The University at Buffalo Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Wednesday Seminar Series
Each semester UB CBE hosts our weekly research seminar series for faculty, students, alumni, and chemical engineering professionals. We invite interesting speakers—people at the top of their fields—who are conducting creative research in chemical & biological engineering. Our goal is to provide access to the latest ideas in the field, and the experts who are developing them, while also acquainting the larger chemical engineering community with the research advances being made at UB.
During each seminar, speakers give a 50-minute presentation, immediately followed by a question and answer period. All interested members of the UB community and Western New York are encouraged to attend. No registration is necessary. Refreshments are served. Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held at 11:00 am in 206 Furnas Hall, UB North Campus.
Below is this semester’s schedule:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Engineering Strategies for Mimicking the Blood-Brain Barrier In Vitro and
Dr. Casim A. Sarkar
University of Pennsylvania
Synthetic signaling systems for biological discovery and design
206 Furnas Hall
Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Polymer Electrolytes and the Electrochemical Systems that Love Them!
Peter A. Monson
University of Massachusetts, Dept.of Chemical Engineering
Dynamics of Capillary Condensation and Evaporation
5TH ANNUAL RUCKENSTEIN LECTURE
Dr. Nicholas Peppas
University of Texas at Austin
UB Center for the Arts Screening Room
Department of Chemistry, Coimbra University, Coimbra, PORTUGAL
DNA-surfactant interactions and DNA-based gels and nanoparticles
Mark Swihart co-authors pioneering study to gauge toxicity of quantum dots in primates, with a hopeful outcome for doctors and scientists seeking new ways to battle diseases like cancer through nanomedicine. >>
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. >>
In collaboration with researchers from Praxair, Inc., the group of Mark Swihart has developed a new technology for producing nanoparticles of copper, silver, palladium and other metals and their alloys. >>