Fall lecture series

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering sets lecture series

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2:31 p.m., Aug. 26, 2013--The University of Delaware Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has announced invited speakers for its fall seminar series.

Lectures will be held Fridays at 10 a.m. in 102 Colburn Laboratory beginning Sept. 6. A wide range of topics will be covered. 

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Lectures are scheduled as follows:

Sept. 6: Pablo Debenedetti, professor of chemical and biological engineering, Princeton University, "Thermodynamic and Kinetic Models of the Emergence of Biological Homochirality."

Sept. 13: Suzie Pun, professor of bioengineering, University of Washington, "Phage Panning, Peptides and Polymers: From Ligand Identification to In Vivo Applications for Drug Delivery."

Sept. 27: Kevin Dorfman, professor of chemical engineering and materials science, University of Minnesota, "Squeezing DNA into Small Spaces."

Oct. 11: Grant Willson, professor of chemical engineering and chemistry, University of Texas, Austin, "Block Copolymers for High Resolution Imaging Applications."

Nov. 15: Karen Fletcher, vice president and chief engineer of DuPont Engineering, "DuPont Engineering -- Collaborating to Solve Global Challenges."

Nov. 22: Jeffrey Rimer, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, University of Houston, "Identifying New Paradigms in Crystal Engineering for Catalysis and Biomedical Applications."

Article by Collette L. O’Neal

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