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Kenneth P. Kaufman

Kenneth P. Kaufman

BSChE 1981 began his professional career at Dow Corning in 1981 as a process design engineer. His...
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College of Engineering - Night of the Stars Gala
October 25 2014 at 6:00 PM
The Henry
The Wayne State University College of Engineering will host the 2014 Night of the Stars at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, at the The Henry Hotel in Dearborn.    Join us in honoring exemplary members of the Wayne State engineering and computer science alumni community when we welcome them into the Hall of Fame.  2014 Hall of Fame MembersKenneth P. Kaufman, BSChE 1981David R. McLellan, BSME 19592014 Industry Achievement AwardeesElizabeth M. Krear, BSME 1988, MSME 1990Edwin E. Tatem, MSCE 1990with a a special tribute to past presidents of the Engineering Alumni Association.
Nano@Wayne seminar with Dr. Tomoko Fujiwara
October 28 2014 at 2:30 PM
Welcome Center
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne Seminar on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at Wayne State University's Welcome Center Auditorium.  The guest presenter will be Dr. Tomoko Fujiwara, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Memphis.  Dr. Fujiwara will present, "Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Biomaterials for Drug and Gene Delivery." A reception will immediately follow in the Welcome Center Lobby. The seminar is free; registration is requested. Dr. Fujiwara received her Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from Kyoto Institute of Technology in 2001. Her research interest is polymeric architectures in molecular- and nano-scale that govern various properties of materials. Stimuli-responsiveness is an addition to use the polymeric/organic materials in smart ways.  Abstract: Polymeric micelles and gels have been applied to biomedical field with remarkable advance in the therapeutic and clinical devices/methods for drug delivery, tissue engineering, and medical sensors. Biodegradable and bio-based polymer, polylactide (PLA) has been studied and used for a variety of applications. Designing the systems that enhance the unique properties of PLA is of great interest towards smart and sustainable treatment. Chemistry manages PLA structure into different crystal forms, and the block copolymer systems provide unique nanostructures.  Thermo-responsive hydrogel using stereo-isomeric PLA blocks was reported earlier, and recently improved for the mechanical strength and controllability of sol-gel transitions using ‘hybrid’ micelles by our group. This system is further being developed for gene delivery system by fabricating three-layered micelles. Additionally, several stimuli-responsive delivery systems from the combination of PLA and other biocompatible polymers developed in our group will be discussed.
Write Winning Grant Proposals (Hypothesis-Driven Research)
November 5 2014 at 8:30 AM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host a research grant writing proposal seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus. The main campus seminar will take place November 5, 2014, from 8:30 AM to 5 PM in the McGregor Memorial Conference Center. The seminar is for hypothesis-driven research (medical, biological and physical sciences and engineering). Light morning refreshments and lunch will be served. The seminar will address both conceptual and practical aspects that are associated with the grant-writing process. It will emphasize idea development, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that have kept the co-founders of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops funded continuously for over twenty-five years. Each attendee will receive a copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. You will need to identify which workbook you need at the time of registration. Below is the list of available versions from which you can select. The NIH Edition. Required for all submitting NIH proposals The NSF Edition. Required for all submitting NSF proposals Successful Proposals to Any Agency. USDA Edition with updated insert The fee for seminar materials is $75 and may be paid for by personal check or through a department index account transfer. Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot. Registration is limited! Registration and required infomormation must be completed by October 20, 2014.
AIChE - Marathon Refinery Tour & Presentation
November 5 2014 at 9:00 AM
Marathon Petroleum Co. Detroit, MI
Marathon Petroleum Company (MPC) will be offering a refinery tour on Wednesday, November 5th from 9-11am. The morning will consist of a 30-45 minute Refinery Presentation, followed by a driving facility tour, and lunch.  The sign up sheet for this event is in the tank, a $5 refundable deposit will be required to deter no shows for the event.  Last day to sign up is Monday 10/27. For more information please email Caroline Mueller: caroline.mueller@wayne.edu
Lipids@Wayne with Narasimham Parinandi, Ph.D.
November 5 2014 at 5:00 PM
Biological Sciences
Lipids@Wayne and the Office of the Vice President of Research are pleased to host the next Lipids@Wayne seminar on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm in room 1167 Biological Sciences Building.  The seminar is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served. The featured speaker will be Narasimham Parinandi, PhD from the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Wexner Medical Center of the Ohio State University.  
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