CBE Seminars | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Spring 2022

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering's Colloquium Series takes place Fridays from 10:45am - 12pm in JAB475 or over Zoom.

Shelley Peyton
University of Massachusetts

Postponed to September 9, 2022*

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic
Columbia University

Engineering human tissues for medical impact

February 18, 2022

Julie Rorrer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Catalytic Deconstruction and Upcycling of Waste Plastics

March 25, 2022

Yury Gogotsi
Drexel University

The Fascinating World of Two-Dimensional Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes)

April 1, 2022

Cesar A. Urbina Blanco
Ghent University

Understanding and tuning the reactivity of Solid Micellar Catalysts for CO2 utilization

April 8, 2022

Marcella Lusadri
BASF (zealots synthesis team)

Towards a "greener" route for acetic acid production via the carbonylation of dimethyl ether over small-power molecular sieves

April 15, 2022

Vijay Murugesan
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Beyond Lithium Batteries: Robust Material Designs and Testing

April 22, 2022

Chris Johnson
Argonne National Library

Using LIght Energy to Accelerate Electrochemical Reactions ini Li-ion Batteries

April 29, 2022 CANCELLED

Chinedum Osuji
University of Pennsylvania

Creating Useful Nanostructured Soft Materials by Directed Self-Assembly

May 6, 2022

Fall 2021

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering's Colloquium Series takes place Fridays from 10:45am - 12pm over Zoom.

Daniel A. Heller
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center / Weill Cornell Medicine

"Nanomedicines for the Research, Detection, and Treatment of Cancer and Allied Diseases"

September 3, 2021

Michael A Filler
Georgia Tech

"The Chemical Engineering-ification of Electronics"

September 10, 2021

Pulickel Ajayan
Rice University

"Materials Science in Two Dimensions"

September 17, 2021

Delia Milliron
University of Texas Austin

"Plasmonic nanocrystals and their gel assemblies"

September 24, 2021

Thomas Epps
University of Delaware

"From Waste to Polymers: Creating Sustainable Materials from Biomass"

October 1, 2021

Kevin Roger
National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse

"How complex fluids dry? The interplay of water activity and permeability when solutions, dispersions, biological fluids and membranes meet open air"

October 8, 2021

Edward M. Bahnson
University of North Carolina

"Redox modulation and nanotherapies for the treatment of Bahnson Carolina cardiovascular disease"

October 15, 2021

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic
Columbia University

"Engineering human tissues for medical impact"

*Postponed to February 18, 2022

Guido Mul
University of Twente

"Studying surface phenomena in electrochemical processes by IR and Raman spectroscopy"

November 5, 2021

Frances Arnold
California Institute of Technology

"Morawetz Lecture"

November 12, 2021

LaShanda Korley
University of Delaware

"Manipulating Architecture and Mechanics via Bio-inspired Design"

November 19, 2021

Marissa Caldwell

"Battery Technology for Medical Devices"

December 3, 2021

Ngoc Bui
University of Oklahoma

"Materials and Methods for Selective Ion Capture from Water"

December 10, 2021

Spring 2021

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering's Colloquium Series takes place Fridays from 10:45am - 12pm over Zoom.

Joseph M. DeSimone
Stanford University

"Digital Approaches for Precision Drug and Vaccine Delivery and Treatments"

February 19, 2021

Chris Boyce
Columbia University

"Characterizing and Structuring Multiphase Granular Flows"

February 26, 2021

Mark Hersam
Northwestern University

"Fundamentals and Applications of Mixed-Dimensional Heterostructures"

March 5, 2021

Ashutosh Chilkoti
Duke University

"Translating Molecular Bioengineering from the Lab to the Patient"

March 12, 2021

Raffaella Buonsanti
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

"Colloidal chemistry for tunable and controlled electrocatalyst"

March 26, 2021

Mark Kushner
University of Michigan

"Leveraging Low Temperature Plasmas for Materials, Energy and Environment"

April 2, 2021

Shelley Minteer
University of Utah

"Electrocatalysis for Organic Electrosynthesis"

April 9, 2021

Jesús M. Velázquez
UC Davis

"Establishing Compositional Control in 2D and 3D Metal Sulfide Electrocatalysts to Drive CO2 and CO Conversion to Alcohols"

April 16, 2021

Carolyn Koh
Colorado School of Mines

"Gas Hydrates and their Role in Future Energy Needs & Mitigating Environmental Impacts"

April 30, 2021

Selma Mededovic
Clarkson University

"Plasma-based water treatment of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): reactor design challenges and physicochemical processes at the plasma-liquid interface"

May 7, 2021

Fall 2020

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering's Colloquium Series takes place Fridays from 10:45am - 12pm over Zoom.


Nitash Balsara
UC Berkeley

Negative Diffusion Coefficients, the Pesko Condition, and Performance of Polymer Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries."

September 4, 2020

Peter Green
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Enabling the Transition to a Future Low Carbon Energy System: Important Scientific and Technological Challenges.

September 11, 2020

Paulette Clancy
John Hopkins University

“From Messy Solution Processes to Better Solar Cells: A Bayesian Optimization-guided Study."

September 25, 2020

Bill Epling
University of Virginia

"Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) of NOx – How to Avoid Sulfur Poisoning.”

October 2, 2020

Eric Furst
University of Delaware

“Interactions, Microstructure, Elasticity, and Aging of Colloidal Gels.”

October 9, 2020 

Randy Snurr
Northwestern University

“Metal-Organic Frameworks as Tunable Platforms for Gas Storage, Chemical Separations, and Catalysis.”

October 16, 2020

Carlos Rinaldi
University of Florida

“Diffusion of Nanoparticles in Polymer Solutions and Biological Fluids."

October 23, 2020

Nigel Bunnett
NYU Dental

"The Inside-Out Signaling of Pain."

October 30, 2020

Mahesh Mahantappa
University of Minnesota

"Molecular Frustration, Symmetry Breaking, and an Escape to Infinity."

November 6, 2020

Stephanie S. Lee
Stevens Institute of Technology

"Nanoconfining Optoelectronic Crystals"

December 11, 2020

Spring 2020

10:30 am-Noon on Fridays
Room: JAB 473

Date Speaker Affiliation Title
Jan. 31 Dorthe Eisele CCNY A Paradigm Shift Inspired by Nature: Robust Frenkel Excitons Despite Extreme Heat Stress
Feb. 7 Kevin M. McPeak Louisiana State University Some Like it Hot: Chemistry with Above-Equilibrium Charge Carriers
Feb. 14 Alexander
UC Berkeley Materials Design Innovations Create Opportunities Abound
Feb. 21 No seminar   Board meeting is scheduled.
Feb. 28 Alan West Columbia U Studies of Transport Processes in Li-Ion Cathodes
Mar. 6 Steven Little Pittsburgh U Controlling “Controlled Release” to Make Medicine That Imitates Life
Mar. 13 Nitash Balsara UC Berkeley CANCELED Negative Diffusion Coefficients, the Pesko Condition, and Performance of Polymer Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries 
Mar. 20 No seminar   Spring recess
Mar. 27 Peter Green NREL CANCELED The energy transition and the status of advanced energy technologies
Apr. 3 Jennifer Curtis UC Davis Flow Behavior of Cohesive and Aspherical Particles in Hoppers and Shear Cells
Apr. 10 Thomas
U Texas Inverse methods for the design of self-assembling materials
Apr.17 Randy Snurr Northwestern U Metal-Organic Frameworks as Tunable Platforms for Gas
Storage, Chemical Separations, and Catalysis
Apr. 24 Paulette
Hopkins U
How Understanding a Messy Solution Process Can Make Better Solar Cells: A Bayesian Optimization-guided Route to Metal Halide Perovskite Design
May. 1 Eric Furst U Delaware Interactions, microstructure, elasticity, and aging of colloidal gels
May. 8 Carlos Rinaldi U Florida Diffusion of Nanoparticles in Polymer Solutions and Biological Fluids

Fall 2019

10:30 am-Noon on Fridays
Room: JAB 474

Date Speaker Affiliation Title
Sep. 13 Christopher Roberts University of Delaware Physical stability of therapeutic antibodies, and predictive approaches to antibody formulation and candidate design
Sep. 20 No seminar - -
Sep. 27 Anne Skaja Robinson Carnegie Mellon Engineering Approaches to Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease
Oct. 4 Matthew Panzer Tufts University Design of Polymeric Scaffolds for Nonaqueous Ionogel Electrolytes
Oct. 11 Nathalie Pinkerton Pfizer & NYU Developing Responsive Soft Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications
Oct. 18 Samira Azarin University of Minnesota Biomaterial-based approaches to study and control ovarian cancer
Oct. 25 Abraham Strook Cornell  TBA
Nov. 1 Nitash Balsara UC Berkeley Ohm's Law, Polymer electrolytes, and Lithium Batteries
Nov. 8 Michael Wong Rice  Designing Catalytic Converters for Clean Water
Nov. 15 Charles Musgrave UC Boulder Accelerating the Discovery of New Materials for Energy Applications Using Ab Initio and Machine Learned Modeling
Nov. 22 Fotis Sotiropoulos SUNY SB Dean’s Lecture. 1MTC 1930/1931
Dec. 6 Francesco Stellacci EPFL Hydrophobic Forces in Soft Materials
Dec. 13 Michael Harold University of  Houston Multi-functional Structured Catalysts for Emission Control