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.

Fall 2017 - Schedule


Topic Date Time Presenter Host
Solubilization of integral membrane proteins with high levels of expression​ (SIMPLEx) and its applications 7 Sept 4 PM Dario Mizrachi, BYU LC
Energy Topic 14 Sept 4 PM Klas Andersson, Chalmers University AF
Career Fair
3-Minute Research Presentations
21 Sept 4 PM    
Opening Social at Rock Canyon Park 28 Sept 4 PM 2nd Year Graduate Students  
College Leadership Lecture, Tom Ingersoll 5 Oct 11 AM Honored Alum Speaker  
Graduate School in KSA 9 Oct 4 PM
256 CB
William Roberts, KAUST  
Optimization of Energy Systems: Models, Data, and Computing 12 Oct 4 PM Victor Zavala, UWisc JDH
Izatt Christensen General Lecture 19 Oct
JSB 140
11 AM Lynn Orr, Stanford University LLB
Izatt Christensen Technical Lecture 20 Oct
Varsity Theatre
11 AM Lynn Orr, Stanford University LLB
Izatt Christensen Faculty Excellence Award in Chemical Engineering 26 Oct
4 PM Bill Pitt  
No Seminar 2 Nov 4 PM AIChE Annual Meeting (Oct 29-Nov 3)  
College Leadership Lecture 9 Nov 11 AM Doug & Nancy Ferrell  
How Combustion Became a Success Story for Swedish Waste Management 9 Nov 4 PM Frida Jones, Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) NSH
TBD (Process Systems Optimization with Cyber-Security) 16 Nov 4 PM Sean Warnick JDH
No Seminar 23 Nov 4 PM Thanksgiving Holiday  
Industrial Energy Assessments 30 Nov 4 PM Kody Powell, University of Utah JDH
  7 Dec 4 PM    
Close-Packed Structures of Elastic Spheres 14 Dec 4 PM Sangwoo Lee, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) DRT

To see the seminar schedules of previous semesters, please visit this site.
Speakers should plan to end at 4:40 to allow at least 10 minutes for questions and discussion.