Graduate Seminar

Graduate Student Seminar

Welcome to the graduate student seminar. This seminar is offered every Fall and Winter semesters and includes technical presentations by graduate students, faculty members, and guests. The objectives of the seminar course are to:

  • Learn from world-class researchers about solutions to contemporary scientific and engineering problems through the application of fundamental principles
  • Identify and communicate to others principles of workplace safety
  • Foster collaboration with other researchers and institutions

Safety Moment
Each graduate seminar begins with a safety presentation. The safety moment includes discussion related to working in research labs or in industry.

Date: Thursday - 4:00-4:50 pm, Mountain Time
Location: 330 EB

John Hedengren
Office: 350M CB

The course is 0.5 credit hours. The course is cross listed as CH EN 691 (master's candidates) and CH EN 791 (doctoral candidates). It is graded as Pass / Fail. Students are expected to attend all scheduled sessions for a Pass. See posted syllabus for additional information.

 Graduate seminars are held every week on Thursday at 4 PM Mountain Time. Seminars consist of industrial topics and academic research in chemical engineering and related disciplines. The seminar speakers include individuals from industry, national labs and academia. A schedule of the seminars is provided below. Attendance at all seminars is required.

Speakers should plan to end at 4:40 to allow at least 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Topic Date Time Presenter Host Safety
Individual Development Plans
New Graduate Student Networking
Sep 5 4 PM John Hedengren
Brigham Young University
  Nicole Birchfield
Lab Safety Sep 12 4 PM Bryant Brown
BYU College Safety Officer
JDH Nathan Clarke
Reacting Flows Sep 19 4 PM William Roberts
LLB Ethan Gunnell
Career Fair Sep 26 4 PM No Seminar    
Opening Social at Rock Canyon Park Oct 3 4 PM Faculty, Graduate Students, and Families    
Enterprise IIoT and Analytics in the Process Industries Oct 10 4 PM John Matranga
JDH Adam Shupe
Nano Technology Oct 17 4 PM Keith Roper WGP Jared Thurgood
Organic ligands and nanoparticle size for surface accessibility Oct 24 4 PM Michael Nigra
University of Utah
MDA Qinyu Zhu
Izatt-Christensen Excellence in Research Oct 31 4 PM Larry Baxter
Brigham Young University
  Emily Zhao
Spectroscopy Nov 7 4 PM Richard Sandberg
Brigham Young University
WGP Daniel Lippert
AIChE Annual Meeting Nov 14 4 PM No Seminar    
Utilizing Solvent- and Polymerization-Induced Morphology Transitions to Create Nanostructured Materials Nov 21 4 PM Rob Hickey
Penn State
DT Amir Hamedi
Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 28 4 PM No Seminar    
Combustion Dec 5 4 PM Judy (Mary) Wornat
LLB Tyler Marlar
TBD Dec 12 4 PM     Pierre Kawak