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March 2018

The Naff Symposium

March 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
William T. Young Library, 401 Hilltop Ave
Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky organizes an annual Symposium on Chemistry and Molecular Biology.  This Symposium was established in honor of Anna S. Naff, a University of Kentucky graduate, through the generous support of Dr. Benton Naff of NIH. The Symposium has an interdisciplinary character and is attended by students and faculty from Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine. The Symposium features renowned experts from around the world, including Nobel prize-winning scientists and is…

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August 2018

SEMINAR: Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing for Lithium-Ion Batteries

August 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
RMB 323, 143 Graham Avenue
Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering Seminar Jianlin Li, Ph.D. Oak Ridge National Laboratory August 29, 2018 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. 323 RMB (Robotics and Manufacturing Building) Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing for Lithium-Ion Batteries The cost of electric vehicle batteries has been reduced by >70% from 2008 to 2015. However, significant cost reduction is still required to further reduce the battery cost from about $200/kWh to the aggressive cost target of $80/kWh. Majority of battery cost comes from materials…

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February 2019

NSF EPSCOR Membrane Pillar Seminar and Meeting

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ralph G.Anderson Building, 351 Administration Dr
Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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11:00 am, Monday, February 4, 207 RGAN and Zoom Meeting will feature a presentation by Dr. Jonathan Pham, Chemical and Materials Engineering - Faculty at the University of Kentucky (RESCHEDULED: Monday, Feb. 11, 11 AM) Presentation from Dr. Nico Briot on new TEM to EELS advances.

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SEMINAR: Christopher M. Stafford, Ph.D.

February 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Joint Seminar with the UK Center of Membrane Sciences and the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering: Christopher Stafford April 11th, 2019 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. 323 RMB (Manufacturing Building)   Christopher M. Stafford, Ph.D. Materials Science & Engineering Division National Institute of Standards and Technology The availability of clean water is one of the most significant challenges facing the world today. Polymer membranes are one of the most promising solutions to the water-scarcity problem. I lead a project that focuses primarily on…

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SEMINAR: Assembly of 2D Particles at Fluid-Fluid Interfaces to Architect Advanced Composite Materials

February 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Chemistry-Physics Building, 505 Rose Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40506
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SEMINAR: Assembly of 2D Particles at Fluid-Fluid Interfaces to Architect Advanced Composite Materials February 8th, 2019 4:00 P.M.-4:50 P.M. 114 CP (Chemistry-Physics Building)   Emily Pentzer, Ph.D. Frank Hovorka Assistant Professor in Chemistry Case Western University   The interface between two fluids is not only important for defining reactivity of dislike materials, but is also applicable for the preparation of stable higher order structures. Recently, the Pentzer lab developed 2D carbon-based nanosheets that assemble at different fluid-fluid interfaces including oil-water, oil-oil,…

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SEMINAR: Recent Advances in Transmission Electron Microscopy and Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy

February 11 @ 11:00 am
Ralph G.Anderson Building, 351 Administration Dr
Lexington, KY 40506 United States

Advanced Bio-Inspired Membrane Technologies Research Pillar Seminar Recent Advances in TEM and EELS Nicolas Briot, Ph.D. Balk Research Group, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky Monday, February 11, 2019 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. 207 RGAN (Ralph G. Anderson Building) E-mail Nathan Puckett, Nathan.Puckett@uky.edu, to attend via Zoom     Biography: Nico Briot is a post-doctoral scholar in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Briot's research interests include electron microscopy techniques and materials characterization; the…

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Posters at the Capitol 2019

February 21

What is P@C: A one-day annual event held to educate the Kentucky State Legislators of the importance of undergraduate research and scholarly work. Student discoveries impact many issues that affect our economy both stateside and globally. The Governor proclaims this day to be Undergraduate Research Day across the Commonwealth. The Governor, members of the General Assembly, and representatives from our students' hometowns are able to engage directly with some of our best scholars. Examples of high-quality student work from our…

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March 2019

KY-WV LSAMP 11th Annual Research Symposium

March 2

The KY-WV LSAMP 11th Annual Research Symposium will be held March 1-2, 2019, at Marshall University in Huntington, WV. There is no cost to attend the Annual Research Symposium, but registration is required. Friday sessions are for LSAMP and invited guests only. Saturday sessions are open to the general public. Students must be LSAMP or invited scholars in order to present their research, but everyone is invited to attend the Saturday event. Dr. Tyrone Hayes (Integrative Biology Professor at UC…

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Grant Writing Strategies

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Woodward Hall, Gatton College of Business, 550 S Limestone
Lexington, 40506
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New faculty and anyone who would like an introduction to specific funding agencies or how the Federal Appropriations process works and what future funding priorities we may expect should attend. Each workshop will be free-standing, so attendees may come to the sessions that best fit their interests. 1:00 pm: Federal Funding Priorities and the Appropriations Process Presented by Eric King 2:00 pm: Grant Writing Strategies for NIH Presented by Craig Rush 3:00 pm: Grant Writing Strategies for NSF Presented by Martha Peterson…

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SEMINAR: Nanotechnology for Water Treatment: Towards Low Energy Desalination and Water Purification

March 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The CRMS Building, 143 Graham Avenue
Lexington, 40506-0108 United States
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University of Kentucky Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering Joint Seminar with the UK Center of Membrane Sciences ABSTRACT Nonconventional water sources, including seawater, brackish water and wastewater, have become an important, and in some regions, necessary form of water supply to sustain economic growth and societal development. At the center of the various strategies utilizing these alternative water sources is desalination and water purification. A critical limitation of existing desalination technologies is the high energy consumption. Much research effort has…

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