Saville Lectures

Dudley A. Saville

Dudley A. Saville

In memory of our colleague, Princeton University’s Department of Chemical Engineering has established the Dudley A. Saville Lectureship for exceptional early-career chemical engineers and scientists. Inspired by his family and colleagues, this series reflects Dudley Saville’s longtime association with Princeton, his uncompromising pursuit of excellence, and his commitment to helping young people begin their academic careers. In his nearly 40 years at Princeton University, he pioneered new directions in fluid mechanics, especially electrohydrodynamics. Although Dudley’s emphasis was always on fundamentals, the practical applications of his research spanned protein crystallization, electrohydrodynamic printing, enhanced oil recovery, patterning of colloidal crystals, and fluid behavior in microgravity, including an experiment flown on the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Dudley was also a pillar supporting the department’s educational mission. Whether teaching thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, engineering mathematics, or transport phenomena, his classes were distinguished by their mathematical rigor and clarity of exposition. A demanding instructor, he earned the respect of generations of chemical engineering students.

In 1997, he received the Alpha Chi Sigma Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; in 2001, he was named the Stephen C. Macaleer ’63 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science; and in 2003 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the highest professional recognition for an American engineer.

2019 Saville Lecturer: Mikhail G. Shapiro

Mikhail Shapiro is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and an Investigator of the Heritage Medical Research Institute at Caltech. The Shapiro laboratory develops biomolecular technologies allowing cells to be imaged and controlled inside the body using sound waves and magnetic fields to enable the study of biological function in vivo and the development of cell-based diagnostic and therapeutic agents. Mikhail received his BSc in Neuroscience from Brown and his PhD in Biological Engineering from MIT. He has conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Miller Fellow. Mikhail’s awards include the Packard Fellowship, the Pew Scholarship, the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, the Burroughs Wellcome Career Award at the Scientific Interface, the DARPA Young Faculty Award and Director’s Fellowship, the Sontag Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award, the Roger Tsien Award for Excellence in Chemical Biology and the Technology Review TR35 award for top innovators under age 35. More information about the Shapiro Lab can be found online at shapirolab.caltech.edu.


Wed, Mar 27, 2018, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Andlinger Center (Maeder Hall Auditorium)

Previous Lecturers in the Series

2018

Bradley D. Olsen

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2017

Lea A. Goentoro

California Institute of Technology

2016

Arthi Jayaraman

University of Delaware

2015

M. Scott Shell

University of California, Santa Barbara

2014

Ryan C. Hayward

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2013 Hang Lu

Georgia Institute of Technology

2012 Todd Squires

University of California, Santa Barbara

2011

Yi Tang

University of California, Los Angeles

2010

Bartosz Grzybowski

Northwestern University

2009

Thomas M. Truskett

University of Texas at Austin