Chemical engineering seminars to feature two foreign researchers

The spring Chemical Engineering Seminar Series will feature two lecturers from outside of the United States.

As part of the series, Carlos Rinaldi, chemical engineering professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayag├╝ez, will speak at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 10, in 108 Wartik Laboratory on Penn State's University Park campus.

Rinaldi will present "Suspensions of Magnetic Nanoparticles: From Fluid Physics to Biomedical Applications."

Rinaldi's research focuses on nanostructured materials, particularly systems with dispersed magnetic nanoparticles.

The following week's seminar will feature Kevin Sivula, researcher at the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Sivula will present "Bottom-up Control of Materials and Morphology for Solar Energy Conversion" at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15, in 108 Wartik Laboratory on Penn State's University Park campus.

Sivula's research focuses on controlling the composition, crystallinity and morphology of inexpensive materials for solar energy conversion.

Both seminars are free and open to the public.

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Last Updated February 07, 2011