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Apr 21, 2015 11:30 AM Computational Design and Development of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Energy and Environmental Applications The discovery of advanced materials is essential to the development of novel technologies to address challenges related to the production, storage and efficient...
Apr 07, 2015 11:30 AM From Yeast to Man: Systems Analyses Advance Therapeutic Development & Drug Discovery in Complex Diseases Current challenges in therapeutic development, biopharmaceutical production, and limitations of human disease models motivate our pursuit to understand how cell...
Apr 01, 2015 09:00 AM Reilly Lecture: Nanotechnology and Bioengineering in an Evolving Chemical Engineering World Nanotechnology and Bioengineering, have evolved out of chemical engineering because of the need to address important societal problems. Emphasis in such areas ...
Mar 31, 2015 11:30 AM Reilly Lecture: Advances in siRNA and Protein Delivery Through Smart Polymers Engineering the molecular design of intelligent biomaterials by controlling structure, recognition and specificity is the first step in coordinating and duplica...
Mar 18, 2015 11:30 AM Elucidating catalytic chemistry: From molecules to complex reaction networks Heterogeneous catalysis is a prominent means to upgrade carbon sources to chemicals and energy carriers. Designing an “optimal” catalytic system is an open ...
Mar 16, 2015 11:30 AM Break it Down: Discovering the Secrets of Cellulosic Decomposition Reactions for Renewable Chemicals and Fuels Determining how to efficiently convert cellulose into smaller molecules is vital for harnessing this abundant biopolymer as a renewable source of chemicals and ...
Mar 03, 2015 10:30 AM Developing Descriptors to Understand and Predict Catalytic Performance The development of descriptors that relate the physico-chemical properties of catalytically active materials to their activity, selectivity, or stability is a p...
Feb 24, 2015 10:30 AM Soft Matter Manipulated by External Fields: Dynamic Assemblies, Ionic Circuits and Soft Robotics I will present strategies for electric and magnetic field driven manipulation of novel functional structures from "soft matter" - asymmetric particles or gels i...
Jan 20, 2015 10:30 AM Metabolomics: A Systems-Scale Approach to Cancer and Bioengineering
Dec 02, 2014 10:30 AM CANCELLED: Ernest W. Thiele Lecture: Epithelial origami: How physical forces fold tissues into organs This event has been cancelled.
Nov 11, 2014 10:30 AM Carbon Capture with Metal Organic Frameworks MOFs afford the design, synthesis, and deployment of adsorbents for the capture of carbon dioxide from power plants. Ostensibly comprised of simple repeating st...
Nov 04, 2014 10:30 AM Multi-functional Catalysts and Reactors for Reduction of NOx from Lean Burn Vehicles The U.S. faces the difficult dual challenge of reducing the consumption of transportation fuels and improving air quality. Lean burn gasoline, diesel, and natu...
Oct 28, 2014 11:30 AM Seeking the Critical Traits of Epigenetic Modifications for Early-Stage Disease Diagnosis
Oct 07, 2014 11:30 AM Interactions of ionic liquids with materials This presentation will focus on ionic liquids interacting with different kinds of nanoscale objects. Ionic liquids are composed of asymmetric, flexible orga...
Sep 09, 2014 11:30 AM Chemical Engineering at U.Chile: Research and Potential Collaborations This talk will address the research in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (DIQB) at the Universidad de Chile.
Apr 03, 2014 11:30 AM Cooperative assembly with block copolymers for functional nanoporous films The tethering of chemically dissimilar polymeric segments in block copolymers provides a facile route to periodic nanostructures through self-assembly, but buil...
Mar 26, 2014 09:00 AM Reilly Lectureship, Lecture 2: Order and Disorder in Multiblock Polymers This lecture will focus on relatively simple molecular designs – linear macromolecules that contain two or three different block types strategically sequenced...
Mar 25, 2014 11:30 AM Reilly Lectureship, Lecture 1: Structure, Dynamics and Properties of Block Polymer Dispersions This presentation will explore two different aspects of block copolymer micelle formation.
Mar 06, 2014 10:30 AM Merging Microscale Technologies and Advanced Biomaterials for Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Micro- and nanoscale technologies are increasingly used in multidisciplinary research areas such as tissue engineering and biomedical sciences.
Mar 04, 2014 10:30 AM Enabling 3D Microenvironments For Bone Marrow Bioengineering In this talk, I will introduce bioengineering strategies to develop functional and standardized bone marrow models based on 3D hydrogel scaffolds that closely e...
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