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Seminars and Events

The Annual Bruce A. Finlayson Lecture

The lecture, named in honor of Dr. Bruce A. Finlayson, Rehnberg Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, is held annually and features distinguished chemical engineers who demonstrate exceptional scholarship, teaching, and service in their field. The Inaugural Bruce A. Finlayson Lecture was held in 2013.


2014 Lecture Details


2013 Lecture Details

Department Seminar Series

The Department Seminar Series brings a variety of academic and industrial professionals to give presentations on their areas of research and expertise. Held during the Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters, these free lectures are held on Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. in Physics Astronomy Auditorium, A110 unless otherwise indicated.


Fall 2014 Seminars


Spring 2014 Seminars


Winter 2014 Seminars


Autumn 2013 Seminars


Spring 2013 Seminars


Winter 2013 Seminars

Autumn 2012 Seminars

Distinguished Young Scholars Summer Seminar Series

The “Distinguished Young Scholars Seminar Series” is back for its third year. Graduate students and postdocs from around the nation will come to Seattle and present their research at the weekly lecture series held at the University of Washington this summer.


DYSS 2014

DYSS 2013

DYSS 2012

DYSS 2011

Leadership Seminar

The Leadership Seminar provides a forum for industrial, academic and government leaders to share their background insights with undergraduate and graduate students. Speakers and students will have an opportunity to discuss topics related to leadership in the chemical engineering profession including career planning, management skills, interpersonal skills, effective planning, entrepreneurship, ethics, and strategic decisions. Select the link below for details on the most recent series.

Leadership Seminar Series 2013

Leadership Seminar Series 2012

Leadership Seminar Series 2011

Graduate Symposium

The Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Symposium provides graduate students the opportunity to present their work to representatives from industry. For industry representatives this event is a chance to meet future research leaders and see them present the exciting work being done at UW.


Graduate Symposium 2013


Graduate Symposium 2012


Graduate Symposium 2011





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