JoAnnLighty All are welcome to an invited seminar by Dr. JoAnn Lighty, Division Director of ENG/CBET at the National Science Foundation, in Washington, D.C.. The title is: “Overview of  NSF CBET Division” The seminar will be from 3:00 to 4:00p.m. on Thursday, October 9, 2014, in WEB L102. There will
be light refreshments afterwards.


This talk will briefly talk about the National Science Foundation’s Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems. As one of the largest Divisions in the Directorate of Engineering, CBET has a range of topics in its portfolio. In addition to covering these areas, current solicitations and calls will be discussed. There will be plenty of time for questions from the audience with a goal to talk about research areas and ideas.


From 2013, Dr. JoAnn Slama Lighty has been Division Director, ENG/CBET, at the National Science Foundation Prof. Lighty has also been on the faculty at the University of Utah since 1988. Before moving to the NSF, she was chair of Chemical Engineering. She stepped down as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering in July 2004 having been in the Dean’s Office for 9 years. She was the founding director of for the Institute for Combustion and Energy Studies (now ICSE) from 2004-2007.

Prof. Lighty’s research interests are in the areas of air toxics, combustion-­‐generated aerosols and their characterization; soot formation and oxidation; and technologies for carbon capture from coal-­‐fired combustion systems. She has been involved in the Southwest Consortium for Environmental Research and Policy, the Center for the Simulation of Accidental Fires and Explosions (C-­‐SAFE), and a National Science Foundation, Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team (NIRT) award focused on the formation of soot from diesel engines. Her current work involves studying soot oxidation under fuel-­‐lean conditions, ash partitioning under oxy-­‐coal combustion, and chemical looping economics. She received the SWE Distinguished Engineering Educator in 2004, Utah Engineering Educator of the Year Award in 2001 and has been on several national and university committees, including: Environmental Protection Agency, Science Advisory Board Environmental Engineering Committee and Subcommittee on Particle Monitoring; Presidential Commission on the Status of Women for the University of Utah; and the Board of the Academy for Math, Engineering, and Science (AMES) Charter School (founding member). She is
a By-­‐ Fellow of Churchill College, University of Cambridge, for the Michaelmas Term 2010.