2014 Ullyot Lecture: George Whitesides

George Whitesides


Date: November 12, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. lecture, 7:00 p.m. reception

315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Event Type: Open to the Public
Fee: Free
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The Ullyot Lecture emphasizes the positive role that the chemical and molecular sciences play in our lives.

This year’s speaker, George Whitesides, is the Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor at Harvard University.

About the talk

Organic chemistry, materials science, and robotics come together in the development of soft robots. In this talk Whitesides will describe increasingly elastic robot systems that bridge the gap between man-made machines and their biological counterparts. Whitesides’s research group at Harvard University has created robots modeled on organisms without internal skeletons, such as worms, squids, and starfish. Various robots designed by the Whitesides group can squeeze through a mouse hole or jump 30 times their body height—and interact safely with humans—making them potentially powerful tools for disaster-relief and search-and-rescue missions.

More information

For more information please contact Nancy Vonada at 215.873.8226 or nvonada@chemheritage.org.

The Ullyot Lecture is presented by CHF in partnership with the Philadelphia and Delaware Sections of the American Chemical Society, the Department of Chemistry of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

CHF gratefully acknowledges the support of Eli Lilly and Company.

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