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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.

2018 Lecture Details

2017 Lecture Details

2016 Lecture Details

2015 Lecture Details

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 Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. in Physics Astronomy Auditorium, A110 unless otherwise indicated.

Autumn 2018 Seminars

Spring 2018 Seminars

Winter 2018 Seminars

Autumn 2017 Seminars

Spring 2017 Seminars

Winter 2017 Seminars

Autumn 2016 Seminars

Spring 2016 Seminars

Winter 2016 Seminars

Fall 2015 Seminars

Spring 2015 Seminars

Winter 2015 Seminars

Fall 2014 Seminars

Spring 2014 Seminars

Winter 2014 Seminars

Autumn 2013 Seminars

Spring 2013 Seminars

Winter 2013 Seminars

Autumn 2012 Seminars


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.

DYSS 2017

DYSS 2016

DYSS 2015

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 2017

Leadership Seminar Series 2016

Leadership Seminar Series 2015

Leadership Seminar Series 2014

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 2017

Graduate Symposium 2016

Graduate Symposium 2015

Graduate Symposium 2014

Graduate Symposium 2013

Graduate Symposium 2012

Graduate Symposium 2011