Amgen Seminar Series in Chemical Engineering

Amgen Seminar Series in Chemical Engineering are held in Cherry Auditorium, Kirk Hall from 1 – 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted.  All seminars are free and open to the public.


September 21 Bioinspired Design & Additive Manufacturing of Soft Materials, Machines, Robots, and Haptic Interfaces
Speaker – Dr. Robert Shepherd, Organic Robotics Lab (ORL), Cornell University

September 28 A Systems Biology Approach to the Development of Commercial Bioprocesses: 1,4-butanediol and beyond
Speaker – Dr. Stephen Van Dien, Co-Founder of Persephone Biome, Former Senior Director of Technology, Genomatica, San Diego, CA

October 5 Thermochemical Design for Chemical and Materials Engineering
Speaker – Dr. Steve Lustig, Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University

October 12  Magnetic Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites: Development for Medical and Environmental Applications
Speaker – Dr. J. Zach Hilt, Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky

November 16 Technology Transfer at URI: Navigating the Processes and Maximizing the Benefits
Speaker – Dr. Michael Katz, Associate Vice President for Intellectual Property Management & Economic Development and Executive Director of the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation

November 30 Carbon Nanomaterials: Next Generation Separation Material for Improved Water Use
Speaker – Dr. Reginald Rogers, Department of Chemical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology

December 7 Nanotechnology-based approaches for Imaging and Therapy
Speaker – Dr. Charalambos “Bambos” Kaittanis, Harvard Medical School, Department of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital