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McMaster University | Department of Chemistry


10th Annual MacLean Lecture Series
16.05.2013 - 17.05.2013
ABB 102 -
Seminars & Colloquia


I am extremely pleased to announce that the 10th annual MacLean Lecture Series will take place on May 16th and 17th.  This year's lecturer is Prof. Craig J. Hawker, from the University of California, Santa Barbara.   Prof. Hawker is a world leader in the field of polymer and materials chemistry, and is well-recognized for his innovative, creative, and practical approach to the development and application of macromolecules.  During his postdoctoral work, he revolutionized the way that branched macromolecules, called dendrimers, were synthesized and studied.  Since then, he has had a long and distinguished career, which started as a Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, then progressed to a decade-long research career at the IBM Almaden Research Center, and finally landed him at UCSB in 2004, where he has been ever since.  He has received numerous awards and honours, including the Arthur C. Cope Scholar award, the DSM-International Performance Materials Award, the IBM Research Division Award, the ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science, and many more.  I have known Professor Hawker for a number of years, and have always been thoroughly impressed not only by his outstanding, cutting-edge science, but also by his extremely entertaining and insightful lectures.  He is, without a doubt, one of the very best lecturers in polymer/materials science, and I am quite confident that you will all enjoy his lectures.  I highly recommend that you plan to attend.

Alex Adronov

Prof. Hawker will present two lectures:
Thursday, May 16th - "Materials Inspired by Marine Organisms"
Friday, May 17th - "New Approaches to Molecular Building Blocks and Macromolecular Architectures"
Both lectures will be held in ABB 102, at 1:30 pm.  We will host a reception in ABB 273 immediately following the seminar on May 16th.


ABB 102
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
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