October 19, 2007 • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall
Professor Gary B. Schuster (Ph.D. ’71) “Forty years of Photochemistry: Electron Transfer, Bioluminescence, DNA Damage, and Nanowires”
Gary B. Schuster is currently Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vasser Woolley Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Professor Lanny S. Liebeskind (Ph.D. ’76) “Seeking Novel Reactivity, Selectivity, and Efficiency in Modern Synthesis”
Lanny S. Liebeskind is currently the Director of University Science Strategies and the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Chemistry at Emory University.
Professor Clifford P. Kubiak (Ph.D. ’80) “What Have We Learned from Nanotechnology?”
Clifford P. Kubiak is currently the Harold C. Urey Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, San Diego.
"Chemistry - A Foundation and a Frontier. Future Directions for Research and Education."
Panel Chair - Dr. Pawel Fludzinski (Ph.D. ’82)
Pawel Fludzinski is currently Vice President of Lilly Research Laboratories. He joined discovery research at Lilly in 1984 as a medicinal chemist, and has subsequently held numerous management positions within Lilly Research.
Dr. Karen H. Brown (Ph.D. ’72)
Karen H. Brown is currently an independent consultant working with executives in the semiconductor industry. She is retired from the United States Department of Commerce where she served as the Deputy Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology from 1999 to 2003.
Dr. Edward J. J. Grabowski (Ph.D. ’65)
Edward J.J. Grabowski is currently a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry after a long and distinguished career at Merck Laboratories.
Dr. Margaret M. Wu (Ph.D. ’76)
Margaret M. Wu is currently a Senior Scientific Advisor at ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company in Annandale, NJ. She joined Mobil Chemical Research Laboratory in 1977.
Professor Frederick D. Lewis (Ph.D. ’68)
Frederick D. Lewis, Professor of Chemistry, has been a member of the Northwestern University faculty since 1969.