PhD candidate (Chemistry) Geoff Sinclair will discuss the use of direct (hetero)arylation (DAr) and direct (hetero)arylation polymerization (DHAP) as a tool for the synthesis of conjugated organic small molecules and polymers.
Professor Koziński will discuss combustion in supercritical water (SCW), which is one of the least explored processes. He will also present a novel concept for the in situ study of SCW flames, flameless oxidation and gasification.
Supervisors: Hector Budman, Chemical Engineering, and Raymonde Legge, Chemical Engineering
Prof Mekonnen will discuss chemical modification and structure-function of polysaccharides for material applications, as well as recent trends in enzyme polymerization platforms for polysaccharide production.
Supervisor: Ali Elkamel, Chemical Engineering
Supervisors: Ali Elkamel, Chemical Engineering, and William Anderson, Chemical Engineering
Dr. Omar Faruk will provide critical reviews and the latest research results of polymer composites materials, focusing on various lightweight and sustainable materials in automotive applications. He will discuss also the current applications and future trends of lightweight plastic composite materials in the automotive area.
Attention Chemical Engineering students: On Wednesday, November 7th, your professors will gather over the lunch hour to share some pizza and good conversation. Drop by the first- and third-floor atriums and join us!
Dr. Higgins will address important aspects of CO2R catalyst development, including alloying and surface structure engineering approaches to tune activity and selectivity. He will discuss the remaining challenges facing artificial photosynthesis technology deployment, along with preliminary results for the integration of CO2R catalysts into practical device prototypes.