Presentations

1)       P.Blowers and M. Titus, " The Use of Life Cycle Assessment as a Screening Tool for Environmental Performance: Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Use in Photoresist Removal in the Semiconductor Industry", NSF/ERC Teleseminar, Tucson, AZ, April, 9 (2004).

2)       P. Blowers (speaker) and T. Zhu, "NF3 vs. C2F3 for Chamber Clearning in Semiconductor Processing: Improvement Opportunities Identified Usinag an LCA Approach", AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase, San Francisco, CA, November 16-21 (2003).

3)       P. Blowers, N. Zhang (speaker), "An Ab Initio Study of Reductive Dechlorination of Halocarbosn at Metal Cathodes", AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase, San Francisco, CA, November 16-21 (2003).

4)       P. Blowers, T. Zhu, "The Use of Life Cycle Assessment as a Screening Tool for Environmental Performance: Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Use in Photoresist Removal in the Semiconductor Industry", AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase, San Francisco, CA, November 16-21 (2003).

5)       P. Blowers, A. Bennet (poster presenter), "Mercury Speciation in Flue Gases: Hg + HCl -> HgCl + H", AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase, San Francisco, CA, November 16-21 (2003).

6)       P. Blowers (poster presenter), B. Williams, "Deconstruction of an Engineering Syllabus for Information Literacy",. AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase, San Francisco, CA, November 16-21 (2003).

7)       P. Blowers, J. Wilcox (speaker), J. O. L. Wendt, "Understanding the Kinetics of Mercury Oxidation in the Flue Gases of Coal Combustion: Experimental and Theoretical Results", AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase, San Francisco, CA, November 16-21 (2003).

8)       X. Zheng (poster presenter), P. Blowers, " Quantum Chemical Rate Estimation of the Experimentally Difficult Neopentyl Radical Unimolecular Decomposition Reaction", AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase, San Francisco, CA, November 16-21 (2003).

9)       P. Blowers, J. Wilcox (poster presenter), J. O. L. Wendt, "Modeling Mercury Oxidation in the Flue Gases of Coal Combustion", AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase, San Francisco, CA, November 16-21 (2003).

10)    X. Zheng (speaker), P. Blowers, "Collision Efficiency and Hindered Rotor Considerations for Predicting Rate Constants of Hydrocarbon Beta-Scission Reactions", AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase, San Francisco, CA, November 16-21 (2003).

11)    P. Blowers (invited speaker), "On the Path to Elucidating the Speciation of Mercury in the Flue Gases of Coal Combustion", Materials Science Department, The University of Arizona, September 22 (2003).

12)    P. Blowers (poster), "Where Do We Go From Here? A Vision of Integrating LCA Efforts Within the ERC", ERC Retreat, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, August 21-22 (2003).

13)    J. Wilcox (speaker) and P. Blowers, "An Ab Initio Investigation of Gas Phase Mercury Reactions Important in Coal Combustion", 6th Annual Conference on Air Quality & Global Climate Change, January 27-30, 2003 - Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, Arizona (2003).

14)    J. Wilcox (speaker) and P. Blowers, "Mercury Speciation in Flue Gases: HgCl2 + H HCl + HgCl", AIChE National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, November 3-8, (2002).

15)    X. Zheng (speaker) and P. Blowers, "Reaction Rate Estimation of Paraffin Cracking Reaction in Zeolites", AIChE National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, November 3-8, (2002).

16)    T. Zhu (speaker) and P. Blowers, "Development of LCA Database Information for Complex Manufacturing Processes", AIChE National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, November 3-8, (2002).

17)    J. Wilcox (poster) and P. Blowers, "Mercury Speciation in Flue Gases: HgCl Hg + Cl", AIChE National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, November 3-8, (2002).

18)    J. Wilcox (speaker), J. Robles and P. Blowers, "An Ab Initio Investigation of Gas Phase Mercury Reactions Important in Coal Combustion Vapor Emissions", University of Arizona, Department of Applied Mathematics invited talk.

19)    X. Zheng and P. Blowers., "Surface Effects on Beta-Scission Reaction Rates", AIChE National Meeting, Reno, NV, November 4-9, poster (2001).

20)    P. Blowers and X. Zheng., "Evaluation of Composite Energy Methods and RRKM Theory For Estimating Rate Constants For Large Molecule Reactions", AIChE National Meeting, Reno, NV, November 4-9, (2001).

21)    J. Wilcox and P. Blowers, "An Ab Initio Investigation of Gas Phase Mercury Reactions Important in Coal Combustion Vapor Emissions", AIChE National Meeting, Reno, NV, November 4-9, (2001).

22)    J. Muehlbauer (speaker) and P. Blowers, "Atmospheric Reactions of Mercury Containing Compounds", NASA Space Grant Program Symposium, Arizona State University, May 21 (2001).

23)    P. Blowers (invited speaker), "Putting the Chemistry Back into Chemical Engineering", University of Arizona, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering Departmental Seminar, January 23, 2001..

24)    P. Blowers (invited speaker), "Putting the Chemistry Back into Chemical Engineering", Southern Arizona local AIChE Chapter, Tucson, AZ (2000).

25)    P. Blowers (speaker), K. Homan, J. Muehlbauer, W. Lewis, and X. Zheng "The Accuracy of Gas Phase Rate Constants from Approximate Transition State Geometries", AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA (2000).

26)    P. Blowers (speaker), K. Homan, and B. Constance, "The Suitability of Using Bond Order Conservation for Estimating Combution Reaction Modeling Parameters", AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

27)    P. Blowers (speaker), K. Homan, and X. Zheng, "An Assessment of Composite Computational Methods for Predicting Activation Energies", AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

28)    R. Masel (speaker), K. Krummel, and P. Blowers, "Engineering Approximations for Kinetic Parameter Estimation in Process Design", AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

29)    J. Farrell (speaker), J. Luo, J. Curry, and P. Blowers, "Square pegs, round holes, and slow desorption", ACS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (2000).

30)    P. Blowers (speaker) and R. I. Masel, Approximations for the Position of Ligand Transfer Transition States: A Comparison to Ab Initio Calculations, AIChE meeting, Dallas, (1999).

31)    P. Blowers, C. I. Lee, and R. I. Masel (speaker), Spectroscopic Observation of Carbocation Intermediates on Metal Surfaces, AIChE meeting, Dallas, (1999) .

32)    R. Masel (speaker), P. Blowers, and L. Ford, Benchmarking DFT Calculations for Properties of Adsorbates, AIChE meeting, Dallas, (1999).

33)    R. Masel and P. Blowers (speaker), Non-linear Correlations in Kinetics: Going Beyond the Polanyi Relationship, AIChE meeting, Dallas, (1999).

34)    P. Blowers (presenter), R. Masel, F. Thomas, J. Ackerman, I. Lee, and N. Chen, New Correlations for Catalytic Activity, AIChE Meeting, Miami, (1998).

35)    P. Blowers (presenter) and R. Masel, Calculations of the Barriers to Methanol Hydrogenation and Dehydration:  The Role of Surface Work Function, AIChE Meeting, Miami, (1998).

36)    P. Blowers (presenter) and R. Masel, Engineering Approximations for Chemical Kinetics, AIChE Meeting, Miami, (1998).

37)    P. Blowers (presenter), N. Chen, I. Lee, Coadsorption of Water and Hydrogen on Pt (110), American Vacuum Society 45th International Symposium, Baltimore, (1998).

38)    L. Ford, P. Blowers, and F. Thomas, The Role of Steps and Kinks in Catalytic Activity, American Vacuum Society 45th International Symposium, Baltimore, (1998).

39)    R. I. Masel, W. T. Lee, P. Blowers (presenter), F. Thomas, Intrinsic Activation Energies as a Guide to Rate Mechanisms of Reactions on Solid Surfaces,  North American Catalysis  Society Meeting, Chicago, 1997.  (poster)

40)    P. Blowers (presenter), W. T. Lee, Rich Masel, Intrinsic Barriers as a Guide to Rates and Mechanisms of Reactions on Solid Surfaces, AIChE Meeting, Los Angeles, (1997).

41)    P. Blowers (presenter), R. Masel,  The Use of Intrinsic Activation Barriers to Predict Reaction Pathways:  A Study of the Reaction of Hydrogen with Methanol, AIChE Meeting, Los Angeles, (1997).

Educational Presentations:

1)       P. Blowers, B. Williams, and J. Goldberg, "Integrating Information Literacty Skills into Engineering Courses to Produce Lifelong Learners", 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT, June 20-23 (2004).

2)       P. Blowers (invited speaker), "Librarian and Faculty Partnerships" and "Syllabi Makeovers for Information Literacy", Linking Information Literacy Skills to ABET's Life-Long Learning Component Workshop, University of Arizona Library, College of Engineering Assessment Committee, January 9, (2004).

3)       P. Blowers (poster presenter), B. Williams, "Deconstruction of an Engineering Syllabus for Information Literacy",. AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase, San Francisco, CA, November 16-21 (2003).

4)       P. Blowers (invited speaker), "Resumes and CVs for Professionals", Masters of Public Health Student Meeting, The University of Arizona, October 16 (2003).

5)       P. Blowers (speaker), "New Topics in Chemical Engineering Design", ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Nashville, TN, June 22-25 (2003).

6)       P. Blowers and B. Williams, "A Quantitative Investigation into Contributions to the Pedagogical Advancement of Engineering Education and a Comparison to Undergraduate Engineering Education School Rankings", ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Nashville, TN, June 22-25 (2003).

7)       P. Blowers and B. Williams, "Deconstruction of an Engineering Syllabus for Information Literacy", ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Nashville, TN, June 22-25 (2003).

8)       P. Blowers, "New Topics in Chemical Engineering Design", AIChE National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, November 3-8, (2002).

9)       P. Blowers, "Group Selection Processes - How to Use a Student Skill Self Assessment to Get Balanced Groups", PSW - ASEE Regional Meeting, Fresno, CA, April 7-8 (2002).

10)    P. Blowers, " A Course of Freshmen Survival Skills", PSW - ASEE Regional Meeting, Fresno, CA, April 7-8 (2002).

11)    P. Blowers, " Use of Interactive Web-Based Examples in Engineering Courses", PSW - ASEE Regional Meeting, Fresno, CA, April 7-8 (2002).

12)    P. Blowers, "Breaking the Curve - Why a Straight-Scale Is Appropriate in Engineering Courses", PSW - ASEE Regional Meeting, Fresno, CA, April 7-8 (2002).

13)    P. Blowers (invited moderator), "Roundtable Discussion on Skills Outcomes: Problem Solving", Measuring Success: Taking Responsibility for Learning at the University of Arizona, March 27-28, University of Arizona (2002).

14)    P. Blowers, "Breaking the Curve - Why a Straight-Scale Is Appropriate in Engineering Courses", ASEE National Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 16-19 accepted (2002).

15)    P. Blowers, "A Course on Freshmen Survival Skills", ASEE National Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 16-19 accepted (2002).

16)    P. Blowers, "Group Selection Processes - How to Use a Student Skill Self Assessment to Get Balanced Groups", ASEE National Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 16-19 accepted (2002).

17)    P. Blowers, "Course Syllabus Construction: A Stitch in Time Saves Nine", ASEE National Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 16-19 accepted (2002).

18)    Blowers, P., "Teamwork Skills - Group Selection Processes and Their Implications", AIChE National Meeting, Reno, NV, November 4-9, (2001).

19)    Blowers, P., and J. Wilcox, "Communication and Teamwork Skills in Undergraduate - Effective Use of Scheduled Discussion Times", AIChE National Meeting, Reno, NV, November 4-9, (2001).

20)    G.W. Rubloff, B. Levy, B. Conaghan, L. Henn-Lecordier, A. Rose, P. Blowers, J. DeGenova, E. Weisman, and F. Shadman, "Simulator-Based Learning Systems for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing", NSF/SRC Engineering Research Center for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing Meeting, Stanford, CA, August (2001).

21)    P. Blowers and J. Wilcox (speakers), " Integration of Communication Skills into the Introductory Material and Energy Balances Course in Chemical Engineering", ASEE Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, May 24-27  (2001)..

22)    P. Blowers (speaker) and E. Weisman, " Integration and Use of a Novel Semiconductor Processing Simulator to Teach Stream Recycle Issues to Chemical Engineering Students in Materials and Energy Balances", ASEE Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, May 24-27  (2001).

23)    P. Blowers and J. Wilcox (speakers), "Integration of Communication & Teamwork Into Introductory Courses", Learning Technology Showcase 2000, Learning in the New Millenium: our Future Continues, University of Arizona, May 3 (2001).

24)    P. Blowers, "What's grad school all about?" Invited talk, student chapter of AIChE at University of Arizona, Spring 2000.

25)    P. Blowers, E. Kokkoli, and R. S. Parker, Academic Interviewing/Choosing a Post-Doc, panel discussion. AIChE meeting, Dallas, (1999).

26)    P. Blowers (presenter), Selling Yourself on Paper: How to Write a Resume, University of Illinois AIChE Student Chapter, (1999).

27)    P. Blowers (presenter), The Graduate School Experience, AIChE Student Chapter Meeting, University of  Illinois, (1999).

28)   P. Blowers (presenter), Why (and How) to Go to Graduate School, American Chemical Society               Student  Chapter, University of Illinois, (1997).

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