ChE Seminar Series: “The detection of pro-inflammatory genes in human stool samples-implications for cancer and other inflammatory disease (Speaker: Dr. Abel Baerga UPR School of Medicine)”

Chemical Engineering Seminar Series Title: The detection of pro-inflammatory genes in human stool samples-implications for cancer and other inflammatory disease Speaker: Dr. Abel Baerga UPR – School of Medicine When: October 16, 2014 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Where: INQU Amphitheatre   Abstract. The intestinal environment of mammals is populated by a diverse and complex community…

ChE Seminar Series: La Propiedad Intelectual – Como Proteger Tu Idea (Speaker: Josiah Hernández – UPRM)

Chemical Engineering Seminar Series Title: La Propiedad Intelectual – Como Proteger Tu Idea Speaker: Sr. Josiah Hernández (UPRM) When and Where: 2 de octubre de 2014 a las 10:30am en el Anfiteatro de INQU Abstract: En la presentación hablaré sobre los eslabones que existen en la cadena de comercialización de ideas. Cubriré conceptos relacionados con…

Wi(PR)2EM Seminar: Hydrogen-Transfer Catalysis in Biomass Conversion: From Isomerizations to Hydrogenations

Wisconsin – Puerto Rico Partnership for Research and Education in Materials Seminar Series Hydrogen-Transfer Catalysis in Biomass Conversion:  From Isomerizations to Hydrogenations Ive Hermans, PhD University of Wisconsin–Madison Professor of Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering http://hermans.chem.wisc.edu/ Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:30AM Nursing Amphitheater Abstract: Catalytic hydrogen-transfer reactions are an indispensable type of transformations in…

The Coki Racing Team Wins Third Place in AIChE Chem-E-Car Competition

The Chem-E-Car Competition, hosted by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), requires students to design and construct a small-scale vehicle that operates by chemical means. The competition challenges students to create, innovate and explore new technologies that can serve as alternative sources of energy. During the competition, vehicles must travel a specific distance of…

ChE Seminar Series: “Clear Thinking Becomes Clear Writing” Rodolfo J. Romañach (UPRM)

  Rodolfo J. Romañach, from the Department of Chemistry-UPRM will be offering a lecture titled “Clear Thinking Becomes Clear Writing”   Date: April 24, 2014 Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Place: INQU 004 – Amphitheater   Abstract: “Clear thinking becomes clear writing; one can’t exist without the other. It’s impossible for a muddy thinker to write good English.”1  These…

Córdova-Figueroa and experimental collaborator’s paper appears in Nature Chemistry

Congratulations to Prof. Ubaldo M Córdova-Figueroa and his colleagues from Pennsylvania State University and the Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics in Russia for their contributions in the area of self-powered micropumps in the prestigious Nature Chemistry. Samudra Sengupta, Debabrata Patra, Isamar Ortiz-Rivera, Arjun Agrawal, Sergey Shklyaev, Krishna K. Dey, Ubaldo Córdova-Figueroa, Thomas E. Mallouk & Ayusman…

ChE Seminar Series: “Nanomaterials Processing: Taking Advantage of the Improved Quality of the Building Blocks for Novel Nanotechnologies” Dr. Oscar Perales (UPRM)

  Dr. Oscar Perales, from the Department of Engineering Science & Materials-UPRM will be offering a lecture titled “Nanomaterials Processing: Taking Advantage of the Improved Quality of the Building Blocks for Novel Nanotechnologies”   Date: March 27, 2014 Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Place: INQU 004 – Amphitheater   Abstract: Two issues of great importance for future nanotechnologies will be…

ChE Seminar Series: “Fermentation: From Discovery to Commercialization” Dr. Tiffany D. Rau

Dr. Tiffany D. Rau, technical/scientific lead for fermentation and isolation for Research and Development and Manufacturing activities at Eli Lilly in Puerto Rico will be offering a lecture titled “Fermentation: From Discovery to Commercialization”   Date: March 20, 2014 Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Place: Department of Physics – Eugene Francis Room   Abstract: The path from discovery to…

ChE Seminar Series: “Mechanical Genomics: Genome-Wide Identification of Bacterial Cell Wall Stiffness” Dr. Douglas B. Weibel (UW-Madison)

Dr. Douglas B. Weibel, from the Departments of Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Biomedical Engineering of the University of Wisconsin -­Madison will be offering a lecture titled “Mechanical Genomics: Genome-Wide Identification of Bacterial Cell Wall Stiffness”.   Date: March 6, 2014 Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Place: Abbott Room Chemistry Building   Abstract: The peptidoglycan (PG) consists of a single, cross-linked layer of…