Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series set to welcome researchers from around the nation

Hillier speaking to grad students
Reginald R. Baxter Endowed Department Chair Andy Hillier welcomes the 2018-19 crop of chemical engineering graduate students during the opening seminar.

The Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series again features a slate of highly regarded scientists in many specialties set to bring their research expertise to Iowa State University and a record 87 chemical engineering graduate students.

Currently, 17 guest presenters are booked for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters, with more additions possible at later dates. While the seminars are part of the required curriculum for Iowa State chemical engineering graduate students, they are open to, and may be of interest to, any Iowa State University graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, visiting scientists and faculty members.

Two Iowa State College of Engineering faculty members will appear in September. Michael Bartlett, an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, will present “Soft Materials for Unconventional Electronics and Machines” September 20 and Long Que, an associate professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, will speak about “Micro-nano-technical Platforms for Biological and Biomedical Application” September 27.

Students listening to presentation
New and returning chemical engineering graduate students listen as the Graduate Seminar Series for the new academic year is outlined.

They will be joined by guests from such institutions as University of Notre Dame, University of Oklahoma, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan, UCLA and more throughout the academic year.

The Seminar Series events are typically held at 171 Durham Center at 11 a.m. on selected Thursdays. The full Seminar Series schedule for fall semester can be found here. General information about the Graduate Seminar Series can be found here.