Events - 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017 — 2:00 PM EST

ABSTRACT:  Fuel cells inherently involve phenomena occurring over a wide range of length scales, from the molecular scale on electro-catalyst surfaces through various scales of porous media including catalyst layers, micro-porous layer porous transport layers, to gas supply channels within a cell and finally to the manifolds at the stack scale. In total, length scales spanning about 10 orders of magnitude are of interest to the fuel cell developer.

Thursday, December 7, 2017 — 3:30 PM EST

ABSTRACT:  In this presentation, you will learn how to integrate manuscript preparation into your daily routine, how to efficiently prepare a clear and well-organized manuscript, how the review process works, how to expedite your manuscript’s review and acceptance, and about future trends and developments in scientific publishing. This presentation is intended for early-career chemical engineering professionals: graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, new faculty members and new industrial researchers.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 — 3:30 PM EST

ABSTRACT: I will present a nano-fibril composites technology that has been invented at the University of Toronto. This technology enhances the mechanical properties and the foaming ability of various resins.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 — 3:30 PM EST

ABSTRACT:  While most undergraduate process control courses focus on the dynamics and control of chemical processes that can be described by linear transfer function models, advances in computing over the last several decades have enabled the more complex nature (i.e., nonlinearities, interactions between variables, constraints) of the underlying process physico-chemical phenomena to be taken into account in the models used for controller design.  A major trend in industry over the last 40 years has been employing constrained mathematical optimization techniques to compute

Thursday, September 28, 2017 — 11:00 AM EDT

ABSTRACT:  It appears that innovation means at least several things to different people – any new product or service, value creation or a particular “culture of innovation.” But these and many other “interpretations” of innovation are less meaningless, as this author believes In fact the only thing that matters is whether an innovation creates impacts such as wealth / job creation and social advancement. And the only metric for determining that wealth is net cash flow.

Monday, September 25, 2017 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Physical and Chemical Approaches for Ocular Drug Delivery"

Registration is FREE - Coffee and Cookies will be available

Thursday, September 14, 2017 — 3:30 PM EDT

ABSTRACT:  This talk will focus on presenting many of the new and exciting developments in thin film deposition technology which are required by many of today’s high performance applications, such as semiconductors, organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), organic and perovskite photovoltaics, superconducting and magnetic devices, precision optics, and more.

Monday, September 11, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Friday, August 4, 2017 — 2:00 PM EDT

ABSTRACT:  In commercial Li-ion batteries, well-ordered close-packed oxides, particularly, layered lithium transition metal oxides, LiTMO2 (TM = Ni, Mn, Co, Al), are widely used. Despite the high theoretical capacity of these layered oxides (> 270 mAh/g), they are typically operated to deliver a capacity of less than 200 mAh/g to attain good cycling and safety attributes.

Friday, July 28, 2017 — 2:30 PM EDT

ABSTRACT:  Chemical engineers creatively fuse the physical and chemical sciences with biology and mathematics to design processes and products that improve people’s lives. Our research group at the University of British Columbia has interpreted this compelling vision quite literally, and we pass our time applying chemical engineering to address some of the most pressing challenges in health and medicine. My seminar will detail two endeavours that sit at either end of the drug discovery and development pipeline.

Thursday, July 27, 2017 — 3:00 PM EDT

ABSTRACT:  Membrane technology has now established itself as an indispensable component in chemical and processing industries. The presentation will give a historical account on membrane research and development in China over the past 6 decades.

Friday, July 21, 2017 — 11:30 AM EDT

ABSTRACT:  Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA’s) are adhesives which forms a bond when pressure is applied between the adhesive and the adhered (substrate). PSA is tacky at room temperature and requires no activation by water, solvent or heat to form a strong bond. Glass transition temperature (Tg) of the adhesive is well below the room temperature.

Friday, June 9, 2017 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

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