Reilly Lectureship

Initiated in 1958, the distinguished Reilly Lectureship at Notre Dame is perhaps the oldest continuing endowed lectureship in chemical and biomolecular engineering in the United States. The lecture series is supported by the Peter C. Reilly Fund, which was established in 1945 in honor of the late Peter C. Reilly, a former University Trustee and recipient of an honorary LLD degree. Each Reilly speaker gives two talks in the lecture series; one for a general audience and a technical talk.

The Reilly Lectures now occur annually each spring.

Previous Reilly speakers:

  • 2019        Sharon C. Glotzer, University of Michigan
  • 2018        Nicholas L. Abbott, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2017        Frances H. Arnold, California Institute of Technology
  • 2016        Stacey F. Bent, Stanford University
  • 2015        Nicholas A. Peppas, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2014        Frank S. Bates, University of Minnesota
  • 2013        Matthew Tirrell, University of Chicago
  • 2012        William F. Banholzer, Dow Chemical Company
  • 2011         Carol K. Hall, North Carolina State University
  • 2010        William J. Koros, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2009       J. Michael Ramsey, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2008       Rakesh K. Jain, Harvard Medical School
  • 2007       Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University
  • 2006       Julio M. Ottino, Northwestern University
  • 2005       Larry V. McIntire, Emory University
  • 2004       Peter T. Cummings, Vanderbilt University & Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 2002       Mark E. Davis, California Institute of Technology
  • 2001        Sangtae Kim, Lilly Research Laboratories
  • 2000       Charles A. Eckert, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 1999        Robert Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1998        Michael L. Shuler, Cornell University
  • 1997        Roy Jackson, Princeton University
  • 1996        William B. Russel, Princeton University
  • 1995        Arthur W. Westerberg, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 1994        Alexis T. Bell, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1993        Warren E. Stewart, University of Wisconsin
  • 1992        L. Gary Leal, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • 1991         Howard M. Brenner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1990        Lanny D. Schmidt, University of Minnesota
  • 1989        Sheldon Isakoff, E. I. duPont Corp., Wilmington DE
  • 1988        Edwin N. Lightfoot, Jr., University of Wisconsin
  • 1987        John A. Quinn, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1986        Dan Luss, University of Houston
  • 1985        William R. Schowalter, Princeton University
  • 1984        W. Harmon Ray, University of Wisconsin
  • 1983        John H. Seinfeld, California Institute of Technology
  • 1982        H. T. Davis, University of Minnesota
  • 1981         Cornelius J. Pings, California Institute of Technology
  • 1980        Morton M. Denn, University of Delaware
  • 1979        Truman S. Storvick, University of Missouri – Columbia
  • 1978        Keith E. Gubbins, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 1977        Vern W. Weekman, Jr., Mobil R&D. Corp., Paulsboro, NJ
  • 1976        Eugene E. Petersen, University of California at Berkeley
  • 1975        Dale F. Rudd, University of Wisconsin
  • 1974        John H. Sinfelt, ESSO Research & Engng. Co., Linden, NJ
  • 1974        Arthur B. Metzner, University of Delaware
  • 1973        Theodore Vermeulen, University of California at Berkeley
  • 1973        James Wei, University of Delaware
  • 1973        Leon Lapidus, Princeton University
  • 1972        Cedomir M. Sliepcevich, University of Oklahoma
  • 1972        Andreas Acrivos, Stanford University
  • 1971         L. E. Scriven, University of Minnesota
  • 1971         Thomas J. Hanratty, University of Illinois
  • 1970        Rutherford Aris, University of Minnesota
  • 1969        Hanns Hofmann, University of Erlangen, Germany
  • 1969        Giovanni Astarita, University of Naples, Italy
  • 1968        Joseph J. Martin, University of Michigan
  • 1968        Donald L. Katz, University of Michigan
  • 1967        Fritz Fetting, Technical Hochshule, Darmstadt, Germany
  • 1967        Hugh M. Hulburt, Northwestern University
  • 1966        I. Prigogine, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • 1966        Charles R. Wilke, University of California at Berkeley
  • 1965        Olaf A. Hougen, University of Wisconsin
  • 1965        Michael Boudart, Stanford University
  • 1964        Raymond F. Baddour, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1964        Robert L. Pigford, University of Delaware
  • 1963        Fred Kurata, University of Kansas
  • 1963        Stuart W. Churchill, University of Michigan
  • 1963        Barnett F. Dodge, Yale University
  • 1962        Richard H. Wilhelm, Princeton University
  • 1962        Neal R. Amundson, University of Minnesota
  • 1961         Paul H. Emmett, Johns Hopkins University
  • 1961         H. G. Drickamer, University of Illinois
  • 1960        Joseph M. Smith, Northwestern University
  • 1960        G. M. Schwab, Phys. Chemistry Inst., University of Munich
  • 1960        Wendell C. DeMarcus, University of Kentucky
  • 1958        James W. Weswater, University of Illinois