Lectures at the Leading Edge & Emerging Leaders 2014-2015

LLE 2014-15 squareThe 2014 – 2015 season of our lecture series has now concluded. Please check our website for the other years’ schedules.

Lectures at the Leading Edge enhance our culture of excellence by providing a rich view of the broad landscape and far-reaching horizons of chemical engineering and applied chemistry education and research.

The Emerging Leaders lecture series recognizes young researchers who are making significant advances in their respective fields.

All lectures are held at 12:30 pm in Room 116 of the Wallberg Building, 200 College Street.  The lectures are free and no rsvp is required; everyone is welcome to attend.

Download a pdf of the 2014-2015 lecture schedule.


2014 – 2015 Emerging Leaders lecture series

Intensification of the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis through a novel structured packed-bed reactor
Dr. Carlo Giorgio Visconti, Politecnico di Milano
Oct 29, 2014 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | WB116

Cancer research from a tissue engineering and biomaterials perspective
Dr. Claudia Fischbach-Teschl, Cornell University
Nov 5, 2014 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | WB116

Engineering perspectives on structure, thermodynamics, and transport in vascular plants
Dr. Abraham Duncan Stroock, Cornell University
Nov 12, 2014 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | WB116

Biodegradation of Emerging Contaminants: Polyfluorinated Compounds and 1,4-Dioxane
Dr. Shaily Mahendra, UCLA
Nov 26, 2014 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | WB116

Electrochemical engineering for sustainable materials extraction: the promises and challenges of molten electrolytes
Dr. Antoine Allanore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Feb 11, 2015 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | WB116

Understanding and implementing new oxide catalysts
Dr. Justin Notestein, Northwestern University
Mar 4, 2015 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | WB116

Myth or Fact: Can Drinking Cranberry Juice Help Prevent Urinary Tract and Other Infections?
Dr. Nathalie Tufenkji, McGill University
Mar 11, 2015 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | WB116

2014 – 2015 Lectures at the Leading Edge

Irving O. Shoichet Distinguished Lecture
Illuminating glycans, the dark matter of the cell surface
Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi, UC Berkeley
Dec 3, 2014 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | WB116

Making Education Sticky: Approaches to the repair of undergraduates’ misconceptions about thermodynamics and heat transfer
Dr. Margot Vigeant, Bucknell University
Jan 7, 2015 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | WB116

Bio-inspired Strategies for Targeted Drug Delivery
Dr. Samir Mitragotri, UC Santa Barbara
Jan 14, 2015 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | WB116

Unravelling the Complexities of Electrochemical Energy Storage at the Nanoscale
Dr. Linda Nazar, University of Waterloo
Jan 28, 2015 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | WB116

Chemical Swimming and Active Matter
Dr. John Brady, California Institute of Technology
Feb 4, 2015 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | WB116

Rethinking Precipitation Processes: The Art of the State
Dr. Alison Lewis, University of Cape Town
Mar 18, 2015 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | WB116

Next Generation Sustainable Surface Active Agents
Dr. Ponisseril Somasundaran, Columbia University
Mar 25, 2015 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm | WB116

Technologies for global development and global health
Dr. Yu-Ling Cheng, University of Toronto
***CANCELLED***  This lecture will be rescheduled in next year’s series.

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