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:
Seminar on Monday instead of Wednesday
George W. Huber
Department of Chemical Engineering - University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Renewable Fuels and Chemicals from Pyrolysis Based Technologies
Ronald G. Larson
Chemical Engineering - University of Michigan
From Rheology to Biology: the Application of Polymer Hydrodynamics to Problems in Biology
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering - California Institute of Technology
Predicting and tuning multicellular morphodynamics
Walter G. Chapman
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering - Rice University
Phase Behavior and Micro-structure of Complex Fluids - Insights from a Successful Molecular Model
Department of Polymer Science - University of Akron
From Hierarchical Structures to Hybrid Functional Materials: Where Chemistry and Physics Meet
Department of Chemical Engineering - University of Delaware
Biomolecular Tools for Sustainable Energy and Improved Human Health
Department of Biomedical Engineering - Purdue University
Silicate cross-linked polyethylene oxide for the development of orthopedic biomaterials
Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Cornell University
Organic Inorganic Hybrids for Energy and Sustainability
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering - University at Buffalo
Novel Polymeric Nanomaterials: Double-Brush Copolymers and Surfactant-Based Nanocapsules
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.