Seminar Series

Wayne State University's Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science was pleased to offer the following seminar series for department faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students and guests. 

Seminars, held at 1507 ENGG (EDC Auditorium), are held on Tuesdays at 2:30–3:20 p.m.  

September 12, 2017
Presenter: Dr. Carolyn Harris, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Wayne State University
Title of Presentation: "Biomaterials in the Brain: Key Initiatives to Improve Brain-device Interactions in the Treatment of Hydrocephalus

September 19, 2017
Presenter: Dr. Helen Durand, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Wayne State University
Title of Presentation: "Optimization-based Control of Nonlinear Process Systems: Fundamental Advances Enabling Economically-optimal and Safe Process Operation

September 26, 2017
No seminar

October 3, 2017
Presenter: Dr. Steve Horsch, EH&S Research Scientist, Dow Chemical Co. Title of Presentation: "Special Topic in Process Safety

October 10, 2017
Presenter: Dr. Daniel A. Crowl, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemical Engineering, Michigan Tech Title of Presentation: "Why We Really Can't Measure Flammable Limits

October 17, 2017
No seminar

October 24, 2017
Presenter: Susan Rokosz, Senior Environmental Engineer, Ford Motor Company
Title of Presentation: "Sustainable Manufacturing at Ford: Doing the Work and Telling the Story

October 31, 2017
No seminar (AIChE National Meeting) 

November 7, 2017
Presenter: Dr. Heinz Plaumann, Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Wayne State University
Title of Presentation: "What Then? What Now? What Next? A Primer in Career Planning...

November 14, 2017
Presenter: Dr. Manouch Daneshvar, Vice President & COO, Marysville Ethanol LLC Title of Presentation: "Entrepreneurship and Risk-taking

November 21, 2017
No seminar (Thanksgiving week) 

November 28, 2017
Presenter: Dr. Michael Pcolinski, Vice President, Advanced Materials & Systems Research, BASF Title of Presentation: "Chemistry-driven Innovation for Sustainable Mobility

December 5, 2017
Presenter: Dr. Steve Horsch, EH&S Research Scientist, Dow Chemical Co. Title of Presentation: "Special Topic in Process Safety