WORKSHOPS & SUMMITS
PAST MELLICHAMP SEMINAR SPEAKERS
Iowa State University, Department of Chemistry,
Ames Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy
Nanostructure-Controlled Heterogeneous Catalysts with Superior Catalytic Properties
DR. CHAO-JUN LI
Department of Chemistry and
FQRNT Center for Green Chemistry and Catalysis,
Exploration of New Chemical Reactivities for Synthetic Efficiency
DR. MASSIMILIANO DELFERRO
Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division
Argonne National Laboratory
Surface Structural-Chemical Characterization of Single-Site Supported Organometallic Catalysts
DR. NING YAN
National University of Singapore
Shell Biorefinery: Dream or Reality?
MARC A. HILLMYER
McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair
Director of the Center for Sustainable Polymers
University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
Renewable, Degradable, and High-Performing Aliphatic Polyester Elastomers
DR. JILLIAN L. DEMPSEY
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Processes Underpinning the Production of Renewable Fuels
DR. EVERT JAN MEIJER
Principal Scientist and Group Leader
Elecrochemistry, Materials and Catalysis Research
Well-Defined Catalysts for Hydrocarbon Transformations: Supported Single Atom and Zeolite Catalysis
DR. YAN-YAN HU
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Florida State University
Insights Into Fast Ion Conductors From Solid-State NMR/MRI
Department of Chemistry, KAIST
Coordination Chemistry of 1st-row Transition Metal Pincer Complexes
DR. LEAH STOKES
Political Science, UC Santa Barbara
Thoughts on Working at the Interface of Science and Policy
DR. EVERT JAN MEIJER
Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
University of Amsterdam
Novel Insights in the Role of Solvent in Catalytic Processes
DR. ZYGMUNT FLISAK
Chemistry, University of Opole, Poland
The Role of Ligands and Cocatalysts in the Classical, Metallocene and Post-Metallocene Catalysts of Olefin Polymerization Investigated by Molecular Modeling
DR. YOGI SURENDRANATH
Paul M. Cook Career Development
Department of Chemistry, MIT
Bridging Molecular and Heterogeneous Electrocatalysis Through Graphite Conjugation
DR. DARREN J. MARTIN
Senior Group Leader at the Australian Institute Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)
The University of Queensland, Australia
Cellulose nanofibres from spinifex arid grasses: “Greener, Longer and Tougher”, thanks to 20 million years of resilient adaptation
Co-Director, Chemical Catalysis for bioenergy Consortium
Manager, Thermochemical Biomass Conversion Platform, National Bioenergy Center, National Renewable Energy Lab
Enabling Production of Biofuels and Biochemicals through Catalysis: NREL’s Thermochemical Biomass Conversion Platform
DR. ROBERT FRANCKE
Institut für Chemie, Rostock University
New Approaches to Indirect Electrosynthesis
MICHAEL A. REYNOLDS, PH.D
Regional Discipline Lead for Production Chemistry at Shell Exploration and Production Company
A Day in the Life of a Production Chemist: Applying Chemistry to Hydraulic Fracturing
NICHOLAS A. BRUNELLI, PH.D
Assistant Professor, H. C. “Slip” Slider Professorship
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University
Designing Catalytic Materials on the Atomic Level for Sustainable Biomass Conversion
Assistant Professor, Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland
Staying One Step Ahead: Fighting Unfavorable Kinetics During the Chemical Upgrading of Biomass
Medicinal Chemistry, Amgen, Inc.
Green Chemistry Awareness in Drug Discovery
PAST WORKSHOPS & SUMMITS
2019 THE SECRET LIVES OF PLASTIC CONFERENCE
More and more people are becoming aware of plastics gyres and microplastics in the oceans, cities around the world are banning plastic bags and straws, and China has stopped accepting most of the world’s plastic for recycling. Scientists, policy-makers, municipalities, industries, and countries are struggling with the positive and negative implications of plastic...
2019 POLYMER UPCYCLING WORKSHOP
Two days of discussion on the futrue of polymers
The movement is still somewhat small and the challenge is big — more than 8 million metric tons big — but UC Santa Barbara chemical engineer Susannah Scott, leader of the Mellichamp Academic Initiative in Sustainable Manufacturing, is confident that something can be done about the ubiquitous issue that is plastic....
2017 SCIENCE, COMMUNICATION AND UNCERTAINTY WORKSHOP
Science, Communication, and Uncertainty
A central issue in the practice and communication of science is what scientific uncertainty means, and how that term and the content shape both scientific and public discourse. For example, often media coverage notes or mentions uncertainty without clarifying whether it's general uncertainty (due to deficient knowledge) or scientific uncertainty (which is based on considerable information; we can state the boundaries of the estimates, or have a lot of knowledge about the conditions under which things happen). Then it's easy for people prone to either discount or be confused by science to say, well the scientists don't really know, so it isn't really happening (climate change, sea level rise, vaccinations, etc.)...
2017 WORKSHOP ON SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING
A day of discussion on the future of manufacturing
The 2017 Workshop on Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing will be held on the University of California, Santa Barbara Campus on Wednesday and Thursday, March 22nd and 23rd, 2017. The Workshop will be co-sponsored by the Mellichamp Academic Initiative in Sustainable Materials and Product Design and the Aachen-California Network of Academic Exchange (ACalNet) and will be hosted by Professor Susannah Scott from the UCSB Department of Chemical Engineering...
How to Tell Your Research Story in the Digital Media World: Applying journalistic principles to communicate your science effectively
This two-part workshop will help you apply journalistic principles and storytelling techniques to the natural and environmental sciences and engineering. These skills will help you communicate your scientific research story to a wider audience in an engaging, compelling, and clear way...
2016 RENEWABLE CARBON WORKSHOP
Carbon, Climate, The Future of Energy. Our experts discuss.
Carbon-based fuels continue to be our primary energy source in the 21st century, accounting for more than 80% of our total energy supply. This reality exists even in light of overwhelming evidence linking byproduct CO2 emissions to unprecedented rapid global climate change. Although at times polarizing, the role and impact of carbon on our society continues to be heavily discussed in the media, in politics, and within society at large...
2015 SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE
How to say what needs to be said.
Related to this particular issue, but also to environmental and other science-based issues, scientists, engineers, and technology developers in particular and academics in general must become able to communicate clearly to other scientists within and across their disciplines, the public, business leaders, government officials, and policy-makers...
2014 SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES SUMMIT
Our very first Summit!
The Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Academic Initiative in Sustainable Materials and Product Design at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), in partnership with the Center for the Sustainable Use of Renewable Feedstocks (CenSURF) and the Chemical Life Cycle Collaborative (CLiCC), will host the inaugural UCSB Sustainable Chemical Technologies Summit...