2019 Nobel Laureate Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham to speak at UofL

2019 Nobel Laureate Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham to speak at UofL

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Binghampton University State University of New York

42nd Annual Derby Lecture Series featuring Nobel Laureate Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham.

2022 Derby Lecture Series

Dr. Whittingham is the Recipient of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the design and development of lithium-ion batteries.  He will be presenting two lectures on his life work, one technical lecture and on for general audiences. The lectures details are as follow:

Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:00 AM:
Technical Lecture
UofL Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium


Friday, May 6, 2022 1:00 PM:
General Audience Lecture
UofL Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium

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Dr. Whittingham's visit and lectures are organized by the UofL Chemistry Graduate Student Association (CGSA) who is sponsoring the event.  Co-sponsers include Clariant Corporation, the National Science Foundation, and the University of Louisville College of Art and Sciences.

CGSA is excited to announce the return of the Derby Lecture Series for the 2022 year! Since 1978, graduate students at the University of Louisville have hosted numerous Nobel Laureates as the Derby Lecturer for the Derby Lecture Series. We consider this event to be our proudest achievement, and it is our honor to continue this long-standing annual tradition. The Derby Lecture Series is among the most unique university events organized by graduate students. It is planned around our city’s biggest day, the Kentucky Derby at the world-famous Churchill Downs, which is just five minutes from our department!

The Derby Lecture series includes several events for the chemistry department including meet and greet lunches with the invited guest, a banquet, and a picnic. The Derby Lecturer presents two lectures, one related to their research work and another general audience lecture that is broader in scope to help bridge the gap between academia and our community. This year, the technical lecture will be on Thursday May 5th, 2022 at 11:00 am and the general lecture will be on Friday May 6th, 2022 at 1:00 pm in UofL Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium. The banquet to honor our guest will be held on Thursday May 5th, 2022 5:30 pm at the Louisville Seminary's historic Gardencourt, more information will follow regarding the banquet itself.