Distinguished seminar series
The Department of Chemical Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series hosts distinguished academics from around the world who are shaping the future of chemical engineering, the profession and its research agenda.
Watch full-length videos of the previous distinguished seminars on our YouTube channel.
Distinguished Seminar Series 2019/20
Friday 22nd March - Professor Walter Chapman, Rice University
A Molecular Model for Engineering Applications: Phase Behavior, Interfacial Properties, and Microstructure of Complex Fluids
Wednesday 10th April - Professor Hans Christian Öttinger
Do interfacial material properties exist (and what do we really measure there)?
Wednesday 8th May - Professor Evgeny Pidko
Towards operando modeling in computational catalysis: from catalytic cycles and single-sites to reaction networks and reactive ensembles
Wednesday 15th May - Professor Wilhelm Huck
Dissipative systems showing signs of life – towards a synthetic cell
Further details TBC
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Full-length videos of past distinguished seminars
Opportunities and challenges in a new golden age of ChemE
Professor Phillip Westmoreland presents the Leverhulme Lecture
Distinguished Chemical Engineering Seminar given by Professor Phillip Westmoreland, North Carolina State University, & visiting Professor at Imperial College London. Held on 16 March 2016 at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London.
Floating on air
Professor Detlef Lohse: Floating on air
Distinguished seminar given by Professor Detlef Lohse, Chair of Physics of Fluids at the University of Twente. Held on 18 May 2016 at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London.
Plastic electronics and photovoltaics
Professor Samson Jenekhe: Plastic electronics and photovoltaics
Distinguished Chemical Engineering Seminar given by Professor Samson Jenekhe, University of Washington. Held on 2 March 2016 at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London
Bioprocess engineering dtrategies for stem cell-based therap
Prof Cabral: Bioprocess engineering strategies for stem cell-based therapies & regenerative medicine
Distinguished seminar given by Professor Joaquim Cabral, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. Held on 27 June 2016 at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London.
Talk title: Bioprocess engineering strategies for stem cell-based therapies and regenerative medicine.
The development of the membrane separation industry
Dr Richard Baker: The development of the membrane separation industry
The inaugural Barrer Lecture and Distinguished Chemical Engineering Seminar was given by Dr Richard Baker, Founder and Principal Scientist, Membrane Technology and Research Inc., on 10 October 2016 at Imperial College London.
Find out more about the Barrer Centre at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/barrer-centre/
Fe-Ni bimetallic nanoparticles
Prof Greenlee: Fe-Ni bimetallic nanoparticles
Distinguished Seminar given by Dr Lauren Greenlee (University of Arkansas, USA). Held on 01 March 2017 at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London.
Sending and receiving information by chemistry
Prof Grass: Sending and receiving information by chemistry
Distinguished Seminar given by Dr Robert Grass (ETH Zurich, Switzerland). Held on 22 March 2017 at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London.
Silane pyrolysis for material production
Dr Thomas J. Preston: Silane pyrolysis for material production
Atmospheric nanoparticles, air quality and climate change
Professor Spyros Pandis: atmospheric nanoparticles, air quality and climate change
Previous Seminar Series
Materials and device innovations for future electronics and sensors
Wednesday 10 May 2017 (16:00)
Professor Ali Javey, University of California Berkeley, USA
Ouzo at interfaces: Formation of surface nanodroplets under controlled flow conditions
Wednesday 31 May 2017 (16:00)
Professor Xuehua Zhang, RMIT University, Australia
Engineering biomimetic nanoparticles for drug delivery, detoxification and vaccination
Monday 03 July 2017 (09:30)
Professor Liangfang Zhang, University of California San Diego, USA