James and Catherine Patten Seminar Series

JSC Biotech Building

Unless otherwise stated, seminars are held at 2:30 PM in JSCB A115
Refreshments at 3:30 PM

Spring 2014

Jan 21 - Professor Ira Weinstock, Ben Gurion University, Israel

Jan 28 - Justin Ashworth, University of Washington

Jan 30 - Megan McClean, Princeton University

Feb 4 - Kara Stowers, Harvard University

Feb 11 - Professor Benny Freeman, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas-Austin

Feb 13 - Hailiang Wang, University of California-Berkeley

Feb 18 - Yasuo Yoshikuni, Beche Group

Feb 20 - Gabriella Schlau-Cohen, Stanford University

Feb 25 - Professor Mark Davis, Department of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Feb 27 - Adam Holewinski, Georgia Tech

April 22 - Professor Prashant Kamat, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame

April 29 - Professor Kristi Kiick, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware

Fall 2013

Sept 3 - Professor Chris Bowman, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado
Sabbatical Lecture

Sept 17 - Professor Ryan Hayward, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Host: MPS
Responsive Polymer Sheets, Multilayers, and Nanocomposites

Sept 24 - Professor Ali Khademhosseini, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology Harvard Medical School; Host: KSA
Microengineered Hydrogels for Stem Cell Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration

Oct 8 - Professor Yueh-Lin Loo, Department of Chemical Engineering, Princeton University; Host: AJ
Tuning in- and Out-of-plane Molecular Orientation of Solution-processed Organic Semi-conductors during Large-scale Crystallization

Oct 15 - Professor Patrick Daugherty, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara; Host: JLK

Oct 29 - Professor Jacob Israelachvili (Patten Distinguished Lecturer), Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara; Host: DKS
Interactions of Soft-particles (Vesicles, etc.) in Complex Fluid Sys

Nov 12 - Professor Manos Mavrikakis, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Host: JWM
Heterogeneous Catalysis from First-principles: Reaction Mechanisms and Catalyst Design

Nov 19 - Professor Dane Wittrup, Departments of Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Hosts: JLK/RTG

Dec 3 - Professor Deborah Leckband, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois; Host: AG

Dec 5 - Dr. Shaffiq Jaffer, TOTAL

Dec 10 - Professor Nitash Balsara, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; Hosts: AJ/MPS


Spring 2013

January 18 - 9am, DLC Collaboratory - Professor Christopher Rao, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Systems as the Driver for Synthetic Biology

January 22 - Professor Randall Meyer, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois-Chicago
Selective Hydrogenation of Acrolein: A Simple Reaction with Many Lessons

January 25 - 9am, 208 Fleming Law - Professor Suljo Linic, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
Conversion of Solar into Chemical Energy on Plasmonic Metal Nanostructures

February 12 - Professor Scott Phillips, Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University
New Strategies in Reagent and Assay Design for Point-of-Use Diagnostics

February 19 - Dr. Vojislav Stamenkovic, Argonne National Laboratories

March 5 - Professor Jason Burdick, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

April 16 - Professor Harvey Blanch (Patten Distinguished Lecturer), Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California-Berkeley

Fall 2012

September 11 - Professor Shaoyi Jiang, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
Molecular Understanding, Design and Development of Ultra Low Fouling Zwitterionic-based Functional Materials

September 25 - NO SEMINAR – WEEK OF ADVISORY BOARD

October 4 - Professor Rob Rioux, Department of Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
Modulation of Kinetic Dispersion at the Single Molecule Level on Individual Catalytic Nanoparticles

October 9 - Professor Shekhar Garde, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Water at the Interface of Physics and Biology: A New Molecular Perspective

October 16 - Professor Matthew Francis, Department of Chemistry, University of California-Berkeley
Using Synthetically Modified Biomolecules to Make New Materials

October 23 - Professor Vinothan Manoharan, Departments of Chemical Engineering and Physics, Harvard University
Self-assembly in Simple Colloidal Systems

October 30 - NO SEMINAR – AICHE MEETING

November 8 - Professor Sean Shaheen, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Denver
Materials and Mechanisms for High Efficiency Organic Photovoltaics

November 20 NO SEMINAR – FALL BREAK

November 27 - Professor Peter Tessier, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Antibodies by Design

December 4 - Professor Brian Korgel, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas
At Least 1,000X Thinner than a Human Hair