Wilhelm Lectures

Richard H. Wilhelm

Richard H. Wilhelm

This distinguished lectureship honors the memory of Richard H. Wilhelm, a graduate of Columbia University who spent his entire professional career at Princeton University. He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering in 1934 and served as chairman from 1954 until his death in 1968. In recognition of his distinguished teaching, he was named Henry Putnam University Professor by Princeton University and given the Warren K. Lewis Award in Chemical Engineering Education by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

For his research leadership in numerous areas of chemical reaction engineering, he received from the AIChE the William H. Walker Award in 1951 and the Professional Progress Award in 1952 and the Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry from the American Chemical Society in 1966. In 1968 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the highest professional distinction that can be conferred upon an American engineer.

In 1973, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers established the R.H. Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering, presented each year to an individual in recognition of significant and new contributions in the field. The Richard H. Wilhelm Lectureship was established through the generosity of his colleagues, friends, and students.

2019 Wilhelm Lecturer: Paula T. Hammond

Professor Paula T. Hammond is the David H. Koch Chair Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering. She is a member of MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, the MIT Energy Initiative, and a founding member of the MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnology. Her research in nanomedicine encompasses the development of new biomaterials to enable drug delivery from surfaces with spatio-temporal control. She also investigates novel responsive polymer architectures for targeted nanoparticle drug and gene delivery, and has developed self-assembled materials systems for electrochemical energy devices.

Professor Paula Hammond was elected into the National Academy of Science in 2019, the National Academy of Engineering in 2017, and the National Academy of Medicine in 2016. She was elected into the 2013 Class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She won the ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science in 2018, and is also the recipient of the 2013 AIChE Charles M. A. Stine Award, which is bestowed annually to a leading researcher in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of materials science and engineering, and the 2014 AIChE Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research. She has designed multilayered nanoparticles to deliver a synergistic combination of siRNA or inhibitors with chemotherapy drugs in a staged manner to tumors, leading to significant decreases in tumor growth and a great lowering of toxicity. Professor Hammond has published over 320 papers, and over 20 patent applications.  She is the co-founder and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of LayerBio, Inc. and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Moderna Therapeutics.  


Thr, Oct 21, 2019, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Andlinger Center (Maeder Hall Auditorium)

 

Fri, Oct 23, 2019, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Andlinger Center (Maeder Hall Auditorium)

Previous Lecturers in the Series

2018

Joseph DeSimone

Carbon, Inc.

2017

Matthew Tirrell

University of ChicagoArgonne National Laboratory

2016

Kristi S. Anseth

University of Colorado at Boulder

2015

Ronald G. Larson

University of Michigan

2014

Enrique Iglesia

University of California at Berkeley

2013

Chaitan Khosla

Stanford University

2012

Klavs Jensen

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011

Martin Feinberg

Ohio State University

2010

Lanny Schmidt

University of Minnesota

2009

George Stephanopoulos

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008

Mark E. Davis

California Institute of Technology

2008

Frances H. Arnold

California Institute of Technology

2006

Frank S. Bates

University of Minnesota

2005

Carol K. Hall

North Carolina State University

2003

John F. Brady

California Institute of Technology

2002

William R. Schowalter

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2001

Alice P. Gast

Stanford University

2001

Charles F. Zukoski

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1999

Cherry A. Murray

Bell LaboratoriesLucent Technologies

1998

Eduardo D. Glandt

University of Pennsylvania

1997

John Villadsen

Technical University of Denmark

1995

Robert A. Brown

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1994

Roger W.H. Sargent

Imperial College of ScienceTechnologyand Medicine

1992

George K. Batchelor

Cambridge University

1991

R. Byron Bird

University of Wisconsin at Madison

1988

John F. Davidson

Cambridge University

1987

George Gavalas

California Institute of Technology

1985

Reuel Shinnar

City College of the City University of New York

1983

Dan Luss

University of Houston

1981

Rutherford Aris

University of Minnesota

1980

John M. Prausnitz

University of California at Berkeley

1979

Roger A. Schmitz

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1978

Neal R. Amundson

University of Houston

1977

Jack B. Howard

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1976

Michel Boudart

Stanford University

1975

L.E. Scriven

University of Minnesota