David W. Bacon Distinguished Speaker Series Returns with Francis J. Doyle III

Posted on December 05, 2022

On September 16th, the Department of Chemical Engineering hosted Dr. Francis J. Doyle III, the Dean at Harvard University’s Faculty of Engineering as the first speaker in the David W. Bacon Distinguished Seminar Series since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Doyle presented on the topic “Translating Control Technology for Personalized Medicine,” a discussion on his work specifically regarding insulin delivery for individuals with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). His talk in full can be viewed in the video below. 

Dr. David W. Bacon was a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering for over 25 years. He also served as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science from 1980 to 1991 and was an early champion for women in engineering. He retired in August 1999 and continued as emeritus professor. The David W. Bacon Distinguished Speaker Series was established to recognize the enormous contributions that Dr. Bacon made as an instructor, mentor, researcher, leader, and friend. He believed very passionately in the value of ideas and discussion, whether in a research context, in the classroom, or in industrial courses, consulting, and presentations. An annual distinguished lecture related to the fundamentals and practice of applied statistics in engineering, in recognition of Dr. Bacon's significant contributions and interest in this field.

The next speaker in this series is Dr. James B. Rawlings, a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The seminar is scheduled for March 28th, 2023.

Watch the full Seminar Here: