Invited Talks

 

  1. “Molecular Models for Data-Driven Approaches to Materials Design”, Center for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE), Technical University of Denmark, May11-15, 2020.

  2. “DFT at the interface of hard and soft matter”, New directions in classical density functional theory, International Center for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS), Edinburgh, UK, May11-15, 2020.

  3. “Molecular Models Empowering Data-Driven Approaches to Materials Discovery”, On Scalable Image Informatics (LIMPID) and Applications of Machine Learning to Materials Discovery (IDEAS2) Joint Workshop, University of California, Santa Barbara, February 5, 2020.

  4. “Statistics in Molecular Systems: From Mechanistic Models to Machine Learning”, Department of Statistics, University of California at Riverside, January 7, 2020.

  5. “Separating the Inseparable through Inverse Design”, School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, July 24, 2019.

  6. “Separating the Inseparable through Inverse Design”, The 6th National Meeting of Stable Isotope Manufacture and Applied Technology, Yixing, China, July 12-14, 2019.

  7. “From Scientific Data to Data Science: a Chemical Engineer’s Perspective”, Data Science Center, University of California at Riverside, April 19, 2019.

  8. “Toward computational design of bioadhesives”, Soft Matter Theory and Modeling, Shanghai, China, August 26-29, 2018.

  9. “Electrical double layer in nanoporous electrodes”, The Tenth Liblice Conference on the Statistical Mechanics of Liquids, Czech Republic, June 17-22, 2018.

  10. “Toward computational design of bioadhesives”, The International Symposium on Polymer Physics (PP), Xi’an City, China, June 11-15, 2018.

  11. “About the interface between electronic and classical DFT”, The 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018.

  12. “Electronic and Ionic Dynamics at Solid-Liquid Interfaces”, MRS Fall 2017 Symposium, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, November 26-December 1, 2017.

  13. “Density functional theory for polymeric and biomolecular systems”, SAFT 2017, Heidelberg, Germany, May 11-13, 2017.

  14. “Molecular density functional theory for multiscale modeling of solvation”, Cluster of Excellence RESOLV, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, May 10, 2017.

  15. “Electric double layer: Beauty in between and the beast beyond”, Universität Stuttgart, May 8, 2017.

  16. “Bayesian Statistics for Many-Body Systems”, Interdisciplinary Seminar on Mathematical and Computational Modeling, University of California at Riverside, December 6, 2016

  17. “Bayesian Statistics for Many-Body Systems”, Institute for Advanced Study, Tsinghua University, September 13, 2016

  18. “Molecular Models for Carbon Adsorbents and Electrodes”, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Northeast Forestry University, September 5, 2016

  19. “Effects of pore size and electrostatic correlation on ionic transport in voltage-gated nanopores”, Conference on Soft Matter Theory and Computation, Chinese Chemical Society, August 25-28, 2016

  20. “Structural thermodynamics”, State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, December 8, 2015

  21. “Structural thermodynamics”, School of Environment, Northeast Normal University, December 7, 2015

  22. “Multiscale modeling for high-throughput chemicals and materials screening”, School of Environment, Northeast Normal University, December 7, 2015

  23. “Structural thermodynamics”, School of Chemical Engineering and Pharmacy, Wuhan Institute of Technology, November 28, 2015

  24. “Structural thermodynamics”, Department of Physics, Wuhan University, November 27, 2015

  25. “Structural thermodynamics”, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, November 26, 2015

  26. “Structural thermodynamics”, Department of Polymer Physics, Fudan University, September 25, 2015.

  27. “Structural thermodynamics”, Department of Physics, SooChow University, September 24, 2015.

  28. “Structural thermodynamics”, CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, September 23, 2015.

  29. “Structural thermodynamics”, Institute of Forest Chemicals, Chinese Academy of Forestry, September 22, 2015.

  30. “Structural thermodynamics”, Department of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, September 21, 2015.

  31. “Structural thermodynamics”, Computational Chemistry and Materials Science Summer Institute, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, August 10, 2015.

  32. “Multiscale modeling for high-throughput chemicals and materials screening”, Computational Chemistry and Materials Science Summer Institute, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, August 11, 2015.

  33. “New Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering”, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, July 7, 2015.

  34. “Chemical Engineering, Thermodynamics and Density Functional Theory”, Synfuels China Technology Co. Ltd, March 29, 2015.

  35. “DFT for Multiscale Modeling: From Electrons to Polymer Complexes”, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, March 28, 2015.

  36. “Density Functional Theory for Computational Process and Product Design”, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, March 18, 2015.

  37. “Density Functional Theory: A Chemical Engineering Approach”, Department of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley, October 7, 2014.

  38. “After Graduation”, Chemical Engineering Seminar for Undergraduates, Tsinghua University, September 17, 2014.

  39. “Density Functional Theory for Atomic Fluids”, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, September 16, 2014.

  40. “Density Functional Theory for Atomic Fluids”, Department of Physics, Nankai University, September 15, 2014.

  41. “Recent Progresses on Density Functional Theory”, Tsinghua Forum on Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, September 12, 2014.

  42. “Erdos in Liquid-State Theory”, Condensed Matter Symposium in Celebration of Doug Henderson’s 80th Birthday, Provo, August 16, 2014

  43. “Towards Efficient Prediction of Gas Adsorption and Self-Diffusivity in Porous Materials”, 248th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), San Francisco, August 10-14, 2014

  44. “Unusual charging behavior of ionic-liquid electric double layers”, 248th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), San Francisco, August 10 - 14, 2014

  45. “Density functional theory for polymeric and biomolecular systems”, Macromolecular Theory, Modeling and Computation Forum, Chinese Chemical Society, Changchun, June 17-20, 2014

  46. “Time-dependent density functional theory for electro-osmotic diffusion in non-aqueous electrolyte systems”, 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Dallas, TX, March 16-20, 2014

  47. “Theoretical model for the dynamic structure of hepatitis B nucleocapsid”, 246th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Indianapolis, September 8-12, 2013

  48. “Electrostatic driving forces in viral assembly and maturation”, CECAM Workshop entitled “DNA-based self-assembly: theory, simulations and experiments”, Vienna, Austria, December 3-6, 2013.

  49. “An Olympic View of DFT”, New Perspectives in Liquid State Theories for Complex Molecular Systems, Paris, June 20-22, 2013.

  50. “An Olympic View of DFT”, Laboratoire de Chimie, Ens de Lyon, France, June 14, 2013.

  51. “Thermodynamics in the Hilbert Space”, Dipartimento di Scienze Molecolari e Nanosistemi, Universita' Ca' Foscari Venezia, June 12, 2013.

  52. “An Olympic View of DFT”, Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London, March 20, 2013.

  53. “Thermodynamics in the Hilbert Space”, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Texas at San Antonio, February 22, 2013.

  54. “Fluctuation and Correlation Effects in Polyelectrolyte Systems” (declined), American Physical Society (APS) Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 18-22, 2013.

  55. “Density Functional Theory (DFT): A Chemical Engineering Approach”, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, October 5, 2012.

  56. “Density Functional Theory (DFT): A Chemical Engineering Approach”, Complex Fluids Seminar, University of Michigan, September 12, 2012.

  57. “Atomic density functional theory for rapid prediction of solvation free energy”, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Conference on Life Sciences, San Diego, August 710, 2012.

  58. “Density Functional Theory (DFT): A Chemical Engineering Approach”, Department of Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University, June 15, 2012.

  59. “Electrostatics: From electrons to polyelectrolytes”, Recent progresses on Coulomb Many-body Systems: An Interdisciplinary, International Workshop, Shanghai, June 12-14, 2012.

  60. “Density Functional Theory (DFT): A Chemical Engineering Approach”, Department of Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, June 11, 2012.

  61. “Density Functional Theory (DFT): A Chemical Engineering Approach”, School of Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, June 11, 2012.

  62. “Density Functional Theory (DFT): A Chemical Engineering Approach”, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tulane University, October 28, 2011.

  63. “Density functional theory: A Tutorial”, Workshop on Mathematical Theory and Simulation of Phase Transitions, Beijing, September 26-28, 2011.

  64. “Density functional theory: a chemical engineering approach”, The 3rd Global Chinese Chemical Engineering Seminar (GCCES), Beijing, July 16-19, 2011.

  65. “Classical density functional theory: A Tutorial”, summer school on “Growth of Hierarchical Functional Materials in Complex Fluids”, Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, Beijing, July 11, 2011.

  66. “Self-assembly in polymer brushes and composites”, International Conference on the Hierarchical Structures in Complex Fluids, Beijing, July 4-8, 2011.

  67. “Density Functional Theory (DFT): A Chemical Engineering Approach”, Department of Chemical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, January 31, 2011.

  68. “Viral packaging in vitro and in vivo”, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Riverside, December 1, 2010

  69. “Molecular Modeling toward Eco-Friendly Chemical Engineering”, 2nd Forum on Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials, Tsinghua University, Beijing, October 16, 2010

  70. “Phase behavior of asphaltene-containing petroleum fluids”, The State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Research, Chinese Petroleum University, Beijing, October 15, 2010

  71. “Electrostatic Origins of Polyelectrolyte Adsorption on a Charge Surface”, NSF Workshop on Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulations for Soft Matter, Fort Collins, Colorado, September 13-17, 2010

  72. “Classical density functional theory: A Tutorial”, NSF Workshop on Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulations for Soft Matter, Fort Collins, Colorado, September 13-17, 2010

  73. “Density functional theory for complex molecular systems”, College of Chemistry, Chongqing University, July 30, 2010

  74. “Density functional theory for complex molecular systems”, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, July 27, 2010

  75. “Density functional theory for complex molecular systems”, Department of Chemistry, University of Hong Kong, July 28, 2010   

  76. “Density functional theory for complex molecular systems”, IGRTG 1524 Colloquium, Department of Theoretical Chemistry, the Technical University of Berlin, June 25, 2010   

  77. “Density functional theory for complex molecular systems”, Department of Theory and Bio-Systems, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Am Mühlenberg 2, 14476 Potsdam-Golm, June 23, 2010    

  78. “Fugacity of a killer virus”, The Fourth China-US Workshop on Chemical Engineering, Durham, New Hampshire, May 30-June 3, 2010.

  79. “Viral fugacity in vitro and in vivo”, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California, Irvine, May 7th, 2010

  80. “Unified density functional theory for complex fluids”, Department of Mathematics, University of California at Riverside, November 18, 2009.

  81. “Truth and myth of density functional theory: an engineering perspective”, Center for Molecular Biophysics, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 10, 2009.

  82. “Viral fugacity in vitro and in vivo”, Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP), University of California, San Diego, November 6, 2009.

  83. “Primitive models of polymer brushes and nanoparticle composites”, Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, October 28, 2009.

  84. “Modeling viral fugacity in vitro and in vivo”, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, September 18, 2009. 

  85. “Modeling viral fugacity in vitro and in vivo”, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, September 17, 2009.  

  86. “Modeling viral fugacity in vitro and in vivo”, International Workshop on Continuous Modeling of Biomolecules, Beijing, September 16, 2009.  

  87. “Modeling viral fugacity in vitro and in vivo”, Department of Chemistry, Zhejing University, September 8, 2009. 

  88. “Genome fugacity in a crowded environment”, the Telluride Workshop on Macromolecular Crowding, Telluride, Colorado, July 6-10, 2009.

  89. “Biomolecular Thermodynamics: Approximate Models for Relevant Experiments”, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, April 22, 2009.  

  90. “Molecular modeling of biological systems: Make it real!”, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Brigham Young University, February 26, 2009.  

  91. “Hydrophobicity, protein folding and genome packaging”, Fachbereich Physik der Universität Stuttgart, Max-Planck-Institute für Festkörper-und Metallforschung Stuttgart, Germany, Dec. 16, 2008.

  92. “Hydrophobicity, protein folding and genome packaging”, Institut für Theoretische Physik II, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany, Dec. 12, 2008.

  93. “Recent advanced applications of molecular thermodynamics”, Laboratory of Thermodynamics, Dortmund University of Technology, Germany, Dec. 11, 2008. 

  94. “Recent advanced applications of molecular thermodynamics”, Institut für Technische Thermodynamik und Kältetechnik, Universität Karlsuhe, Germany, Dec. 8, 2008.

  95. “Impossible Molecular Model for Water”, Multi-scale and Multi-phase Systems Research Group, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, the University of Manchester, UK, Dec. 2, 2008.  

  96. “Hydrophobicity, protein folding and genome packaging”, Institut fuer Physik, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Germany, Nov. 4, 2008.

  97. “Where to find a molecular model for water?”, Workshop on Water at Biological Interfaces, Hangzhou, China, Oct. 27-28, 2008.

  98. “Molecular modeling of biological systems: not ab initio but in medias res”, Department of Molecular Biophysics & Physiology, Rush University Medical Center, August 12, 2008.

  99. “Inhomogeneous polyelectrolytes”, Joint 63rd Northwest /21st Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, Park City, UT, June 15–18, 2008.

  100. “Modeling electrostatic interactions in a killer virus”, Department of Chemical Engineering, Yale University, September 12, 2007.

  101. “Modeling electrostatic interactions in a killer virus”, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Padua, Italy, July 21, 2007.

  102. “Thermodynamics: From steam engine to molecular engineering”, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, March 19, 2007.

  103. “Osmotic pressure and packaging structure of caged DNA”, 2007 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Costa Mesa, CA, February 19-23, 2007.

  104. “DNA Packaging: Toward development of an efficient delivery system”, The Fine Particle Society 2006 International Conference on Bio and Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, San Diego, CA, December 18-20, 2006. 

  105. “Osmotic pressure and packaging structure of caged DNA”, Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Georg August Universität, Germany, August 30, 2006.

  106. “Osmotic pressure and packaging structure of caged DNA”, the Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung, Germany, August 29, 2006.

  107. “Osmotic pressure and packaging structure of caged DNA”, The Second China-USA Workshop on Chemical Engineering, Durham, New Hampshire, August 20 -24, 2006.

  108. “Phase behavior of asphaltene-containing petroleum fluids”, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co., Annandale, NJ, March 17, 2006.

  109. “Thermodynamics for molecular engineering”, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, February 28, 2006.

  110. “Thermodynamics for molecular engineering”, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, November 22, 2005.

  111. “Molecular dynamics for structural transitions of an encapsulated protein”, The First China-USA Workshop on Chemical Engineering, Beijing, August 9 -12, 2005.

  112. “Molecular modeling for soft materials”, Lujan Seminar Series, Los Alamos National Laboratory, February 18, 2005.

  113. “Density functional theory of polymeric fluids”, seminar in J. J. de Pablo’s group, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin, December 6, 2004.

  114. “Unified density functional theory of complex fluids”, Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, China, August 27, 2004.

  115. “Molecular electrostatics in surface chemistry”, Basic and Applied Statistical Mechanics of Condensed Matter, on the occasion of the 70th birthday of DOUGLAS HENDERSON, Provo, Utah, August 7, 2004.

  116. “Statistical thermodynamics of soft materials”, Department of Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, February 16, 2004.

  117. “Statistical thermodynamics of soft materials”, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Houston, February 13, 2004.

  118. “Unified density functional theory of complex fluids”, Materials Research Laboratory, University of California at Santa Barbara, October 22, 2003.

  119. “Molecular modeling of petroleum systems beyond van der Waals theory”, Lectures in Molecular Engineering, Institute of Mexican Petroleum (IMP), Mexico City, October 8, 2003.

  120. “Unified density functional theory of complex fluids”, Second International Conference on Applied Statistical Physics: Molecular Engineering (ASTATPHYS-MEX-2003), Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, August 24-29, 2003.

  121. “Phase behavior of bulk and confined asphaltene-containing crude oils”, Second International Conference on Applied Statistical Physics: Molecular Engineering (ASTATPHYS-MEX-2003), Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, August 24-29, 2003.

  122. “Density functional theory of inhomogeneous mixtures of polymeric fluids”, the 225th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, March 23-27, 2003.

  123. “Crystallization, metastable phase transition and percolation in colloidal dispersions”, Department of Physics, University of North Texas, Denton, March 25, 2003.

  124. “Molecular thermodynamics of complex fluids: a hard science for structure of soft matter”, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Riverside, October 14, 2002.

  125. “18 months after leaving Berkeley”, joint seminar in Radke/Prausnitz groups, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, June 28, 2002.

  126. “Molecular thermodynamics for prevention of asphaltene precipitation” seminar in Fogler’s group, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, June 26, 2002.

  127. “Colloids from a simple view: The weak forces shape the mesoscopic structure of materials”, Department of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, March 14, 2002.

  128. “Phase behavior of confined associating fluids”, Yangtze Conference on Fluids and Interfaces, Yangtze River, October 12-18, 2002 (invited but the talk was cancelled due to visa concerns).

  129. “Understanding colloidal forces for self-assembly toward nanostructured materials”, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, September 7, 2001.

  130. “Technology comes and goes, but thermodynamics remains”, Kennecott Undergraduate Seminar, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, September 7, 2001.

  131. “Molecular thermodynamics of asphaltene precipitation in reservoir fluids”, ASTATPHYS-MEX-2001, Cancun, Mexico, July 23, 2001.

  132. “Monte Carlo simulation for potential of mean force between macroions in electrolyte solutions”, Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, Mexico City, Mexico, March 22, 2001.

  133. “Molecular Thermodynamics for the Prevention of Asphaltene Precipitation”, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida (2000).

  134. “Molecular Thermodynamics for the Prevention of Asphaltene Precipitation”, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California at Riverside (2000).

  135. “Interaction between Like-Charged Colloidal Spheres in Electrolyte Solutions”, Department of Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology (2000).

  136. “Interaction between Like-Charged Colloidal Spheres in Electrolyte Solutions”, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Akron (1999).

  137. “Molecular Thermodynamics for the Prevention of Asphaltene Precipitation”, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan (1999).

  138. “Molecular Thermodynamics for the Prevention of Asphaltene Precipitation”, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Allentown, PA (1999).

  139. “Molecular Thermodynamics for the Prevention of Asphaltene Precipitation”, BP Amoco, Chicago (1999).

  140. “Molecular Thermodynamics for the Prevention of Asphaltene Precipitation”, Reservoir Engineering Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA (1998).