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Soft Materials Laboratory

College of Engineering and Applied Science

SML Seminars

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Spring 2006

  • January 23, 2006 Sanil John, University of Wyoming. Decomposition of hydrogen sulfide in a pulsed corona discharge reactor with hydrogen permeable membrane
  • January 24, 2006 Vladimir Alvarado, Questa Engineering Corp. Enabling EOR in Mature Reservoirs
  • February 2, 2006 Siddhartha Seth, University of Wyoming. Increase in surface energy by drainage of sandstone
  • February 3, 2006 Richard Cone, Setaram Instruments. Calorimetry in Fossil Fuel and Energy Research
  • February 6, 2006 Patrick Johnson, Rutgers University. Studies of Biointerfaces for Applications in Biosensors and Biomaterials
  • February 13, 2006 M. Laird Forrest, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Development of Nanotechnologies for Drug and Gene Delivery
  • February 16, 2006 Tara LaForce, Stanford University. Analytical Methods in Compositional Modeling
  • February 20, 2006 Dr. Nehal I. Abu-Lail, Duke University. Applications of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) in Biology: From Cellular Investigations to Single-Molecule Force Spectropscopy
  • February 22, 2006 Herbert Fischer, University of Wyoming. Oil Recovery by Spontaneous Imbibition for a Wide Range of Viscosity Ratios
  • February 27, 2006 Stephen Morzenti, GasTech, Inc. Underground Coal Gasification in the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges
  • March 9, 2006 Hong "Max" Wang. Near Wellbore Stress Analysis for Wellbore Strengthening
  • March 20, 2006 Peisheng Xu, University of Wyoming. Functional Polymer for Drug and Gene Delivery
  • March 24, 2006 W. Winoto, University of Wyoming. Micellar and Bulk Phase Behavior of Poly(Styrene-block-Isoprene) and Poly(Strene-block-Butadiene) in Subcritical and Supercritical Propane
  • April 3, 2006 Shijie Ding, University of Wyoming. Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization
  • April 10, 2006 Hongguang Tie, University of Wyoming. Oil Recovery from Carbonates
  • April 21, 2006 Yongsheng Hang, University of Wyoming. Aspects of Reservoir Evaluation and Oil Recovery
  • May 1, 2006 August Heffern, University of Wyoming. Determination of the Diffusion Coefficients of Tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS) From Chemical Vapor Deposition Methods
  • May 3, 2006 Siddhartha Seth, University of Wyoming. Increase in Surface Energy by Drainage of Sandstone and Carbonate
  • May 3, 2006 Cyrus Bevenger, University of Wyoming. Atomic Layer Deposition of Metals and Metal Nitrides: Development of an ALD Apparatus with Preliminary Testing and Corrosion Results

Fall 2005

  • September 12, 2005 Jimmy Mays, University of Tennessee. New Block Copolymers: From Ultra-thin Films to Functional Polymer Nanoparticles
  • September 26, 2005 John Schabron, Western Research Institute. Ultrasonic spectroscopy and on-column asphaltene precipitation for gauging proximity to coke formation during pyrolysis
  • October 10, 2005 Xiaoyan Ji, University of Wyoming. CO2-Containing Reservoir Electrolytes: Fluid Phase Equilibria and Densities for Enhanced Oil Recovery from Statistical Associating Fluid Theory
  • October 17, 2005 John Meyers, BP Chemical Company. Using Equation Oriented Modeling in Aspen +
  • October 24, 2005 Sugata Tan, University of Wyoming. Viscosity of Reservoir Fluids from Friction Theory and Free-Volume Theory Coupled with SAFT: n-Alkanes
  • October 31, 2005 Arne Graue, University of Bergen, Norway. Interdisciplinary Reservoir Research at the Centre for Integrated Petroleum Research and at the University of Bergen
  • November 21, 2005 Long Lee, University of Wyoming
  • December 5, 2005 MP Sharma, University of Wyoming

Spring 2005

  • February 14, 2005, Christian D. Lorenz, Sandia National Laboratories, Tribological properties of fluorinated self-assembled monolayers
  • February 18, 2005, Hertanto Adidharma, University of Wyoming, Molecular science and engineering of petroleum solids
  • February 23, 2005, Scott A. Guelcher, Carnegie Mellon University, Design of polyurethane biomaterials for orthopedic clinical indications
  • February 25, 2005, Alberto Striolo, Vanderbilt University, Simulations - the molecular tool for interpreting experimental results
  • February 28, 2005, Keisha B. Walters, Clemson University, Surface-grafted pH-responsive polymers for functional devices
  • March 4, 2005, Jianwen Jiang, University of Delaware, Thermodynamics in confined space: adsorption and phase transition in carbon materials seminar 2
  • April 4, 2005, Shijie Ding, University of Wyoming, Atom transfer radical polymerization
  • April 18, 2005, Sam Chen, BP Lubricants, New Jersey, What makes viscosity modifiers work?
  • April 25, 2005, W. Winoto, University of Wyoming, Phase behavior of block and graft styrene copolymers in near critical and supercritical solutions
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