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: Heather J. Kulik

Professor Heather J. Kulik is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her B.E. in Chemical Engineering from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2004 and her Ph.D. from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT in 2009. She completed postdoctoral training at Lawrence Livermore and Stanford, prior to joining MIT as a faculty member in November 2013. Her research in accelerating computational modeling in inorganic chemistry and catalysis has been recognized by a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, DARPA Young Faculty Award, NSF CAREER Award, the AAAS Marion Milligan Mason Award, and the Journal of Physical Chemistry Lectureship, among other awards.


Wed, Oct 2, 2019, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Friend Center (Convocation Room, FC113)

Previous Lecturers in the Series

2019

Mikhail G. Shapiro

California Institute of Technology

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