Graduate Seminar Schedule

Graduate seminars are held every week on Thursday at 4 PM Mountain Time. Seminars consist of industrial topics and academic research in chemical engineering and related disciplines. The seminar speakers include professors, graduate students, industrial collaborators, and other guests. A schedule of the seminars is provided below. Attendance at all seminars (except the opening social) is required.

Presenter Date Time Topic Host
3 Sept 4 PM Seminar Overview
Welcome New Graduate Students
Individual Development Plan
Opening Social at Rock Canyon Park 10 Sept 4 PM
Finis Southworth, Chief Technology Officer, AREVA (presentation in 377 CB) 17 Sept 4 PM Generation IV nuclear reactors: HTR, too safe to license? MJM
L. Douglas Smoot, former Dean of the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering & Technology 24 Sept 4 PM Clean Coke and Honored Ancestor Dept.
Josephine Hill, University of Calgary 1 Oct 4 PM Carbon and Catalysts - Characterization, Activation, Gasification, and Capture MDA
Frank Doyle, Dean, Harvard University 8 Oct 4 PM Engineering the Artificial Pancreas JDH
Ian Wheeldon, UC Riverside 15 Oct 4 PM Metabolic Pathway Engineering RSL
Peter Ferrin, Hexel 22 Oct 4 PM Direct Methanol Fuel Cells MDA
Thomas Fletcher, BYU Izatt-Christensen Scholar (presentation in W112 BNSN) 29 Oct 4 PM How Did a Trombone Player End Up Doing Research on Coal Combustion? WGP
JoAnn Lighty, University of Utah and NSF 5 Nov 4 PM Research Opportunities at NSF and in the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems Division DOL
No Seminar 12 Nov 4 PM AIChE Annual Meeting
Ryan Mullen 19 Nov 4 PM Rare Events Methodology in MD Simulations LLB
No Seminar 26 Nov 4 PM Thanksgiving Holiday
Doug Tree 3 Dec 4 PM Self-consistent Field Theory LLB
Andre Palmer, Ohio State University 10 Dec 4 PM Blood Substitutes WGP
Nathan Meehan TBD 4 PM JDH
Jonathan Posner TBD 4 PM RSL
Russ Rhinehart TBD 4 PM JDH
Rendell Newton TBD 4 PM Sasol WCH

Speakers should plan to end at 4:40 to allow at least 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Students may make up seminars by attending seminars by watching recorded sessions online or attending other relevant seminars at BYU. The Mechanical Engineering department holds seminars on Monday at 4 PM in 381 CB. Below is a link to the current schedule of seminar speakers.

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar

Another opportunity is the Modeling and Optimization Symposium that is conducted via Webinar on most Tuesdays (typically 9 AM). Some of the sessions are cross-listed with the graduate seminar while others are hosted from remote locations.

Modeling and Optimization Symposium

Many of these lectures will also be of interest to chemical engineering students and faculty. The events are cross-listed to raise awareness of the opportunity to attend these lectures as well as the chemical engineering graduate seminar.
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