Engineering seminars

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering sets spring series

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8:09 a.m., Feb. 10, 2014--The University of Delaware Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has announced its spring semester seminar series, which will open Feb. 28 and continue through May 2.

All seminars will begin at 10 a.m. Fridays in 102 Colburn Laboratory.

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The series schedule is as follows:

• Feb. 28 – Martha Grover, associate professor and Duncan A. Mellichamp Faculty Fellow in the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will speak on “Feedback Control to Colloidal Self-Assembly.”

• March 7 – Alexis T. Bell, Dow Professor of Sustainable Chemistry in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the Robert L. Pigford Memorial Lecture, discussing “Effects of Local Composition, Structure and Confinement on the Activity and Selectivity of Catalytically Active Sites.”

• March 14 – James Liao, Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Professor and chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, will speak on “Rewriting the Pathways to Life.”

• March 28 – Michael Henson, professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, director of the Center for Process Design and Control and co-director of the Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Research, will speak on “Dynamic Metabolic Models for Analysis and Design of Synthetic Microbial Communities.”

• April 25 – Mark Shiflett, senior principal investigator with DuPont Central Research and Development, a UD alumnus, will speak on “Ionic Liquids.”

• May 2 – Lynden Archer, William C. Hooey Director and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University, will speak on “Nanoporous Hybrid Electrolytes.”

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