, NY

April 19 
"Interfacial Transients at a Moving Liquid Meniscus"
Professor Thomas B Jones, University of Rochester, NY

April 26 
Distinguished Su Lectureship Series
"Complex Fluids as Templates for New Materials"
Professor Eric W. Kaler, University of Delaware, DE


Chemical Engineering Seminar Series 
2004-2005

September 15, 2004
"Molecular Structure versus Phase Behavior of Materials in Carbon Dioxide: The Quest to Design a More Sustainable CO2-Phile " 
Professor Eric J. Beckman, Bayer Professor and Chairman, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Pittsburgh

September 29, 2004 
"Using Ionic Liquids for Gas Separations"
Professor Joan F. Brennecke, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Notre Dame 

October 6, 2004 
"Polymer - Inorganic Hybrids: Merging Polymer Science and Solid State Materials" 
Professor Ulrich Wiesner, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University

October 20, 2004 
"Ionomer Morphologies - Moving Toward A Thorough Understanding"
Professor Karen I. Winey, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

November 3, 2004 
"Copper Planarization by Electropolishing" 
Professor Ian Ivar Suni, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clarkson University

November 17, 2004 
"Semiconducting and Piezoelectric Nanobelts, Nanosprings and Nanorings" 
Professor Zhong Lin Wang, Director, Center For Nanostructure Characterization & Fabrication (CNCF), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

January 19, 2005 
"Mammalian Cell Processing Using Acoustic Technology for Cell Retention in Bioreactors and for Viral Transfection Applications" 
Professor James Piret, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Biotechnology, University of British Colombia, Canada 

February 9, 2005 
"Research and Production of Membrane- Electrode-Assembly (MEA) For High Performance Polyelectrolyte Fuel Cell (PEM-FC)" 
Professor Israel Cabasso, Director of the Polymer Research Institute, State University of New York-esf (Environment Science and Forestry) at Syracuse

February 23, 2005 
"Polymers and Particles at Interfaces by Directed Assembly" 
Professor Todd S. Emrick, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst 

March 30, 2005 
"Polymer Selective Flake Nanocomposites" 
Professor Michael Tsapatsis, Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, University of Minnesota 

April 13, 2005 
"Nanofluids and Nanocomposites" 
Professor Emmanuel P. Giannelis, Director, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University


Chemical Engineering Seminar Series 
2003

January 29, 2003
“New Developments in Lithographic Patterning: Steps to Three-dimensional Microfabrication” 
Professor Christopher Ober, Francis Norwood Bard Professor of Materials Engineering Department, Cornell University

February 12, 2003
“Three-dimensional Modelling of Human Tissues in Rotating Wall Vessel (RWV) Bioreactor Systems: Potential Targets for Pathogen Propagation and Countermeasures”
Dr. Thomas J. Goodwin, Biotechnology Facility Chief Scientist ISS 
Biological Systems Office, NASA

February 26, 2003
"DNA hybridization on metal nanowires for biosensing and materials assembly" 
Professor Christine Keating, Chemistry Department, Penn State University

March 21, 2003 (Friday)
“Dimensional Stability of Polyester Films” 
Dr. Jehuda Greener, Engineering Physics Laboratory, Eastman Kodak Company

March 26, 2003
“The Chemistry and Art of Forming Nanostructures” 
Professor Younan Xia, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington,

April 9, 2003
“New Materials as Emitting Layers for Multi-Color LEDs” 
Professor Ana de Bettencourt- Dias, Chemistry Department, University of Syracuse

April 23, 2003
“Our Energy Policy- A Time for a Change” 
Professor Jeff Tester, H. P. Meissner Professor of Chemical Engineering
Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, Massachusetts Institute of Technology