2012 Engineering Lecture Series

The 2012 Engineering Lecture Series will delve into scientific developments big and small tiny, actually. This year's series, "Engineering Molecules: Tiny Solutions for Big Problems," examines molecular engineering and its impact on green technology, health care, and more.

The lectures are free, but registration is required. To register, please click on the lecture titles below. You must register for each individual lecture separately.

Launching the Molecular Engineering Revolution
Matt O'Donnell, Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 7 p.m., Kane Hall Room 120

Scientist and engineer Matt O'Donnell will speak about molecular engineering, its enormous potential, and what role the UW's Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute will play in the field's growth.

Here Comes the Sun: Engineering New Solar Technologies at the Molecular Scale
Hugh Hillhouse, Rehnberg Chair Professor, Chemical Engineering; and Christine Luscombe, Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7 p.m., Kane Hall Room 220

Hugh Hillhouse and Christine Luscombe will talk about the sun as a source of clean energy. The duo will discuss how to make solar cell manufacturing simpler and more reliable while adhering to green manufacturing methods.

Into the Body: Molecular Systems for Healing
Suzie Pun, Robert F. Rushmer Associate Professor, Bioengineering; and Patrick Stayton, Director, Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute
Thursday, November 8, 2012, 7 p.m., Kane Hall Room 120

How can molecular engineering improve cancer treatment? Suzie Pun and Patrick Stayton will describe how molecular engineers are devising ways to deliver drugs to cells more precisely and visualize the human body in minute detail.

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