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Research funding opportunities within NSF's CBET Division
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
9:00 a.m.
1105 Kim Building (PEPCO Room)
For More Information:
Alison Flatau
301 405 1959
aflatau@umd.edu

Dr. JoAnn Lighty
Division Director
Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems Division
National Science Foundation

The mission of the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET) Division is to support innovative research and education in the fields of chemical engineering, biotechnology, bioengineering, and environmental engineering, and in areas that involve the transformation and/or transport of matter and energy by chemical, thermal, or mechanical means. Program areas within CBET include:

Chemical, Biochemical, and Biotechnology Systems
Catalysis and Biocatalysis;
Chemical and Biological Separations;
Process and Reaction Engineering

Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Healthcare
Biomedical Engineering;
Biophotonics;
Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering;
General and Age-Related Disabilities Engineering;
Nano-Biosensing)

Environmental Engineering and Sustainability
Environmental Engineering;
Energy for Sustainability;
Environmental Health and Safety of Nanotechnology;
Environmental Sustainability

Transport, Thermal and Fluid Phenomen
Combustion and Fire Systems;
Fluid Dynamics;
Interfacial Processes and Thermodynamics;
Particulate and Multiphase Processes;
Thermal Transport Processes

Dr. Lightly will be meeting with several groups of faculty after her presentation.  If you would like to meet with Dr. Lighty, please contact Alison Flatau and we will try to accommodate.

Biography
In addition to her position at NSF, Dr. Lighty is a Professor and Past Chair of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is also a By-Fellow of Churchill College. She received her degrees from the University of Utah and has been a faculty member there since 1988. In addition to serving as chair, her administrative positions include founding Director of the Institute for Combustion and Energy Systems and Associate Dean for the College of Engineering. Her research on combustion has spanned many topics including hazardous waste incineration, contaminated soil clean up, health effects and fine particles, air pollution issues along the US/Mexico border, and mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. Her most recent work has been on experiments dealing with soot formation and oxidation and process modeling of chemical looping combustion for solid fuels.

This Event is For: Graduate • Faculty • Post-Docs


   

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