Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame

SEI Seminar Schedule

Seminars are held twice each month for SEI faculty and associated researchers to learn more about current SEI-related research projects and to provide a forum for potential collaborations on existing and/or newly developed research initiatives. SEI seminars are held on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. for SEI faculty and associated researchers only.

Other energy related seminars are held at various times throughout the semester, which are open to all interested faculty and students at the University of Notre Dame. These seminars are denoted below in italics with links to additional information on the "Events" page.
 

  • Italicized seminars may be attended by all interested faculty and students at Notre Dame.
  • SEI seminars are designed for SEI faculty and their associated researchers only.
SPRING 2012
23-Jan 4:00 p.m., 251 NSH, SEI Seminar/New Faculty Presentations:  (1) Bill Phillip, Chemical Engineering and (2) Vlad Iluc, Chemistry
30-Jan 8:00 p.m., Stinson-Remick Atrium:  Undergraduate Energy Research Expo
Purpose: To match undergraduate students interested in energy related research with faculty who have openings.
2-Feb 7:00 p.m., 129 DeBartolo Hall:  "Energy for You, Me, and 7 Billion Other People" (Randy Ellingson, The University of Toledo)
13-Feb 4:00 p.m., Rad Lab Auditorium, SEI Seminar/New Faculty Presentations:  (1) Haifeng Gao, Chemistry, (2) Ruilan Guo, Chemical Engineering, and (3) Tengfei Luo, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
20-Feb 4:00 p.m., 126 DeBartolo Hall: "Title TBD" (Alak Bhattacharyya, UOP)
27-Feb 4:00 p.m., Rad Lab Auditorium, SEI Seminar:  (Andrew Paluch; Ed Maginn)
5-Mar Time, Location:  "Nanowires Photonics & Single Cell Endoscopy" (Piedong Yang, University of California-Berkeley) 
6-Mar Time, Location:  "Nanowire Thermoelectrics: Turning Waste Heat into Power" (Piedong Yang, University of California-Berkeley) 
7-Mar Time, Location:  "Artificial Photosynthesis: Challenges & Opportunities" (Piedong Yang, University of California-Berkeley) 
12-Mar 4:00 p.m., Rad Lab Auditorium, SEI Seminar: "Long-Term Stability of Actinide-Bearing Minerals in the Environment" (Kristi Pelligrini and/or HaiTao Wang; Chong Na and Peter Burns)
21-Mar 5:00 p.m., 141 DeBartolo Hall: "The Future of Fuels and Alternative Feedstocks – Recognizing Hype vs. Practical Limitations" (William Banholzer, The Dow Chemical Company)
22-Mar 3:30 p.m., 141 DeBartolo Hall:  "The Challenge of Taking a New Idea into a Commercial Business" (William Banholzer, The Dow Chemical Company)
26-Mar 4:00 p.m., Rad Lab Auditorium, SEI Seminar: "Direct Imaging of Exciton Diffusion in 1D Conjugated Polymer Materials by Transient Absorption Microscopy" (Hongyan Shi; Libai Huang and Greg Hartland)
28-Mar 7:00 p.m., TBD: "Title TBD" (Wes Jackson, founder of The Land Institute in Kansas)
9-Apr 4:00 p.m., Rad Lab Auditorium, SEI Seminar:  "Catalytic Transformation of Anthropogenic CO2 to Value-Added Products: An Experimental and Computational Approach to Catalyst Design" (Yingchun Ye; Franklin Tao)
23-Apr 4:00 p.m., Rad Lab Auditorium, SEI Seminar:  "Developing Predictive Models of the Rate of Enzymatic Reduction of U(VI) by Bacterial Based on Uranium Speciation on the Cell Wall" (Ling Sheng; Jeremy Fein)
14-May 4:00 p.m., Rad Lab Auditorium, SEI Seminar:  "Nano-hetero Functional Materials for Photocatalytic Water Splitting" (Pornthip Tongying; Galyna Krylova and Ken Kuno)