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Seminars 2013–2014

Spring 2014 | Fall 2013

Sponsored through generous gifts from members of The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Board of Advisors.

Seminars are 2-3 p.m. in room 104 of the Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology. For further information call (504) 865-5772.

Top ⇑Spring 2014 Lecture Series

January 17

Large-Strain Deformation of Polymer Gels

Santanu Kundu, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering

Mississippi State University
Swalm, MS 39762

Note: This Seminar will be held in room 104 of the Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology.

February 7

Of Gecko Toes and Sharks Teeth: The Evolution of Innovation and the Imperfection of Nature

Duncan J. Irschick Professor, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Note: This Seminar will be held in room 104 of the Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology.

February 21

Molecular Dynamics Studies of Surface and Interfacial Phenomena in Biomolecular Systems

Dorel Moldovan Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Louisiana State University

Note: This Seminar will be held at 11am in room 240 of the Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology.

March 14

Spatiotemporal Regulation of Receptor-Mediated Cell Signaling: Fundamental Mechanistic Discoveries and Applications in Cancer

Matthew J. Lazzara, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Note: This Seminar will be held in room 104 of the Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology.

March 28

Environmental Energy Technologies and Materials Sciences Divisions

Nitash P. Balsara, Ph.D.Vice Chair for Graduate Education, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

April 4

Block Copolymer Thin Films: Structure, Shear Alignment, and Applications in Nanofabrication

Richard Register, Ph.D.Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544

Note: This Seminar will be held in room 104 of the Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology.

Top ⇑Fall 2013 Lecture Series

September 6

Non-isothermal Reaction Kinetics and Operando Spectroscopies: New Approaches to Decode the Elusive Behavior of Catalysts

Susannah Scott, Ph.D.Professor of Chemical Engineering, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Note: This Seminar will be held in room 104 of the Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology.

September 13

ExxonMobil: Technology Solutions for the World’s Energy Challenges

Chuck MartFacilities Technology Manager, ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil
Houston, TX

Note: This Seminar will be held in room 104 of the Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology.

September 20

Theory and Simulation Studies of Structure and Thermodynamics in Macromolecular Materials

Arthi Jayaraman, Ph.D.Patten Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309

Note: This Seminar will be held in room 104 of the Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology.

October 4

Designing Reaction Pathways to Novel Chemicals and Materials Using Kinetic Modeling

Linda Broadbelt Chair and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208

Note: This Seminar will be held in room 104 of the Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology.

October 18

Engineering of Nanostructures – Challenges and Opportunities

P.M. Ajayan Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor of Engineering, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Rice University
Houston, TX 77251

Note: This Seminar will be held in room 104 of the Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology.

November 1

Beyond Ethanol: Development of Advanced Biofuels at the Joint BioEnergy Institute

Blake Simmons Vice President for Deconstruction

Joint BioEnergy Institute
Emeryville, CA 94608

Note: This Seminar will be held in room 104 of the Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology.

300 Lindy Boggs Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118, T: 504-865-5772, F: 504-865-6744 chemeng@tulane.edu