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[2013]

  1. Emerging Technologies’ Impact on U.S. Energy Security, hosted by The MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA, December 3-5, 2013. “Natural Gas Hydrates: A Potential Unconventional Resource for the Future Energy Landscape.” (invited)

  2. CBTermo, Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil, November 3-6, 2013. “What Is So Unusual About Clathrate Hydrates?” (invited)

  3. OTC Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 29-31, 2013. “Prevention, Management, and Remediation Approaches for Gas Hydrates in the Flow Assurance of Oil/Gas Flowlines.” (invited)

  4. EMLG-JMLG Annual Meeting, University of Lille 1, France, September 9-13, 2013. “A Different Look at the Molecular Structure of Clathrate Hydrates.” (invited)

  5. Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines, Saint-Etienne, France, September 9, 2013. “Gas Hydrate Research at CSM: Fundamental Science to Engineering Applications.” (invited)


[2012]

  1. “Quantifying Clathrate Hydrate Nucleation and Growth From Molecular Simulations,” AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 31, 2012.

  2. “CTR 11203 Hydrate Deposition on Surfaces,” DeepStar Project Kick-Off Meeting, Houston, TX, July 25, 2012.

  3. “CSM Perspectives and Tools for Hydrates in Flow Assurance,” Hydrate Flow Assurance Workshop, Houston, TX, July 25, 2012.

  4. “What Do We Know about Clathrate Hydrate Nucleation from Molecular Simulations?” Telluride Workshop on the Microscopic Description of Gas Clathrate, Telluride, Colorado, July 9, 2012.

  5. “Probing the Anesthetic Effects of Xenon by Studying the Biophysical Changes of DOPC Liposomes,” 18th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, Boulder, Colorado, June 26, 2012.

  6. “Determination of Liquid Water + Hydrate + Carbon Dioxide Phase Equilibria by Use of Molecular Simulation,” 18th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, Boulder, Colorado, June 27, 2012.

  7. “Investigating the Templating Effect of Hydrogen Clathrate Hydrates,” 18th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, Boulder, Colorado, June 27, 2012. (poster)

  8. The Statoil Research Summit, Trondheim, Norway, October 15-17, 2012. “Interfacial Proper- ties of Gas Hydrates in Natural Environments.” (invited)

  9. The International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam, Boulder, CO, October 4, 2012. “The Structuring of Water in the Nucleation of Clathrate Hydrates.” (invited)

  10. University at Buffalo, Chemical & Biological Engineering Department, Buffalo, NY, October 3, 2012. “Developing the Science and Engineering of Clathrate Hydrates for Energy Applications.” (invited)

  11. 1st International Conference on Upstream Engineering and Flow Assurance, Houston, TX, April 4, 2012. “Developing a Comprehensive Transient Hydrate Formation Model: From Laboratory to Field Applications.” (invited)

  12. 14th Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering (APCChE) Congress, Singapore, February 21-24, 2012. “Advancing the Science of Clathrate Hydrates with Molecular Simulations.” (invited)

  13. The University of Queensland, School of Chemical Engineering, Brisbane, Australia, February 20, 2012. “Clathrate Hydrates: Fundamentals in Science and Applications in Flow Assurance.” (invited)

  14. Australian Resources Research Centre Hydrates Workshop, CSIRO and The University of Western Australia, Kensington, Australia, February 15, 2012. “Overview of the Center for Hydrate Research.” (invited)


[2011]

  1. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, School of Chemistry, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 4, 2011. “Overview of the Center for Hydrate Research.” (invited)

  2. National Research Council (NRC) of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, November 17, 2011. “Fundamentals and Applications of Clathrate Hydrates in Science and Flow Assurance.” (invited)

  3. “Overview of the Center for Hydrate Research,” CENPES-Petrobras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 6, 2011.

  4. “Hydrate Plugging Mechanism from Deposition on Surfaces,” DeepStar Quarterly Meeting, Houston, TX, September 15, 2011.

  5. “Controlled Hydrate Slurry Transport,” DeepStar Quarterly Meeting, Houston, TX, September 15, 2011.

  6. “Managing Gas Hydrates in Multiphase Flow,” 242nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Denver, CO, August 28-September 1, 2011.

  7. 7th International Conference on Gas Hydrates, Edinburgh, Scotland - UK, July 2011. “CH4 and CO2 Hydrate Nucleation Studies Through Molecular Simulation.”

  8. “Gas Hydrate Nucleation Rates from Molecular Dynamics Simulations,” 7th International Conference on Gas Hydrates, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, July 17-21, 2011. (poster)

  9. “The Behavior of Incipient Gas Hydrates,” 7th International Conference on Gas Hydrates, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, July 17-21, 2011. (poster)

  10. ACS 241st National Meeting, Anaheim, California, March 2011. “The Dynamic Polyhedra of Incipient Clathrate Hydrates.” Gas Hydrate Symposium. Division of Fuel Chemistry.

  11. “Studying the Role of Gas Hydrate Formation After an Oil/Gas Blowout,” RPSEA Meeting, Houston, TX, February 28, 2011.


[2010]

  1. In Honor of Stanley Sandler’s 70th Birthday, AIChE Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, November 9, 2010. “Clathrate Hydrates: A Microscopic View of Macroscopic Phenomena.”

  2. Hill Briefing on “Road to the New Energy Economy: Natural Gas,” Washington, D.C., July 14, 2010. “Natural Gas in Gas Hydrates: A Potential Unconventional Resource for the Future Energy Landscape.” Sponsored by Discover and NSF.

  3. Mines Front Range - Mines on the Move, Denver, CO, May 19-21, 2010. “The Role of Gas Hydrates in Energy Assurance,” Sponsored by CSM Alumni Association and University Advancement.

  4. Keio University “Global COE” International Symposium on Clathrate Hydrates and Technology Innovations – Challenges Toward a Symbiotic Energy Paradigm, Yokohama, Japan, March 15, 2010. “Developing the Science for Hydrogen Storage in Hydrates Technology.”


[2009]

  1. Korea Maritime University, Busan, South Korea, November 2009, “Highlights of Clathrate Hydrates Research at CSM.”

  2. Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, November 2009, “Highlights of Clathrate Hydrates Research at CSM.”

  3. 5th Sino-US Chemical Engineering Conference, Beijing, China, October 2009, “Fundamentals and Applications of Clathrate Hydrates in Science and Flow Assurance”

  4. Global COE (Center of Excellence) Lecture, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, October 2009, “Clathrate Hydrates: From Laboratory Science to Engineering Applications”

  5. Symposium on Ice and Water at the Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan, September 2009, “Molecular Level Insight into the Nucleation and Growth of Clathrate Hydrates through Microsecond Simulations”

  6. ACS Spring National Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah - March 2009, Session of Modeling of Chemical Processess, “Fatty Acid Induced Toxicity: Interactions with the Lipid Bilayer”


[2008]

  1. AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - November 2008. “Molecular Insight on the Molecular Mechanisms for the Biological Activity of Dendritic Amphiphiles on Biological Membranes”

  2. Symposium on Ice and Water at the Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido, Japan - September 2008, “Molecular Insight into the Role of Xenon and Xenon Hydrates in the Stability of Model Biological Membranes”

  3. Structural Biology Symposium, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia - March 2008, “Modeling of Lipid Bilayers Toward Understanding the Biological Functions of Cell Membranes”

  4. Colorado School of Mines, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Golden, Colorado - February 2008, “Molecular Modeling as an Enabling Tool in the Study of Molecular Thermodynamics and Biophysical Interactions”


[2007]

  1. AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah - November 2007. “Experimental and Computational Investigation of Trehalose Protection from Palmitate Induced Toxicity of HepG2 Cells” and “Phase Transition Studies of Lipid Bilayers in the Presence of Sugar Molecules”

  2. West Virginia University, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Morgantown, West Virginia - October 2007, “Molecular Studies of Complex Systems: From Lipid Bilayer to Clathrate Hydrate Structures”

  3. University of Virginia, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Charlottesville, Virginia - October 2007, “Molecular Studies of Complex Systems: From Lipid Bilayer to Clathrate Hydrate Structures”

  4. 48th International Conference on the Bioscience of Lipids (ICBL), Turku, Finland - September 2007, “Molecular Insight on the Molecular Mechanisms for the Biological Activity of Dendritic Amphiphiles on Biological Membranes”

  5. Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland - September 2007, Summer School: Computational Modeling of Carbohydrates and Proteins in Lipid Membranes. “The Role of Carbohydrates in the Phase Behavior of Lipid Bilayers”

  6. Colorado School of Mines, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Golden, Colorado - April 2007, “Characterization of the Phase Behavior of Phospholipid Bilayers”


[2006]

  1. AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California - November 2006, “Characterization of the Phase Behavior of Phospholipid Bilayers” and “Simulation Studies of the Stability of Phospholipid Bilayers in Clathrate Hydrates”

  2. University of Western Ontario, Dept. of Applied Mathematics, London, Canada - October 2006, “Molecular Studies of Complex Systems: From Lipid Bilayer to Clathrate Hydrate Structures”

  3. Virginia Tech, Department of Chemistry, Blacksburg, Virginia - October 2006, Highlands in Chemistry Seminar Series: “Molecular Modeling of Phospholipid Bilayers as a Probe for Biophysical Processes”

  4. NanoFocUL 2006 Workshop at ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee - August 2006, “Atomistic Simulations of Biomolecular Systems in the Study of Diffusional and Phase Transition Processes”

  5. Biophysical Society 50th Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah - February 2006, “Insight into the Mechanism of Thermosensation Induced by Chemosensory Compounds”


[2005]

  1. AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio - November 2005, “Structural and Dynamic Properties of Mixed Bilayer Systems with Cryoprotectants” and “Spicying-up Simulations of Phospholipid Bilayers”

  2. Symposium on Computational Methods in Drug Design, Riva-San Vitale, Switzerland - April 2005, “Molecular Simulation Study of the Influence of Small Molecules on the Dynamics and Structural Properties of Phospholipid Bilayers”

  3. Biophysical Society 49th Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California - February 2005, “A Molecular Simulation Approach to Structural and Phase Transition Properties of Phospholipid Bilayers”


[2004]

  1. 10th Int. Conf. on Properties and Phase Equilibria for Product and Process Design, Snowbird, Utah - May 2004, “Preservation of Cell Membranes: A Molecular Perspective on the Structure and Stability of Phospholipid Bilayers”

  2. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Virginia - March 2004, Department of Chemical Engineering: “Stability and Structure of Phospholipid Bilayer Systems: A Molecular Perspective on the Mechanisms of Preservation”

  3. University of South Carolina, South Carolina - March 2004, Department of Chemical Engineering: “Stability and Structure of Phospholipid Bilayer Systems: A Molecular Perspective on the Mechanisms of Preservation”

  4. Tulane University, Louisiana - January 2004, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering: “Stability and Structure of Phospholipid Bilayer Systems: A Molecular Perspective on the Mechanisms of Preservation”


[2003]

  1. 15th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, Colorado - June 2003, “Molecular Insights Into Cryoprotectant Interactions With Phospholipid Bilayers”

  2. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California - June 2003, “Molecular Insights Into Cryoprotectant Interactions With Phospholipid Bilayers”

  3. AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California - November 2003, “Stabilization of Lipid Bilayer Systems by Protectants: A Molecular Perspective on their Mechanisms of Action” and “Stability and Mechanical Properties of Phospholipid Bilayers”


[2002]

  1. AIChE Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana - November 2002, “Molecular Design of Triacylglycerols from Ab Initio-Based Force-Fields and Molecular Simulations” and “Molecular Study of Hydrated Clay Minerals” “Molecular Studies of the Role of Protectants in Cryopreservation and Lyophilization of Biological Systems”

  2. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts - April 2002, “Advanced Computational Chemistry Methods for the Study of Complex Fluids and Materials”

  3. Texas A&M, College Station, Texas - January 2002, “Advanced Computational Chemistry Methods for the Study of Complex Fluids and Materials


[2001]

  1. AIChE Annual Meeting, Reno, Nevada - November 2001, “A Complete Prediction of the Phase Behavior for Hydrogen Fluoride and Methyl Fluoride” and “Phase Behavior Predictions of the Acetonitrile-Methanol System”


[2000]

  1. AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California - November 2000, “Ab Initio Pair Interaction Potentials of Acetonitrile and Methanol for Phase Equilibria Predictions”

  2. Foundations of Molecular Modeling and Simulations (FOMMS), Colorado - July 2000, “Molecular Simulations for Acetonitrile and Methanol Based on Ab Initio Plus Polarizable Potential”

  3. University of Delaware Research Review, Newark, Delaware - February 2000, Department of Chemical Engineering: “From Molecules to Thermodynamics Properties: Bridging Worlds with Computational Chemistry”


[1998]

  1. AIChE Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida - November 1998, “A Novel Approach to Phase Equilibria Predictions Using Ab Initio Methods”

  2. University of Delaware Research Review, Newark, Delaware - June 1998, Department of Chemical Engineering: “A Novel Approach to Phase Equilibria Predictions Using Ab Initio Methods”

  3. 8th Int. Conf. on Properties and Phase Equilibria for Product and Process Design, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands - April 1998, “Use of Ab Initio Methods to Make Phase Equilibria Predictions Using Activity Coefficient Models”