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Izatt-Christensen Lecture

Tenth Annual Izatt-Christensen Lecture — 18 October 2017

The Global Energy Transformation: Where Do We Stand?” by Franklin (Lynn) Orr, Stanford University
Dr. Franklin M. Orr of Stanford University delivered the tenth annual Izatt-Christensen Lecture on the topic of global-energy innovations.  Orr’s lecture focused on the need for energy in everything we do, which leads to a demand for economical, efficient, and environmentally friendly innovations in the future.

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Ninth Annual Izatt-Christensen Lecture — 20 March 2017

“Mass Spectrometry (MS): Synthesis and Analysis for the Greater Good” by Graham Cooks, Purdue University
Henry Bohn Hass Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Graham Cook has worked at Purdue University for 46 years, published more than 1,100 papers, and received 40 patents. Cooks spoke to students and community members about mass spectrometry and its applications. Cooks’s presentation, “Mass Spectrometry (MS): Synthesis and Analysis for the Greater Good,” summarized what mass spectrometry is—the science of analyzing ions to identify and quantify molecules in a mixture—and how the science has changed over time. He then gave examples of mass spectrometry’s applications in food safety, forensics, drug screening, and brain cancer diagnostics.

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Eighth Annual Izatt-Christensen Lecture — 21 March 2015

“The Case for Developing Renewable Energy Sources and the Challenges Ahead” by Alexis T. Bell, University of California Berkeley
Alexis T. Bell, a professor of chemical engineering at University of California Berkeley and senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, presented the eighth annual research Izatt-Christensen Lecture, jointly sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Chemical Engineering, on March 21. In the lecture, Bell offered insight on why the sun holds the answer to energy challenges.

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Seventh Annual Izatt-Christensen Lecture — 24 January 2014

“The Making of a Scientist: An Unlikely Journey” by Mario R. Capecchi, Nobel Laureate
Mario R. Capecchi, Nobel Laureate, presented the seventh annual research Izatt-Christensen Lecture, jointly sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Chemical Engineering, on January 24. In the lecture, Capecchi told about his unlikely story of becoming a scientist and the successes that he has had along the way.

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Sixth Annual Izatt-Christensen Lecture — 7 February 2013

“Novel Drug Delivery Systems and the Application of High Throughput Approaches to Drug Delivery and Stem Cell Technologies” by Robert S. Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Robert S. Langer, a professor at the David H. Koch Institute, presented the sixth annual research Izatt-Christensen Lecture, jointly sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Chemical Engineering, on November 7th. In the lecture, Langer addressed the different ways to deliver drugs into the body.

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Sixth Annual Izatt-Christensen Lecture — 6 February 2013

“Biomaterials and Biotechnology: From the Discovery of the First Angiogenesis Inhibitors to the Development of Controlled Drug Delivery Systems and the Foundation of Tissue Engineering” by Robert S. Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Robert S. Langer, a professor at the David H. Koch Institute, presented the sixth annual general Izatt-Christensen Lecture, jointly sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Chemical Engineering, on November 7th. In the lecture, Langer presented the uses of biomaterials to help drug delivery and tissue engineering.

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Fifth Annual Izatt-Christensen Lecture — 13 September 2012

“Leveraging Molecular Interactions and Self-Assembly for Biochemical Analysis and Nanofabrication” by Adam T. Woolley, Brigham Young University
Adam Woolley, a professor at Brigham Young University, presented the fifth annual general Izatt-Christensen Lecture, jointly sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Chemical Engineering, on November 7th. In the lecture, Woolley highlighted his efforts in leveraging molecular interactions and its growth potential in the chemical sciences field

Third Annual Izatt-Christensen Lecture — 3 November 2009

“Simple Solutions in Medical Diagnostics in Developing Countries” by George M. Whitesides, Harvard University
George M. Whitesides, a professor at Harvard University and the world’s most cited living chemist, presented the third annual Izatt-Christensen Lecture, jointly sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Chemical Engineering, on November 3rd. In the lecture, Whitesides addressed the ways in which science and technology from developed countries could be applied to Third World scenarios.

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