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
No seminar 10 Jan 4 PM    
How to successfully find a job 17 Jan 4 PM Prof. Brad Bundy JNH
Ionic liquids at charged surfaces and inside nanopores: Insight from molecular simulations 24 Jan 4 PM Professor Dmitry Bedrov, Department of Materials Science, University of Utah SDN
Combustion Modeling 31 Jan 4 PM Prof. Robert W. Dibble, Mechanical Engineering, U.C. Berkeley DOL
3 Minute Thesis Competition 7 Feb 4 PM Graduate Students JNH
Nuclear Engineering 14 Feb 4 PM Prof. Per Peterson, UC Berkeley Nuclear Engineering and Kairos Power MJM
Process Research and Process Development: A case study in Industrial R&D 21 Feb 4 PM Dr. Gregory James, Afton Chemical Corporation DJS
Izatt-Christensen Lecture- Public 26 Feb 4 PM Prof. Geraldine L. Richmond, University of Oregon JDH
Izatt-Christensen Lecture 27 Feb 4 PM Prof. Geraldine L. Richmond, University of Oregon JDH
Inorganic Membranes for Energy and Environmental Systems 7 Mar 4 PM Prof. Seok-Jhin Kim, Oklahoma State University JNH
Graduate Student Presentations (to be recorded) 14 Mar 4 PM   WGP
USTAR: Technology development and commercialization 21 Mar 4 PM Dr. Andrew Sweeney AF
Is There a High-tech Future for Coal Use? 28 Mar 4 PM Dr. Eric Eddings, Associate Dean, College of Engineering, University of Utah THF
Conflict-free Microprocessor Materials 4 Apr 4 PM Dr. Carolyn Duran, Intel JNH
Chemistry, biology, immunology, and evolution with viruses 11 Apr 4 PM M.G. Finn, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Tech BCB

Links to seminar schedules of previous semesters.

Fall 2018
Fall 2017
Winter 2017
Fall 2016
Winter 2016
Fall 2015