Carnegie Mellon University

Chemical Engineering Seminar Series

Spring 2015 Seminar Schedule

February 3

Exploiting the Structural Diversity in Nature as a Path Toward Mechanical Enhancement

Prof. LaShanda T. Korley

Case Western Reserve University

Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering

February 5


Chemical and Materials Design of Efficient and Stable Water-Splitting Systems

Shu Hu

California Institute of Technology

Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

February 10

Designing Biomimetic Capsules and Gels that Undergo Directed Movement

Prof. Anna Balazs

Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering; and,

The Robert v. d. Luft Professor, Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering University of Pittsburgh

February 17


Charge Driven Assembly: Ions, Macromolecules, and Macroions

Jian Qin

Kadanoff-Rice Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute of Molecular Engineering

University of Chicago

February 26


Break it down: Discovering the Secrets of Cellulosic Decomposition Reactions for Renewable Chemicals and Fuels

Heather B. Mayes

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Northwestern University
March 3

Prof. Joe Qin

Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

University of Southern California
March 5


Electrochemical Materials and Devices for Energy Storage and Conversion

Yuan Yang

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
March 17

Prof. Jeff Morris

Professor & Chair, Chemical Engineering Levich Institute

Department of Chemical Engineering, City College of New York
March 19


Rong Yang
March 31


Chemical Engineering in the 21st Century Global Economy -- Some Practical Lessons

Scott Whalen

Procter & Gamble
April 7

Janus Particles as Solid Surfactants

Prof. Daeyeon Lee

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

University of Pennsylvania
April 14

Transport Phenomena and Protein Stability in Downstream Processing of Biopharmaceuticals

Prof. Giorgio Carta

Lawrence R. Quarles Professor

Dept. of Chemical Engineering

University of Virginia
April 21


Prof. George Stephanopoulos

All seminars (unless noted) begin at 10:45 a.m. in Doherty Hall Room 1112.  Coffee and doughnuts are served at 10:30 a.m. in the Conference Room, Doherty Hall, Room 1102. For more information, please call Janet Latini at 412-268-2230.