2019 Spring Seminar Series

Sponsored by:  CBE, CBME, CMEM and NSME

Safety Seminar

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. New this semester is the Journal Club. The location and the host will be announced on UNM learn, check each week to find out where the journal club will be held and the papers that have been assigned for reading.

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

January 16, 2019

Problem-driven learning: Why we've mostly given up on lecturing!
Le Doux photo
Joseph Le Doux
Associate Chair
Undergraduate Learning and Experience
Associate Professor

Newstetter photo
Wendy Newstetter
Director of Learning Sciences Research
Georgia Tech
host • Marina Miletic • FACETS

February 18, 2019 • Monday 10:00 am • CBE Lounge (FEC 1000)
Zhang photo
Structure and Dynamics of Topological Defects in Active Liquid Crystals
Rui Zhang
Center for Autonomous Materials
University of Chicago

February 20, 2019 • Wednesday 10:00 am • CBE Lounge (FEC 1000)

Bardhan photo
Guiding Light at the Nanoscale: From Energy to Biomedical Applications
Rizia Bardhan
Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Vanderbilt University

February 25, 2019 • Monday 10:00 am • CBE Lounge (FEC 1000)
Cheng photo

When Biomolecules Meet Synthetic Materials: New Tools for Non-invasive Diagnosis and Therapeutics
Gong Cheng
Research Associate
Rowland Institute
Harvard University

February 27, 2019 • Wednesday 10:00 am • CBE Lounge (FEC 1000)
Bricker photo

Engineering Organizational Complexity in Biological Systems
William Bricker
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Biological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

March 4, 2019 • Monday 10:00 am • CBE Lounge (FEC 1000)
Harris photo

Catalysis Beyond the Active Site
James W. Harris
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Minnesota

March 6, 2019 • Wednesday 10:00 am • CBE Lounge (FEC 1000)

Wei photo

Rational Design of Solid-liquid interphases and Nanocomposite Cathodes for Metal-sulfur Batteries
Shuya Wei
Postdoctoral Associate
Koch Institute
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


March 13, 2019
No Seminar

March 18, 2019 • Wednesday 10:00 am • CBE Lounge (FEC 1000)
Shahjamali photo

Order from Chaos: The Art and Science of Nanoself-Assembly
Mohammed Shahjamali
Research Associate
Harvard University


March 20, 2019 - Wednesday - 4:00 PM - Centennial Auditorium (CEC 1041)

Kuuttila photo

Lisa Kuuttila
CEO and Chief Economic Development Officer
STC.UNM

Ms. Kuuttila will give an overview of the history, programs,
events, and resources the organization (STC.UNM) offers
to UNM Students through its Lobo Rainforest Ecosystem. 

April 3, 2019

Bohringer photo

Interfacial Engineering in Microsystems – Moving and Assembling Chips and Drops
Karl Bohringer
Joint Professor of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering
Director, Nano-engineered Systems Institute (NanoES)
Site Director, National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI)
University of Washington
host • Sang M. Han

April 10, 2019
Outstanding Graduate Student Presentations

Sarun Photo

Effective Radiative Cooling by Microsphere-Based Disordered Photonic Coatings
Sarun Atiganyanun

Fanni photo

Controlled and Selective Photo-oxidation of Amyloid-β Fibrils by Oligomeric p-Phenylene Ethynylenes
Adeline Fanni

Riley photo

Redox stability of Pt single atom catalysts on doped ceria supports
Christopher Riley
host • Sang M. Han & Eva Chi

April 17, 2019

Sangwoo Lee photo
Polymorphism of Close-Packed Block Copolymer Micelles
Sangwoo Lee
Assistant Professor
Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute
Chemical and Biological Engineering
host • Sang Eon Han

April 24, 2019

Lenert photo

Thermal Coloring: Manipulating the Spectrum of Thermal Transport for Thermophotovoltaics, Solar Power, and Radiative Cooling
Andrej Lenert
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Chemical Engineering
host • Sang Eon Han

May 1, 2019
Gillespie photo
Charge Inversion in the Electrical Double Layer: Applications and Theory
Dirk Gillespie
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Rush Medical College
host • Dimiter Petsev