Graduate Seminar Series Fall Semester 2020 Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will be held online via Webex at 11 a.m. on the date indicated, with linking information posted prior to each seminar. They are open to all ISU faculty, staff, students, post-doctoral researchers and scientists.

Aug. 20 Welcome Back Seminar CBE Faculty/Staff
Aug. 27 Safety Seminar CBE Faculty/Staff
Sept. 3 From Silicon to Plastic: Materials Design and Process Considerations Elsa Reichmanis, Lehigh University
Sept. 10 Multilayered Metal Carbides for the Upgrading of Natural Gas Carlos A. Carrero, Auburn University
Sept. 17 Diversification & Compartmentalization: Two Synthetic Biology Technologies for Redesigning Cells John Dueber, University of California Berkeley
Sept. 24 Passive Sensors for Closed Systems: Pandemic Diagnostic Mailers, Wearable Health Monitors, Soil Sensors, and Biomanufacturing Control Nigel Reuel, Iowa State University
Oct. 1 Active Site Dynamics in Catalysis Philippe Sautet, University of California Los Angeles
Oct. 8 Silk Proteins – Functional Biomaterials and Medical Applications David L. Kaplan, Tufts University
Oct. 15 Electrification and Decarbonization of Chemical Synthesis Karthish Manthiram, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Oct. 22 A Sense of Balance: Development of Metabolic Pathway Balancing Approaches for the Production of High Value Chemicals in Recombinant E.coli Mattheos Koffas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Oct. 29 Research Excellence/Brown Fellowship Competition ISU chemical engineering graduate students
Nov. 5 The Past, the Present, the Future: Biomaterials and Kidney Dialysis Buddy Ratner, University of Washington
Nov. 12 Bioengineering Early CNS Morphogenesis for a Scalable Neural Tube Defect Risk Assay Randolph Ashton, University of Wisconsin-Madison