Organization of Chemical Engineering Graduate Students University of Houston


33rd Annual Symposium – Fall 2018

Intro 8:30 am – 9:15 am Registration and Breakfast (Houston Ballroom)
9:15 am – 9:30 am Welcome from OChEGS, Department Chair (Houston Ballroom)
Oral Session I:


Materials Science and Engineering

9:30 am – 9:50 am Ya Ming Chen – Nearly monoenergetic positive ion beam with self-neutralized space charge extracted from a pulsed plasma
9:50 am – 10:10 am Ryan Roberts – Tracer transport probes relaxation and structure of attractive and repulsive glassy liquids
10:10 am – 10:30 am Nayoung Park – Shear Thickening and Normal Stress Difference in Colloid and Polymer Mixtures
10:30 am – 10:50 am Tyler Cooksey – Tuning Biocompatible Block Copolymer Micelles by Varying Solvent Composition
Coffee Break I 10:50 am – 11:10 am  
Keynote Speech 10:10 am – 12:10 pm Dr. Pat Brant – Polyolefins: Mass Produced Molecular Masterpieces


Lunch and Poster Session 12:10 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Break –  Houston Ballroom
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Poster Session – Houston Ballroom
Oral Session II:


Catalysis and Reaction Engineering

2:30 pm – 2:50 pm Pritpal Dhillon – Enhanced Transport in Washcoated Monoliths: Application to Selective Lean NOx Reduction and Ammonia Oxidation
2:50 pm – 3:10 pm Xiao Li – First-principles Kinetic Monte Carlo Study of Biomass Conversion on Supported Metal Oxide Catalyst
3:10 pm – 3:30 pm Madhuresh Choudhary – Transient Modes of Zeolite Surface Growth: Establishing New Platforms for Catalyst Design from Mechanistic Understandings of Crystallization
Coffee Break II 3:30 pm – 3:50 pm  
Oral Session III:


Biomolecular Engineering

3:50 pm – 4:10 pm Wenchuan Ma – Antagonistic cooperativity between antimalarials controlling hematin crystallization by attenuation of step pinning
4:10 pm – 4:30 pm Mohsen Fathi – A single-cell technique for isolation of cells based on their exosome secretion capability
4:30 pm               Poster Award Presentations and Concluding Remarks
Happy Hour at Calhoun’s Rooftop following conclusion of symposium