WORKSHOPS & SUMMITS

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & SUMMITS

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PAST MELLICHAMP SEMINAR SPEAKERS

WENYU HUANG

Iowa State University, Department of Chemistry, 
Ames Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

 

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Nanostructure-Controlled Heterogeneous Catalysts with Superior Catalytic Properties

DR. CHAO-JUN LI

Department of Chemistry and
FQRNT Center for Green Chemistry and Catalysis,
McGill University

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Exploration of New Chemical Reactivities for Synthetic Efficiency

DR. MASSIMILIANO DELFERRO

Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division
Argonne National Laboratory

 

SEMINAR

Surface Structural-Chemical Characterization of Single-Site Supported Organometallic Catalysts

DR. NING YAN

Assistant Professor
National University of Singapore


 

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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

 

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Renewable, Degradable, and High-Performing Aliphatic Polyester Elastomers

DR. JILLIAN L. DEMPSEY

Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

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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

Honeywell UOP

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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


 

SEMINAR

Insights Into Fast Ion Conductors From Solid-State NMR/MRI

YUNHO LEE

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry, KAIST

 

SEMINAR

Coordination Chemistry of 1st-row Transition Metal Pincer Complexes

DR. LEAH STOKES

Assistant Professor

Political Science, UC Santa Barbara

 

SEMINAR

Thoughts on Working at the Interface of Science and Policy

DR. EVERT JAN MEIJER

Computational Chemistry
Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
University of Amsterdam

SEMINAR

Novel Insights in the Role of Solvent in Catalytic Processes

DR. ZYGMUNT FLISAK

Assistant Professor
Chemistry, University of Opole, Poland

 

SEMINAR

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

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry, MIT

 

SEMINAR

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

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Cellulose nanofibres from spinifex arid grasses: “Greener, Longer and Tougher”, thanks to 20 million years of resilient adaptation

JOSHUA SCHAIDLE

Co-Director, Chemical Catalysis for bioenergy Consortium

Manager, Thermochemical Biomass Conversion Platform, National Bioenergy Center, National Renewable Energy Lab

SEMINAR

Enabling Production of Biofuels and Biochemicals through Catalysis: NREL’s Thermochemical Biomass Conversion Platform

DR. ROBERT FRANCKE

Institut für Chemie, Rostock University



 

SEMINAR

New Approaches to Indirect Electrosynthesis

MICHAEL A. REYNOLDS, PH.D

Regional Discipline Lead for Production Chemistry at Shell Exploration and Production Company

SEMINAR

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

SEMINAR

Designing Catalytic Materials on the Atomic Level for Sustainable Biomass Conversion

JEREMY LUTERBACHER

Assistant Professor, Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland

SEMINAR

Staying One Step Ahead: Fighting Unfavorable Kinetics During the Chemical Upgrading of Biomass

AARON SIEGMUND

Senior Scientist

Medicinal Chemistry, Amgen, Inc.

SEMINAR

Green Chemistry Awareness in Drug Discovery

PAST WORKSHOPS & SUMMITS

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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