Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series

The College of Engineering is proud to present, The Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series.  The Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series brings speakers from industry, government and academia to speak about innovative advances and approaches anchored in engineering and computer science.  Below are the individuals who have spoken on behalf of the series as of yet.  We have also included video footage of a few speaker's discussions during their visit to the university which can be found in their respective bio's.

Dr. Julie Ivy

TOPIC: Using Engineering to Innovate Public Policy and Make a Difference in People’s Lives

Speaker: Dr. Julie Ivy
Professor, NC State University

Tuesday,September 27, 2016 at 11 a.m.
McNair Auditorium

Adriane Brown

TOPIC: Finding Eureka

Speaker: Adriane Brown
President and CEO of Intellectual Ventures

Tuesday,April 12, 2016 at 11 a.m.
McNair Auditorium

Brad kemmerer

TOPIC: Advancing Industrial Automation

Speaker: Brad Kemmerer
President and CEO of ABCO Automation, Inc.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11 a.m.
McNair Auditorium

Mark de Vinck

TOPIC: Not Everyone Gets a Trophy

Speaker: Marc de Vinck Dexter F. Baker 
Professor of Practice in Creativity

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 11 a.m.
McNair Auditorium

Dr. Winslow Sargeant

TOPIC: Regulation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Speaker: Dr. Winslow Sargeant
Managing Director of Sargeant and Tlale, LLC

Tuesday, April 15, 2015
McNair Auditorium

*To view full video coverage of Dr. Sargeant's, click here

Bill Starling

TOPIC: Innovation and Future Challenges in the High Technology Medical Device Industry

Speaker: William N. Starling, Jr.
Synergy Life Science Partners, LP

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
McNair Auditorium

*To view full video coverage of Mr. Starling's presentation, click here


Topic: Systems Research and Education – An Opportunity for Impact

Speaker: Dr. Dinesh Verma, Professor and Dean
School of Systems and Enterprises
Stevens Institute of Technology

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
McNair Auditorium

Dr. Dudhakar Puvvada

Topic: Integration and Innovation in Academic Research and Discoveries

Speaker: Dr. Sudhakar Puvvada              
V.P., Global Denim Innovation Center at VF Corporation

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
McNair Auditorium

*To view full video coverage of Dr. Puvvada's presentation, click here

Douglass Post

Topic: "Innovating with Computational Science and Engineering"

Speaker: Dr. Douglass Post              
Chief Scientist, US Department of Defense

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
McNair Auditorium

*To view full video coverage of Dr. Post's presentation, click here

Dr. Joseph DeSimmone

Topic: “Translating Basic Science into Products: Interplay Between Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Speaker: Dr. Joseph DeSimmone
Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
McNair Auditorium

Terpenny Janis

Topic: Designing Innovative Products and Solutions for Persons with Disabilities

Speaker: Dr. Janis Terpenny
Iowa State University
Joseph Walkup Professor and
Chair, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
McNair Auditorium

*To view full video coverage of Dr. Terpenny's presentation, click here

Markus Buehler

Topic: Bioinspired Materials

Speaker: Markus Buehler, Professor and Dept. Head
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
McNair Auditorium

*To view full video coverage of Mr. Buehler's presentation, click here

Christoph Adami

Topic: “A new Path towards Machine Intelligence”

Speaker: Christoph Adami, Professor
Michigan State University

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
McNair Auditorium

Mir Imran

Topic: Innovations in Bioengineering “From concept to bench to bedside”

Speaker: Mir Imran
InCube Labs’

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
McNair Auditorium