L.K. Doraiswamy Graduate Seminar Series 2023-24 Schedule

This schedule will be updated as lecture details are finalized.

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on the date indicated.

Please note that for spring semester 2024 the seminars will be held in Durham 171.

Detailed information will be distributed to department graduate students and faculty prior to each seminar. Seminars are open to all ISU faculty, staff, students, post-doctoral researchers and scientists.

August 24 Introductory Seminar Reginald R. Baxter Endowed Department Chair Dennis Vigil and Department Faculty
August 31 Safety Seminar Department Faculty & Staff
L.K. Doraiswamy Graduate Seminar Series Fall Semester 2023
Sept. 7 “Energy Transition: The Challenge of Our Century” Fabio H. Ribeiro, Purdue University Davidson School of Chemical Engineering; Director, NSF Engineering Research Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR)
Sept. 14 “Artificial Intelligence Tools for Antibody Engineering and Protein Docking” Jeffrey Gray, Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering
Sept. 21 “Computational Design of Nanoparticle and DNA-Origami Assemblies of New Architectures and Functions” Gaurav Arya, Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University
Sept. 28 “Designing Cell Factories For The Future” Eric Mosher Young, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Oct. 5 “Targeting mechanobiological feedback to reverse fibrosis” Daniel J. Tschumperlin, Mayo Clinic
Oct. 12 “Engineering Active Sites and Environments to Guide Catalytic Transformations for Sustainable Energy & Selective Chemicals Production” Matthew Neurock, University of Minnesota Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Oct. 19 “Functionalizing organic-inorganic interfaces for upgrading of CO2 and biomass derivatives” J. Will Medlin, University of Colorado Boulder Chemical and Biological Engineering
Oct. 24 “Towards mitigation of adverse climate changes effected by CO2, industrial practices are increasingly focusing on decarbonization” Ravindra D. Gudi, Dean (ACR) and Professor (Chemical Engineering), IIT Bombay (11:00 a.m, 1330 ATRB)
Nov. 2 “Re-creating cellular protein synthesis and posttranslational modification on-chip for cell-free biomanufacturing of therapeutics” Susan Daniel, Cornell University Smith School of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Nov. 9 No Seminar – AIChE Annual Meeting
Nov. 16 Graduate Student Town Hall Faculty and Students
Nov. 30 “Synthetic mucins: from new chemical routes to engineered cells” Jessica Kramer, University of Utah
L.K. Doraiswamy Graduate Seminar Series Spring Semester 2024
Jan. 25 Safety Seminar John Kaiser/Stephanie Loveland
Feb. 1 Engineering and materials approaches to find, understand, and kill metastatic cancer cells Shelly Peyton, University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Engineering
Feb. 8 Graduate Student Town Hall Matthew Panthani and Students
Feb. 15 Assessment Heidi Doelinger, Iowa State University College of Engineering Assessment Analyst
Feb. 29 Enhancing Heterogeneous Catalysis by Engineering Surface Structure: Guiding Design with First-Principles Calculations Luke Roling, Iowa State CBE
March 7 Olefin Oligomerization by Lewis Acid, Heterogeneous Catalysis Jeffrey T. Miller, Purdue University Davidson School of Chemical Engineering
March 14 Spring Break – no seminar
March 21 **Canceled**
March 28 Examining Project-Based Learning as a Means to Develop Student Self-Efficacy and Professional Skills Ann Saterbak, Duke Biomedical Engineering
April 4 New Catalytic Mechanisms for Activating Strong Bonds in Renewable Feedstocks Long Qi, Ames National Laboratory
April 18 Probing Mechanical Fingerprints to Understand Instability Mechanisms in Battery Materials Özgϋr Çapraz, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Department of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering
April 25 Single Metal Site Catalysts for Sustainable and Clean Hydrogen Energy Gang Wu, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering