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The Ruckenstein Lecture Series

The Ruckenstein Lecture Series honors Eli Ruckenstein, a prolific researcher who has made (and continues to make) contributions in almost every subfield of chemical engineering. The series is supported by the Ruckenstein Endowment Fund.

Each year the Series brings to our campus a distinguished scholar in chemical engineering, to speak about research activities in his or her laboratory, trends in the field, and larger problems in society that chemical engineers can address.

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  • Dr. Kristi Anseth April 14, 2017: Hydrogels as synthetic ECM analogs through bio-click reactions
  • Dr. Ashutosh Sharma April 15, 2016: Self-organization on Nano Scales: Fabrication beyond the Top-down and Bottom-up by Harnessing Thin Film Instabilities
  • Dr. Robert S. Langer April 23, 2015: Biomaterials and biotechnology: From the discovery of the first angiogenesis inhibitors to the development ofcontrolled drug delivery systems and the foundation of tissue engineering
  • Dr. Mark E. Davis May 2, 2014: Fighting Cancer with Nanoparticle Medicines: The Nanoscale Matters!
  • Dr. Nicholas Peppas April 23, 2013: Intelligent and Diagnostic Therapeutic Systems: Advanced Biomaterials and Improved HealthCare
  • Dr. Dennis Prieve, Apr 23, 2012: Effect of Severe Wall Hinderence on Brownian Motion and Mobility: Is the Ratio Still kT as Predicted by Einstein?
  • Dr. Pablo Debenedetti, Apr 19, 2011: The Theory of Hydrophobicity: Some Recent Developments on a Venerable Subject
  • Dr. George Stephanopoulos, April 29, 2010: Nanoscale Process Systems Engineering: Towards Molecular Factories, Synthetic Cells, and Adaptive Devices
  • Dr. Rakesh K. Jain, May 4, 2009 (Inaugural Lecture): Normalizing tumor microenvironment to treat cancer: From mathematical model to mouse to man



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