William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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Centennial Celebration

On April 24-25, 2003, a two-day program celebrated the Centennial of the Department’s founding.  The event was divided into two parts:

1. One day was devoted to a look backward at the chemical engineering profession and at the history of the Department, including reminiscences by alumni from the ‘30s to the ‘70s and by faculty of the last 25 years:

A video power-point presentation depicting the 100-year development of the department was presented by Geoffrey Hulse:  Streaming video

Professor L.E. (Skip) Scriven described the development of reaction engineering in his talk, “When Chemical Reactors Were Admitted and Earlier Roots of Chemical Engineering.”
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2.  A symposium was held in which four distinguished chemical engineers addressed the future in their areas of research under the general title “Unsolved Problems in Chemical Engineering.”  The topics are:speakers

Howard Brenner – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Unsolved Problems in Fluid Mechanics: On the Historical Misconception of Fluid Velocity as Mass Motion, Rather than Volume Motion”
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Michael L. Shuler – Cornell University
“Unsolved Problems in Biomolecular Engineering”
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Arthur W. Westerberg – Carnegie Mellon University
“Unsolved Problems in Process/Product Systems Engineering"
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Matthew Tirrell – University of California at Santa Barbara
“Unsolved Problems in Nanotechnology: Chemical Processing by Self-Assembly
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