CHME - Graduate Seminar 900

CHME 900: Seminar in Chemical Engineering

All graduate students in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering are strongly encouraged to enroll for CHME 900 every semester of attendance (maximum of 6 semesters total).

Catalog Description

1 cr per sem, max (6) Discussion of research projects and review of current literature in chemical and biomolecular engineering.




The first class of the Fall 2011 semester will meet Friday, August 26, 2011, 3-4 p.m. in Othmer 205. All other class meetings are arranged.


This focus of this one-credit hour course will be your attendance at six scientific seminars hosted by UNL departments throughout the academic semester. A list of links to various department seminar and colloquia web sites is distributed the first class meeting of the semester. The class will work together to mutually select the seminars and/or colloquia to attend.

Selected Seminars to Attend

  • Available after the first class meeting.

Seminar Abstracts

After each seminar, write an abstract and submit it via e-mail to Professor Velander within 48 hours. Your abstract should include a summary of the following:
  • Over-arching theme
  • Most important themes
  • Positive and negative findings
  • Contribution to literature
  • 250 words

Final Presentation

  • Each student will give a 20-minute seminar to the class, followed by a 10-minute question and answer session.
  • Topic: The seminar should be based on two scientific publications of one of the seminar speakers you attended during the semester.
  • You must prepare an abstract and distribute it to the class one week in advance of your seminar date.
  • All seminars will be presented during the last two weeks of classes. The date(s) and time(s) will be mutually decided by the class.


  • Homework (Seminar Abstracts): 50%
  • Final Presentation: 50%
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