2016 Spring Seminars


Seminars are held on Wednesday at 4:00 pm in Centennial Auditorium. Topical seminars are scheduled throughout the semester and can be used for seminar credit.

The requirement for completion of CBE 501 is attending 8 seminars.

Seminar questions contact: Cheryl Brozena • cbrozena@unm.edu or 505 277.2225

January 20, 2016
Functional Materials for Energy Conversion, Storage and Biomedical Applications
Vojislav Stamenkovic
Argonne National Laboratory
Plamen Atanassov • Host

January 27, 2016
The Role of Oxygenated Cadmium Sulfide (CdS:O) Window Layers on High Efficiency CdTe Solar Cells
Colin Wolden

Colorado School of Mines
Sang M. Han • Host


February 03, 2016
Perspectives on PBI Membranes for Fuel Cells and Related Devices
Brian C. Benicewicz
University of South Carolina
University of New Mexico
Plamen Atanassov
Host

February 10, 2016
Nanoporous Metal-Organic Framework Membranes for Energy-efficient Gas Separations
Hae Kwon Jeong
Texas A&M University
Sang Eon Han • Host

February 17, 2016
Advanced Materials and Diagnostics for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage
Vijay Ramani
Illinois Institute of Technology
Plamen Atanassov • Host

February 24, 2016
Microchemical Systems for CO2 Reduction, Crystallization, and Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing
Paul J. A. Kenis
University of Illinois
Plamen Atanassov • Host


March 2, 2016
Influence of microstructure and environment on nanoparticle membrane and superlattice mechanical properties
K. Michael Salerno
Sandia National Laboratories
Abhaya Datye 
• Host

March 09, 2016
Biomaterials for Cell Transplantation and Drug Delivery for the Treatment of Nerve Injury

Shelly E. Sakiyama-Elbert
Washington University
Elizabeth Dirk • Host

March 16, 2016 • Spring Break

March 23, 2016
Modeling Polymers on Multiple Time and Length Scales

Gary Grest
Sandia National Laboratories
Abhaya Datye 
• Host

March 30, 2016
Toward a distributed renewable electrochemical energy and mobility system (DREEMS): Polymer electrolytes and electrocatalysis
Yushan Yan
Distinguished Engineering Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Associate Dean for Research and Entrepreneurship, College of Engineering
University of Delaware
Abhaya Datye • Host


April 6, 2016
Atomic Layer Deposition of Crystalline Perovskites on Ge(001) and Si(001)
John Ekerdt
University of Texas, Austin
Sang M. Han • Host

April 13, 2016
Bruce Armitage
Carnegie-Mellon
David Whitten 
• Host

April 20, 2016
Understanding the origins of human cancer
Ludmil Alexandrov
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Dimiter Petsev
• Host

April 27, 2016
No Seminar


May 4, 2016
No seminar