Community News

Week of April 23, 2018

The following announcements are as of April 20.

Events and Seminars

April 23: Student Seminars, 3:00 p.m. in 66-110.
– Christy Chao, “Genotoxicity Testing for Environmental Contaminants”
– Mengjie Liu, “Representation and Modeling of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Reaction Mechanism Generator”
– Michael Orella, “Understanding the Economic Feasibility of Valorizing Lignocellulosic Biomass Through Electrocatalytic Hydrogenation”

April 23: Movie screening, “Light of the World”, 6:00 p.m., 3-370, for more info. contact []

April 23: “An Environmental Case for Moderate, Temporary and Responsive Solar Geoengineering” Sid-Pac Presidential Distinguished Lecture, Professor David Keith. [RSVP]

April 24: OGE Financial Literacy For Grad Students Workshop, 12:00-1:30 p.m., 68-181. [Details]

April 25: “Growing Up in Science”, Meejin Yoon, 3:30 -5:00 p.m., 3-133. [Details]

April 26: Mestrelab Research Working Session. [Details]

April 26: Undergraduate Energy Research Fair [Details]

April 27: ChemE Seminar Series: 3:00 p.m. in 66-110.
Hybrid biological and catalytic processes to manufacture and recycle plastics“, Gregg Beckham, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

April 28-29: The Student Cable IHTFP Film Hackathon & CMS Media Spectacle is back and bigger than ever! [Details]

April 30: ChemE Seminar Series: 3:00 p.m. in 66-110.
– Jonathan Chou, “Development of Layer-by-Layer Films for Controlled Delivery of siRNA”
– Fan He, “Flow system for water treatment by capacitive deionization with redox active porous electrodes”
– Te-Chun Chu, “Modeling of Fuel-rich Methane Oxy-combustion and Reforming under Prototypical Partial Oxidation Conditions”

May 1: Application due for summer workshop in Advanced Functional Fibers and Fabrics for undergrads. [Details]

May 4 – 6: The Chemical Biophysics Symposium, University of Toronto. [Details]

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

Thesis Defense

May 1: Zsigmond Varga (Swan Group), “Improved Models of Colloidal Gels: Kinetic Arrest, Relaxation Dynamics, Structural Breakdown and the Role of Hydrodynamic Interactions” 2:00 p.m., 66-360.

May 2: Wenda Tian (Hatton and Rutledge Groups), “Nanostructured Electroactive Polymeric Composites for Energy Storage and Separation Applications” 11:00 a.m., 66-360.

May 4: Leia Dwyer (Myerson Group), “Nanocrystallization confined to porous matrices with and without surface functionalization effects” 3:30 p.m., E17-517.

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

Internships, Fellowships, and Job Opportunities

April 27: Application due for Annual IMES Broshy Fellowship for Graduate Students. [Details]

Amgen: Open position: Process Development Scientist – Pivotal Drug Substance. [Details]

Data Science Fellowships. [Details]

Insight: Accepting fellowship applications from graduating students. [Details]

Graduate Resident Advisor or Tutor (GRA/GRT): Applications are now open. [Details]

For more listing of upcoming career-related events, workshops, and company info sessions visit the Career Advice and Support page.

Other Announcements

April 25: Application due to be a Chair of the MIT India Conference in 2019. [Details]

April 29: Application due for the Harvard GSAS Business Club (HGBC) summer Mini-MBA program. [Details]

September 5-6: 5th World Congress on Catalysis and Chemical Engineering – Tokyo. [Details]

ASL and Deaf Culture @ MIT will be offering ASL classes during Spring 2018. [Sign-up]

MassCEC Clean Energy Careers Training & Education: Check out exciting changes & opportunities in 2018.

REFS (Resources for Easing Friction and Stress): Feeling stressed? We are here to help.
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