2020 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.

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




Thursday, January 30, 2020
Farris Engineering Center Room 2550 • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Advisory Board Seminar

Francois Baneyx
Building an Energy Frontiers Research Center:  CSSAS, the Center for the Science of Synthesis Across Scales

Julia Williams
Communication for Academic Change (Hands-on, Interactive Session)

David DiBiasio
Catalyzing Climate Change in Engineering Education


February 5, 2020
Swihart photo
Flame-based Aerosol Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles and Supported-Metal Nanostructures & Solution-Phase Synthesis of Transition-Metal Chalcogenide Nanostructures
Mark Swihart
UB Distinguished Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
University at Buffalo
host: Sang M. Han


Febraruy 26, 2020
Martin photo
Radically Re-designing an Engineering Department
Thomas Martin
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Bradley Faculty Fellow of Education
Associate director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology
Virginia Tech
host: Marina Miletic


March 4, 2020
Hearne photo
Energy Storage for the Electric Grid – MegaWatts from picoWatts
Sean Hearne
Director, Materials Science and Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
host: Sang M. Han


March 18, 2020
Spring Break • No seminar


March 25, 2020
Stephen Jett
Director of Imaging Resources, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Sandia National Laboratories
host: Sang M. Han


March 27, 2020 • Friday
angelopoulos photo
Nanostructured Catalysts for Energy Sustainability and Medical Diagnostics
Anastasios P. Angelopoulos
Professor and Department Head
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
University of Cincinnati
host: Abhaya Datye


April 8, 2020
Thompson photo
Biosensor-based detection of cancer biomarkers  in precision medicine
Michael Thompson
Professor and Principle Investigator
Department of Chemistry
University of Toronto
host: Nathan Jackson


April 15, 2020
Sankaran photo
R. Mohan Sankaran
Goodrich Professor of Engineering Innovation
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Case Wester Reserve University
host: Sang M. Han


April 22, 2020
Cooper photo
James Cooper
Professor Emeritus
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University
host: Nick Carroll and Edl Schamiloglu


April 29, 2020
Martin Hanczyc
Principal Investigator
University of Trento
Trento Italy
host: Gabriel Lopez


May 6, 2020