Previous Covestro (Bayer) Lectures

Covestro Lectures

Thomas Epps, University of Delaware

  • Advanced Recycling — Understanding Fundamentals to Valorize Biomass and Plastics Waste
  • Responsive Polymer Nanoplexes —Linking In Vitro Experiments into Vivo Outcomes

Fall 2022

Craig Hawker, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Entrepreneurial Polymer Chemistry -- From Fundamental Science to Applications

Fall 2019

Heather D. Maynard, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Synthetic Strategies for Biomolecule Conjugation
  • Functional Polymers, Hydrogels and Nanoparticles for Protein Stabilization

Spring 2018

Oren Scherman, Cambridge University

  • Functional Soft Materials through Molecular Design
  • Exploiting Dynamic Self-Assembly at Interfaces

Spring 2017

Karen Wooley, Texas A&M University

  • Translation of Fundamental Chemistry to Functional Nanoscopic Macromolecules Designed for Advanced Applications
  • Expanding the Scopes of Synthetic Organic and Polymer Chemistries: Utilization of the Inherent Stereochemical and Functional Diversities of Natural Products

Spring 2016

Bob Waymouth, Stanford University

  • Catalysis: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainability
  • Catalysis: The Key to Selectivity in Polymer Syntheses

Bayer Lectures

Spring 2015

Dieter Schlüter, ETH Zürich

  • Synthetic Two-Dimensional Polymers

Fall 2013

Marc A. Hillmyer, University of Minnesota

Spring 2013

Tobin Marks, Northwestern University

Spring 2011

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Tempering Radicals Behavior in ATRP
  • Macromolecular Engineering for Functional Nanostructured Materials

Spring 2010

Timothy Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Triptycene: A Versatile Building Block for Sensory, Optical, Electronic and Structural Polymers
  • Carbon Nanotubes in Chem/Bio/Rad Sensing.

Spring 2009

Jimmy Mays, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • Branched Block Copolymers: Synthesis, Morphology, and Properties
  • Novel Charged Polymers: From Mineralization to Fuel Cell Membranes

Spring 2008

Jeffrey S. Moore, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  • Mechanophore-Linked Polymers and Mechanically Responsive Materials
  • Dynamic Covalent Chemistry of Linear and Cyclic Oligomers

Spring 2007

George M. Whitesides, Harvard University

  • Electron Transfer across Self-Assembled Monolayers.  The Development of a Junction Based on Sams Sandwiched Between Two Metal Electrodes – One Gold or Silver and the other Liquid Mercury
  • And the Use of These Systems to Study Mechanisms of Electron Transfer In Organic Materials

Spring 2005

Takuzo Aida, The University of Tokyo

  • Fabrication of Soft Carbon Nanomaterials
  • Artificial and Biological Nanomachines

Spring 2003

Hans Brintzinger, University of Konstanz

  • Catalyst Models and the Development of Metallocene Catalysts
  • Recent Results and Unsolved Questions in Metallocene – Catalyzed Olefin Polymerization

Fall 2001

Reland J.M. Nolte, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

  • Supramolecular Catalysts
  • Molecular Materials from Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines
  • Hierarchical Macromolecular Programming

Fall 2000

David A. Tirrell, California Institute of Technology

A Polymer Chemist’s View of Protein Synthesis and Design:

  • In Praise of Permissiveness – Building Proteins from Non-Natural Amino Acids
  • Encoded Self-Assembly – Design of Crystals, Liquid Crystals and Interfaces
  • Molecular and Cellular Recognition in Macromolecular Materials

Fall 1998

E.W Meijer, Eindhovern University of Technology, The Netherlands

Spring 1996

Fred Wudl, University of California, Santa Barbara

Spring 1995

Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Spring 1991

Robert H. Grubbs, California Institute of Technology

Spring 1990

C. Grant Willson, University of Texas, Austin

Spring 1989

Dotsevi Y. Sogah, DuPont Central Research

Spring 1988

Harry R. Allcock, Penn State University

Spring 1987

Helmut Ringsdorf, University of Mainz, Germany