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Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Research is a Way of Life by Dean Julio M. Ottino
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Dean Julio M. Ottino
Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Northwestern University

Research is a journey of self-discovery. The road may be rough and challenging, but it is always filled with excitements. Research has given us an opportunity to discover not only knowledge, but also ourselves better. This sharing session is organised in an interactive manner, in which Dean Ottino’s sharing is followed by free discussion.

Dr. Julio M. Ottino is currently Dean of the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Northwestern University and holds the titles of Distinguished Robert R. McCormick Institute Professor and Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. He was the founder and co-director of the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems and was Chairman of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering during 1992-2000. Ottino’s research has appeared on the covers of Nature, Science, Scientific American, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the US and other publications and has impacted fields as diverse as fluid dynamics, granular dynamics, microfluidics, geophysical sciences, and nonlinear dynamics and chaos. He was an Advisor to Unilever, a member of the Technical Board of Dow Chemical and the Science Board of AkzoNobel, and was a member of the International Review of Engineering in the UK. Dr. Ottino received several national awards including the Alpha Chi Sigma Award and William H. Walker of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Fluid Dynamics Prize from the American Physical Society. In 2008, he was selected by the AIChE as one of the “One Hundred Engineers of the Modern Era” and has given numerous named lectureships, including the Lacey Lectures at Caltech, the Corrsin Lecture in Johns Hopkins, and the Danckwerts Lecture in England. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Sigma Xi Lecturer, and is a Fellow of APS, a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Date/Time16/04/2018 15:00-16:00
VenueEngineering DreamLab, Research Student Centre, G/F Haking Wong Building

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Registration is open from 06/04/2018 14:00(HKT) to 17/04/2018 15:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

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