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The Legacy of Thomas J. Hanratty

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Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Urbana, IL
Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017   All Day
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Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Seminars and Events

Please join the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering on Homecoming weekend, Oct. 27-28, as we celebrate and reflect on the legacy of the late Chemical Engineering Professor Tom Hanratty. Friday’s highlights include technical presentations and reflections by Professor Ron Adrian, Professor Jonathan Higdon, Dr. John Kuzan, Professor Mark McCready, and Professor Dimitrios Papavassiliou, plus opportunities to connect with former colleagues and Hanratty alumni on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.             Check-in and informal welcome lunch

Sandwiches and drinks will be served. North Lobby, Roger Adams Laboratory

Please register if you would like to join us for the luncheon.


1:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.         Technical Presentations

B102, Chemical Life Sciences Laboratory


1:30-1:45 p.m.: Welcome, Dr. Jonathan Higdon, University of Illinois

1:45-2:15 p.m.: Dr. Ronald Adrian, Regents Professor, Arizona State University,

2:15-2:35 p.m.: Dr. John Kuzan, Research Manager, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.

2:35-2:55 p.m.: Dr. Dimitrios Papavassiliou, Professor, University of Oklahoma

3:00-3:30 p.m.: Break/Refreshments

3:30-3:45 p.m.: The Hanratty Travel Fund, Dr. Paul Kenis, Professor and Department Head

3:45-4:15 p.m.: Dr. Mark McCready, Professor, Univeristy of Notre Dame

4:15-4:45 p.m.: In the Spirit of T.J. Hanratty – Current Fluid Mechanics Research at Illinois CHBE, Dr. Jonathan Higdon


5 p.m.-8 p.m.                     Evening reception

Hot appetizers and beverages will be served.

Chemistry Library, 170 Noyes Laboratory

Please register if you would like to join us for the reception.



9 a.m.: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Alumni Tailgate

Grange Grove, tailgating area west of Memorial Stadium


11 a.m.: Football game: Illinois vs. Wisconsin


1 p.m. and 3 p.m.: Lab tours

Meet in north lobby, Roger Adams Laboratory


Evening Reception: Cocktails at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.

Room 104, Illini Union

Please register if you would like to join us for the dinner.

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