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Cancelled: CBE Seminar – Biomaterials-Mediated Inflammation Control”

Abstract: Many chronic disabling diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus are increasingly linked to inappropriate and chronic activation of inflammatory cells. A central event in the pathogenesis of these diseases appears to be an aberrant activation of innate immune sensors, most prominently the Pattern Recognition Receptors (PRRs), by nucleic […]

POSTPONED: John A. Quinn Distinguished Lecture: “Molecular and Colloidal Interactions in Water”

Abstract: Life occurs in water, and water-mediated interactions between molecules and interfaces are central to biological assembly processes.  Synthetic materials as common as shampoo rely on water-mediated interactions.  This presentation will describe experiments that highlight our lack of understanding of interactions in water. This lack of understanding presents the opportunity to formulate a refined set […]

CANCELLED: MEAM Seminar: “U.S. Army Additive Manufacturing Materials and Technologies”

With the constantly changing threat environment, the Army needs to be able to quickly adapt their tactics and equipment. But burdensome and lengthy acquisition cycles make this challenging. Additive manufacturing can potentially be utilized to overcome many of the challenges and enables on-demand manufacturing of repair parts, as well as rapid prototyping. Through topology optimization, […]

CANCELLED: CBE Seminar – “Model-Based Chemical Product Design and Analysis”

Abstract: Chemical products are usually designed and developed through heuristic rule-based and/or trial-and-error experiment-based approaches. Although this kind of approaches often lead to safe and reliable product designs, since it is not practically feasible to consider all alternatives, it may not be possible to find the optimal product. As an alternative approach, the use of […]

CBE Faculty Candidate Seminar: “Understanding and Design of Materials of High Energy Density Batteries”

Abstract: Environmental challenges and economic forces are reshaping the way we generate and consume energy on a global scale. To keep up with the accelerating adoption of electric vehicles, allow for grid scale energy storage, and meet the demands of future technological advances, new materials for high energy density batteries must be developed. High costs […]

CBE Faculty Candidate Seminar: Towards a “Greener” Route for Acetic Acid Production via the Carbonylation of Dimethyl Ether Over Small-Pore Molecular Sieves

Abstract: Catalyst design is a critical pillar, and current bottleneck, in the construction of a sustainable chemical industry. Practical catalytic materials are earth-abundant, active, selective, and stable. Developing materials that meet these criteria is challenging and involves a two-phase process that (1) extracts molecular-level understanding of the origin of reactivity for a given chemical pathway, […]

CBE Faculty Candidate Seminar: Decomposition: Exploiting Structure in Chemical Systems to Solve Challenging Decision-Making Problems”

Abstract: Computational optimal decision-making tools are essential for ensuring that systems are designed, operated, and controlled in an economic and sustainable manner. Using optimization to make decisions for chemical and energy systems is particularly challenging due to the inherent presence of nonlinear process physics, both integer and continuous decisions, uncertainties in important parameters, and multiple […]

CBE Seminar: “A Case for Carbon Dioxide Removal from Air”

Abstract: As a global society, we have been burning fossil fuels to meet our energy and transportation needs since the start of the industrial revolution. This has resulted in atmospheric CO2 concentrations much greater than at any other time during the last 650,000 years. That concentration reached a record 415 parts per million in May […]

CBE Faculty Candidate Seminar: “Facilitating Chemical Process Development Using Theoretical Modeling and Machine Learning”

Abstract: Computational modeling is an important tool to aid chemical process development. Theoretical and data-driven models can be applied both for the optimization of specific processes, and for the initial screening of potential process chemistries. I will talk about my research in advancing both of these areas. First, I will introduce the development of an […]

CBE Faculty Candidate Seminar: “Understanding and Controlling the Complexity of Catalytic Active Sites”

Abstract: Heterogeneous catalysis is of central importance to the global economy today, facilitating the conversion of raw materials into valuable fuels and chemicals, and the abatement of chemical pollutants in an efficient way. As environmental concerns associated with the use of fossil fuels and increased viability of alternative technologies motivate a transition away from traditional […]

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