Amol Ajinkya Memorial Lecture Series

The Amol Ajinkya Memorial Fund, established by our alumnus Dr. Milind Ajinkya in his son’s memory, provides for fellowships and lectures for CBE students.

Dr. Ajinkya's generosity allows us to host four speakers each fall from universities across the United States. His most recent gift to us was given as a token of appreciation for the solid foundation he received during his time here as a student.

Fall 2017 Ajinkya Lecturers

September 13, 2017
Andrew C. Hillier 
Iowa State University
Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensing at Surfaces with Nanostructured Topology 

September 27, 2017
Alan C. West 
Columbia University
Analysis and Characterization of Transport in Electrochemical Energy Storage

October 11, 2017
William S. Epling 
University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Modeling Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) of NOx to N2 over Cu-SSZ-13

Fall 2016 Ajinkya Lecturers

October 19, 2016
Richard B. Dickinson
University of Florida
How cells find their centers, push out their boundaries, and spin their nuclei

October 26, 2016
François Baneyx
University of Washington
Enabling Biological Nanomanufacturing with Engineered Solid Binding Proteins

November 2, 2016
Sanat K. Kumar
Columbia University
Nanocomposites with Grafted Nanoparticles

Fall 2015 Ajinkya Lecturers

September 9, 2015
Larry Biegler 
Carnegie Mellon University
Large-scale Optimization for Multi-scale Processes

September 16, 2015
Brian Grady 
University of Oklahoma 
Effect of Lateral Confinement on Adsorption of Surfactants at the Solid-Water Interface

October 7, 2015
C. Daniel Frisbie  
University of Minnesota
New Materials & Printing Processes for Flexible Electronics

Fall 2014 Ajinkya Lecturers

September 10, 2014
Ed Maginn  
University of Notre Dame
The Journey To Reliable Prediction of Thermophysical Properties Using Molecular Simulation: Are We There Yet?

September 17, 2014
Stuart Cooper  
Ohio State University
Polyurethanes at Biointerfaces

October 3, 2014
2014 Graduate Student Research Symposium Keynote Speaker
Daniel K. Schwartz  
University of Colorado Boulder
Single Molecule Tracking at Wet Interfaces

October 15, 2014
Jim Edgar  
Kansas State University
Hexagonal Boron Nitride Single Crystal Growth, Characterization, and Applications