CBE Seminar Series

The SD Mines Chemical and Biological Engineering speaker series includes leading experts on a wide range of topics. 

Presentations

Fall 2019 

  • Sept. 3, 2019 - Haluk Beyenal, Electrochemically Active Biofilms
  • Sept. 10, 2019 - Ram Gupta, Clean Energy for a Growing and Prospering World
  • Sept. 17, 2019 - Paul J. Dauenhauer, At the Frontier of Mobile Renewable Energy from Dynamic Catalyst Surface Resonance
  • Sept. 24, 2019 - Seongkyu Yoon, Biomanufacturing Sciences – Challenges and Opportunities
  • Oct. 1, 2019 - Govind Chilkoor, Phenotypical Responses of Sulfate Reducing Biofilms Grown on Metal Surfaces Modified with 2D Coatings
  • Oct. 8, 2019 - Keith Johnston, Soft Matter Stabilization at Challenging Conditions for Drug Delivery and Energy Applications 
  • Oct. 11, 2019 - Malliga Perumal, Cyanobacterial Bioprocessing for Agricultural and Industrial Applications
  • Oct. 15, 2019 - Baron Peters, Single Atom Catalysts on Amorphous Supports: A Wild Frontier for ab initio Calculation
  • Oct. 22, 2019 - Dave Bushong, The Impact of Bioproducts & Biotechnology
  • Oct. 29, 2019 - Llias Belharouak,TBA
  • Nov. 19, 2019 - Roy Sayan, TBA


Spring 2019

  • Jan. 17, 2019 - Matt Ellis, Economic Model Predictive Control: Tracing a Path from Theory to Industrial Productization
  • Jan. 22, 2019 - Maria Carreon, Nitrogen Fixation: Unveiling the plasma-based route
  • Jan. 24, 2019 - Zack Fishman, Transition Metal Oxide Nanosheets: Synthesis, Tuning, and Catalysis
  • Jan. 29, 2019 - Lynn Secondo, Toxicological Inhalation Effects of Metal-Based Nanoparticle Aerosols as Studied by a Portable In Vitro Exposure Cassette
  • Jan. 31, 2019 - Jamie Harris, Catalysis Beyond the Active Site
  • Feb. 5, 2019 - Congzhou Wang, Harnessing Surface Force and Surface Plasmon for Nanobioanalytics
  • Feb. 12, 2019 - Prasoon Diwakar, From Sample to Signal: Laser Produced Plasma as an Analytical Source
  • Feb. 19, 2019 - Etienne Gnimpieba, From the Single Cell Of Origin Prediction (SCOOP) to the Biofilm Data and Information Discovery System (Biofilm-DIDS)
  • March 12, 2019 - Jia Wang, Exopolysaccharides from a Thermophilic Bacterium Geobacillus sp. WSUCF1
  • March 21, 2019 - Scott Reisenauer, B9Creations – Inception to Global 3D Printing Solutions 
  • March 26, 2019 - Darren Haar,  Business Ventures – Do You Have an Entrepreneurial Passion?
  • April 2, 2019 - Charlie Chen,  History of Contact Lenses and Contact Lens Materials
  • April 9, 2019 - George Bonheyo, Losing Gracefully: Developing Anti-biofouling Strategies for Environments Where Nature Always Wins 
  • April 16, 2019 - Venkat Ganesan, In Pursuit of Mechanically Strong, Conducting Polymer Electrolytes

Fall 2018

  • Aug. 28, 2018 - Clint Chapman, Ph.D. candidate, The Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Energetic Cocrystals
  • Sept. 4, 2018 - NK Rathinam, Biofilm Engineering Approaches for Improving the Performance of Bioelectrochemical Systems 
  • Sept. 11, 2018 - Dr. Jaret Heise, Building on Rich Legacies in Both Mining and Transformational Physics Research
  • Sept. 18, 2018 - Konstantinos P. Giapis, Mining Outer Space for Small Molecules
  • Sept. 25, 2018 - Stanley Sandler,  A New Thermodynamic Prediction Method and its Application to Chemical Weapons
  • Oct. 9, 2018 - Kenneth Cox, Special Insights From the Development of Associating Fluid Models and the Limit of Infinite Dilution  
  • Oct. 16, 2018 - Mohit Bibra, Thermophiles for Biofuel Production
  • Oct. 23, 2018 - Matthew Fields, Biogeochemical Constraints on Methanogenesis in a Subsurface, Recalcitrant Carbon Environment
  • Oct. 30, 2018 - Shankarachary Ragi, Control, Decision, and Optimization Methods for Unmanned Systems and Swarm Dynamics
  • Nov. 27, 2018 - Govind Chilkoor, Nano-meter Coatings Based on 2D Materials for Microbial Corrosion Application

Spring 2018

  • Jan. 16, 2018 - Dr. Charles Baukal, Minimizing NOx from Process Burners
  • Jan. 23, 2018 - Dr. Gordan J. Freeman, Dr. Michael Sadelain, 
  • Feb. 6, 2018 - Yichun Ding, Development of Flexible and Wearable Electronics for Human Health Monitoring
  • Feb. 20, 2018 - Dr. Markus Busch, High-pressure Polymerization Technology-a Supercritical Fluid Process On World Scale
  • Feb. 27, 2018 - Dr. Eric S.G. Shaqfeh, Suspended Particles in Complex Fluids: From Fracking Fluids to Swimming Worms
  • March 20, 2018 - Dr. Alan West, Analysis and Characterization of Transport in Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • March 27, 208 - Dr. David Sholl, Expanding the chemical palette for reliable adsorption-based separations
  • April 3, 2018 - Dr. Matthew Tirrell, Polyelectrolytes in multivalent ionic media: New physics and new materials
  • April 10, 2018 - Dr. Jordan Peccia, A Systems-based Approach Toward Improving Fatty Acid Production in Photosynthetic Microorganisms
  • April 24, 2018 - Dr. Walter Chapman, A Molecular Model for Upstream Engineering Applications: Phase Behavior, Interfacial Properties and Micro-structure

Fall 2017

  • Sept. 12, 2018 - Kevin Mairose, Gas Phase Hydrocarbon Adsorption for Spent Vapor Recovery
  • Sept. 19, 2018 - Dr. Magesh T. Rajan, Laser-plasma induced synthesis of high purity nanomaterials in liquids with enhanced physical, chemical, thermal and transport properties; and Cold plasma technologies for surface treatment, microbial and chemical deactivation, and biomedical applications
  • Oct. 3, 2018 - Dr. Vikas Berry, Chemically and Structurally Manipulating Graphene for Electronic Applications
  • Oct. 17, 2018 - Dr. Keisha Walters, Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Stimuli Responsive Nanocomposites
  • Nov. 7, 2018 - Dr. Colin Wolden, Green Manufacturing of Alkali Sulfide Nanostructures for Next Generation Batteries
  • Nov. 14, 2018 - Dr. Lance Wheeler, Enabling Next-Generation Photovoltaics with Switchable Perovskites and Quantum Dot Surface Chemistry
  • Nov. 28, 2018 - Dr. Ross P. Carlson, In-Silico and In-Vitro Analysis of Resource Allocation in Biofilm Consortia

Spring 2017

  • Jan. 17, 2017 - (Webinar) Karen Swider-Lyons, Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Small Unmanned Air Vehicles, US Naval Research Laboratory
  • Jan. 24, 2017 -  Professor Clayton J. Radke, “Evaporative Tear-Film Instability: The Origin of Dry Eye”, University of California
  • Feb. 14, 2017 -  Alan G. Marshall, Petroleomics: Chemistry of the Underworld, Florida State University
  • Feb. 21, 2017 -  Sachin Kumar, Biorefining of Lignocellulosic biomass for Biofuels and Value-added Products, SD Mines
  • Feb. 28, 2017 -  Peda V. Medagam and Jack Yang, Recent Development in Phase Converter Technologies and VFDs, Phase Technologies, LLC
  • March 14, 2017 -  V. Faye McNeill, Aqueous Organic Chemistry in Atmospheric Aerosols: Impacts on Air Quality and Climate, Columbia University
  • March 21, 2017 - Dr. Bhaskar Purushottam, MD, Coronary Artery Disease: The Real Trigger?, Interventional Cardiologist and Vascular Specialist, Rapid City Regional Hospital
  • March 28, 2017 -  Martin Kocanda, Ph.D., The Physics of Nanolayer Metal Deposition as a Visualization Method to Resolve Latent Fingerprints, Rapid City Police Department
  • April 4, 2017 -  Linda J. Broadbelt, Reaction Pathway Discovery and Analysis: Bringing Biological and Chemical Catalysis Together, Northwestern University Evanston, IL
  • April 11, 2017 -  Arup K. Chakraborty, How to hit HIV where it hurts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • April 18, 2017 -  Daniel J. Soeder, The Development of Tight Oil and Shale Gas in the U.S., SD Mines
  • April 25, 2017 -  David A. Tirrell, Reinterpreting the Genetic Code: How to Do It and Why You Might Want to, California Institute of Technology  

Fall 2016

  • Sept. 6. 2016 - (Webinar) Bryan Pivovar, Ph.D., H2@SCALE: Deeply Decarbonizing our Energy System, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Sept. 27, 2016 -  Jeevan Meruga, Ph.D., Complete Print-Read-Decode Prototype of Upconverting Inks for Security Printing, SD Mines
  •  Oct. 11, 2016 -  Dr. Tyler Westover, Feedstock Considerations for Thermochemical Biofuels Production Including a Case Study of Fast Pyrolysis and Catalytic Hydrodeoxygenation, Idaho National Laboratory
  •  Oct.18, 2016 -  Professor Vemuri Balakotaiah, Catalytic Reaction Engineering of Exhaust After-treatment systems, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
  •  Oct. 25, 2016 -  Professor Yong Lak Joo, Scalable Manufacturing Processes Equipped with Dispersion Control of Nanofillers for Energy Storage Applications, Cornell University
  •  Nov. 1, 2016 -  Dr. Robert M. Baldwin, Biomass, Biofuels, and Bio-based Products: Current Status and a View to the Future, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  •  Nov. 8, 2016 -  Professor A. Daniel Hill, Hydraulic Fracture Conductivity in Shale Formations – the Rock Matters, Texas A&M University
  •  Nov. 29, 2016 -  Max Lambert, MS Student, Design of a 185 kilo tons per year low density polyethylene plant, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
  •  Dec. 12, 2016 -  David B. Levin1, Michael Deyholos2, Shawna DuCharme3, Next Generation Biocomposite Materials: How the Science of Genomics Can Revolutionise the Automotive Sector, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada1, University of British Columbia, Canada2, Composites Innovation Centre (CIC), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  •  Dec. 12, 2016 -  Shawna DuCharme, Frank Wheeler, Mercedes Alcock, Lin-P’ing Choo-Smith, FibreCITY Initiative at the Composites Innovation Centre: An Overview and Links to the Biomaterials Industry, Composites Innovation Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  

Spring 2016

  • Feb. 23, 2016 - Stacey Bent, Ph.D., Sustainable Energy and Nanomaterials, Stanford University
  • March 1, 2016 - Vinod Amar and Ian Walters, Water Production, SD Mines
  • March 15, 2016 - Tim Tesslink, Solar Photovoltaics, GenPro Energy Solutions
  • March 22, 2016 - Doug Elliot, Ph.D., Biofuels and Bioenergy, Pacific Northwestern National Laboratory
  • April 8, 2016 - Bruce Koel, Ph.D., Catalysis and Materials, Princeton University*
  • April 12, 2016 - Travis Walker, Ph.D., Complex Fluids and Soft Materials, Oregon State University
  • April 19, 2016 - Kara Spiller, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University
  • April 26, 2016 - Meyya Meyyappan, Ph.D., Sensors, NASA