Centennial series

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering sets Centennial Seminar Series

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10:23 a.m., Aug. 25, 2014--The University of Delaware Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has announced its 2014 Centennial Seminar Series, marking the department’s 100th anniversary.

The series will be held at 10 a.m. on select Fridays through the fall semester in 102 Colburn Laboratory.

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The series will feature alumni, and the speakers are as follows:

Sept. 5 – Michael Betenbaugh of Johns Hopkins University, who received a doctorate from UD in 1988, will speak on “Systems Biotechnology Opportunities in Mammalian Cell Cultures.

Sept. 12 – Shekhar Garde of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, who received a doctorate in 1997, will speak on “Water, Proteins, Interfaces and Assembly: A New Molecular Perspective.”

Sept. 26 – James Rekoske of Honeywell’s UOP Petrochemicals, who received a doctorate in 1998, will speak on “Sustainability in the Context of a Global, Connected Economy.”

Oct. 10 – Radhakrishna Sureshkumar of Syracuse University, who received a doctorate in 1996, will speak on “Structure, Rheology, Energetics and Optical Properties of Self-Assembled Surfactant and Surfactant-Nanoparticle Solutions.”

Oct. 24 – Dennis Prieve of Carnegie Mellon University, who received a doctorate in 1975, will speak on “TIRM: Scattering of Evanescent Waves by Brownian Particles Near a Glass-Water Interface.”

Nov. 7 – Lynn Walker of Carnegie Mellon University, who received a doctorate in 1995, will speak on “Engineering Fluid-Fluid Interfaces through Multicomponent Adsorption.”

Dec. 5 – Arup Chakraborty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who received a doctorate in 1988, will speak on “How to Hit HIV Where it Hurts.”

For more information on the series, see the website.

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