Graduate Seminar

Graduate Student Seminar

Welcome to the graduate student seminar. This seminar is offered every Fall and Winter semesters and includes technical presentations by graduate students, faculty members, and guests. The objectives of the seminar course are to:

  • Learn from world-class researchers about solutions to contemporary scientific and engineering problems through the application of fundamental principles
  • Identify and communicate to others principles of workplace safety
  • Foster collaboration with other researchers and institutions

Safety Moment
Each graduate seminar begins with a safety presentation. The safety moment includes discussion related to working in research labs or in industry.

Date: Thursday - 4:00-4:50 pm, Mountain Time
Location: 330 EB

John Hedengren
Office: 350M CB

The course is 0.5 credit hours. The course is cross listed as CH EN 691 (master's candidates) and CH EN 791 (doctoral candidates). It is graded as Pass / Fail. Students are expected to attend all scheduled sessions for a Pass. See posted syllabus for additional information.

 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 individuals from industry, national labs and academia. A schedule of the seminars is provided below. Attendance at all seminars is required.

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

Topic Date Time Presenter Host Safety
Individual Development Plans
New Graduate Student Networking
Sep 6 4 PM John Hedengren
Brigham Young University
Cody Simmons
Air Separation Processes Sep 13 4 PM Larry Bool
AF Justin Harwell
Polymer Chemistry Sept 20 4 PM Walter Paxton
BYU Chemistry
WGP Hans Larson
Career Fair Sep 27 4 PM No Seminar
Opening Social at Rock Canyon Park Oct 4 4 PM 2nd Year Graduate Students
Oct 11 4 PM Chandler Warr
Advanced Energy Innovations Lab Oct 18 4 PM Roseanne Warren DRW Jacob Tuia
The Business of Data Science Oct 25 4 PM Kent Nelson
Vivint Solar
JDH Reetam Mitra
AIChE Annual Meeting Nov 1 4 PM No Seminar
Process Optimization Nov 8 4 PM Dale Smith
APCO, Inc.
JDH Joey Bloxham
Developing Geothermal Power in Utah Nov 15 4 PM John McLennan
University of Utah
JDH Daniel Carlson
Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 22 4 PM No Seminar
Cybersecurity Nov 29 4 PM Eddie Habibi
PAS Global CEO
JDH Austin Clark
Optimizing Thermal Processing Systems Dec 6 4 PM Kevin Davis
Reaction Engineering International
AF Richard Fitzhugh
TBA Dec 13 4 PM Jonathan Whitmer
University of Notre Dame
DRT Porter Hunt

Links to seminar schedules of previous semesters.

Fall 2017
Winter 2017
Fall 2016
Winter 2016
Fall 2015