Plenary Speakers

Alan G. Marshall, PhD

Professor of Chemistry and Director, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Ion Cyclotron Resonance Program, Florida State University
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Date / Time
Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 5:30 – 6:30pm

Dr. Cato Laurencin

Cato T. Laurencin, MD, PhD

Dr. Laurencin is a designated University Professor at the University of Connecticut. He is the Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Chair Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Laurencin is a tenured member of the faculty in the School of Engineering and is Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Professor of Materials Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UConn. Dr. Laurencin serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, UConn’s cross-university translational science institute. In addition, he is the Founding Director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering and the Founding Director of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center for Biomedical, Biological, Physical and Engineering Sciences at UConn Health. He was awarded the 2016 National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Obama.

Date / Time
Thursday, 1 November 2018, 5:30 – 6:30pm

Jillian Buriak

Jillian Buriak, PhD

Professor of Chemistry, University of Alberta; Canada Research Chair of Nanomaterials for Energy; AITF Industry Chair of Sun-Powered Generation of Fuels and Power; Editor-in-Chief, Chemistry of Materials.
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Date / Time
Friday, 2 November 2018, 5:30 – 6:30pm

Dale Ensor

Undergraduate Plenary: Prof. Ensor

Dr. Dale D. Ensor is an Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at Tennessee Technological University. He received his Ph.D. from Florida State University in Inorganic and Radiochemistry under Dr. Greg R. Choppin in 1977. He has been a visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory and is author and co-author of 50 publications on lanthanide and actinide chemistry. Since joining the faculty at Tennessee Technological University in 1978, he has been the recipient of contracts and grants from federal and private agencies. He was recognized for his work as part of the Salt Waste Disposal Technologies Team that received the 2013 Secretary’s Honor Award. This award was given to a team of Department of Energy (DOE) employees and contractors who worked together to develop technologies supporting the mission of DOE. He has over 40 years of research experience in nuclear and radiochemistry and has a passion for the history of radiochemistry His talks are both technical and incorporate stories that illustrate the personal sides of the scientists.

Date / Time
Saturday, 3 November 2018, 8:30am