Mondays // 4-5 PM // LEEP2 2420

August 26th 

Stevin Gehrke, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

New Students Only: This will be a review session for course expectations


September 9th  

Laboratory Safety at KU

Mike Russell
KU Environmental Health and Safety


September 23rd 

A Future in Animal Health: Industry Overview

Karthik Ramachandran, Ph.D
Vice President and Co-Founder of Likarda

Abstract: The multibillion dollar animal health industry continues to grow as companion animals become a large part of the family dynamic. Furthermore, as global demand for protein-based food rises with increasing populations, animal health plays an increasingly important role in protecting our global food supplies. The Kansas City Region is at the heart of the animal health industry and companies located in the region shape this industry. We’ll explore an overview of the industry including opportunities, trends, and new innovations as this industry grows to meet demands.


October 7th 

CANCELLED - Watch the website and email for the rescheduled date


October 28th 

Mike Denning
Director, KU Office of Graduate Military Programs


November 4th 

Current and Future Applications of Bioengineering in Craniofacial Surgery

Brian Andrews, M.D.
Director, Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery, Dept. of Plastic Surgery, KUMC
Associate Professor


November 11th 

Primary Stem Cell Preservation for Reconstructive Surgery - Spinning Out a Start-up Company from KUMC

AJ Mellott, PhD and Heather Decker
Ronawk, LLC., Kansas City


November 18th 

Using single-molecule spectroscopy and microfluidics to study bimolecular reactions

Erik Holmstrom, PhD
Assistant Professor, KU Molecular Biosciences


December 9th  

Advancing Biocatalytic Technologies for Degradation of Micropollutants in Drinking Water

Justin Hutchison, PhD
Assistant Professor; KU Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering