2008 Departmental Seminar – Spring

January 14, 2008

Understanding and Tuning Protein Translocation through the Ribosome

Lydia Contreras

Department of Chemical Engineering
Cornell University

January 23, 2008

Molecular Memory Circuits on a Nanoscale

Amy S. Blum

Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering Naval Research Laboratory

January 28, 2008

Nanoscale Self-assembly via Electrostatic Interactions

Kyle J. M. Bishop

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Northwestern University

February 4, 2008

The Effect of Chain Rigidity on the Self-Assembly of Functional Block Copolymers

Bradley D. Olsen

Department of Chemical Engineering
University of California, Berkeley

February 11, 2008

New Concepts in Interfacial Engineering: Arresting Self Assembly and Motility-Based Sorting of Mammalian Cells

Carlos Co

Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Cincinnati

February 18, 2008

Phase Equilibria of Hydrofluorocarbons in Ionic Liquids

Mark B. Shiflett

DuPont Central Research and Development

February 25, 2008

Organic Single-Crystals: Self-Assembly, Properties, and Field-Effect Transistors

Alejandro L. Briseno

Department of Chemistry
University of Washington

February 27, 2008

(Special seminar together with Department of Physics)

Interfacial Dynamics of Polymers and SAMs: Glassy Dynamics, Hierarchical Assembly and the Quest for Perfection

Steven J. Sibener

The James Franck Institute and Department of Chemistr
University of Chicago

March 10, 2008

Quantifying Phenotype in Dynamic Metabolic Networks Using 13C Tracers and Comprehensive Flux Analysis

Jamey D. Young

Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

March 12, 2008

Deducing Transcriptional Regulatory Features from Transcriptome Data

Mark P. Brynildsen

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

March 17, 2008

Nanoconfinement Effects on Glass Formation and Glassy Behavior of Polymers

Rodney Priestley

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Northwestern University

March 19, 2008

Benign Synthesis, Size Control, and Assembly of Silica Nanoparticles: A New Paradigm for Dispersed Particle, Porous Thin Film, and Gel Applications

Mark Snyder

Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Minnesota

March 24, 2008

Characterization and Engineering of Bacterial Protein Translocation Systems

Danielle Tullman-Ercek

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

April 14, 2008

Quantitative Systems Analysis of Multicellular Morphodynamics

Anand Asthagiri

Department of Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology

April 28, 2008

McCabe Lecture

Grand Challenges for Materials Companies


James A. Trainham

Science & Technology
PPG Industries, Inc.