Michael D. Graham to Deliver Inaugural Schowalter Lecture The AIChE Foundation is pleased to announce a new lectureship inspired by the career contributions of William R. Schowalter, a Fellow and former director of AIChE, and the Class of 1950 Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Emeritus, at Princeton Univ. The lectureship was established to recognize Schowalter’s outstanding contributions to both the technical and educational foundations of the chemical engineering profession. The inaugural William R. Schowalter Lecture will be presented by Michael D. Graham, the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Harvey D. Spangler Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison at the AIChE Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. Graham’s talk, “Flowing Complex Fluids, from Blood to the Buffer Layer,” will describe the flow of blood in microcirculation, as well as segregation in blood and other confined multicomponent suspensions. Schowalter’s career accomplishments span seminal research in the field of fluid mechanics, as well as visionary academic leadership as department chair at Princeton and subsequently as dean of engineering at the Univ. of Illinois. Schowalter has also served as an international ambassador for higher education in his role as an advisor to the presidents of the National Univ. of Singapore and the King Abdullah Univ. of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia. Pablo Debenedetti, incoming chair of the AIChE Foundation and Schowalter’s colleague at Princeton, helped to establish the new lectureship, which was made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor. The William R. Schowalter Lecture will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6:00pm-7:00pm at the AIChE Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. Related Content: Apr 16, 2019 William R. Schowalter Lecture Award details AwardThe lecture is made possible thanks to a leadership gift from an anonymous donor. We expect this gift to be supplemented by contributions from Bill’s numerous former students and colleagues. The Schowalter lecturer will receive a prize of $5,000 and a plaque. Each year there will be a reception associated with the lecture, open to attendees of the AIChE meeting. AdministratorsAIChE Program Committee Nomination InstructionsThere are no restrictions on who can nominate an individual for the award. A call for nominations will be made annually through targeted communications to technical programming entities, and via AIChE communications more generally. A selection committee, comprised of members of Areas 1J (Fluid Mechanics) and 1C (Interfacial Phenomena Area), the Executive Board of the Programming Committee and the AIChE Foundation Executive Committee, will review nominations and select the awardee. For the inaugural presentation of the award in 2019, given time constraints, an ad-hoc nomination and selection process will be implemented to identify the first Schowalter Lecturer. This lecture honors the distinguished career of William R. Schowalter, whose accomplishments span seminal research in fluid mechanics, visionary academic leadership as department chair at Princeton and dean of engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and high-level... May 29, 2015 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting November 10-15, 2019 Hyatt Regency, Orlando The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.