Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

double-arrowVirtual Check-In

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double-arrowMorning Session

Welcome to the morning session of the GRS!


  • Opening remarks by the Ohio State CBE Department chair, Prof. Umit S. Ozkan: 8:45 - 9 AM
  • Keynote address by Dr. Jian Zou; 9 - 9:45 AM
  • Oral Presentations: 9:45 AM onwards

The morning session will be conducted via a single Zoom webinar link, given below. The link will be active from 8:00 AM- 12:30 PM

double-arrowAfternoon Session

Welcome to the second half of GRS 2020!


  • Poster Session: 1:15 - 2:30 PM
  • Networking Hour: 2:30 - 3:45 PM
  • Awards Ceremony and Closing remarks by Dr. Nicholas Brunelli: 3:45 PM

double-arrowPoster Session

The poster presentations can be viewed via YouTube. Scroll through the categories and click on the links to view the presentation on YouTube. Alternatively, use the link below to view all the presentations:

Poster presenters will be available to answer questions LIVE via the zoom link below. Please refer to the Event Guide if you need help with breakout rooms

Zoom Meeting ID: 999 1389 0356

Password: 070043

Judges can submit their judging sheets and feedback below

double-arrowNetworking Hour and Closing Ceremony

Attendees can connect with faculty members, alumni, industrial recruiters and graduate students real-time as in past GRS events! For help navigating Zoom, refer to the Event Guide.

Meeting ID: 939 2172 2342

Password: 327428

We come to the end of the event with a brief award ceremony for the winners of the Oral & Poster sessions along with a few closing remarks by our Graduate Studies Chair Dr. Nicholas Brunelli

Meeting ID: 939 2172 2342

Password: 327428

2020 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jian Zou


Dr. Jian Zou     

Sr. Manufacturing Engineering Staff Manager, Baker Hughes Company

Dr. Jian Zou graduated from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University in 2007. His doctoral dissertation research at Ohio State under the guidance of Dr. Winston Ho focused on membrane separation and gas separation.

After graduating, he joined Momentive Performance Materials where he successfully led more than 85 scale-ups of new products and production processes. Since 2015, he has been at Baker Hughes where he is responsible for new production introduction and process development in the Oilfield and Industrial Chemicals division. He currently leads a team to develop new polymerization processes for ultra-high molecular weight polymers, used for drag reducing agents.

Dr. Zou has filed six U.S. patent applications and three China patents issued. He co-authored two book chapters and ten journal articles.



2019  Abstracts and Handbook- Keynote Speaker: Dr. Yatin Gokarn

2018  Abstracts and Handbook - Keynote Speaker: Lenore C. Witchey-Lakshmanan

2017 Abstracts and Handbook - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mahesh Kumthekar

2016 Abstracts and Handbook - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Paul Matter

2015 Abstracts and Handbook - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Triplett

2014 Abstracts and Handbook - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Dickens

2013 Abstracts and Handbook - Keynote Speaker: Rich Brandon

2012 Abstracts and Handbook