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:
Washington University in St. Louis
Aerosol Nanoparticle Technology Enabling Solar Energy Research and Development
Michigan Technological University
Electrocatalytic Processing of Biomass-Derived Compounds for Sustainable Generation of Electricity, Chemicals and Fuels
Jack F. Douglas
Polymers Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Numerical Path-Integration Computation of Transport Properties of Polymers Nanoparticles & Complex Biological Structure
Thomas F. Kuech
University of Wisconsin- Madison
Growth of Metastable Epitaxial Semiconducting Alloys
University of Massachusetts Amherst
National Technical University of Athens
Transition from First to Second Generation Biofuels for Production of Renewable Extenders for Automotive Diesel
Douglass S. Kalika
University of Kentucky
Fundamental Studies of Relaxation Dynamics in Gas Separation Membrane Polymers
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Microchemical Systems to Address Challenges in Energy and Biology
Sixth Annual Ruckenstein Lecture
Mark E. Davis
California Institute of Technology
UB Center for the Arts Screening Room
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. >>
The animation shows field-directed assembly of magnetic particles into a uniform circular pattern using a soft-magnetic ring template embedded in a substrate in the presence of a uniform external field..