Hougen Lectureship

Since 2013, the department established the Hougen Lectures, a new kind of activity for the Hougen program. Distinguished members of the international Chemical Engineering community are invited by the ChE faculty at UW to deliver two lectures within one week at UW-Madison. During the visit, Hougen Lecturers visit with current faculty on campus and interact more extensively with research groups closer to their field of expertise. Hougen Lectures are delivered by Hougen Visiting Professors, in case there is one in residence for a specific academic year.

Invited Lecturers

2016-2017
Ignacio Grossmann

Department of Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
"Role of Process Systems Engineering in Chemical Engineering" (May 2, 2017)
"Recent Advances in Computational Models for the Discrete and Continuous Optimization Models of Industrial Process Systems (May 4, 2017)

2015 to 2016
Babatunde A Ogunnaike

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Delaware
"Biological Control Systems: Systems Biology of Diseases and the Design of Effective Treatments" (May 3, 2016)
" OPTIMIZING IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION TREATMENT: A Pedagogical Case Study in Random Phenomena Analysis with Social Implications" (May 4, 2016)

2014 to 2015
Johannes A. Lercher

Department of Chemistry Technische Universität München
Institute for Integrated Catalysis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
"Towards Understanding Catalyzed Transformation of Lignin to Fuels on a Molecular Level" (April 30, 2015)
"Influencing Catalytic Rates by Constraints – the Importance of the Environment" (May 1, 2015)

2012 to 2013
Alex T. Bell

University of California-Berkeley
"The Role of Catalysis in the Conversion of Renewable Energy Resources to Fuels" (February 25, 2013)
"In Pursuit of a Molecular-Scale Understanding of Catalyzed Reactions – Lessons Learned from Experiments and Theory" (February 26, 2013)