ACES: Association of Chemical Engineering Graduate Students

2011 Distinguished Young Scholars Seminar


2011 Schedule of Speakers and Testimonials:

Date   Speaker and Lecture Title
July 7 Tae Seok Moon
Postdoctoral Scholar, UC San Francisco

Construction of Synthetic Circuits by Harnessing Orthogonal Genetic Parts

  • “This seminar gave a unique experience that I could not find from conference talks”
July 18 Brian J. Adzima
Graduate Student, University of Colorado, Boulder

Click Polymerizations: Old and New Reactions for Material Synthesis

  • “The seminar impressed in me the need to present information for a much broader audience than typically encountered at meetings and conferences. “
July 25 Darren Lipomi
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

Unconventional Processes and Materials for Micro- and Nanoscale Optics and Electronics: Plasmonic Antennae, Rubber Solar Cells, and Electronic Skin

  • “I could get my first, “job interview” out of the way with nothing to lose.”
Aug. 1 Joe Baio
Graduate Student, University of Washington

Protein Structure at Interfaces: A Surface Analysis Approach

  • “It forced me to create a 50 min “job” talk.”
Aug. 8 Amish J. Patel
Postdoctoral Scholar, Rensselaer Polytechnic University

Hydration at the Nanoscale: A New Perspective on the Role of Water in Biomolecular Interactions and Assembly

  • “Giving the seminar was a wonderful learning experience that has been immensely beneficial in helping me prepare an interview.”
Aug. 15 Brandon W. Rowe
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Influence of Confinement and Interfacial Interactions on the Behavior of Membranes and Materials for Energy Technologies

  • “This opportunity was a great chance to develop presentation skills and develop relationships with graduate students and faculty at the University of Washington.”
Aug. 22 William D. Michalak
Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University

H2-release kinetics from Pd(100): The influence of H in the Surface, Subsurface, and Bulk States

  • “The opportunity to interact with another department is valuable to learn about other research going on.”
Aug. 29 Mark Kastantin
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado, Boulder

Using Single-Molecule Resonance Energy Transfer to Connect Macromolecular Conformation with Dynamic Interfacial Behavior

  • The DYSS provided a “…venue to promote my research methods as useful & interesting for others”