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CBE PhD Dissertation Defense | Understanding and Predicting the Chemical Properties of Complex Oxides using First-principles Methods

Abstract:  Transition metal oxides are at the forefront of several applications in catalysis, energy conversion and storage, and are bound to play a pivotal role in our transition to a sustainable energy future. However, vast differences in the electronic structure among different transition metal oxides make them highly complex materials to understand and predict chemical […]

CBE PhD Dissertation Defense | Designing MXene Catalysts for Clean Energy Chemistries using High-Throughput First-Principles Calculations and Data-Driven Methods

Abstract:  The field of heterogeneous catalysis has been prompted to shift toward designing catalysts that can perform beneficial chemistries at ambient conditions. Such materials should have high activity and stability and avoid issues prevalent in other traditional catalysts that are not earth-abundant, chemically efficient, or with high selectivity to carry out these reactions. In this […]

CBE PhD Dissertation Defense | Understanding the Dynamic and Mechanical Properties of Polymer under Nanoconfiements

Abstract:  The dynamic properties of glassy polymers are well-known to change up confinement to the nanoscale. Confinement to free-standing thin films leads to an enhancement in the segmental dynamics, and changes in the chain conformation lead to changes in the entanglement density in confined polymers. In this study, we investigate the role of both segmental […]

ODEI Spotlight: Lavender Graduation

Please note that this event is only open to students graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. You are welcome to participate even if you were not actively involved with the Penn LGBT Center or any of the LGBTQ+ student organizations. We still want to recognize your accomplishments! Registration Link:

ODEI Spotlight: FGLI Community Forum

Wednesday, April 28 | 2:00PM EDT Join Penn First Plus, PENNCAP and CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) for a community forum focusing on learning more about CAPS, its services, and ways in which FGLI students can utilize CAPS services during the semester and summer. Zoom Link: P1P/CAPS/PENNCAP Community Forum »

ODEI Spotlight: “Understanding Asian Racialized Trauma”

Understanding Asian Racialized Trauma Date: Tuesday, April 27 Time: 11:00AM EDT This presentation aims to help the Asian international student body of Penn and allies to start a conversation, centering Asian perspectives, about the rising anti-Asian hate we are witnessing nationally. We will discuss the unique ways in which Asians living in America are racialized […]

ODEI Town Hall Discussion of the Chauvin Trial Verdict

This past week a jury in Minneapolis rendered its verdict in the trail of Derek Chauvin. While this verdict cannot undo the trauma that George Floyd’s family and the entire country experienced, it is one step towards building a society where justice and accountability are guaranteed for all citizens. In order to support the Penn […]

PICS Colloquium: “Network-Based Characterization, Modeling, and Control of Fluid Flows”

The network of interactions in a sea of vortices gives rise to the amazingly rich dynamics of fluid flows. To describe these interactions, we consider the use of mathematical tools from the emerging field of network science that is comprised of graph theory, dynamical systems, data science, and control theory. In this presentation, we discuss […]

CBE PhD Dissertation Defense | Hydrodeoxygenation of Biomass-Derived Model Compounds Over Bifunctional Catalysts

Abstract:  The negative social and environmental impacts from burning of fossil fuels motivated the development of renewable and sustainable sources for the production of electricity such as wind and solar. Lignocellulosic biomass has emerged as a promising feedstock for carbon-based fuels and chemicals and much research effort has recently been directed at developing efficient catalytic […]

CBE PhD Dissertation Defense | A Scalable, Point-of-Care Microfluidic Approach for Assessing Thrombosis and Hemostasis

Abstract:  Coagulation testing is an important diagnostic tool for the detection of excessive bleeding risk or obstructive clot formation (thrombosis), using blood samples from patients. Microfluidic flow devices have been well established to provide insights on the impacts of shear rate, drug action, and disease state on coagulation and platelet biology. The bulk of the […]

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