Speakers & Experts
Grady Hanrahan, Ph.D.Professor and Associate Provost of Experiential Learning, Research, and Faculty Development
Phone: (805) 493-3795
Grady Hanrahan is the John Stauffer Endowed Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Associate Provost for Experiential Learning, Research and Faculty Development. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Analytical Chemistry from the University of Plymouth, England. With experience in directing undergraduate and graduate research, he has taught Analytical Chemistry at California State University, Los Angeles, and CLU. His research interests span instrumentation design and development, chemometrics, computational neural networks, environmental analysis, and the use of swarm intelligence metaheuristics to model complex chemical and biological systems. He has written or co-written numerous peer-reviewed technical papers and is the author or editor of five books detailing the use of modern chemometric methods and computational modeling techniques.
"Global Environmental Actions: Science, Education and Social Awareness"
Global Environmental Action: Science, Education and Social Awareness presents timely global environmental efforts and how they are positively impacting countries of the world and their inhabitants. Air, land and water systems are key components to the environment and vital links to human health and social stability. By presenting basic scientific principles behind environmental degradation in these systems (e.g. air pollution, drinking water contamination), along with real case studies of efforts to improve them, insight into the complex nature of the global environment (and the impact on social structure) can be gained.
"Experimental Design and Optimization: A Chemometric Approach"
Chemometric experimental design and optimization methodology are important in modern research and development efforts. This talk will address the use of such techniques in order to help design, organize and optimize the procedures in modern academic, industrial and governmental laboratories.