Lectures at the Leading Edge Series 2016-2017

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Lectures at the Leading Edge enhance our culture of excellence by providing a rich view of the broad landscape and far-reaching horizons of chemical engineering and applied chemistry education and research.

All lectures are held on a Wednesday at 12:00 pm in Room 116 of the Wallberg Building, 200 College Street. The lectures are free and no rsvp is required; everyone is welcome to attend.

See the 2015-2016 lecture series.


2016 – 2017 Lectures at the Leading Edge

Bioconversion of Methane by Anaerobic Methanotrophic Bacteria
Mary Lidstrom, University of Washington
Oct 5, 2016 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | WB116

Irving O. Shoichet Distinguished Lecture
Regenerative Engineering: Convergence in Action
Cato Laurencin, University of Connecticut
Oct 19, 2016 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | WB116

Extreme Transitions of Flow Properties: Gas Hydrate Jamming and Discontinuous Shear Thickening
Jeffrey Morris, City College of New York
Nov 30, 2016 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | WB116

Helping Nanomaterials Reach Their Colloidal Potential
Keith Johnston, University of Texas
Dec 7, 2016 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | WB116

Teaching Learning by Learning Teaching: What I’ve Learned and Wish I’d Known
Greg Evans, University of Toronto
Jan 11, 2017 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | WB116

The Shale Gas Revolution: Green Energy or a Bridge to Nowhere?
Allen Robinson, Carnegie Mellon University
Feb 1, 2017 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | WB116

Reinventing the Toilet: Tapping Innovators to Birth a Billion Dollar Industry That Will Change the World
Brian Arbogast, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Feb 15, 2017 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | WB116

How Biofilm Processes Open New Opportunities in Environmental Biotechnology
Bruce Rittmann, Arizona State University
Mar 15, 2017 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | WB116

The Photophysics of Optoelectronic Materials
Neil Greenham, University of Cambridge
Mar 22, 2017 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | WB116

The Role of Food Science and Engineering in Food Security
Rickey Yada, University of British Columbia
Mar 29, 2017 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | WB116