Herbert Morawetz Distinguished Lectures | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Herbert Morawetz Distinguished Lectures

A listing of previous distinguished lectures in this series since its inception in 2003

Kathryn A. Whitehead, Carnegie Mellon University
Lipid nanoparticles for RNA delivery: COVID-19 vaccines, chemistry, and beyond
April 21, 2023

Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology
Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life
November 12, 2021

Andrea Ghez, University of California Los Angeles
The Monster at the Center of our Galaxy
May 10, 2019

R. Graham Cooks, Purdue University
Intra-operative Brain Tumor Margins and Assessment by Mass Spectrometry
March 9, 2018

Richard W. Baker, Membrane Technology and Research Inc.
The Development of the Membrane Separation Industry
November 3, 2017

Gary S. Calabrese, Corning Inc.
Inventing the Future with New Materials
April 1, 2016

B. Rosemary Grant and Peter R. Grant, Princeton University
Evolution of Darwin's Finches
November 6, 2015

A. Douglas Stone, Yale University
Einstein and the Quantum
October 16, 2014

Hopi Hoekstra, Harvard University
From Darwin to DNA: The Genetics of Color Adaptation
October 10, 2013

Susan S. Golden, University of California, San Diego
How Bacteria Tell Time
November 9, 2012

Mark Schubin, Metropolitan Opera
The Fandom of the Opera: How the Audience for a Four-Century-Old Art Form Helped
April 27, 2012

Ira Tabas, Columbia University
How atherosclerotic plaques become dangerous
September 23, 2011

Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard University
Actuated “spiny” surfaces à la echinoderms: En route for adaptive materials
February 25, 2011

Robert B. Smith, University of Utah
The Yellowstone Supervolcano: Past, Present and Future
November 5, 2010

Michael D. Coe, Yale University
Maya Genesis: Origins of a New World Civilization
March 26, 2010

Hynek Wichterle, Columbia University
Pluripotent stem cells: A tool to model and study neural development
October 30, 2009

Sandra Faber, University of California, Santa Cruz
A Room with a View: Perspectives from Earth on the Cosmos
October 1, 2009

Cori Bargmann, Rockefeller University
Half a wiring diagram is better than none: How the nervous system generates flexible behaviors from a fixed anatomy
December 4, 2008

Carol K. Hall, North Carolina State University
Thermodynamics and Kinetic Origins of Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases: A Chemical Engineer’s Perspective
October 12, 2007

Harry Gray, California Institute of Technology
The Currents of Life: Electron Flow Through Proteins
September 27, 2007

Bonnie Bassler, Princeton University
Small-Talk: Cell-to-Cell Communication in Bacteria
April 19, 2007

Naomi Oreskes, University of California, San Diego
The Rejection of Continental Drift
March 2, 2007

Jules Shafer, Controlled Chemicals Inc.
Therapeutic Targets for Delaying the Onset and Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease
December 1, 2006

Jindrich Kopecek, University of Utah
Swell Gels: From Hydrogel Implants to Nanomaterials Self-Assembled from Block and Graft Copolymers
October 27, 2006

Jerome Lando, Case Western Reserve University
Nanotechnology Begins in One Dimension
October 6, 2006

Rudolph A. Marcus, California Institute of Technology
Isotopic Puzzles in Stratospheric Ozone and in the Earliest Minerals in the Solar System – An Application of Chemical Physics to Geochemistry
April 26, 2006

Paul L. McEuen, Cornell University
Carbon Nanotube Transistors, Sensors, and Tiny Guitars
March 31, 2006

F. Sherwood Rowland, University of California, Irvine
Global Warming and Climate Change
October 28, 2005

Fernando Nottebohm, Rockefeller University
Neuronal Replacement in Adult Brain
September 30, 2005

Graham Williams, University of Wales
Molecular Dynamics of Amorphous and Liquid Crystalline Polymers as Studied by Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy
May 12, 2005

Renu Malhotra, University of Arizona
The Architecture of Planetary Systems
May 6, 2005

Charles S. Peskin, New York University
Fluid Mechanics and Fiber Architecture of the Beating Human Heart
December 3, 2004

Helmut Ringsdorf, University of Mainz
Polymer Science and Cell Biology: Tissue and Cell Specific Polymer Antitumor Agents from Lab to Clinic
October 14, 2004

Daniel Koshland, University of California, Berkeley
How Bacteria Find Their Way
April 15, 2004

David Tirrell, California Institute of Technology
Novel Macromolecules via Alternative Translations of the Genetic Code
March 12, 2004

Frank Bates, University of Minnesota
Block Copolymers: Designer Soft Materials
October 31, 2003