Fall 2012 - UB Chemical and Biological Engineering
UB - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Chemical and Biological Engineering

CBE Seminars

The University at Buffalo Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Wednesday Seminar Series

  • World renowned scholars
  • Sharing advances
  • Exchanging ideas

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:

September 5, 2012

Carol Schmeidler
SUNY at Buffalo
Chemical Safety
114 Hochstetter Hall

September 12, 2012

Nancy Schiller
SUNY at Buffalo
Library Resources Supporting Research in Chemical & Biological Engineering

September 19, 2012

Karen L. Wooley
Texas A&M University
Degradable Engineering Polycarbonates Derived from Polyhydroxyl Natural Products

October 1, 2012

Monday Seminar
Masahiro Goto
Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Molecular Assembly in Ionic Liquids as a Novel Medium for Biomolecules

October 3, 2012

Amadeu Sum
Colorado School of Mines
Developing the Science and Engineering of Clathrate Hydrates for Energy Applications

October 10, 2012

Maria Santore
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Biomimetic Surface Designs for Cell and Bacterial Manipulation

October 17, 2012

MANDATORY ATTENDANCE FOR ALL STUDENTS INVOLVED IN RESEARCH
Len Borzynski, Biosafety Officer
University at Buffalo Environmental Health & Safety
Biological Safety: Principles and Practices in Biological and Biomedical Engineering

October 18, 2012

15th Annual CBE Graduate Student Research Symposium Keynote Lecture
John L. Magnani, Chief Science Officer and Vice President
Glycomimetics, Inc.
From Functional Carbohydrates to Novel Glycomimetic Drugs
UB Center for the Arts Screening Room

November 7, 2012

Brian Kirby
Cornell University, College of Engineering
Electrokinetic and immunospecific characterization of cells for human health and energy applications

November 14, 2012

Yiannis Kaznessis
Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota
Mathematical Models in Biology: From Molecules to Life

November 28, 2012

Chris Hogan
Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Measurements of Charged Nanoparticle-Vapor Association and Dissociation Reactions in the Gas Phase

December 5, 2012

Arul Jayaraman
Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University
Inter-kingdom communication in the GI tract: There's a lot of talking going on...

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