Seminar Archive

Spring 2022

(The spring 2021 series was held either virtually, in-person, or a hybrid of the two options.)

  • February 10: Jorge Almodovar; University of Arkansas; Cell Behavior Enhancement by Collagen/Heparin Layered Coatings
  • February 17: Christa Hestekin; University of Arkansas; How to give a bad talk
  • February 24: Andrew Zydney; Penn State; Continuous Bioprocessing – New Challenges and Opportunities for Membrane Technology
  • March 3: Chris Bowman; University of Colorado Boulder; Polymers and Light: Towards Advanced, Photoresponsive Materials
  • March 10: ThermoElectron; University of Arkansas; NanoIR instrument (coupled AFM and FTIR)
  • March 17: Tom Spicer; University of Arkansas; Physical and Computational Modeling of the Jack Rabbit II Pressurized Chlorine Releases
  • March 31: Michael Pirhalla; EPA; Urban Dispersion Studies at the EPA
  • April 7: Tibor Szilvasi; University of Alabama; Computational Design of Chemoresponsive Liquid Crystalline Systems
  • April 14: Thomas Epps; University of Delaware; From Waste to Polymers: Creating Sustainable Materials from Biomass
  • April 21: Amelia Fuller; Santa Clara University; Structural and Functional Studies of N-Substituted Oligoamide Peptidomimetics
  • April 28: Yifu Ding; University of Colorado Boulder

Fall 2020

(Entire series held virtually due to Covid-19)

  • August 27: Tammy Lutz-Rechtin; UA; Safety – Updates and special topics
  • September 3: ACHEGS Welcome; UA; Elections
  • September 10: Dr. Rudra Palash; Pfizer Inc.; Graduate Student Panel
  • September 24: Sheima Khatib; Texas Tech University; "Enhancing the catalytic properties of Mo/ZSM-5 catalysts for methane dehydroaromatization by ex situ formation of metal carbides"
  • October 8:  Dr. Shuvo Roy; University of California, San Francisco; "Silicon Nanopore Membranes for an Implantable Bioartificial Kidney"
  • October 15:  Dr. Nicole Labbe; University of Colorado Boulder; "Laser Beams and 3D Printers: How Recent Experimental Advances Have Helped Reveal the Complex Chemistry of Combustion"
  • October 22: Dr. Jacquelyn Dee Mosley; UA; "Creating a Culturally Competent Campus"
  • October 29 Dr. Claribel Acevedo Velez; University of Puerto Rico; "Influence of surface-active nanoparticles on emulsions of thermotropic liquid crystals"
  • November 5: Dr. Stephen Gray; Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia; "Membrane Integrity Monitoring for Reliable Water Reuse"
  • November 12: Dr. Anthony Ting;  Arthesys;  "Cell Therapy for Critical Care Indications" 
  • November 19 Robert Griffin; UAMS; "Approaches to Engineer Naturally Produced Extracellular Vesicles in Biomedical Research and Treatment"
  • December 3: Dr. Dean Muirhead; NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX; "Closed-Loop Water Recovery: Transitioning from Low Earth Orbit to Planetary Habitats"

Spring 2020

  • January 14: Dr. Daniel Strauss; ASAHI KASEI; “Virus Filtration: Past, Present and Future"
  • January 16: ACHEGS Welcome; UA; Elections/Snack provided
  • January 21: Ms. Wendy L. McBride; UA; "Controlling variables in the publication process"
  • January 23: Tammy Lutz-Rechtin; UA; Safety – Updates and special topics
  • January 30: Dr. R. Panneer Selvam; UA; "CFD Peak Pressures on TTU Building Using Different Inflow"
  • February 6:  Mr. Jason G. Ramage; UA; "An Overview of Research Compliance"
  • February 13: CHEG graduate students; UA;  "AChEGS at AIChE: A Graduate Student Panel"
  • February 20: Ms. Laura Mox and Mr. James "JD" DiLoreto-Hill; UA;  "Resources at U of A available for graduate students from the Graduate School and the Graduate-Professional Student Congress"
  • February 25:  Faculty Search Candidate Research Seminar
  • February 27:  Faculty Search Candidate Research Seminar
  • March 3: Faculty Search Candidate Research Seminar
  • March 5: Dr. James Dorman; LSU; "Engineering Spatially Controlled Nanomaterials – Utilizing Optoelectronic Properties to Drive Surface Reactions"
  • March 10: Faculty Search Candidate Research Seminar
  • March 17: Faculty Search Candidate Research Seminar
  • March 19: Dr. Johannes Hachmann; University at Buffalo; “Strategic biomimicry in biomaterial design” – CANCELLED due to Covid-19
  • April 2: Dr. Sheima Khatib; Texas Tech University; "Enhancing the catalytic properties of Mo/ZSM-5 catalysts for methane dehydroaromatization by ex situ formation of metal carbides"– CANCELLED due to Covid-19
  • April 16: Dr. David Lynn; University of Wisconsin - Madison; "Reactive Assembly of New Soft Materials and Interfaces" - CANCELLED due to Covid-19
  • April 23: Dr. Rudra Palash Mukherjee; Pfizer Inc; "Paradigms in biochemical engineering: tools and strategies for tailoring bioseparation" - CANCELLED due to Covid-19
  • April 30: Student Elevator Pitch - CANCELLED due to Covid-19

Fall 2019

  • August 29: ACHEGS Welcome; UA; Elections/Snack provided
  • September 5: Tammy Lutz-Rechtin; UA; Safety – Updates and special topics
  • September 12: Dr. Geoff Geise; “Structure/property relationships in polymer membranes for water purification and energy applications”
  • September 19: Dr. Ryan Hartman; “Design of Microreactors with in situ Spectroscopy and Machine Intelligence for Faster Discovery”
  • September 26: Dr. Dan Shantz; “Designing composition and local structure in zeolites: teaching old catalysts new tricks”
  • October 3: Dr. Carlos Rinaldi; "Diffusion of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Complex and Biological Fluids"
  • October 8: Dr. Nora Savage; "Nano Research – Potential for Gigantic Benefits"
  • October 10: Mr. William Jacoby; “Supercritical Water Oxidation of Sewage Sludge and Aqueous Film Forming Foam”
    October 17: Dr. Michael Pishko; “Continuous Glucos Monitoring for Diabetes Management: The Path Forward” - CANCELLED
  • October 22: Dr. Boelo Schuur; "Stimuli Responsive Materials in Smart Separation Systems"
  • October 24: Ms. Sarah Goforth; “The Art of the Picth: Persuasively Communicating Your Ideas”
  • October 31: Dr. Andres Garcia; “Bioengineered Synthetic Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine”
  • November 7: Dr. Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez; “Strategic biomimicry in biomaterial design”
  • November 14: NO SEMINAR – AIChE MEETING
  • November 21: Dr. Dharmesh Kanani; "Super-batch chromatography: Enhancing downstream productivity using an existing facility and equipment through rapid cycling of short column"
  • November 28: NO SEMINAR – THANKSGIVING
  • December 5: Dr. Gerardine Botte; "Electrochemical Conversion of Nitrogen Containing Compounds"
  • December 12: Student Elevator Pitch

Spring 2019

  • January 17: ACHEGS Welcome; UA; Elections/Snack provided
  • January 24: Tammy Lutz-Rechtin; UA; Safety – Updates and special topics
  • January 31: Dr. Christopher G. Arges; “Counterion condensation and new porous ionic materials for electrochemical separations"
  • February 7: Dr. Mark Healy; "Quantifying the reuse potential of "waste" media in a circular economy"
  • February 14: Dr. Mattheos Koffas; “A sense of balance: Development of metabolic pathway balancing approaches for the production of high value chemicals in recombinant E.coli”
  • February 21: Dr. Tulin Kaman;  "Simulation and Modeling of Turbulent Mixing"
  • February 28: Dr. Carmen Gomes; “Nanobiosensing - A Biomimetic Approach for Pathogen Sensing Applications”
  • March 7: Mr. David Cetlin;  "Viral Clearance Validation: What is it and how and Innovative Approach can Change Biopharmaceutical Process Development"
  • March 14:
  • March 21: NO SEMINAR – SPRING BREAK
  • March 28:
  • April 4:
  • April 11:
  • April 18: Dr. Jaime Grunlan; “Polymer-Based Nanocoatings for Flame Retardancy, Gas Barrier and Thermoelectric Energy Generation”
  • April 25: Dr. David Sholl; "Expanding the chemical palette for reliable adsorption-based separations"
    May 2: Dr. Soumya Srivastava; “Designing microfluidic platforms via electrokinetics for medical diagnostics and environmental biotechnology applications”

Fall 2018

  • August 23: Tammy Lutz-Rechtin; UA; Safety – Updates and special topics
  • August 30: ACHEGS Welcome; UA; Elections/Snack provided
  • September 6:
  • September 13:
  • September 20: Dr. B. Wayne Bequette; RPI; “Automated Insulin Delivery for Type 1 Diabetes.” September 27: Dr. Soumya
  • Srivastava; University of Idaho; “Designing microfluidic platforms via electrokinetics for medical diagnostics and environmental biotechnology applications.” - Cancelled
  • October 4: Dr. Fateme Rezaei; "Hybrid Nanocomposite Adsorbents for Gas Storage and Purification Applications.”
  • October 11:
  • October 18: Dr. M. Hassan Beyzavi;  UA; “Molecularly Tunable Porous Nanomaterials and Applications.” October 25: Dr.
  • Hideto Matsuyama; Kobe University, Japan; "Membrane Technology for Water Treatment in Membrane Center at Kobe University," in partnership with the MAST Center for Membrane Science.
  • November 1: NO SEMINAR – AIChE MEETING
  • November 8: Dr. Erik Santiso;  NC State; "Atomistic Modeling of Solute Precipitate Nucleation."  November 15: Dr. Jennifer
  • Curtis; U of California; "Toward Simulation-Based Design of Practice Handling Processes."
  • November 22: NO SEMINAR – THANKSGIVING
  • November 29: Dr. Alex Lopez; U of Mississippi; “From Membranes to Mars: Development of Novel Ionic Liquid Composites
  • Toward Advances in Separation and Materials Science for this World and the Next."

Spring 2018

  • January 18: ACHEGS Welcome
  • January 19: Uwe Beruscher, W.L. Gore - TBD
  • January 25: Tammy Lutz-Rechin, Safety - Updates and Special Topics
  • January 29: Jakym Battle - TBD 
  • March 8: Muthanna Al-DahhanMissouri S&TEnabling Processes Intensification of Multiphase Reactors and Flows by advanced understanding and Benchmarking CFD and Multiscale-Modeling via Sophisticated Measurement Techniques.  Abstract and bio here.
  • March 15: Michael WolfeMax Planck MagdeburgMembrane-based platform technologies for the purification of viruses, virus-like particles and viral vectors.  Abstract and bio here. 
  • March 22: NO SEMINAR – SPRING BREAK
  • March 29: Hold for AHCEGS-initiated seminar
  • April 5:  Bhuvnesh Bharti, LSU - Directing the assembly and propulsion in patchy particles: Colloidal assemblies in-and out-of-equilibrium.  Abstract and Bio here
  • April 12:  H. Michael CheungUniversity of AkronClimate Change - An Engineering Perspective.  Abstract and bio here.
  • April 26: Simon BareSLAC Nat’l AcceleratorSSRL and Catalysis: Why would I want to conduct research at a synchrotron?  Abstract here. Bio here
  • May 3: Kim NeedyUofA Graduate School DeanManagement and Leadership Seminar

Fall 2017

  • August 24: ACHEGS Welcome
  • August 31: Tammy Lutz-Rechin, Safety - Updates and Special Topics
  • September 7: Yifu Ding, Colorado, Boulder - Memorization, Reconfiguration and Instabilities of Polymer Surfaces and Particles.  Abstract & Bio Here.
  • September 21: Carl Laird, Purdue/Sandia Labs, Algorithms, Architectures, and Applications: High-Performance Mathematical Programming Approaches for Improved Safety and Security. Abstract & Bio Here.
  • September 28: Timothy Scott, University of Michigan -  Rearranging Covalent Connectivity in Polymeric Materials. Abstract & Bio Here.
  • October 5: David Dayton, RTI International - Catalytic Biomass Pyrolysis for Advanced Biofuels and Bio-products: Fundamentals to Pilot Scale. Abstract & Bio Here.
  • October 26: Audie Thompson, Prairie View A&M - Filtration Performance and Biofouling Resistance of Cellulose Acetate membrane with silver nanoparticles. Abstract and Bio Here.
  • November 9: Theresa Good, NSFNovember 16: J. Phillip Turner, Walmart
  • November 30:  David Ford, CHEG Department Head/Professor - End of the semester wrap up

Spring 2017

  • January 26: Tammy Lutz-Rechtin, Safety - Updates and Peroxide Formers
  • February 2: ACHEGS Welcome - UA
  • February 16: Katy Revels, Fuji Vegetable Oil - Intro to Processing Fats & Oils for Speciatly Applications.
  • February 23: Chris Griggs, US Army Corps of Engineers - Design & Development of Deployable Systems for Treatment and Re-Use of Unconventional Wastewater Sources.
  • March 16: Kamyar Sadari & Abdollah Mosleh, UofA Graduate Students
  • March 23: NO SEMINAR - SPRING BREAK
  • March 30: Boelo Schuur, Univ of Twente - Selection & Design of Solvents for Affinity Separation Systems in Bio(Refineries)
  • April 6: Georges Belfort, RPI - Can we Emulate Nature's exquisite selectively for water and proteins?
  • April 13:  Adam Melvin, LSU - Personalizes diagnostics: High-throughout, dynamic measurement of enzyme activity in intact single cells.

Fall 2016

  • August 25: ACHEGS Welcome and Elections. Snack Provided.
  • September 1: Brian Henderson, UA, Job Searching
  • September 8: Michael Borrelli, UAMS, Ultrasound and Nanotechnology Approaches to Treating Stroke
  • September 19: Mary Gomez, Pepsi Co
  • September 22: Tammy Rechtin and Jim Hogan, UA, Biosaftey 
  • September 29: Hnna Jeson, UA, Cardiovascular Biomechanics Laboratory - On the Border of Medicine and Engineering
  • October 6: Cynthia Sides, UA Office of Entrepreneurship, From Passion to Profit
  • October 24: Amy Landis, Clemson
  • October 27: Alexis Carpenter, AxNano
  • November 3: Ashlee Ford Versypt, Oklahoma State
  • November 10: Haley Cleous, Startup Junkie Consulting, How to Turn Your Research into a Business
  • November 17: No Seminar- AICHE
  • November 24: No Seminar- Thanksgiving

Spring 2016

  • January 21: ACHEGS Welcome and Elections. Snack provided.
  • January 29*: Dr. Kent Leach, UC Davis
  • February 4: Harry Ploehn, University of South Carolina
  • February 11: Alan Fuchs, University of Nevada, Reno
  • February 15**: David Ford, UMass Amherst
  • February 25: Tammy Rechtin, UA CHEG Safety
  • March 3: Jennifer Shelton, Arkansas Economic Development Commission, EPSCoR Educational Outreach
  • March 10: Bob Beitle & Shannon Servoss. Finding a Job - Step 1
  • March 17:
  • March 24: SPRING BREAK
  • March 31:
  • April 8***: CHEG Academy. Panel discussion with CHEG academy members - pizza will be provided
  • April 14: John White. UA Industrial Engineering, Leadership
  • April 21: Susie Engle. UA Tech Ventures, Intellectual Property
  • April 28: Jingyi Chen. UA Chem, Shaping Bimetallic Nanostructures with Tunable Optical and Catalytic Properties
  • May 5: Paul Millet, UA Mechanical Engineering

Fall 2015

  • September 10: Dr. Julie Stenken, University of Arkansas
  • September 17: Dr. Yoram Cohem, UCLA, Abstract
  • September 24: Tammy Rechtin, University of Arkansas
  • October 1: Dr. Cynthia Sides, UA - Ignite
  • October 15: Dr. Clint Aichele, Oklahoma State University
  • October 22: Dr. Mike Semmens,University of Minnesota, Abstract
  • October 29: Greg Nesmith, Dow
  • December 3: Narasimhan Rajaram, University of Arkansas
  • December 10: Colin Heyes, University of Arkansas

Spring 2015

  • February 19: Bryan Beckingham, Lawrence Livermore National Lab Tuesday,
  • February 24: Mainak Majumdor, Monash University (Australia)
  • February 26: Rodrigo Molina, University of Minnesota
  • March 19: Angie Pannier, University of Nebraska
  • April 16: Chaise Beisel, North Carolina State University
  • April 23: Lauren Greenlee, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Fall 2014

  • August 28: AChEGS Meeting
  • September 4: Andrew Zydney, Penn State
  • September 11: Steve Cramer, RPI
  • September 18: Safety
  • September 25: Christa Hestekin, Graduate Advisor
  • October 9: Ignite, University of Arkansas
  • October 16: Safety
  • October 23: Megan Mauter, Carnegie Mellon
  • October 30: Safety
  • November 6: Caryn Heldt, Michigan Tech

Spring 2014

  • January 23: Marty Matlock, University of Arkansas
  • February 6: Yupo Lin, Argonne National Lab
  • February 13: DB Bhattacharyya, University of Kentucky
  • February 27: Provost Gaber, University of Arkansas
  • March 5: Katherine Ziemer, Northeastern University
  • March 6: Pam Kreeger, University of Wisconsin
  • March 13: Melissa Moss, University of South Carolina
  • March 18: Robert Field, Oxford University
  • April 1: Bruce Eldridge, University of Texas
  • April 3: Petra Klein, Oklahoma
  • April 10: Rajeev Kapoor, Maharshi Dayanand University