Chemical Engineering

Invited Lectures

JANUARY

January 4, 2018
Mark Kushner, George I. Haddad Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is presenting a lecture on “Applying the Fundamentals of Plasma Science to Process and Equipment Design,” at a Corporate Seminar, Samsung Semiconductors, Suwon, South Korea.

January 15, 2018
Greg Thurber, assistant professor of chemical engineering, will present a lecture on “Quantifying In Vivo Drug and Imaging Agent Distribution with Single-Cell Resolution,” at the Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar, Oregon State University.

January 17, 2018
Levi Thompson, the Richard E. Balzhiser Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, will present a lecture on “Predicting the Properties of Electrolytes for Redox Flow Batteries,” at the 2018 Annual Meeting-International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation (ICESI), Dalian, China.

January 19, 2018
Levi Thompson, the Richard E. Balzhiser Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, will present a lecture on “Cascade Catalysis: A Strategy for Process Intensification,” at the Institute of Metal Research, Shenyang, China.

January 22, 2018
Levi Thompson, the Richard E. Balzhiser Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, will present a lecture on “Predicting the Properties of Electrolytes for Redox Flow Batteries,” at the Institute of Materials Electrochemistry Research, University of Science and Technology Liaoning, Anshan, China.

January 24, 2018
Suljo Linic, professor of Chemical Engineering, will present a lecture on “Catalysis on plasmonic metal nanoparticles: Opportunities for highly selective chemical conversion,” at the University of Rochester, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Department of Chemical Engineering.

January 31, 2018
Sharon Glotzer, the Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, will present a lecture on “Engineering the Entropic Bond,” at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Colloquium, University of California, Berkeley.

FEBRUARY

February 1. 2018
Mark Kushner, George I. Haddad Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is presenting a lecture on “Addressing Challenges in Selectivity and High Aspect Ratio Plasma Etching Through Modeling,” at Semicon-Korea, Seoul, Korea.

February 2, 2018
Johannes Schwank, the James and Judith Street Professor of Chemical Engineering, will present an online lecture for the CISTAR program (NSF Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources), titled “Extraction of light hydrocarbons from shale formations.”

February 2, 2018
Suljo Linic, professor of Chemical Engineering, will present a lecture at the Harvard University Integrated Mesoscale Architectures for Sustainable Catalysis, a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center.

February 5-6, 2018
Sharon Glotzer, the Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, will present a lecture on “Engineering the Entropic Bond,” as part of the Keith E. Gubbins Lecture Series at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University. She will also present a second lecture on “Engineering Matter: From Colloidal Clathrates to Personalized Materials” on Feb. 6.

February 6, 2018

H. Scott Fogler, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Vennema Professor, will present a lecture on “Applying Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering to Upstream Engineering Problems,” at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

February 9, 2018
Sharon Glotzer, the Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, will present a lecture at the Micron School of Material Sciences & Engineering, Boise State University as part of its MSMSE Seminar Series.

February 9, 2018
Bryan Goldsmith, assistant professor of chemical engineering, will present a lecture on “Understanding catalysts from first-principles: challenges and opportunities in chemical production and alternative energy,” in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of California Riverside (UCR). He will also present an Outreach talk titled “Engineering an Impactful Career” to the local UCR AIChE and Engineers Without Borders Chapters on the same day.

February 14, 2018
Ron Larson, the George Granger Brown and A.H. White Distinguished University Professor of Chemical Engineering, will present the Lindsay Lecture at Texas A&M University.

February 14, 2018
Greg Thurber, assistant professor of chemical engineering, will present a lecture on “Molecular Engineering of Helical Peptides: Designing Intracellular Therapeutics,” at the Gordon Research Conference: Chemistry and Biology of Peptides, Ventura, CA.

February 27, 2018
Levi Thompson, the Richard E. Balzhiser Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, will present a lecture on “Turning Base Metals into Precious Metals: Nanostructured Early Transition Metal Carbides and Nitrides,” at the University of Kansas.

MARCH

March 13, 2018
Greg Thurber, assistant professor of chemical engineering, will present a lecture on “Solving Decades Old Medical Problems Using Cutting-Edge Chemical Engineering,” Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Seminar,” University of Wisconsin.

March 18, 2018
Suljo Linic, professor of Chemical Engineering, will present on “Controlling energy flow in plasmonic photocatalysis through the design of hybrid plasmonic nanostructures,” at the ACS Spring 2018 National Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

March 18, 2018
Heather Mayes, assistant professor of chemical engineering, will present a lecture on “Reaction Mechanisms in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry: From Pyrolysis to Proteins,” at the E. V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry: Symposium in honor of Linda J. Broadbelt during the ACS Spring 2018 National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans, LA.

March 20, 2018
Suljo Linic, professor of Chemical Engineering, will present a lecture, “Nanoscale engineering of efficient oxygen reduction electrocatalysts by tailoring the local chemical environment of Pt surface sites,” at the ACS Spring 2018 National Meeting in New Orleans, LA, as a part of the Finding Our Place at the Bottom: A Symposium in Memory of Richard Feynman. Linic will speak alongside 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner Ben Feringa, ACS Macro Letters Editor-in-Chief Stuart Rowan, and UC Presidential Chair Paul S. Weiss.

March 21, 2018
Nicholas Kotov
, the Joseph B. and Florence V. Cejka Professor of Chemical Engineering, will deliver a lecture on “Biomimetic Nanoparticles and their Self-Organization,” at the Euro Bio-inspired Materials Conference , Potsdam, Germany.

March 22, 2018
Heather Mayes, assistant professor of chemical engineering, will present a lecture on “Simulating Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions to Bridge the Gap Between Human Chemical Intuition and Molecular Biophysics,” at Loyola University,  Chicago, IL.

March 26, 2018
Levi Thompson, the Richard E. Balzhiser Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, will present a lecture on “Cascade Systems for Coupled CO2 Capture and Conversion,” at the Syngas Convention 3, Cape Town, South Africa.

March 28, 2018
Sharon Glotzer, the Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, will deliver the 2018 Ashton Cary Lecture at the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.

APRIL

April 2, 2018
Robert Ziff, professor of chemical engineering, will present an invited lecture on “Geometry in percolation,” at the Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei,  China.

April 4-9, 2018
Robert Ziff, professor of chemical engineering, will present an invited lecture on “Critical percolation in anisotropic systems,” at the 2nd International Workshop on Critical Behavior in Lattice Models (CBLM2), Anqing Normal University, Anqing China

April 5, 2018
Suljo Linic, professor of Chemical Engineering, will present on “Catalysis on plasmonic metal nanoparticles: opportunities for highly selective chemical conversion” as a part of the D.B. Robinson Lecture Speaker Series at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

April 12, 2018
Nicholas Kotov, the Joseph B. and Florence V. Cejka Professor of Chemical Engineering, will deliver a lecture on “Kirigami Optics – The Pathway to Flat LIDARs,” at the World Congress Experience (WCX) (Society of Automobile Engineers), Detroit, MI.

April 13, 2018
Sharon Glotzer, the Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, will present a lecture in the MIT Chemical Engineering Seminar Series.

April 18, 2018
Nicholas Kotov, the Joseph B. and Florence V. Cejka Professor of Chemical Engineering, will deliver a lecture at the Argonne National Laboratory, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne, IL

April 19, 2018
Suljo Linic, professor of Chemical Engineering, will present on “Catalysis on plasmonic metal nanoparticles: opportunities for highly selective chemical conversion” at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

April 23, 2018
Mark Kushner, George I. Haddad Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is presenting a lecture on “From Plasmas Towards Surfaces: How Plasma Simulation Supports Materials Development,” at the 45th International Conferences on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA.

April 26, 2018
Johannes Schwank, the James and Judith Street Professor of Chemical Engineering, will speak at the Catalysis Club of Philadelphia on the topic of “Three-waylow temperature light off catalysis.”

MAY

May 1, 2018
Nicholas Kotov
, the Joseph B. and Florence V. Cejka Professor of Chemical Engineering, will deliver a lecture at the Experimental PChem Seminar at the University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA.

May 1, 2018
Greg Thurber, assistant professor of chemical engineering, will present a lecture on “Engineering Peptides and Peptidomimetics for Non-Invasive Disease Screening and Treatment Monitoring,” at the PEGS Protein Engineering Conference, Boston, MA.

May 7, 2018
Suljo Linic, professor of Chemical Engineering, will present a lecture as a part of the David M. Mason Lectures series at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

May 8, 2018
Sharon Glotzer, the Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, will deliver the Distinguished Lecture in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry at the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, University California San Diego, San Diego, CA.

May 9 or  10, 2018
Nicholas Kotov, the Joseph B. and Florence V. Cejka Professor of Chemical Engineering, will deliver a lecture on “Interfacing Nanomaterials with Neurons” at the OSU Materials Week 2018, Columbus, OH.

May 10, 2018
Mark Kushner, George I. Haddad Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is presenting a lecture on “Low Temperature Plasmas – Basics, Status, Opportunities”, NSF EPSCoR CPU2AL Management and Center Meeting,, Auburn University.

May 15-16, 2018
Suljo Linic, professor of Chemical Engineering, will present on “Maximizing Efficiencies of Photocatalytic Water Splitting By Engineering Interfaces in Multi-Component Photocatalysts,” at the Electrochemical Society Meeting, Seattle, WA. On May 16, he will present on two topics–“Controlling Energy Flow in Plasmonic Photocatalysis through the Design of Hybrid Plasmonic Nanostructures” and “Nanoscale Engineering of Efficient Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts By Tailoring the Local Chemical Environment of Pt Surface Sites.”

May 31, 2018
Mark Kushner, George I. Haddad Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is presenting a lecture on “Modeling Enabled Advances in Plasma Processing for Semiconductor Fabrication,” at the TSMC Corporate Seminar, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp., Hsinchu, Taiwan.

JUNE

June 4, 2018
Robert Ziff, professor of chemical engineering, will present an invited lecture on “Percolation and epidemics,” at IIT Kanpur, Kanpur India.

June 4, 2018
Mark Kushner, George I. Haddad Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is presenting a lecture on “Non-thermal plasma delivery via high aspect ratio needles: electron and chemical kinetics [with A. R. Gibson, S. Schroter, T. Gans, M. J. Kushner and D. O’Connel],” at the 19th International Congress on Plasma Physics, Vancouver, CA.

June 4-8, 2018
Nicholas Kotov
, the Joseph B. and Florence V. Cejka Professor of Chemical Engineering, will deliver a lecture at the PCNSPA 2018 (Photonic Colloidal Nanostructures: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications), St. Petersburg, Russia.

June 4-15, 2018
Robert Ziffprofessor of chemical engineering, will present a lecture titled “Tutorial on computational methods for simulations of percolation and dynamic problems,” at the National Summer School 2018, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India.

June 5, 2018

Bryan Goldsmith, assistant professor of chemical engineering, will present an invited talk on “Finding patterns, correlations, and descriptors in materials data using subgroup discovery and compressed sensing,” at the Machine Learning for Science and Engineering Symposium, Carnegie Mellon University.

June 7, 2018
Heather Mayes, assistant professor of chemical engineering, will present a lecture at the Machine Learning in Science and Engineering conference organized by Carnegie Mellon University and Georgia Tech in Pittsburgh, PA.

June 7, 2018
Tim Scott, associate professor of chemical engineering, is presenting a lecture at the 4th Functional Polymeric Materials Conference in Nassau, Bahamas.

June 11, 2018
Heather Mayes, assistant professor of chemical engineering, will deliver a keynote presentation at the 2018 Midwest Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Conference (MTSM) held at the University of Pittsburgh.

June 13, 2018
Mark Burns, T.C. Chang Professor of Engineering and Executive Director of MCubed, will present a lecture at the National Academies in Washington, DC.

June 17-21, 2018
Nicholas Kotov
, the Joseph B. and Florence V. Cejka Professor of Chemical Engineering, will deliver a lecture at the ICC7 – 7th International Congress on Ceramics in  Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.

June 18, 2018

Andrej Lenert, assistant professor of chemical engineering, will present a lecture on “Enhanced Energy Conversion by Shaping the Spectrum of Thermal Radiation,” at the 2018 Gordon Research Conference on Solar Energy Conversion in Hong Kong, China.

June 17-21, 2018
Nicholas Kotov
, the Joseph B. and Florence V. Cejka Professor of Chemical Engineering, will deliver a lecture at the Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Chiral Structures and their Assemblies, Telluride, CO.

June 22, 2018
Andrej Lenert, assistant professor of chemical engineering, is presenting a lecture on “Enhanced Energy Conversion by Shaping the Spectrum of Thermal Radiation,” at Hong Kong University, Hong Kong.

June 25, 2018
Mark Kushner, George I. Haddad Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is presenting a lecture on “The Challenges of Transferring Plasma Produced Chemical Reactivity to Solids and Liquids,” at the 28th Symposium on Plasma Physics and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic.

JULY

July 10, 2018
Greg Thurber, assistant professor of chemical engineering, will present a lecture on “Measuring Single-Cell Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics in Tumors to Design More Efficient Biologics,” at the Gordon Research Conference: Drug Metabolism, Holderness, NH.

July 25, 2018
Mark Kushner, George I. Haddad Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is presenting a lecture on “Controlling Plasma Reactive Fluxes from MTorr to Liquid Densities,” (Plenary), at the 7th International Conference on Microelectronics and Plasma Technology, Inchon, Korea, July 25, 2018.

AUGUST

August 16, 2018
Mark Kushner, George I. Haddad Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is presenting a lecture on “Case Studies in Delivering Plasma Produced Activation Energy to Surfaces:Liquids to Microelectronics” (Plenary), at the 2018 Asia-Pacific Conference on Plasma and Terahertz Science, Xian, China.

August 21, 2018
Ron Larson, George Granger Brown Professor and A.H. White Distinguished University Professor, will present a lecture on “Multi-Scale Modeling of the Structure and Rheology of Surfactant Solutions and Polymer-Colloidal Networks,” at PPG in Pittsburgh.

SEPTEMBER

September 2-7, 2018
Robert Ziff professor of chemical engineering, will present a lecture on “Holes, enclaves, and backbones,” at the 1st Marian Smoluchowski Symposium on Statistical Physics, Sakopane, Poland.