Community News – September 4, 2017

Week of September 4, 2017

The following announcements are as of August 30.

Events and Seminars

September 5: Welcome! Registration day!

September 5: Town Hall meeting for ChemE Graduate Students. [Details]

September 6: Welcome Back Breakfast, Union Square doughnuts and coffee, 10:00-11:00 am, room 66-201.

September 7: Town Hall meeting for ChemE Undergraduate Students. [Details]

September 8: Wang Lecture: “The Future of Drug Discovery: Innovation-Driven Research & Development at Takeda” Dr. Andrew Plump, Chief Medical & Scientific Officer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

September 11: Undergraduate Seminar Series, Inaugural Lecture: “The Edison of Medicine: Robert Langer’s Quest to Solve Global Health Challenges using Biotechnology” Prof. Langer, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110.

September 15: ChemE Seminar Series, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110.
“Optimization of Energy Systems: At the Interface of Data, Modeling, and Decision-Making”, Victor Zavala, University of Wisconsin-Madison

September 18: Resume Blitz and Elevator Pitch Session, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in 66-110

October 11: Materials Day 2017. Kresge Auditorium (Bldg. W16), 8:00 – 6:00 p.m.

See ChemE calendar for more listing of events and seminars >>

Thesis Defense

September 8: Catie Bartlett Matthews (Love Group), “Design of a cultivation medium for protein production in Pichia pastoris based on genome-wide biological understanding” 10:00 a.m., 76-156

September 8: Juhyun Song (Bazant Group), “Theory of Diffusion Impedance in Nanostructured Electrochemical Systems” 10:00 a.m., E17-517

September 8: Paul Bisso (Langer Group), “Leveraging Features of Nanoscale Particulates for Information Encoding, Quantitative Sensing and Drug Delivery” 1:30 p.m., 66-360

See ChemE calendar for more events >>

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

September 15: Application due for MIT-GSK Postdoctoral Fellowship. [Details]

Sikes Lab:  Three UROP opportunities [Details]

Other Announcements

Congratulating the Summer 2017 Dow Travel Award Winners: Wentao Dong (Keystone Symposia on Tumor Metabolism), Yamini Krishnan (Gordon Research Conference on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering), and Brooke Tam (AIChE Annual Meeting).

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