Department of Chemical Engineering plans fall seminars

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering is planning the following Science Seminars for fall 2014. 

All lectures begin at 11:30 a.m. and are held in 102 Chemistry Building. 

Thursday, Aug. 28, “Mechanical properties of organic semiconductors: Toward robust and intrinsically stretchable electronics”, Darren J. Lipomi, University of California, San Diego, host: Kyle Bishop, Department of Chemical Engineering 

Thursday, Sept. 4, “Applications of the ReaxFF Force Field for Identifying Reactive Properties for Complex Materials and Interfaces,” Adri van Duin, Penn State, host: Kyle Bishop, Department of Chemical Engineering 

Thursday, Sept. 11, “To be announced," Bin Yang, Washington State University, host: Kyle Bishop, Department of Chemical Engineering

Thursday, Sept. 18, “To be announced," Kristala J. Prather, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, host: Kyle Bishop, Department of Chemical Engineering

Thursday, Sept. 25, “Genome-based Mechanics: Tunable Elasticity of a Structural Protein,” Melik C. Demirel, Penn State, host: Kyle Bishop, Department of Chemical Engineering 

Thursday, Oct. 2, “Light-Tunable Fluids, Self-Propelling Microcapsules and Hemostatic Biomaterials: The Next Generation of Soft Matter," Srinivasa Raghavan, University of Maryland, host: Kyle Bishop, Department of Chemical Engineering

Thursday, Oct. 9, “From Sand to Silicon Wafers: A Process Systems View of Solar Cell Production," B. Erik Ydstie, Carnegie Mellon University, 11:30 a.m., 102 Chemistry, host: Kyle Bishop, Department of Chemical Engineering (www.che.psu.edu/seminars/).

Thursday, Oct. 23, “Two-Dimensional Crystalline Nanoporous Layers,” Michael Tsapatsis, University of Minnesota, host: Kyle Bishop, Department of Chemical Engineering

Thursday, Nov. 6, “Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Elementary Reaction Steps on Late Transition Metal Catalysts, and in their Sintering,” Charles T. Campbell, University of Washington, host: Kyle Bishop, Department of Chemical Engineering 

Thursday, Nov. 13, “Materials and Processes to Meet Desalination Demand in an Energy Constrained World," Meagan Mauter, Carnegie Mellon University, host: Kyle Bishop, Department of Chemical Engineering

For more information, go to www.che.psu.edu/seminars/.

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Last Updated October 09, 2014