Danckwerts Memorial Lecture


The P. V. Danckwerts Memorial Lecture was established in 1985 to honor Prof. Peter V. Danckwerts as a leading scholar in the field of chemical engineering and for his contributions as an Executive Editor of Chemical Engineering Science, the second Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge, and a past President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

Prof.Dr. Sharon GlotzerWe are proud that this year's Danckwerts Lecture will be held on the occasion of ECCE9 | ECAB2 by

Prof.Dr. Sharon C. Glotzer

Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, and Applied Physics.

The Danckwerts Lecture is co-sponsored by Elsevier, AIChE, IChemE, and EFCE and is presented at the ECCE (odd years) and AIChE (even years) annual meetings.

About the lecture

Assembly Engineering: Materials Design for the 21st Century

The fascinating science of self assembly has matured sufficiently that bottom-up building block assembly is emerging as an important paradigm for the creation of new materials and structures. In this talk, we discuss core principles of assembly engineering and the application of these principles to the design and synthesis of next generation materials.

Prof.Dr. Sharon Glotzer

Sharon C. Glotzer is the Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also holds faculty appointments in Physics, Applied Physics, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering. Glotzer’s research focuses on computational nanoscience and simulation of soft matter, self-assembly and materials design, and is sponsored by the US Department of Defense, US Department of Energy, US National Science Foundation, the J.S. McDonnell Foundation, and the Simons Foundation. Sharon C. Glotzer is an internationally recognized scientist, with over 160 publications and over 250 invited, keynote and plenary talks on five continents. In addition to numerous awards and honors, including the Charles M.A. Stine Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Glotzer was elected in 2011 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and a National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow, and was named a Simons Investigator in 2012, the inaugural year of that program. Glotzer is re-examining the notion of shape and its role in the bottom-up assembly of new materials. Her research focuses on the self assembly of nanoscale systems, looking at entropy, shape and form at a new level, opening doors to brand new creations.