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:
George H. Nancollas
SUNY at Buffalo, Chemistry Dept.
A Physical Chemical Biomimetic Approach to Biological Mineralization
Georgia Institute of Technology
Mechanochemistry of Catch Bonds Between Integrins and Ligands
Meng Horng Lee
CBE Graduate Student, SUNY at Buffalo
JNK-mediated regulation of adherens junctions
CBE, SUNY at Buffalo
Developing Metabolic Workhorses through in silico Evolutionary Optimization: Case studies in flavonoid biosynthesis
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Understanding Adaptive Immunity: A crossroad of the physical, life, and engineering sciences
University of Pennsylvania
Soft Matter Approaches to Drug Delivery Shapes and Stem Cell Differentiation
Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engrg. Center, USA AMC
Molecular Thermodynamic Modeling of Membrane Destabilization by Antimicrobial Peptides
Raj R. Rao
Virginia Commonwealth University
Extracellular matrix-based substrates for stable pluripotent stem cell propagation
University of Washington, Seattle
Molecular Understanding, Design and Development of Zwitterionic-based Biomaterials
McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Accessing Acrylic and Methacrylic Containing Block Copolymers by Nitroxide-Mediated Polymerization
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.