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The Annual Billig-Croft Lecture, in honor of Frederick S. Billig, Ph.D. ”55 and established by L. Gordon Croft ’56, will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 28 in Mason Hall Auditorium on Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus.
Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering and Institute Professor, Emerita at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will discuss “Overview of Thermoelectrics for Waste Energy Utilization.”
Lecture abstract and speaker biographical information: Billig-Croft Lecture
The Institute for NanoBioTechnology Seminar Series will present Vipul Periwal from the National Institutes of Health and his discussion on “Quantitatively predicting the effects of therapeutic intervention in human disease.”
Periwal is a senior investigator at the National Institutes of Health in the Intramural Research Program. His focus is on computational medicine and biological modeling with a goal to use biological modeling to predict systemic responses to perturbations. His current research includes data-driven large-scale biological modeling of disease, model of reactive oxygen species in mitochondria, and adipocyte development and insulin resistance.
Light refreshments will be provided.
William Curtis “Curt” Conner, Jr., BS ’68, PhD ’73, will present at the Annual Billig-Croft Lecture.
Sorption Insight into the Application of Nanoporous Networks
Recent materials syntheses are yielding increasingly complex nanoporous solid networks for application as sorbents/separations and catalysts. Johns Hopkins was a pioneer in the use of physical adsorption to analyze porous solids (B.E.T. in 1932). How should our studies of the current nanoporous solid networks be extended to use sorption and its dynamics to understand the nature and implications of these networks? This presentation will discuss changes in sorption due to the networks and the interpretation of isotherms for N2 or Ar and ongoing related 15N2 NMR studies. This presentation will discuss the ongoing developments in physical sorption and related, in situ spectroscopic analyses.