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.