2013-2014 Speaker Schedule

*NEW* Join a DBR Speaker for lunch on the date of their lecture. CME graduate students can express their interest to the speaker's host prior to the date of the lecture.


Topic and Distinguished Speaker

Sept. 19, 2013
ICI Distinguished Lecture (Part 1)

Dr. John Brady
California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA
The Micromechanics of Collodial Dispersions
Host: Dr. Steven Dubljevic

Sept. 20, 2013
ICI Distinguished Lecture (Part 2)

Dr. John Brady
California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA
Osmotic Propulsion: The Osmotic Motor
Host: Dr. Steven Dubljevic

Oct. 3, 2013
Schlumberger Lecture

Dr. Klavs F. Jensen
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
Synthesis on Demand: On your desktop
Host: Dr. Neda Nazemifard

Oct. 31, 2013
Mackiw Lecture in Metallurgy

Dr. Philippe Marcus
Chimie ParisTech, France
Nanostructure and properties of metal surfaces and thin oxide layers
Host: Dr. Jingli Luo

Nov. 21, 2013
Alberta Innovates Engergy and Environment Solutions Lecture

Dr. Sue A. Carter
University of California - Santa Cruz, USA
Wavelength-selective photovoltaics for power generating greenhouses
Host: Dr. Zhenghe Xu

Jan. 30, 2014

Dr. Richard Sayre
New Mexico Consortium, USA
Next generation biofuels from algae
Host: Dr. William McCaffrey

Mar. 6, 2014


Apr. 10, 2014

Dr. Francois Bertrand
École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
A mix of computational technologies for a better blend
Host: Dr. Robert Hayes

May 6, 2014*
Andrew Main Lecture

Dr. Jeroen S. van Duijneveldt
University of Bristol, UK
Controlling clay suspensions in water and oil using surfactants
Host: Dr. Murray Gray