Graduate Seminar Series

Each academic year, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) presents the Graduate Seminar Series. Chemical engineering experts from around the U.S. present a one-hour lecture that highlights a popular topic in chemical engineering research. Chemical engineering graduate students are required to attend with CH E 601 (Seminar) course credit; however, the lectures are open free of charge to any Iowa State faculty and students, and to the public. Seminars are typically held 11 a.m. to noon on various Thursdays, normally at at 171 Durham Center. A reception with the guest speaker is typically held 10:30-11 a.m., prior to the seminar, at 2061 Sweeney Hall (for CBE faculty and students only).

The Spring 2019 Graduate Seminar Series schedule can be found here.

The Fall 2018 Graduate Seminar Series schedule can be found here.

Flyers for individual seminars (during the academic year) can be accessed in the Events section on the home page of this site, and posts can be found on the department’s Facebook ( and Twitter ( pages.

Archived Seminars