CBE Seminar- Ramanan Krishnamoorti @ 130 Koffolt Laboratories, CBEC
Apr 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Seminar – Ramanan Krishnamoorti

Hybrid Nanoparticles: Structure, Dynamics and Properties
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 11:30 am
130 Koffolt Laboratories, CBEC
151 W. Woodruff Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Ramanan Krishnamoorti

Interim Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer

Chief Energy Officer

University of Houston

Hybrid Nanoparticles: Structure, Dynamics and Properties



Polymer grafted nanoparticles are fascinating materials that bridge the gap between colloidal particles and star-polymers.  We have studied the structure and dynamics of highly grafted hybrid nanoparticles in the bulk and in dilute solutions and have elucidated the structure of the polymer chains and the arrangement of the nanoparticles as functions of polymer molecular weight and solvent quality.  Extending these to polymer blends wherein the matrix (unattached) chains is attracted to the grafted polymer chains has allowed us to determine the relationship between segment compatibility and polymer dewetting.  The consequences of the unique structure and dynamics of these grafted polymer chains on interfacial properties and as mobility control agents for enhanced oil recovery will be discussed in this talk.


Ramanan Krishnamoorti is the Interim vice chancellor/vice president for research and technology transfer and chief energy officer at the University of Houston.  He has served as chair of the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s chemical and biomolecular engineering department, associate dean of research for engineering, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering with affiliated appointments as professor of petroleum engineering and professor of chemistry. Dr. Krishnamoorti obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and doctoral degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University in 1994.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering & the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Present the Following Seminar: Bryan R. Smith, Ph.D @ L045 James
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Department of Biomedical Engineering & the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Present the Following Seminar:

Bryan R. Smith, PhD – Instructor, Dept of Radiology, Stanford University


Despite revolutionary developments in precision engineering of nanoparticles, nanomedicine successes in the clinic have been rare. This is mainly attributable to poor delivery to disease sites. I will describe my path to address these issues, starting briefly with non-invasive imaging approaches and computational simulations that uncover the complexity of nanoparticle targeting to cancer. I will discuss how nanoparticle imaging in living subjects led me to develop a novel ‘immune nanomedicine’ approach. Exploiting the native advantages of the immune system to deliver nanoparticle cargoes to disease sites, the power of this approach lies in its simplicity and reliability. It circumvents previous delivery issues by avoiding key biobarriers to nanoparticle transport, and could provide unprecedented flexibility in reliably targeting payloads to disease sites. I will illustrate the potential of this immune-based approach for multi-modal imaging diagnostics and/or therapeutics through an oncology imaging application, and will discuss how I intend to clinically translate nanomedicines.



After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Mathematics, and Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University, Bryan Smith completed his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering as an NSF IGERT Fellow at The Ohio State University working in cancer nanotechnology. He moved to Stanford University for his post-doctoral work, where he was awarded a Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholar NIH Fellowship as well as a Stanford Dean’s Fellowship. He was granted K99/R00 NIH Pathway to Independence and AACR (American Association of Cancer Research) awards for his work in cancer nanomedicine.

PyOhio @ Ohio Union
Jul 29 – Jul 30 all-day

A FREE annual conference at the Ohio Union in Columbus, Ohio for Python programmers in and around Ohio, the entire Midwest, maybe even the whole world! There will be many Talks and Tutorials! Please be sure to bring your notebook and laptops and prepare to learn!

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CBE Seminar: Belinda Hurley @ 130 Koffolt Lab
Sep 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Speaker: Belinda Hurley, Associate Professor, Research and Education, OSU Libraries

The OSU Libraries spend many millions each year to provide resources that are not freely available online. Belinda Hurley, OSU Libraries’ liaison for Physical Sciences and Engineering, will present an overview of available resources and services to those new to the OSU Libraries system.

Women Inspire @ Ohio Farm Bureau 4H Center
Sep 21 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Presented by the Construction Systems Management Industry Advisory Council

Women Inspire Construction presented by The Ohio State University Construction Systems Management Industry Advisory Council is an event to gather the construction industry to focus on retention and community. Come to be empowered and join a conversation that leaves you inspired. The construction industry fosters long lasting relationships that lead to professional success. Both men and women are welcome to JOIN THE CONVERSATION!

Register Here


Meet the panelists:

Nissa Beasley currently works as a Project Manager at TriVersity Construction with 24 years of experience in the construction industry. Nissa specializes in major renovation projects, lab construction and multi-story buildings and schools. She is also TriVersity’s subject matter expert with Phoenix Scheduling Program software and helps train project engineers on the program. Before joining TriVersity, Nissa worked for other high profile construction companies in the region.

Nissa received her B.S. in construction management from the University of Cincinnati. She serves as secretary on the board of NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) as well as a participating in its membership committee. Nissa was named NAWIC’s Cincinnati Chapter New Leader in 2017. Through NAWIC, she also volunteers for community events for children including Block Kids and the YWCA’s Rosie’s Girls

Heather Cassady currently work as a Project Manager on the $32M Canopy by Hilton hotel project located in Columbus, Ohio. She has been in the construction industry and with Turner Construction for 16 years. Throughout her years at Turner, Heather’s career has evolved in various management roles, including superintendent, sustainability manager, recruiting leader, and estimating engineer. Heather’s projects in Central Ohio have been in the healthcare, hotel, civic, and educational sectors.

Heather received her B.S. in Construction Engineering from the University of Akron. She is a LEED AP and serves as a community leader by dedicating her time and talent to support the National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC), Women for Economic Leadership and Development (WELD) and the OSU CSM Industry Advisory Council.

Audra Smith currently works as a Project Executive for Pepper Construction and has extensive experience in construction management on large scale projects throughout central and northeastern Ohio. She has worked in the healthcare, higher education, mixed-use, and corporate office markets and has been involved in $578M worth of construction during her 15 year career. Her expertise is in client relationships and developing the appropriate processes, communication, and expectations to allow her project teams to be successful and meet the needs of the clients and owners. Prior to joining Pepper, she worked for Whiting-Turner Contracting and was responsible for all project interface, shutdown, and management of impactful construction to clients.

Audra earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and holds LEED AP BD+C credentials. She resides in Galena, Ohio with her sons Max and Vin. They share a passion for sports and her sons’ involvement in the Olentangy Local School District athletic programs afford her the opportunity to mentor, coach, and support their programs through fundraising and classroom academic activities.

CBE Seminar: Anna Balazs @ 130 Koffolt Lab
Oct 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Speaker: Anna Balazs, Distinguished Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Affiliation: University of Pittsburg

Details TBD

Graduation Services Seminar @ 130 Koffolt Lab
Oct 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Speaker: Tim Watson, Director of Graduation Services

For graduate students approaching graduation: Come and learn about graduation requirements from the Graduate School.

CBE Seminar: Graduate Research Initiative Program @ 130 Koffolt Lab
Oct 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Details to come.

CBE Seminar: Alexander Katz @ 130 Koffolt Lab
Nov 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Speaker: Alexander Katz, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Affiliation: University of California-Berkeley

Details to come

CBE Seminar: Jindal Shah @ 130 Koffolt Lab
Nov 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Speaker: Jindal Shah, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Affiliation: Oklahoma State University

Details to come