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Eminent Scholar Lecture Series Archive

2017

January 13  Robin Coger, North Carolina A&T University
Dean, College of Engineering
"Transforming Research: A Perspective"

January 27  Louis A. Martin-Vega, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Dean, College of Engineering
"Engineering Research and Education; Past, Present and Future Perspective"

February 3  Liesl Folks, University of Buffalo, The State University of New York
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
"Growing Diversity and Inclusion in STEM Disciplines; What will it take?"

March 31  Darryll  Pines, University of Maryland, College Park
Nariman Farvardin Professor and Dean, A. James Clark School of Engineering
"Evolving to a New Normal in Engineering Education"

 

2016

January 29  John R. English, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Dean, Professor & Irma F. Raymond F. Giffels Endowed Chair in Engineering
"Qualities of Leadership"

February 5  Gary S. May, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Dean and Southern Company Chair College of Engineering
"Innovation in the Engineering Curriculum through Active Learning"

March 4  Gregory Washington, University of California, Irvine
Stacey Nicholas Dean of Engineering, Henry Samueli School of Engineering
"Wearable Electronics: The Next Growth Engine for the U.S. Economy"

April 22  Ranu Jung, Florida International University, Miami
Professor and Interim Dean, and Wallace H. Coulter Eminent Scholars Chair in Biomedical Engineering
"Adaptive Neurotechnology for Restoring Neural Function"

 

2015

January 23  Nicholas Abbott, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Sobota Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
"Design of Biotic-Abiotic Interfaces Using Liquid Crystals"

February 6  Joan Brennecke, Notre Dame University
Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical Engineering
"Ionic Liquids: From CO2 to Capture Electroplating"

March 20  Peter Siegel, Visiting Associate in Engineering and Applied Science California Institute of Technology
Senior Research Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
"From THz Imaging to Millimeter-Wave Stimulation of Neurons: Is there a Killer Application for High Frequency RF in the Medical Community?"

2014

January 24  Alexis T. Bell, University of California, Berkeley
National Academy of Engineering member, The Dow Professor of Sustainable Chemistry
"Control of Catalyst Activity and Selectivity by Modification of Active Site Composition, Structure, and Confinement"

January 29  Mark C.M. van Loosdrecht, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Professor of Environmental Biotechnology, Member of Dutch Academy of Engineering
"Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation (Anammox) Technology: Science, discovery and commercialization"

February 14  Anil K. Jain, Michigan State University
University Distinguished Professor in Computer Science & Engineering
"Biometrics: Technology for Human Recognition"

April 25  Vijay John, Tulane University
The Leo S. Weil Professor in Engineering, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
"Exploiting Biopolymer Stickiness at Interfaces – Oil Spills to Drug Delivery"

2013

February 15  John White, University of Arkansas
Distinguished Professor of Industrial Engineering and Chancellor Emeritus
"Leadership Matters"

March 22  Michael Reiter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lawrence Sifkin Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
"Defending Against Client Compromises in Client-Server Applications"

March 29  H. Vincent Poor, Princeton University
National Academy of Engineering member, Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering; Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science
"Games, Privacy and Distributed Algorithms for the Smart Grid"

April 19   Nancy Love, University of Michigan
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
"At the Confluence of Nutrients, Pharmaceuticals and Sustainability: Emerging Issues in Wastewater Management"

2012

January 27  William M. Shepherd
Capt. USN, ret.
"Technical and Operational Aspects of Building the International Space Station"

Bernard Amadei, University of Colorado at Boulder
Professor of Civil Engineering and founder of Engineers Without Borders
"Role of Engineers in Poverty Reduction: Challenges and Opportunities"

Rafael Bras, Georgia Institute of Technology
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
"Complexity and Organization in Earth Systems"

 2011

January 21  John R. Delaney, University of Washington
Professor of Oceanography
"Next Generation Science, Engineering, and Education in the Ocean Basins: Sensor-Robotic Networks Communicating at the Speed of Light"

February 4  David Dzombak, Carnegie Mellon University
Senior Professor of Environmental Engineering
"The Need and Challenge of Alternative Sources of Water for Use in Electric Power Production"

February 18  Dan Sperling, University of California, Davis
Professor of Civil Engineering & Environment Science & Policy
Expert in transportation and co-author of "Two Billion Cars: Driving Toward Sustainability"

April 1  Neville Hogan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor of Brain & Cognitive Sciences and Director, Newman Laboratory
"Contact robotics—close physical contact and cooperation between robots and humans—is an emerging frontier of engineering innovation."

April 15  Fan-Gang Zeng, University of California, Irvine
Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
"Man-machine interface: Lessons learned from bionic ears"

2010

February 12  Jerald Schnoor, The University of Iowa
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
"Environmental Grand Challenges"

February 26  Norman Augustine
Retired CEO & Chairman, Lockheed Martin Corporation
"Global Competitiveness"

March 26  Mark Somerville, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics
"Rethinking Engineering Education"

April 12  Ramesh Jain, University of California, Irvine
Donald Bren Professor, in Information Monday and Computer Sciences
"Emergence, Entrepreneurship and Web"