Bird/Stewart/Lightfoot Lectures

2016-2017
Julia A. Kornfield
California Institute of Technology
"Megasupramolecules"
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

2015-2016
Gerald G. Fuller
Stanford University
"All Stressed Out: Mammalian Cells Subject to Adhesive and Hydrodynamic Stress"
Thursday, April 21, 2016

2014-2015
Norman J. Wagner
University of Delaware
"How do Colloidal Gels Form and Flow?"
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

2013-2014
Pablo G. Debenedetti
Princeton University
"Thermodynamic and Kinetic Models of the Emergence of Biological Homochirality"
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

2012-2013
Doros Theodorou
National Technical University of Athens
"Molecular Simulations of Polymers: Melts, Networks, Nanocomposites"
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

2011-2012
Kathleen J. Stebe
University of Pennsylvania
"Oriented Assembly by Capillarity"
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

2010-2011
Howard A. Stone
Princeton University
"Bacteria, Surfaces and Laminar Flows"
Tuesday, May 3, 2011

2009-2010
Gareth H. McKinley
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Designing Omniphobic Surfaces for Super Liquid Repellency and Friction Reduction"
Tuesday, May 3, 2011

2008-2009
Ole Hassager
Technical University of Denmark
"Filament-stretching Rheometry: A Probe for Polymer Dynamics"
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

2007-2008
Flemming Besenbacher
University of Aarhus
"Catalytic Model Systems and Surface Reactivity Studied at the Atomic Scale by High-resolution, Fast-scanning STM"
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

2006-2007
Darsh T. Wasan
Illinois Institute of Technology
"Novel Fluid-particle Interaction Mechanisms in Dispersions"
Tuesday, April 17, 2007

2005-2006
William B. Russel
Princeton University
"From Pillars and Rings to Infinite Arrays: Pattern Formation in Thin Polymer Films due to Electrohydrodynamic Instabilities"
May 1, 2006

2004-2005
Robert K. Prud'homme
Princeton University
"Something Old, Something New: Two Problems of Confinement and Dynamics of Polymers in Solution"
Thursday, April 21, 2005

2003-2004
John F. Brady
California Institute of Technology
"The Micromechanics of Complex Fluids"
April 8, 2004

2002-2003
Klavs F. Jensen
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"BSL Miniatures: Transport Phenomena in Chemical and Biological Microsystems"
September 17, 2002

2001-2002
William R. Schowalter
University of Illinois
"The Equations (of Change) Don't Change, But the Profession of Engineering Does"
October 2, 2001