Seminars & Events

<< Week of February 10 >>

Monday, February 11, 2019

Berkeley Lectures in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering presented by The Dow Chemical Company: Traditional Fluid Flow Configurations: Unexpected Responses

Lecture: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium: Special Seminar | February 11 | 4-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Howard Stone, Professor, Princeton University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

The flows of complex fluids link fundamental research questions to potential applications, both in industry and for understanding natural phenomena. In this talk I discuss two research questions that we have studied recently: (1) Although flows at modest Reynolds numbers at a T-shaped junction is a geometry where one should expect everything is known, nevertheless we uncover previously...   More >

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Student Hosted Colloquium in Physical Chemistry: Computational Vibrational Spectroscopy of Aqueous Acid and Base Solutions

Seminar: Physical Chemistry | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Steve Corcelli, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame

 College of Chemistry

The structure, dynamics, and transport properties of electrolyte solutions, including acids and bases, is critically important to aqueous solution chemistry. Aqueous acid and base solutions have vibrational spectra with distinct continua that span from about 1000 cm-1 to 3000 cm-1. Despite intense study, the interpretation of the spectra in terms of the molecular structure of the hydrated proton...   More >

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Cell mechanics by atomic force, traction force, and ion conductance microscopy

Seminar | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall | Note change in date

 Tilman Schaeffer, University of Tubingen (Germany)

 Bioengineering (BioE)

I will present the development and application of novel scanning probe instrumentation and methods in the field of cell mechanics.

Using force clamp force mapping (FCFM), an atomic force microscopy (AFM) imaging mode that combines force-distance curves with an added force clamp phase, we observed that the creep behavior of living cells conforms to a power-law material model. When comparing...   More >

Berkeley Lectures in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering presented by The Dow Chemical Company: Seeking Intersections Between Disciplines: “Boundaries” in Multiphase Flows

Lecture: Chem. & Biomol. Engineering Colloquium: Special Seminar | February 13 | 4-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Howard Stone, Professor, Princeton University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Fluid dynamics is a discipline with a long history, and has a distinctive feature that it links engineering, mathematics and physics, and provides many avenues for intersections with biology. In this talk I will provide one view of the ways that mechanics, and in particular fluid dynamics, yields insights into a wide variety of "multiphase" flow problems. The talk will begin with brief examples...   More >

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | February 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Ms. Vanha Pham, Graduate Student for Professor Christopher Chang, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/cjcgrp/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Graduate Research Seminar

Seminar: Graduate Research Seminar | February 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Mr. Stephen Bierschenk, Graduate Student for Professor Dean Toste, www.cchem.berkeley.edu/toste/

 Department of Chemistry

Coffee served @10:50am at the Coffee Lab

Muetterties Seminar: Supramolecular approaches to control selectivity in transition metal catalysis

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Joost Reek, Department of Chemistry, University of Amsterdam

 College of Chemistry

The interface between supramolecular chemistry and transition metal catalysis has received surprisingly little attention in contrast to the individual disciplines. It provides, however, novel and elegant strategies that lead to new tools for the search of effective catalysts, and as such this has been an important research theme in our laboratories. In this presentation I will focus
on...   More >

Friday, February 15, 2019

Muetterties Seminar: Catalysis in Confined Spaces: Ligand-Template strategies encapsulate transition metal complexes

Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | February 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Joost Reek, Department of Chemistry, University of Amsterdam

 College of Chemistry

The encapsulation of homogeneous catalysts in molecular cages is of interest as activity, selectivity and stability can be controlled by the cage as second coordination sphere, reminiscent of how Enzymes control chemical reactivity. Homogeneous catalysts however, are not static guest molecules as catalysts change in shape, charge and polarity during the catalytic cycle, representing
the...   More >