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Departmental Seminars & Meetings

An essential component of UW ChemE's vibrant academic culture and pursuit of knowledge and solutions for a changing world, we provide numerous opportunities for learning and sharing of knowledge through our departmental seminars, lectures and symposiums. Leading scholars and industry leaders are invited to Seattle throughout the year to share their expertise.

Autumn Quarter 2018

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 Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. in Physics Astronomy Auditorium, A118 unless otherwise indicated.

Annual Lectures and Seminar Series

The Annual Bruce A. Finlayson Lecture
The lecture, named in honor of Dr. Bruce A. Finlayson, Rehnberg Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, is held each spring 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.

Annual Chair's Distinguished Lecture
The Chair's Distinguished Lecture brings the world's most influential and accomplished Chemical Engineers to the University of Washington.

Our 2018 inaugural lecture features Dr. Sang Yup Lee, Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Dean of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Institutes. His research in metabolic engineering, systems biology, industrial biotechnology and nanobiotechnology has yielded over 580 journal papers, 636 patents and numerous awards.

Leadership Seminar Series
Since 2011, The UW Chemical Engineering Leadership Seminars provide a forum for industrial, academic and government leaders to share their background insights with undergraduate and graduate students. Speakers and students have a unique 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. 

Distinguished Young Scholars Seminar Series
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 during the summer.