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Mar 03, 2015 03:30 PM 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 03:30 PM 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 03:30 PM Metabolomics: A Systems-Scale Approach to Cancer and Bioengineering
Dec 02, 2014 03:30 PM CANCELLED: Ernest W. Thiele Lecture: Epithelial origami: How physical forces fold tissues into organs This event has been cancelled.
Nov 11, 2014 03:30 PM 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 03:30 PM 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 03:30 PM Seeking the Critical Traits of Epigenetic Modifications for Early-Stage Disease Diagnosis
Oct 07, 2014 03:30 PM 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 03:30 PM 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 03:30 PM 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 01:00 PM 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 03:30 PM 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 03:30 PM 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 03:30 PM 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...
Feb 13, 2014 03:30 PM Next-generation Approaches to Protein Engineering: Synthetic Biology Meets Directed Evolution In this talk I will present a workflow that leverages advanced technologies for improved library creation, selection, and population characterization to iterate...
Nov 19, 2013 03:30 PM Controlling Particle Segregation: To Mix or Not To Mix? Segregation, or un-mixing, of particles can be a costly problem and a source of frustration for industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to ceramics to agricultu...
Nov 12, 2013 03:30 PM Identifying New Paradigms in Crystal Engineering for Catalysis and Biomedical Applications Crystal engineering is a broad area of research that focuses on methods of designing and/or optimizing materials for diverse applications in fields spanning ene...
Oct 29, 2013 03:30 PM The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040 The world’s economy literally runs on energy. To support continued economic progress for the world’s growing population, more energy will be needed.
Oct 01, 2013 03:30 PM Thiele Lecture: Conversion of solar into chemical energy on plasmonic metal nanostructures We will show that composite photo-catalysts combing plasmonic metallic nanoparticles of noble metals and semiconductor nanostructures exhibit improved photo-che...
Sep 24, 2013 03:30 PM Microtechnologies for High-throughput High-content Developmental Biology and Neurogenetics Micro technologies provide the appropriate length scale for investigating molecules, cells, and small organisms; moreover, one can also take advantage of unique...
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