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Weekly Seminars

Interdisciplinary Science, Engineering and Health Science Seminars

Swenson College encourages an exchange of ideas and collaboration between disciplines at UMD. Anyone organizing a seminar that would like to include it in this list for improved exposure and attendance, contact Nancy Kienzle at or 218-726-6397.

Seminars for the week of April 22-26, 2019

Monday, April 22

"Deep Learning, How It Works?  Its Applications"
Presented by Shayan Ali Bhatti, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering
12:00 Noon in 291 MWAH
Hosted by Dr. Desineni Naidu, Electrical Engineering,

"Catalytic Membrane Reactors for Three-Phase Heterogenous Catalysis"
Presented by Dr. Michael Wales, Multicore Photonics, Inc.
3:00 p.m. in VKH 221
Hosted by Dr. Zhihua Xu, Chemical Engineering,

Tuesday, April 23

"Effect of Lattice Disorder on Salt Disproportionation Kinetics - A Case Study of Pioglitazone Hydrochloride"; and  "CAR-T Cells for Cancer Immunotherapy"; and "Prodrug Design Considerations for the Intranasal Delivery of Emergency Therapeutics"
Presented by Rahul Lalge, Graduate Student, Sury Lab;  Sneha Rathi, Graduate Student, Panyam & Prabha Labs; Joel Updyke, Graduate Student, Siegal Lab
3:30 p.m. at the UMTC campus. Contact Katie James, 612-624-5153, to ensure an ITV Connection is made
Hosted by Pharmaceutics Seminar Series

Thursday, April 25

"Anti-Diabetic Agents Use in Chronic Kidney Disease"
Presented by Julie Zhao,SAPh Graduate Student
3:30 p.m. in 163 LSci
Hosted by Social & Administrative Pharmacy Seminar Series

"Of Drumlins and Murtoos"
Presented by Mark Johnson, Department of Earth & Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
4:00 p.m. in Montague Hall 70
Hosted by Earth & Environmental Science Dept, Karen Gran, 726-7406, and Howard Mooers,, 726-7239

Friday, April 26

"Diporeia Past, Present and Future"
Presented by Kirsten Rhude, WRS PhD Student, Large Lakes Observatory, UMD
10:00 a.m. in Room RLB200
Hosted by Cody Sheik,, 726-8128

"Meeting the Challenge of Quantitative Measurement of Greenhouse Gas Emission Rates for Urban Environments"
Presented by Dr. Paul Shepson, Dean, School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University
3:00 p.m. in Chem 200
Hosted by Dr. Katie Schreiner, Chemistry & Biochemistry,, 725-7857/8680

"The Effect of Self-Generated Movement and Playbacks of Biological and Anthropogenic Sound on the Hearing Sensitivity of the Oyster Toadfish, Opsanus tau"
Presented by Loranzi (L.J.) Rogers, Master's Candidate, University of MN Duluth
3:15 p.m. in 185 LSci
Hosted by Dr. Allen Mensinger, Biology,, Biology Department

"Engineering a Contradiction: Developing Transparent Conductors"
Presented by Seth King, Associate Professor, Dept of Physics, University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse
3:00 p.m. in SCC 120
Hosted by Physics and Astronomy Dept, Sam Kelly,

“Successful application of reliability engineering in infrastructure systems monitoring"
Presented by Bernard Izevbekhai, Minnesota DOT
3:00 p.m. in SCIV 265
Hosted by Dr. Nathan Johnson, Civil Engineering, 218-726-6430,

"Composite reactive membrane for a barrier against contaminant diffusion and other applications"
Presented by Dr. Tsutomu Shimotori, University of Minnesota Duluth
3pm in Engr 280
Hosted by Dr. Zhihua Xu, Chemical Engineering,