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Covestro Distinguished Lecture Series

The Covestro Distinguished Lectureship (a continuation of the Bayer Distinguished Lectureship) is presented annually by the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, and recognizes excellence in chemical education, outreach and research. The lecture is sponsored by Covestro LLC, a world-leading supplier of high-tech polymer materials.

2017

Dr. Matthew Tirrell
Dean and Founding Pritzker Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory

2016

Dr. Gábor A. Somorjai
Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Faculty Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2015

Dr. Kristi S. Anseth
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
University of Colorado-Boulder

2014

Dr. Jens K. Norskov
Leland T. Edwards Professor of Chemical Engineering
Stanford University

2013

Dr. Jay D. Keasling
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of California-Berkeley

2012

Dr. Arup Chakraborty
Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011

Dr. James A. Dumesic
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
University of Wisconsin – Madison

2010

Dr. Jacob Israelachvili
Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara

2009

Dr. Robert E. Cohen
St. Laurent Professor of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008

Dr. Douglas C. Cameron
Chief Scientific Officer, Khosla Ventures
Menlo Park, California

2007

Dr. Paul T. Anastas
Professor in the Practice of Green Chemistry, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Yale University

2005

Ms. Linda J. Fisher
Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
DuPont

2003

Dr. Buddy D. Ratner
Washington Research Foundation Endowed Professor of Bioengineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering
Director, University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials (UWEB)

2002

Dr. David A. Weitz
Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics
Harvard University

2001

Dr. Mildred S. Dresselhaus
Institute Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2000

Dr. Nicholas Peppas
Showalter Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Purdue University

1999

Dr. John Deutch
Institute Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1998

Dr. Mary L. Good
Managing Member
Venture Capital Investors, LLC

1997

Dr. L. E. Scriven
Regents' Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
University of Minnesota

1996

Dr. David Tirrell
Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering
University of Massachusetts

1995

Dr. Keith E. Gubbins
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Cornell University

1994

Dr. John H. Seinfeld
Louis E. Nohl Professor
California Institute of Technology

1993

Dr. Mark E. Davis
Professor of Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology

1992

Dr. Robert S. Langer
Kenneth J. Germeshausen Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology