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Selected Presentations by Gross, 2010 to present

Place/Event: State University of New York at Albany (Albany, NY)
Date: January 31 2017
Seminar Series Lecture
Title: Enzyme-catalyzed synthesis of polymers, surfactants and peptides

Place/Event: Green Materials Conference (London, UK)
Date: December 12th 2016
Keynote Lecture
Title: Biocatalysis Enables New Options in Polymer Science

Place/Event: Scientific Inauguration for the European Center of Biotechnology and Bioeconomy (CEBB) (Reims, France)
Date: September 7-9 2016
Keynote Lecture
Title: Green Biobased Polymers: An Interdisciplinary Effort

Place/Event: CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
Date: November 15th 2016
Invited Lecture
Title: The expanding role of chemo-enzymatic transformations on surfactants, peptides and cellulose nanomatrices

Place/Event: Future of Surfactants Summit North America (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
Date: September 28-29th 2016
Invited Lecture
Title: Sophorolipids: Modification Allows Tuning of Properties

Place/Event: International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites and Biorefining (ISBBB-2016) (Guelph, Canada)
Date: May 31-June 3 2016
Organized and presented at a Workshop
Workshop and Lecture Title
Title: Biocatalytic Routes to Monomers and Polymers

Place/Event: 8
th International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Date: September 12-14 2016
Served as Conference Organizer and Program Chair
Plenary lecture
Title: Structure-property relationships of biobased epoxy resins
Workshop Lecture
Title: Biocatalytic Routes to Monomers and Polymers

Place/Event: 14
th International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites and Biorefining (ISBBB-2016) (Guelph, Canada)
Date: June 2, 2016
Ran and presented at the conference workshop
Title: Biocatalytic Routes to Biobased Monomers and Polymers

Place/Event: Clarkson University (Clarkson, New York)
Date: April 15th 2016
Invited Lecture
Title: Sustainable Routes to Biobased surfactants and Epoxy Resins

Place/Event: Pacific Polymer Conference (PPC-14), Kauai, Hawaii USA
Date: December 9-13 2015
Invited Lecture
Title: Sustainable Routes to Biobased Materials from New-to-the-world Building Blocks

Place/Event: 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Boston, MA, United States
Date: August 16-20, 2015 .
Lecture
Title: Cutinase paradigm: Sustainable biocatalysis for polymer surface modifications and plastic recycling

Place/Event: 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Boston, MA, United States
Date: August 16-20, 2015 .
Lecture
Title: Sophorolipids: Tailoring biological and physical properties by modification chemistry

Place/Event: International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics, San Francisco, USA.
Date: August 10-12, 2015 .
Keynote Lecture
Title: Biotechnologically Enabled Bioplastics

Place/Event: International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics, San Francisco, USA.
Date: August 10-12, 2015 .
Workshop Lecture
Title: Biobased Polymers from Biocatalysis

Place/Event: 19
th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center, North Bethesda, Md.
Date: July 14-16, 2015 .
Invited Lecture
Title: Biotechnologically produced monomers: A unique family of biobased materials from ω-hydroxlated fatty acids

Place/Event: 19
th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center, North Bethesda, Md.
Date: July 14-16, 2015 .
Invited Lecture
Title: Simplifying peptide synthesis by protease catalysis

Place/Event: 2015 Northeast Regional ACS Meeting (NERM-2015), Ithaca, New York
Date: June 12th 2015
Invited Lecture
Title: Enzyme Catalysis: Expanding Opportunities in Polymer Science

Place/Event: 12
th Yeast Lipid Conference, Ghent, Belgium
Date: May 22nd 2015
Invited Lecture
Title: Engineered Yeast production of ω-hydroxyfatty acids: New Platform Chemicals

Place/Event: 1st PIRE Workshop on Biobased Polymers and Materials in Belgium
Date: May 20th 2015
Invited Lecture
Title: Biocatalytic Routes to Biobased Monomers and Polymers

Place/Event: Belgium Polymer Group (BPG) Annual Meeting 2015, Houffalize, Belgium
Date: May 18, 2015
Invited Lecture
Title: Enzyme-Catalysis: Ever Expanding Role in Polymer Science

Place/Event: Novozymes, Bagsvaerd, Denmark
Date: Friday April 17, 2015
Invited Lecture
Title: Cutinase Structure-Property Relationships

Place/Event: DSM, Delft, The Netherlands
Date: Thursday April 16, 2015
Invited Lecture
Title: Biosurfactants

Place/Event: Evonik, Essen Germany
Date: Wednesday April 15, 2015
Invited Lecture Sophorolipid (SL) and modified SL in Cosmetics and Household Care
Title: Green Polymer Chemistry and Biocatalysis

Place/Event: BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Date: Tuesday April 14, 2015
Invited Lecture
Title: Enzyme Catalysis: Expanding Opportunities in Polymer Science

Place/Event: Firmenich, Geneva, Switzerland
Date: Monday April 13 2015
Invited Lecture
Title: Biocatalysis and Materials Science

Place/Event: International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF), New Jersey, USA
Date: February 17th 2015
Invited Lecture
Title: Green Polymer Chemistry and Biocatalysis

Place/Event: The 10th SPSJ International Polymer Conference (IPC 2014), Tsukuba, Japan
Date: December 2-5 2014
Invited Lecture
Title: New-to-the-World Polymers from Yeast Derived Glycolipid and ω-Hydroxyfatty acid Monomers

Place/Event: The 10th SPSJ International Polymer Conference (IPC 2014), Tsukuba, Japan
Date: December 2-5 2014
Invited Lecture
Title: New-to-the-World Polymers from Yeast Derived Glycolipid and ω-Hydroxyfatty acid Monomers

Place/Event: University of Maine
Date: October 3, 2014
Invited Lecture
Title: NSF Center for Sustainable Chemicals and Materials from Biomass (CSCMB)

Place/Event: Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, KS)
Date: September 26, 2014
Distinguished Lecture Series
Title: Green Polymer Chemistry and Biocatalysis

Place/Event: Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, KS)
Date: September 25, 2014
Distinguished Lecture Series
Title: Enzyme Catalysis: Expanding Opportunities in Polymer Science

Place/Event: SUNY ESF Seminar Series
Date: September 19th 2014
Invited Lecture
Title: Enzyme Catalysis: Expanding Opportunities in Polymer Science

Place/Event: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Department of Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series
Date: September 30th 2014
Invited Lecture
Title: Functional Biomaterials for Biomedical Applications

Place/Event: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Department of Biological Sciences Seminary Series
Date: September 8th 2014
Invited Lecture
Title: Combining Bio- and Chemo-catalysis to Develop Biobased Chemicals, Polymers and Materials.

Place/Event: 248
th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Fall 2014, San Francisco
30th International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society PPS30, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Date: March 16-20 2014
Invited Lecture
Title: Building a platform for the efficient synthesis of oligopeptide building blocks for bio-​based material applications

Place/Event: 248
th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Fall 2014, San Francisco
30th International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society PPS30, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Date: March 16-20 2014
Invited Lecture
Title: Polysophorolipids: A promising new family of biomaterials

Place/Event: 248
th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Fall 2014, San Francisco
30th International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society PPS30, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Date: March 16-20 2014
Invited Lecture
Title: Simplifying alternating peptide synthesis by protease catalyzed dipeptide oligomerization,

Place/Event: 30
th International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society PPS30, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Date: June 8-12, 2014
Keynote Lecture
Title: Biotechnologically produced monomers: A unique family of biobased materials from ω-hydroxlated fatty acids

Place/Event:
ISBBB 2014 (13th International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposite & Biorefining – Moving Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy), Guelph, Ontario, CANADA
Date: May 21, 2014
Invited Lecture
Title: Adventures in Entrepreneurship of a University Professor”

Place/Event:
Dow Advanced Materials, Collegeville, PA
Date: May 15
th 2014
Invited Lecture
Title: Enzyme Catalysis: Expanding Opportunities in Polymer Science

Place/Event:
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio
Date: April 17
th 2014
Invited Lecture – Colloquium Speaker.
Title: Enzyme Catalysis: Expanding Opportunities in Polymer Science

Place/Event: 30
th International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society PPS30, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Date: June 8-12, 2014
Keynote Lecture
Title: Biotechnologically produced monomers: A unique family of biobased materials from ω-hydroxlated fatty acids

Place/Event:
ISBBB 2014 (13th International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposite & Biorefining – Moving Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy), Guelph, Ontario, CANADA
Date: May 21, 2014
Invited Lecture
Title: Adventures in Entrepreneurship of a University Professor”

Place/Event:
Dow Advanced Materials, Collegeville, PA
Date: May 15
th 2014
Invited Lecture
Title: Enzyme Catalysis: Expanding Opportunities in Polymer Science

Place/Event:
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio
Date: April 17
th 2014
Invited Lecture – Colloquium Speaker.
Title: Enzyme Catalysis: Expanding Opportunities in Polymer Science

Place/Event:
247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Dallas, TX, United States
Date: March 20th 2014
Invited Lecture.
Title: High Resolution Multipen Lithography on Poly(
e-caprolactone) films using ‘Enzyme Ink’

Place/Event:
247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Dallas, TX, United States
Date: March 16th 2014
Invited Lecture.
Title: Biotechnologically produced monomers: a unique family of biobased materials from ω-hydroxylated fatty acids

Place/Event: DuPont Central Research & Development
Location: Wilmington, DE
Date: October 4, 2013
Invited Lecture.
Title: Enzyme Catalysis: Expanding Opportunities in Polymer Science

Place/Event: 11
th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC11)
Location: University of Warwick, UK
Date: July 8-11
th, 2013
Keynote Lecture.
Title: Chemoenzyatic Routes to Biobased Poly(w-hydroxyfatty acids), Self-Assembling Oligopeptides and Poly(glycolipids).
 
Place/Event: Sustainable Polymers
Location: Safety Harbor, Florida, USA
Date: May 20-23
rd, 2013
Invited Lecture.
Title: Enzymatic Catalysis: An Approach Offering Sustainable Solutions in Polymer Science
 
Place/Event: World Biotechnology Congress 2013 (Boston, USA)
Date: June 3-6, 2013
Invited Lecture.
Title: Modified Sophorolipids Provide an Exciting Platform for new Product Development in a wide range of Applications
 
Place/Event: Kolloquium Freiberg (Freiberg, Germany)
Date: February 21, 2013
Invited Lecture.
Title: Expanding opportunities for enzyme-catalysis in polymer science
 
Place/Event: Warsaw University of Technology/European-Materials Research Society (E-MRS) 2012 FALL MEETING (Warsaw, Poland)
Date: September 20 2012
Invited Lecture
Title: Enzyme-Catalysis: Ever Expanding Role in Polymer Science
 
Place/Event: 244th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date: August 19-23 2012
Title: Next generation bioplastics from w-hydroxyfatty acids: synthesis, physic-mechanical properties and biodegradation.
 
Place/Event: IUPAC MACRO2012 World Polymer Congress at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, USA
Date: June 25 2012
Invited Lecture
Title: w-Hydroxyl fatty acid based polymers: biotransformation, polymerization and characterization.
 
Place/Event: S-PolyMat 2012, Rulduc Abbey, Kerkrade, Netherlands
Date: May 20-23, 2012
Invited Lecture
Title: Enzyme-catalysis ever expanding role in polymer science
 
Place/Event: 243rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA, United States March 25-29,
Date: March 25-29, 2012
Invited Lecture
Title:  Yeast derived bioplastics that fill a gap
 
Place/Event: Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)/Golisano Institute for Sustainability
Date: March 14
th 2012
Invited Lecture
Title: Enzyme-Catalysis: Ever Expanding Role in Polymer Science
 
Place/Event: Virginia Tech (VT)/Blacksburg, VA
Date: February 29, 2012
Invited Lecture
Title: Enzyme-Catalysis: Ever Expanding Role in Polymer Science
 
Place/Event: Innovation Takes Root 2012/Orlando, FL
Date: February 20-22, 2012
Invited Lecture
Title: Reactive Blending compatiblized Ingeo/poly(w-hydroxyfatty acid) blends
 
Place/Event: Xerox/Xerox Research Center of Canada (XRCC)- Ontario, Canada
Date: October 28, 2011
Invited Lecture
Title: Enzyme-Catalysis: Ever Expanding Role in Polymer Science
 
Place/Event: CHEM/Biobased Global Partnering Summit – Houston, TX
Date: October 24-26, 2011
Invited Lecture
Title: Biobased Poly(w-hydroxyfatty acids)
 
Place/Event: 3rd International Conference on Biodegradable and Biobased Polymers – Strasbourg France
Date: August 29-31 2011
Invited Lecture
Title: w-Hydroxyfatty acids: new monomers for a versatile family of biobased polymers
 
Place/Event: Virginia Commonwealth University/Richmond, Virginia
Date: August 1, 2011
Invited Lecture
Title: Enzyme-Catalysis: Ever Expanding Role in Polymer Science
 
Place/Event: bioplastek2011, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City
Date: June 27-29 2011
Invited Lecture
Title: Biobased Plastics: State-of-the-Art
 
Place/Event: 4th Workshop on Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the Chemical Industry
Date: March 20-22, 2011, Karlsruhe, Germany
Invited Lecture
Title: Engineered Lipids Produced by Microbes and their Use in Biobased Materials
 
Place/Event: 2011 Spring ACS National Meeting
Date: Sunday March 27, 2011 - Thursday March 31, 2011, Anaheim, California
Invited Lecture
Title: Progress report: Developments and opportunities in biobased polymers
 
Place/Event: 2011 Spring ACS National Meeting
Date: Sunday March 27, 2011 - Thursday March 31, 2011, Anaheim, California
Invited Lecture
Title: Biocatalytic Route to w-Hydroxyfatty acids
 
 
Place/Event: 2011 Spring ACS National Meeting
Date: Sunday March 27, 2011 - Thursday March 31, 2011, Anaheim, California
Invited Lecture
Title:
Biobased poly(ω-Hydroxyfatty acids): synthesis, physico-mechanical properties and blends
 
Place/Event: Bioplastek 2011
Date: June 27-29, 2011 Waldorf Astoria, Manhattan, New York
Invited Lecture
Title: Biobased Plastics: State-of-the-Art
 
Place/Event: BIOPOL 2011: 3
rd International Conference on Biodegradable and Biobased Polymers
Date:August 29-31, 2011, at ECPM, University of Strasbourg, France.
Invited Lecture
Title: w-Hydroxyfatty Acids: New Monomers for a Versatile Family of Biobased Polymers
 
Place/Event: 14th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition
Biotechnology for the Sustainability of Human Society
Date:14-18 September 2010, Palacongressi, Rimini – Italy
Invited Lecture
Title: Engineering Candida tropicalis for conversions of fatty acids to ω-hydroxyfatty acids: monomers for next generation bioplastics
 
Place/Event: ISBP 2010: International Symposium on Biopolymers
Date:October 3-7, 2010, Stuttgart, Germany
Invited Lecture
Title: PHA Precursors, New Platform Chemical and Biobased Monomers
 
Place/Event: 8th Euro Fed Lipid Congress, "Oils, Fats and Lipids: Health & Nutrition, Chemistry & Energy",
Date: November 21-24, 2010, Munich, Germany
Invited Lecture: Engineered Lipids Produced by Microbes and their Use in Biobased Materials