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The Kavli Foundation Lecture Series* promotes groundbreaking discovery and public understanding of the world’s mounting challenges and how chemistry can provide solutions.

The American Chemical Society gratefully acknowledges The Kavli Foundation’s generous support for The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecture and The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture.
* Supported by The Kavli Foundation
 
Dr. Joan Brennecke
 

The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecture

Monday, August 11, 2014, Moscone Center - South Building
5:30 – 6:30 PM

Dr. Joan Brennecke, Keating-Crawford Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Director, Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame.

How Ionic Liquids Can Contribute to Global Stewardship

Ionic liquids (ILs) are low melting salts that are being designed, developed and explored for a myriad of applications.  While it is possible to make ILs that are highly toxic (and these should certainly be avoided), their real potential for contributions to global stewardship are the applications.  Here we will explore how the unique properties of ILs – low vapor pressure, good thermal stability, widely tunable solvation properties and chemical functionalization – make previously inaccessible products and processes possible.  These include low energy separation of carbon dioxide from post-combustion flue gas, elimination of ozone depleting, global warming and flammable refrigerants, safer batteries and supercapacitors, chrome plating without exposure to highly toxic hexavalent chromium, homogeneous phase processing of biomass into chemicals and fuels, reactions and separations without fugitive emissions, non-volatile lubricants and heat transfer fluids, and more cost efficient harvesting of solar energy. 

 

The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture

Monday, August 11, 2014, Moscone Center - South Building
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Dr. Ali Khademhosseini, Associate Professor at Harvard-MIT's Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS), as well as an Associate Faculty at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired engineering.

Engineering the Chemistry and Microarchitecture of Hydrogels for Tissue Regeneration

Micro- and nanoscale technologies are emerging as powerful tools for controlling the interaction between cells and their surroundings for biological studies, tissue engineering, and cell-based screening. In addition, hydrogel biomaterials have been increasingly used in various tissue engineering applications since they provide cells with a hydrated 3D microenvironment that mimics the native extracellular matrix. In our lab we have developed various approaches to merge microscale techniques with hydrogel biomaterials for directing stem cell differentiation and generating complex 3D tissues. In this talk, I will outline our work in controlling cell-microenvironment interactions by using patterned hydrogels to direct the differentiation of stem cells. In addition, I will describe the use of chemical modification of microscale hydrogels for tissue engineering by using a ‘bottom-up’ and a ‘top-down’ approach. Top-down approaches for fabricating complex engineered tissues involve the use of miniaturization techniques to control cell-cell interactions or to recreate biomimetic microvascular networks. Our group has also pioneered bottom-up approaches to generate tissues by the assembly of shape-controlled cell-laden microgels (i.e. tissue building blocks), that resemble functional tissue units. In this approach, microgels were induced to self assemble to generate 3D functional tissue structures.

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