Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2007 Events

Fall 2007 Seminar Schedule

September 13

Some New Applications of Heterogeneous Combustion
Professor Arvind Varma
Purdue University
September 20 Photosystem I Films for Biomimetic Solar Energy Conversion
Professor G. Kane Jennings
Vanderbilt University
September 27 Combining Biological and Chemical Strategies for the Production and
Assembly of Multifunctional Biopolymeric Materials

Professor Kristi Kiick
University of Delaware

October 4

How Does a Scientist Influence the True Direction of a Large Oil Company
Dr. Jose Bravo
Shell Global Solutions
October 11 Grand Challenges in the 21st Century
How Will We Respond?

Dr. Dale Keairns
Science Applications International Corporation
The 2007 Herbert L. Toor Chemical Industry Lectureship
October 16 Global Feedbacks and Irreversibility in the Climate System: A Union of
Science and Engineering

Professor James Anderson
Harvard University
ChEGSA Symposium Keynote Speaker, Singleton Room, Roberts Hall
October 25 Separation of Carbon Dioxide with Ionic Liquids
Professor Joan Brennecke
University of Notre Dame
November 1 In-situ Spectroscopy of Operating Fuel Cells
Professor Eugene Smotkin
Northeastern University
November 15 Accelerated Molecular Dynamics of Kinetics and Assembly at Surfaces
Professor Kristen Fichthorn
The Pennsylvania State University
November 29 Understanding Phase Transitions and Hysteresis for Fluids Confined in
Porous Materials

Professor Peter Monson
University of Massachusetts
December 13 Catalytic Conversion of Biomass-derived Carbohydrates to Liquid Fuels
Professor James A. Dumesic
University of Wisconsin
All seminars (unless noted) begin at 10:45 a.m. in Doherty Hall 1112. Coffee and pastries are served at 10:20 in the
Conference Room, Doherty Hall 1102.