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. Certain speakers are coming to BYU specifically for a graduate seminar. Those required seminars have a star () listed next to the speaker name.

Presenter Date Time Topic Host
8 Jan 4 PM Seminar Overview and 3 Minute Thesis Introduction
Graduate Students 15 Jan 4 PM 3 Minute Thesis
Larry Lake, UT Austin 22 Jan 4 PM Topics: Integrated Reservoir Characterization, Geostatistics, Reservoir Engineering and Optimization, Enhanced Oil Recovery JDH
Christos Maravelias, UW-Madison 27 Jan 9 AM Advances in Chemical Production Scheduling (Webinar) JDH
Mehdi Forouzan 29 Jan 4 PM Graduate Research Update
Kara Stowers, BYU Chemistry and Biochemistry Department 5 Feb 4 PM Non-precious metal heterogeneous catalysts for the coupling of ethylene and CO2 MDA
Sarah Nikbakhsh
Edris Ebrahimzadeh
Matt Schinn
Andrew Broadbent
12 Feb 4 PM Graduate Research Update
Richard Ji, Vice President of Infusion Therapy Systems/Site Leader, Becton, Dickinson and Company 19 Feb 3 PM
214 CTB
Weidman Center Leadership Lecture: Legos of Leadership WCLS
Gus Hart, BYU Physics and Astronomy Department 19 Feb 4 PM DFT Modeling of Alloys MDA
Andrew Ning, BYU Mechanical Engineering Department 26 Feb 4 PM MDO in Wind Energy and Aeronautics JDH
Nosang Myung, UC Riverside Chemical Engineering Department Chair 5 Mar 4 PM, W140 BNSN Thermal Waste Energy Harvesting Using Nanoengineered Materials JNH
Alan Kerstein, Sandia National Laboratory 12 Mar 4 PM Hierarchical Parcel-Swapping (HiPS) Representation of Turbulent Flow and Mixing DOL
John Bunting, Former CEO of Precorp 19 Mar 3 PM
214 CTB
Weidman Center Leadership Lecture: Leadership Begins with You WCLS
Alex Bell, UC Berkeley 19 Mar 11 AM W111 BNSN
5 PM 140 JSB
Izatt-Christensen Lecture MDA
Clint Aichele, OSU 26 Mar 4 PM JDH
2 Apr 4 PM
Frank Doyle, UCSB 9 Apr 4 PM JDH
Jeff Renfro 9 June 9 AM Progress and Challenges in Equation Oriented Dynamic Modeling (Webinar) Honeywell Process Solutions
Nathan Meehan TBD 4 PM JDH
Jonathan Posner TBD 4 PM RSL
Russ Rhinehart - Fall 2015 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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