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Spring 2014 Seminars

 

Date, Time and
Room Number 
Title of Seminar  Speaker 

Tuesday—4:00 PM
January 21, 2014
1610 Engineering Hall

Solution Processed
Semiconductors for Energy
and Environment

 Santanu Bag
Materials Scientist
Systems & Technology Group,
Photovoltaic Science and
Technology Division
IBM Corporation

Tuesday—4:00 PM
January 28, 2014
1610 Engineering Hall

 

Playing with Structures at
the Nanoscale: Rational
Manipulation of Nanocrystals
as Building Blocks in
Catalysis and Energy

Matteo Cargnello
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Chemistry
University of Pennsylvania

 

Thursday - Friday
January 30-31, 2014
1610 Engineering Hall


Bob Bird’s 90th Birthday
Symposium and Banquet

Tuesday—4:00 PM
February 4, 2014
1610 Engineering Hall

 

In Situ Reaction Dynamics of Model Nanoparticle Catalysts via Catalytic Measurements and Synchrotron-based X-ray Spectroscopy Studies

Selim Alayoglu
Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley

 

Tuesday—4:00 PM
February 11, 2014
1610 Engineering Hall

 

Shaping the Synthesis of
Bimetallic Nanostructures

Sara Skrabalak
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Indiana University-Bloomington

 

Tuesday—4:00 PM
February 18, 2014
1610 Engineering Hall

 

Synthetic Design Tools for
Complex Inorganic Solids
and Nanostructures

Raymond E. Schaak
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Penn State University

 

Tuesday—4:00 PM
February 25, 2014
1610 Engineering Hall

 

Theory and Computation of
Biological Processes and
Complex Materials


Andrew J. Spakowitz
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Stanford University

 

 Wednesday—12 PM
February 26, 2014
1610 Engineering Hall

Putting Water on a Lattice:
The Importance of Long Wavelength Density Fluctuations in Theories of Hydrophobic and Interfacial Phenomena

Suriyanarayanan Vaikuntanathan
Postdoctoral Fellow
Geissler Group
University of California, Berkeley

Friday—4:00 PM
February 28, 2014
1610 Engineering Hall

When Nanocrystals Work as a Team: Collective Properties of Nanocrystal Solids

Dmitri V. Talapin
Professor
Department of Chemistry
The University of Chicago

Tuesday—4:00 PM
March 4, 2014
1610 Engineering Hall

Needle in the Haystack: Biophysical Markers of Multipotent Stromal and Tissue Progenitor Cells

Krystyn J. Van Vliet
Associate Professor
Department of Materials
Science & Engineering
Department of
Biological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute
of Technology

Friday—4:00 PM
March 7, 2014
1800 Engineering Hall 

Synthetic Design Tools for Complex Inorganic Solids and Nanostructures

Raymond E. Schaak
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Penn State University

Tuesday—4:00 PM
March 11, 2014
1610 Engineering Hall

 

The Expanding Envelope of
Process Design: From
Molecules to Processes

Claire S. Adjiman
Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Imperial College, London


Wednesday—12:00 PM
March 12, 2014

1610 Engineering Hall 

 

 Assembly Pathway Design
for Hierarchically
Structured Materials


Thomas Haxton
Postdoctoral Fellow
The Molecular Foundry
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

March 18, 2014

Spring Break

March 25, 2014

 No Seminar

April 1, 2014


No Seminar
Tuesday—4:00 PM
April 8, 2014
1610 Engineering Hall

Application of Engineering to Various Business Propositions  William F. Banholzer
Research Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Wisconsin Energy Institute
University of Wisconsin—Madison

April 15, 2014


No Seminar

April 22, 2014

No Seminar

Tuesday—4:00 PM
April 29, 2014
1610 Engineering Hall

 

Stochastic Optimization of Energy Infrastructure Systems: At the Interface of Physical Modeling, Economics, and High-Performance Computing

Victor M. Zavala
Assistant Computational Mathematician
Mathematics and Computer Science
Argonne National Laboratory

 

Tuesday—4:00 PM
May 6, 2014
1610 Engineering Hall

 

Colloidal Nanostructures of
Platinum Group Metals: From
Solution Phase Synthesis to
Application

Hong Yang
Professor
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign

 

Tuesday—4:00 PM
May 13, 2014
1610 Engineering Hall


Thermodynamic and Kinetic Models of the Emergence of Biological Homochirality

Pablo G. Debenedetti
Professor
Dean for Research
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Princeton University

Bird/Stewart/Lightfoot Lecture