Fall 2014 ChemBE Seminar Series Announced

The Fall 2014 ChemBE Seminar Series Schedule is now available!
All seminars are held at 3:30 PM in Maryland Hall 110 unless otherwise noted.

Fall 2014 Seminars

September 11: Samir Mitragotri, University of California
September 18: Helena Hagelin-Weaver, University of Florida
September 25: Shawn Chen, Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine

October 2: Guohao Dai, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
October 9: Amrinder Nain, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
October 16: Paul Steen, Cornell University
October 23: Manish Chhowalla, Rutgers University

November 6: 2014 Schwarz Lecture by Terry Papoutsakis, University of Delaware
November 13: Sunitha Nagrath, University of Michigan

December 4: David S. Sholl, Georgia Institute of Technology

Fall 2014 Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series Begins Sept. 15 with David Gracias

David Gracias, Russell Croft Faculty Scholar and professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will present “Big Ideas in a Small World” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15 in Mason Hall Auditorium as part of the Fall 2014 Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series.

Gracias will discuss how engineering three-dimensional devices at the nanometer length scale promises revolutionary advances in optics, electronics and medicine.

Fall 2014 IPL posterThe series continues on Tuesday, Oct. 14 when Hai-Quan Mao, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, presents “Designer Materials for Tissue and Therapeutic Engineering” from 3 to 5 p.m. in Gilman 50. In his lecture, Mao chronicles several case studies about recent innovations in the development of polymeric nanomaterials to enhance stem cell expansion and differentiation and to improve gene medicine deliver.

Tza-Huei “Jeff” Wang, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, presents his IPL, “Discerning Rare Disease Biomarkers by Micro- and Nanotechnologies,’ from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 in Hodson Hall 210.

The Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series began in 1993 to honor newly promoted full professors. Giddens served as the fifth dean of Engineering at Johns Hopkins.

Joelle Frechette Promoted to Associate Professor

The department is pleased to announce the well-deserved promotion of Dr. Joelle Frechette from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with tenure.

Open Position: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Tissue Engineering

The Brady Urological Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department of the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering invites applications for a joint tenure-track faculty position to build and lead our program in Tissue Engineering. The appointment will be at a professorial rank commensurate with qualifications and is available immediately.

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Denis Wirtz Appointed Vice Provost for Research at JHU

Our department is proud to announce that Denis Wirtz has been appointed Vice Provost of Research at JHU. Please click here to read the official announcement.

Chao Wang chosen for AFOSR’s Young Investigator Research Program

Assistant Professor Dr. Chao Wang was chosen by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to receive a 2014 Young Investigator Research Program grant to support his research in the development of advanced nanomaterials and nanotechnologies to address challenges in green energy and green chemical engineering. The department is proud to congratulate him on this accomplishment!

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Zachary Gagnon Receives NSF’s Early CAREER Award

Zachary Gagnon, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been selected by the National Science Foundation to receive its prestigious CAREER Award, which recognizes the high level of promise and excellence in early stage scholars.

The five-year grant of nearly $500,000 will support Gagnon’s work to develop inexpensive and portable biosensors for rapid, sensitive and label-free multiplexed biomolecular detection. Specifically, Gagnon’s work will focus on the development of novel electrokinetic biosensors for biomolecular detection at liquid interfaces. This work, a step toward miniaturizing biosensing systems and making them quicker, less expensive and easier to use, has important applications in preventing disease in developing countries, as well as potential applications in environmental monitoring, biowarefare/anti-terrorism work, point-of-care diagnostic testing and basic biological research.

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Spring 2014 Seminar Series

The Spring 2014 Seminar Schedule is now available!

All seminars are held at 3:30 PM in Maryland Hall 110 unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Seminars

February 20: Bing Xu, Brandeis University
February 27: Junghae Suh, Rice University

March 6: Jennifer West, Duke University
March 13: Yu-Li Wang, Carnegie Mellon University

April 3: Ping Liu, Advanced Research Projects Agency– Energy
April 10: Costas Maranas, Pennsylvania State University
April 17: Ron Weiss, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
April 24: Peter Tessier, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

May 1: Nicholas Kotov, University of Michigan

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