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Also see the Spring 2009 Student Seminar Schedule

Spring 2009 Chemical Engineering Department Seminar Series (Updated: February 25, 2009 )
Seminars will be held in 66-110 (Ralph Landau Building, Gilliland Auditorium) unless otherwise noted. Reception held before seminars at 2:45 pm. Everyone is invited.

Friday, February 6

Multiscale Modeling of Actin: Nucleotide Dependent Properties and the Arp2/3 Branch Junction
Jim Pfaendtner
Center for Biophysical Modeling and Simulation, University of Utah

Friday, February 13

Smart Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery
Danielle S.W. Benoit
Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington

Tuesday, February 17

Secret Lives of Nanoscale Catalysts during Reactions
Feng Tao
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley

Friday, February 20

Numerical and Experimental Multi-scale Reaction Engineering for Novel Schemes of Sustainable Energy Generation
Christopher Müller
Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Thursday, February 26

Clean Energy: The Case for Thermoelectrics and Photovoltaics
Akram Boukai
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

Friday, February 27

Biomolecular engineering for low-cost clinical diagnostics and cell-free mimics of the oxidative burst immune strategy
Hadley Sikes
Department of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Friday, March 6

Rational design of microbial chemical factories
Kristala Jones Prather
Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT

Friday, March 13

The wonders of one dimensional chemistry: carbon nanotubes for single molecule biodetection and energy applications
Michael S. Strano
Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT

Friday, March 20

Frontiers of Biotechnology Lecture - Synthesis at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology
Peter G. Schultz
Institute Director, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

Friday, April 3

Michaels Lecture: Recognition and Delivery: The Next Generation of Medical Microdevices
Nicholas A. Peppas
Fletcher S. Pratt Chair of Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Pharmaceutics, University of Texas at Austin

Friday, April 17
Location TBD

Lewis Lecture: The Impact of Mega Economic Trends on the Chemical Industry and Chemical Engineering Profession
Dr. William F. Banholzer
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Dow Chemical Company

Friday, April 24

Electrochemical ultra low voltage electrowetting: changing the face of variable optics
Alexei A. Kornyshev
Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London

Friday, May 8

On the Relation between Scientific and Humanistic Education
Svetozar Minkov
History, Art, and Philosophy Department, Roosevelt University

This schedule is subject to change. (Last updated: February 25, 2009 )

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