Chemical Engineering Seminars

Main lecture hall in Forney

Each semester the School of Chemical Engineering is proud to present its research seminar series to the faculty and graduate student body. Our school endeavors to invite interesting speakers, at the top of their fields, who are conducting creative research in and out of the chemical engineering discipline. You are cordially invited to attend our seminar lectures!

The list of upcoming seminars is also available as an RSS feed.

2010 - 2011

Tue, May 3, 2011
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
FRNY G140
Organic Photovoltaics: Towards Low Cost Solar Energy
Dr. Samson A. Jenekhe
Department of Chemical Engineering & Department of Chemistry
University of Washington
 
Thu, Apr 28, 2011
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
FRNY G140
Polysciences, Inc. – The First Fifty Years 1961-2011
Mr. Michael H. Ott (BS 1974)
President/CEO
Polysciences Incorporated
 
Tue, Apr 26, 2011
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
FRNY G140
A venture into ecosystem dynamics: Models and complexities
Dr. Roger A. Schmitz
Keating-Crawford Professor (Emeritus) of Chemical Engineering University of Notre Dame
 
Thu, Apr 21, 2011
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
FRNY G140
Technology Impacts on Global Energy Supplies
Mr. Charles Davidson (BS 1972)
Chairman/CEO
Noble Energy, Inc.
 
Thu, Apr 14, 2011
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
FRNY G140
Science & Engineering: Serving in the 21st Century
Mr. Michael J. Graff (MS 1979)
President/CEO
American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc.
Air Liquide
 
Wed, Apr 6, 2011
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
FRNY 3059
Quantum Mechanics: An Underutilized Tool in Thermodynamics
Dr. Stanley I. Sandler
H.B. DuPont Chair of Chemical Engineering
Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Delaware
 
Tue, Apr 5, 2011
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
FRNY G140
Destroying Weapons of Mass Destruction
Dr. Stanley I. Sandler
H.B. DuPont Chair of Chemical Engineering
Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Delaware
 
Tue, Mar 22, 2011
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
FRNY G140
Catalysis in a Pocket: Catalytic Consequences of Spatial Constraints in Acidic Zeolites
Dr. Aditya Bhan (PhD 2005)
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
University of Minnesota
 
Tue, Feb 22, 2011
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
FRNY G140
Path to a Sustainable Future – Role of Green Chemistry and Engineering
Dr. Robert R. Peoples
Director, Green Chemistry Institute (GCI)
American Chemical Society
 
Thu, Feb 17, 2011
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
FRNY G140
Bioinspired Materials
Dr. Surya K. Mallapragada (PhD 1996)
Stanley Professor and Chair
Dept. of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Iowa State University
 
Tue, Jan 25, 2011
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
FRNY G140
Purdue Chemical Engineering and Medical Research – A Review of the Past and a Vision of the Future
Dr. Robert Hannemann (BS 1952)
Professor of Biomedical/Chemical Engineering/ Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
 
Tue, Jan 18, 2011
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
FRNY G140
Structure and Reactivity of Radical-Molecule Complexes: New Frontier in Atmospheric Chemistry
Dr. Joseph S. Francisco
William E. Moore Distinguished Professor of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences & Chemistry
Purdue University
 
Tue, Dec 7, 2010
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
FRNY G140
Cell motility in 3D
Dr. Denis Wirtz
Theophilus H. Smoot Professor
Johns Hopkins University
 
Tue, Nov 30, 2010
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
FRNY G140
Spin Control for Engineers - A Nobel History
Dr. Jeffrey Reimer
Warren and Katharine Schlinger Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering
University of California at Berkeley
 
Tue, Nov 23, 2010
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
FRNY G140
Determination of Metabolic Fluxes in Green Organisms
Dr. John Morgan
Associate Professor
School of Chemical Engineering
Purdue University
 
Tue, Oct 19, 2010
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
FRNY G140
De Novo Design of Proteins and Protein-Peptide Complexes
Dr. Christodoulos A. Floudas
Stephen C. Macaleer ’63 Eng. & Applied Science, Professor of Chemical Engineering
Princeton University
 
Thu, Oct 7, 2010
3.30 - 4.30 p.m.
FRNY G140
Transitions To Alternative Transportation Technologies : A Focus on Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Dr. Michael P. Ramage
Executive Vice President (retired)
Exxon Mobil Research and Engineering Company
 
Tue, Oct 5, 2010
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
FRNY G140
Chemical imaging of lipid organization in model and cellular membranes
Dr. Mary L. Kraft
Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
 
Tue, Sep 14, 2010
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
FRNY G140
Understanding and harnessing microbial metabolism: the role of systems biology and metabolic engineering
Dr. Ramon Gonzalez
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Bioengineering
Rice University
 
Tue, Sep 7, 2010
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
FRNY G140
Designing Reaction Pathways to Novel Chemicals and Materials Using Kinetic Modeling
Dr. Linda J. Broadbelt
Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Northwestern University
 
Tue, Aug 24, 2010
3.30 - 4.30 p.m.
FRNY G140
Orientation to the Graduate Seminar Series
Dr. Arvind Varma
R. Games Slayter Distinguished Professor and Head, School of Chemical Engineering
Purdue University
 

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