The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering offers regular seminars to enrich the academic experience for students and faculty. When schedules permit, drop-in sessions with the speakers are offered after the seminars.
We will be adding to our fall 2023 schedule as the information becomes available. Please check back soon!
Fall 2023 ChBE Postdoc Seminar Series
- Location: JSCBB A108
- Time: 2:45-3:45 p.m., MT
- More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaker: Lauren Marbella, associate professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University
Seminar: Tracking Degradation in Commercial Li Batteries with High Chemical and Temporal Resolution
Speaker: Associate Professor Ethan Lippmann, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Vanderbilt University
Seminar: Engineering Strategies to Model and Treat Neurodegeneration
Speaker: Russell Composto, professor, materials science and engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Seminar: Elucidating Nanoparticle Transport in Hydrogels through Particle and Matrix Engineering
Speaker: Jason Shoemaker, associate professor, chemical and petroleum engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Seminar: Mechanistic Modeling to Understand the Origins of Enhanced Immunopathology During Respiratory
James and Catherine Patten Seminar Series
The Patten Seminar Series brings notable professors to campus each academic year to speak on research topics across chemical and biological engineering.
James Patten was a native of Clifton, Colorado, and received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering in 1924 from the University of Colorado Boulder, where he was also a football player. His subsequent career was with Cities Service Company in the Midwest and then with J. G. White Engineering Company of New York. The Patten endowment at the University of Colorado was established by a trust in the will of Mr. Patten when he passed away in 1982. His widow, Catherine Patten, was a graduate of Dary College in Springfield, Missouri. When she passed away in 1983, she left the remainder of the estate and the deed to her house to the Patten endowment, noting that her husband was always grateful for his education at CU. The Patten endowment has supported the Patten Seminar Series and the Patten Distinguished Lectureship in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado.
James M. and Catherine T. Patten Distinguished Lecturers
Upon Mrs. Patten’s death, the James M. and Catherine T. Patten Professorship in Chemical Engineering was formally established. The endowment supporting this chair has since grown from $2.2 million in 1983 to over $5 million in 2004.
Frontiers of Biological Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series
This new lecture series was established in 2017 by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the BioFrontiers Institute. The series celebrates the common ground between both groups, which share space in the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, and showcases preeminent leaders in biological engineering.