The Ruckenstein Lecture Series honors Eli Ruckenstein, a prolific researcher who has made (and continues to make) contributions in almost every subfield of chemical engineering. The series is supported by the Ruckenstein Endowment Fund.
Each year the Series brings to our campus a distinguished scholar in chemical engineering, to speak about research activities in his or her laboratory, trends in the field, and larger problems in society that chemical engineers can address.
Dr. Swihart will receive the 2013 Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal, from the WNY section of the American Chemical Society for his fundamental discoveries in the field of nanoparticle synthesis and processing.
Molecular engineering of novel membrane materials for gas and vapor separations, such as CO2 capture from power plant syngas and flue gas, natural gas purifications, olefin/paraffin separations, and so on.
David Kofke and Andrew Schultz awarded for development of the etomica modules, a community-developed suite of interactive simulations helping students understand molecular origins of macroscopic behaviors. >>
Computational simulation of template-assisted self-assembly of magnetic core-shell nanoparticles into a tapered hexagonal closed-packed multilayed structure compared with corresponding image taken from the literature.