Department of Chemical Engineering announces fall seminars

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering's Science Seminars for fall 2013 are:

Thursday, Sept. 19, “Responsive Mechanical Enhancement of Protein Gels,” Bradley D. Olsen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 11:30 a.m., 102 Chemistry Building, host: Enrique Gomez, Department of Chemical Engineering (www.che.psu.edu/seminars/).

Thursday, Sept. 26, “New Membranes for Forward and Pressure Retarded Osmosis,” Jeffrey R. McCutcheon, University of Connecticut, 11:30 a.m., 102 Chemistry Building, host: Enrique Gomez, Department of Chemical Engineering (www.che.psu.edu/seminars/).

Thursday, Oct. 10, “Metabolomics: A Systems Approach to Problems in Engineering and Biology,” Mark Styczynski, Georgia Institute of Technology, 11:30 a.m., 102 Chemistry Building, host: Enrique Gomez, Department of Chemical Engineering (www.che.psu.edu/seminars/).

Thursday, Oct. 17, to be announced, Deborah E. Leckband, University of Illinois, 11:30 a.m., 102 Chemistry Building, host: Enrique Gomez, Department of Chemical Engineering (www.che.psu.edu/seminars/).

Thursday, Oct. 24, “Human Limits to Exploring the Red Planet," James A. Pawelczyk, Penn State, 11:30 a.m., 102 Chemistry Building, host: Enrique Gomez, Department of Chemical Engineering (www.che.psu.edu/seminars/).

Thursday, Oct. 31, “Transport of Ions and Penetrants Through Structured Polymeric Matrices: Interplay of Structure and Dynamics of Polymers," Venkat Ganesan, The University of Texas at Austin, 11:30 a.m., 102 Chemistry Building, host: Enrique Gomez, Department of Chemical Engineering (www.che.psu.edu/seminars/).

Thursday, Nov. 14, “New Materials and Processes for Printed, Flexible Electronics,” C. Daniel Frisbie, University of Minnesota, 11:30 a.m., 102 Chemistry Building, host: Enrique Gomez, Department of Chemical Engineering (www.che.psu.edu/seminars/).

Thursday, Nov. 21, “Nanostructured Surfaces with Controlled Facets as Heterogeneous Catalysts," Ryan M. Richards, Colorado School of Mines, 11:30 a.m., 102 Chemistry Building, host: Enrique Gomez, Department of Chemical Engineering (www.che.psu.edu/seminars/).

Thursday, Dec. 12, “Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensing at Surfaces with Nanostructured Topology," Andrew C. Hillier, Iowa State University, 11:30 a.m., 102 Chemistry Building, host: Enrique Gomez, Department of Chemical Engineering (www.che.psu.edu/seminars/).

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Last Updated November 21, 2013