The 37th Annual ChEGSA Symposium will be held on October 22nd and 23rd, 2015.

The annual ChEGSA research symposium started in 1979 with the hopes of showcasing the work of our graduate researchers, promoting intra-departmental research collaborations and connecting our students to industry. Today we continue these traditions, with the hopes of improving every year. This two-day event features graduate research presentations, a poster session, and a corporate-sponsored keynote address given by a distinguished professor from the field of chemical engineering. For a complete overview of the event, please see last year’s proceedings.

The Dow Chemical Company Keynote Address

Keynote Title To Be Announced

Norman J. Wagner

Dr. Norman J. Wagner

Robert L. Pigford Chair of Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Delaware

Keynote Abstract

The abstract for the keynote address will be posted closer to the event.

About the Speaker

Professor Norman J. Wagner is a distinguished researcher in the fields of rheology, complex fluids, and polymers. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon in 1984 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1988. He was a NATO/NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Germany and a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Lab prior to joining the University of Delaware in 1991.

Professor Wagner’s research focuses on the effects of applied flow on the microstructure and material properties of colloidal suspensions, polymers, self-assembled surfactant solutions, and combinations thereof. He was recently awarded the Bingham Medal of the Society of Rheology (2014), and was awarded the Siple Award in 2002 by the US Army for his development of shear thickening fluids for novel energy absorbing materials. We are delighted to welcome him back to Carnegie Mellon for the 2015 ChEGSA Symposium!