Events Calendar

2019 Covestro Distinguished Lecture

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. 

Julio M. Ottino

Dean, McCormick School of Engineering
Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Distinguished Robert R. McCormick Institute Professor
Northwestern University

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 5:00 PM Benedum 102

When Art, Technology, and Science Were One: Why They Split, and Why They May Join Again
There was a time before science and technology were known by those names. Art, technology, and science formed a continuum, and the modes of thinking enriched each other. The 16th century has many examples of cooperative enterprises between scientists and artists; Galileo Galilei may be clearest case of Italian Renaissance art affecting the course of science...more

Friday, April 5, 2019, 9:30AM Benedum 102

The Evolution of Mixing: From Stretching and Folding to Cutting and Shuffling; Parallels, Divergences, and Lessons
The birth of mixing of fluids and some of the first incursions into granular matter and segregation offer valuable insights and lessons. These two topics developed in wildly different ways and serve as examples of the power of couching ideas in mathematical formalisms, but also of the challenges that ensue when a general formalism is elusive...more

Friday, April 5 at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Benedum Hall, 102
3700 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261