University of Delaware


CCEI Past Events


DATE EVENT PRESENTER(S) TIME (EST)
Thursday,
April 21, 2016
Guest Speaker Seminar Dr. Robert Rioux
Pennsylvania State University

Abstract title: "Solution Calorimetry Methods for the Study of Catalytic Solid-Liquid Interfaces: Introduction, Theory and Selected Examples in Biomass Catalysis"
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday,
April 14, 2016
Postdoc Seminar Dr. Efterpi Vasileiadou
University of Delaware
(Advisor: Professor Raul Lobo)

Abstract Title: "Selective C-O activation in polyols: partial and complete oxygen removal from glycerol"

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Friday,
March 11, 2016
Postdoc Seminar Dr. Konstantinos Goulas
University of Delaware
(Advisor: Professor Dion Vlachos)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Thursday,
March 10, 2016
Guest Speaker Seminar

(sponsored by CCST and CCEI)
Dr. Angeliki Lemonidou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Abstract title: "Advancing knowledge on ethane oxidative dehydrogenation mechanism over NiO-Based Catalysts"
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday,
March 1, 2016
Postdoc Seminar Dr. Saikat Dutta
University of Delaware
(Advisor: Dr. Basu Saha)
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday,
February 17, 2016
Guest Speaker Seminar Dr. Susannah Scott
University of California - Santa Barbara

Abstract title: "Spectroscopic probes for catalysts and mechanisms of carbohydrate reactions in porous solids"
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
October 21, 2015 Student Seminar Tyler Josephson
University of Delaware
(Advisor: Dr. Stavros Caratzoulas)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
October 13, 2015 Guest Speaker Seminar Professor John Kitchin
Carnegie Mellon University

"Emacs + Org-mode for Reproducible, Functional Scientific Documents"
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
September 30, 2015 Postdoc Seminar Dr. Glen Jenness
University of Delaware
(Advisor: Dr. Stavros Caratzoulas)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
September 16, 2015 Student Seminar Hongseok Yun
University of Pennsylvania
(Advisor: Professor Chris Murray)
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
August 18, 2015 Guest Speaker Seminar Professor Karen Wilson
Aston University, UK

"Designing Heterogeneous Catalysts for Biorefining"
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
May 26, 2015 Postdoc Seminar Dr. Limin Ren
University of Minnesota
(Advisor: Professor Michael Tsapatsis)
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
May 15, 2015 Guest Speaker Seminar Professor Horia Metiu
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Univ. of California Santa Barbara

Abstract Title: To be announced
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
April 29, 2014 Guest Speaker Seminar Dr. Basudeb Saha
Associate Research Scientist
Purdue University

"Catalysis in Biomass Transformation to Chemicals and Fuels"
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
April 28, 2015 Student Seminar Ke Xiong
University of Delaware & Columbia University
(Advisor: Professor Jingguang Chen)
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
April 16, 2015 Guest Speaker Seminar Professor George Huber
Dept. of Chemical & Biological Engineering
University of Wisconsin–Madison

"The Design of New Catalytic Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities of the Emerging Clean Fuels and Chemicals Industry"
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
March 17, 2015 Student Seminar Matthew Gilkey
University of Delaware
(Advisors: Professors Dion Vlachos and Bingjun Xu)
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
March 1-2, 2015 Invited Lecture
(during CCEI's Spring Symposium)
Dr. Prasanna Joshi
ExxonMobil Research & Engineering

"Energy in the 21st Century – Outlook for Energy to 2040"
7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
February 24, 2015 Guest Speaker Seminar Professor Javier Garcia Martinez
Director of Molecular Nanotechnology Lab
Dept. of Chemistry
University of Alicante

"Molecular Highways in Zeolites: From the Lab to the Refinery"
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
February 10, 2015 Guest Speaker Seminar Dr. Blaz Likozar
Fulbright Scholar
National Institute of Chemistry Slovenia
(CCEI Visiting Professor)

"Low-temperature Biomass Liquefaction and Subsequent Catalytic Conversion by Noble and Non-noble Metal Heterogeneous Catalysis"
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
December 11, 2014 Postdoc Seminar Dr. Peng Bai
University of Minnesota
Advisors: Professors Ilja Siepmann and Michael Tsapatsis
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
December 2, 2014 Guest Speaker Seminar Dr. Thomas D. Foust
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Abstract Title: to be announced
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
November 6, 2014 Graduate Student Seminar Jing Luo
University of Pennsylvania
Advisor: Professor Raymond Gorte
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
October 28, 2014 Graduate Student Seminar T. Dallas Swift
University of Delaware
Advisors: Professor Dion Vlachos and Dr. Vlad Nikolakis
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
October 9, 2014 Guest Speaker Seminar Professor Mahdi Abu-Omar
Purdue University

Abstract Title: to be announced
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
May 22, 2014 Guest Seminar Dan Hickman
Dow Chemical Company

"Scale-Up of Two Industrial Trickle Bed Hydrogenations Using Laboratory Reactor Data"
11:00 a.m. – Noon
May 15, 2014 Graduate Student Seminar Vassili Vorotnikov
University of Delaware
Advisors: Professor Dion Vlachos and Dr. Stavros Caratzoulas

"Rapid Thermochemistry Estimation for Biomass Upgrade Over Metal Surfaces"
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
May 6, 2014 Graduate Student Seminar Eyas Mahmoud
University of Delaware
Advisor: Professor Raul Lobo

"Selective Production of Renewable Phthalic Anhydride by Tandem Diels-Alder and Dehydration Reaction"
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
April 15, 2014 Postdoctoral Researcher Seminar Georgios Tsilomelekis
University of Delaware
Advisors: Professor Dion Vlachos and Dr. Vladimiros Nikolakis

"Origin of 5-Hydroxylmethylfurfural Stability in Aqueous Aprotic Solvent Mixtures"
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
March 25, 2014 Guest Seminar Webinar Professor Friederike Jentoft
University of Oklahoma

"Hydrodeoxygenation of Phenolic Compounds in the Liquid Phase on Platinum and Palladium Catalysts"
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
February 3, 2014 Guest Seminar Series Dr. Matteo Maestri
Laboratory of Catalysis and Catalytic Processes
Department of Energy, Milan, Italy

"A First-principles Approach to System Complexity in Heterogeneous Catalysis"
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
December 11, 2013 Guest Seminar Series Dr. Esben Taarning
(Technical University of Denmark)
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
November 13, 2013 Student/Postdoc Seminar Series Paraskevi Panagiotopoulou
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
October 9, 2013 Guest Seminar Series Dr. Matthias Thommes
(Quantachrome Corporation)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
October 2, 2013 Guest Seminar Series Dr. Johannes Lercher
(Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
June 19, 2013 CCEI Seminar Guest Speaker:
Dr. Evgeny Pidko
(Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
May 29, 2013 UD Training Strategies for Successful Interviews
Presented by Lynn Sydnor-Epps (UD Career Services)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
May 8, 2013 UD Training Tips for Technical Writing
Presented by Professor Candice Welhausen (UD Dept. of English)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
April 25, 2013 CCEI Seminar Guest Speaker: Professor Atsushi Fukuoka
(Hokkaido University, Japan)
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
April 24, 2013 HPLC Tutorial Christina Bagia, Sr. Researcher and Analytical Lab Manager (University of Delaware)
Advisors: Dr. Vladimiros Nikolakis and Professor Dion Vlachos
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
April 17, 2013 CCEI Seminar Ke Xiong, Student (University of Delaware)
Advisor: Professor Jingguang Chen
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
April 10, 2013 CCEI Seminar Nima Nikbin, Student (University of Delaware)
Advisors: Professor Dion Vlachos and Dr. Stavros Caratzoulas
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
March 27, 2013 CCEI Seminar Jake Kruger, Postdoc (University of Delaware)
Advisors: Professor Dion Vlachos and Dr. Vlad Nikolakis
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
March 13, 2013 CCEI Seminar Zhaojia Lin, Student (Rutgers University)
Advisors: Professor Marianthi Ierapetritou and Dr. Vlad Nikolakis
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
March 4, 2013 CCEI Spring Symposium
(Note: This year's symposium will be a web event.)
Dr. Stavros Caratzoulas
Prof. Jingguang Chen
Prof. Paul Dauenhauer
Prof. Ray Gorte
Prof. Mark Snyder
Prof. Michael Tsapatsis
Prof. Dion Vlachos
1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
February 13, 2013 Excel Training: Tips and Techniques Sheila Boulden
Tim Courtney
Michele Jennings
Tyler Josephson
Jonathan Sutton
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
February 6, 2013 PowerPoint Training: Tips and Techniques Sheila Boulden (University of Delaware) 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
January 30, 2013 CCEI Seminar Guest Speaker: Professor J. Ilje Siepmann
(University of Minnesota)
10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
January 23, 2013 CCEI Seminar Guest Speaker: Professor Jason Hill
(University of Minnesota)
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
January 23, 2013 Career Training for Students/Postdocs Professor Dion Vlachos
(University of Delaware)
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
January 17, 2013 PI Meeting Thrust Leaders 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
January 17, 2013 CCEI Seminar Guest Speaker: Professor Michikazu Hara
(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
January 16, 2013 Procard Training (for UD personnel only) Michele Jennings (Senior Sponsored Programs Coordinator) and Weihua Deng (Lab Manager) 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
December 19, 2012 CCEI Seminar Professor Xuejun (Jun) Pan (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Abstract Title: "Cellulase-Mimetic Solid Catalysts for Saccharification of Lignocellulose"
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
December 12, 2012 Short Course – Part 5:
Metal catalysts, catalyst immobilization
Dr. Ayman Karim
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
December 5, 2012 Short Course – Part 4:
Novel structures (C, CW, ZIFs, MOFs)
Professor Feng Jiao
University of Delaware
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
November 14, 2012 Student Seminar Jesse McManus (University of Pennsylvania)
Advisor: John Vohs
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
November 7, 2012 Short Course – Part 3:
Hierarchical materials (micro-mesoporous zeolites, pillared/self-pillared materials)
Professor Michael Tsapatsis (University of Minnesota) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
October 17, 2012 Student Seminar Xueyi Zhang
Advisor: Michael Tsapatsis (University of Minnesota)
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
September 26, 2012 Short Course – Part 2:
Mesoporous materials (soft/hard templating, synthesis mechanisms, mesostructures)
Professor Mark Snyder (Lehigh University) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
September 19, 2012 Short Course – Part 1:
Microporous materials (structure, templating - template design, crystal growth)
Professor Raul Lobo (University of Delaware) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
April 18, 2012 CCEI Seminar Jechan Lee - Graduate Student (University of Massachusetts)
Faculty advisor: George Huber
12:00 p.m.
March 21, 2012 CCEI Seminar Zhuopeng Wang - Graduate Student (Universities of Massachusetts and Minnesota)
Faculty advisors: Wei Fan, Michael Tsapatsis
12:00 p.m.
March 14, 2012 CCEI Seminar Tim Courtney - Graduate Student (University of Delaware)
Faculty advisors: Jingguang Chen, Raul Lobo, Dion Vlachos
12:00 p.m.
March 12, 2012 CCEI Seminar Dr. Robert C. Brown (Iowa State University)
Director, Bioeconomy Institute and the Center for Sustainable Environmental Technologies
Abstract title: "Thermal Depolymerization of Biomass to Monosaccharides and Phenolic Monomers"
1:30 p.m.
February 22, 2012 CCEI Seminar Nafiseh Rajabbeigi - Graduate Student (University of Minnesota)
Faculty advisor: Michael Tsapatsis
12:00 p.m.
February 8, 2012 CCEI Seminar Sounak Roy - Graduate Student (University of Pennsylvania) Faculty advisor: Ray Gorte 12:00 p.m.
January 25, 2012 CCEI Seminar Vikram Seshadri - Graduate Student (North Carolina State University)
Faculty advisor: Phil Westmoreland
1:00 p.m.
December 6, 2011 CCEI Seminar Berend Smit - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Director of Berkeley's EFRC: Center for Gas Separations Relevant to Clean Energy Technologies
Abstract title: "Computational Carbon Capture"
10:30 a.m.
November 30, 2011 CCEI Seminar Matt Mettler - Graduate Student (Universities of Massachusetts and Delaware)
Faculty advisor: Paul Dauenhauer
1:00 p.m.
November 16, 2011 CCEI Seminar Ashay Javadekar - Graduate Student (Universities of Pennsylvania and Delaware)
Faculty advisor: Ray Gorte
1:00 p.m.
November 2, 2011 CCEI Seminar Hsu Chiang - Graduate Student (University of Minnesota)
Faculty advisor: Aditya Bhan
1:00 p.m.
October 12, 2011 CCEI Seminar Samir Mushrif - Postdoctoral Researcher (University of Delaware)
Faculty advisor: Dion Vlachos
1:00 p.m.
September 28, 2011 CCEI Seminar Weiting Yu - Graduate Student
(University of Delaware)
Faculty advisor: Jingguang Chen
1:00 p.m.
August 4, 2011 CCEI/CCST Seminar Guest Seminar Speaker:
Jun Liu
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Abstract title: "Materials Science Challenges for Advanced Electrochemical Systems"
1:30 p.m.
May 11, 2011 CCEI Seminar Student Seminar Series: Bill Lonergan (University of Delaware)
Faculty advisor: Jingguang Chen
11:30 a.m.
April 27, 2011 CCEI Seminar Student Seminar Series: Abhi Jaykumar (University of Pennsylvania)
Faculty Advisors: Ray Gorte and John Vohs
11:30 a.m.
April 15, 2011 CCEI/CCST Seminar Guest Seminar Speaker: Susannah L. Scott
Vice-Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara
Abstract title: "Towards Non-Flammable Polyolefins: Using Surface Chemistry and Catalysis to Design Composite Materials"
11:00 a.m.
April 13, 2011 CCEI Seminar Student Seminar Series: Phuong Do (University of Delaware)
Faculty advisor: Raul Lobo
11:30 a.m.
March 30, 2011 CCEI Seminar Student Seminar Series: Bonny Guo (Lehigh University)
Faculty advisor: Mark Snyder
11:30 a.m.
March 2, 2011 CCEI Seminar Student Seminar Series: Srinivas Rangarajan (University of Minnesota)
Faculty advisor: Aditya Bhan
11:30 a.m.
February 23, 2011 CCEI Seminar Guest Seminar Speaker: Larry A. Curtiss
Distinguished Fellow of Argonne National Laboratory
Abstract title: "First Principles Studies of Nanoscale Effects on Catalytic Activity and Selectivity"
11:00 a.m.
February 16, 2011 CCEI Seminar Student Seminar Series: Yu Ting Cheng (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Faculty advisor: George Huber
11:30 a.m.
February 2, 2011 CCEI Seminar Student Seminar Series: Mike Salciccioli (University of Delaware)
Faculty advisor: Dion Vlachos
11:30 a.m.
April 7, 2010 CCEI Seminar Guest speaker: Dr. James Spivey (McLaurin Shivers Professor of Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University)
"Synthesis of Higher Oxygenates from Syngas: Challenges for Catalyst Selectivity and Activity"
10:00 a.m.