Fall 2020 Schedule
Time and Location:  Friday 3:00-4:00 PM CST/CDT, virtually via Zoom

10/16/2020  Kristen Severson, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Health Analytics Research Group, IBM Research Cambridge
Title: Personalized input-output hidden Markov models for disease progression modeling

10/23/2020  Joshua Pulsipher
Graduate Student, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: Modeling Infinite-Dimensional Problems with InfiniteOpt.jl

10/30/2020  John Hendengren, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University
Title: Hybrid Machine Learning and Fundamental Modeling in Mineral Extraction and Drilling Industries

11/06/2020  David Esteban Bernal Neira, Ph.D.
Graduate Student, Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Title: Modern Computational Approaches to Nonlinear Discrete Optimization and their Application to Process Systems Engineering

11/13/2020  Ludmilla Aristilde, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University
Title: Molecular Modeling Simulations Provide Structural Insights into Environmental Organic processes: From Nutrient Cycling to Contaminant Fate

11/20/2020  Bryce Connors
Graduate Student, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: Combining design of experiments, regression, and ecological modeling to predict microbial community dynamics

11/27/2020  Thanksgiving Recess

12/04/2020  John Kitchin, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Title: Machine learning approaches for modeling metal and alloy surfaces

12/11/2020  Kamil Khan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University
Title: Obtaining insight into process models through operator overloading

Spring 2021 Schedule
Time and Location:  Friday 1:00-2:00 PM CST/CDT, virtually via Zoom

01/29/2021  Bernard McGarvery, Ph.D.
Engineering Fellow (Retired) at Eli Lilly and Technical Advisor at Parenteral Supply Chain, LLC
Title: Cold chain transportation of pharmaceutical products

02/05/2021  Stephanie Valleau, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
Title: Machine Learning Quantum Reaction Rate Constants

02/12/2021  Kimberly McAuley, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Queen's University
Title: Combining fundamental models with data

02/19/2021  Neda Bagheri, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
Title: Building an in silico representation of the tumor microenvironment one agent at a time

02/26/2021  Laurence Yang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Queen's University
Title: TBD

03/05/2021  Christina Kurzthaler, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
Title: Active Transport in Crowded Environments

03/12/2021  Chuck Witt, Ph.D.
Junior Research Fellow, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Cambridge University
Title: (Orbital-free) Density Functional Theory for Materials Research

03/19/2021  Irene Ong, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: Translating Research Methods to Profile Antibody Responses to Coronaviruses

03/26/2021  Connor Coley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Data-driven chemistry, small molecule synthesis, and design

04/02/2021  Jessica Hite, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: Cross-scale models: Linking within-host and among-host processes to understand pathogen evolution

04/09/2021  Ignacio Franco, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Title: TBD

04/16/2021  Antonia Statt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Title: TBD

04/23/2021  Qi Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Minnesota
Title: TBD