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: 254 CB

John Harb
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
Job Finding and Preparing for Employement 11 Jan 4 PM Prof. Brad Bundy  
Power grid strategies and optimization for dynamic charging of EV's 18 Jan 4 PM Prof. John Salmon, BYU Mechanical Engineering JNH
Contact Angle Hysteresis on various surfaces 25 Jan 4 PM Dr. Steve Page, P&G Co. DJS
3 Minute Thesis Competition 1 Feb 4 PM BYU ChE Grad Students JNH
Progress Toward Electro Chemical Bio-oil Upgrading 8 Feb 11 AM Dr. Jamie Holladay, PNNl JNH
Simulation of Wildland Fires 15 Feb 4 PM
256 CB
Dr. Rod Linn, Los Alamos National Lab DOL
Cutting Edge, Edging Ahead, Heading Forward 22 Feb 4 PM Dr. Matthew Hall, Intel JNH

Constructing Molecular Interfaces for Physics and Biology (join seminar with BYU chemistry dept.

1 Mar 4 PM Prof. Paul Rothemund, California Institute of Technology JNH
Innovation in Nuclear: The TerraPower Molten Chloride Fast Reactor Concept 8 Mar 4 PM Dr. Kent E. Wardle, TerraPower MJM
Oxygen Lancing in Industrial Processes  15 Mar 4 PM Dr. Brad Damstedt, Praxair AF
Transportation Fuels and High-value Chemicals from Thermal Conversion of Biomass 22 Mar 4 PM Prof. Fernanado Resende, University of Washington THF
Industrial Research from Concept to Commercialization: The Story of SA-SAGD 29 Mar 4 PM Dr. neal Adair, Exxon Mobil JNH
Self Assembly of Ionic Liquids and their Mixtures 5 Apr 4 PM Prof. Jindal Shah, Oklahoma State University WGP
Using theory and simulations to link molecular features to structure and thermodynamics in polymeric materials 12 Apr 4 PM Prof. Arthi Jayaraman, University of Delaware TAK
No Seminar 19 Apr      

Links to seminar schedules of previous semesters.

Fall 2017
Winter 2017
Fall 2016
Winter 2016
Fall 2015