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Leadership Seminar Series 2015


2:30 - 3:20pm   Seminar in Physics Astronomy Auditorium (PAA), A110

Reception to follow in Benson Hall Lobby



Speaker and Lecture Title

Sep. 30

Michael Mastor

B.S. '12

Associate Product Manager, Pyrotek USA

Protek, UW Chemical Engineering and the Future

Oct. 7

Stephan Whitley

B.S. '89

Partner, Caravel Solutions LLS

Top 5 Lessons from a Career as a Chemical Engineer

Oct. 14

Amar Neogi

M.S. '68, Ph.D. '70

Director, Renewal Research, Weyerhaeuser, Retired

Innovations in Forest Products Industry and the Role of a Chemical Engineer

Oct. 21

Jamie Hoffnauer Chakrabarty

B.S. '85

From Benson Hall to Boeing: A Chemical Engineer's Journey


Oct. 28



No Class - Career Fair


Nov. 4

Natalie Nairn

B.S. '95

Director, Formulations, Blaze Bioscience

Drug Delivery Solutions for Protein Therapeutics in the Biotechnology Industry 


Nov. 11



No Class - Holiday


Nov. 18

Michael Vrbanac

Ph.D. '89

Senior Counsel, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

A Chemical Engineer's Path to Becoming a Patent Attorney

Dec. 2

Richard Rapoza

Ph.D. '89

Divisional VP of R&D - Bioresorbables, Abbott Vascular

Multidisciplinary Medical Product Development: Driven by Continuous Learning

Dec. 9

Richard Baillie

B.S. '80

President, Baillie Advanced Materials

My Life as a Chemical Engineer


Dec. 16



No Class - Final's Week



Recommended Preparation

The course is intended for undergraduate and graduate students of chemical engineering.


Class Assignments and Grading

The class will be graded credit/no credit. Attendance is required at all class meetings; only excused absences will be permitted. An excused absence must be approved by the instructor prior to the missed class.


Engineering Elective Credit

This class counts as an engineering elective credit.


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