The Tenth Annual Gaden Memorial Lecture
The department held its Tenth Annual Gaden Lecture, named after the late Elmer L. Gaden Jr, who is widely known as the “Father of Biochemical Engineering”. The Gaden Memorial Lecture is an annual event examining the changing interface between chemical engineering, cognate sciences, and society.
Our speaker was Paula Hammond who is the David H. Koch Professor of Engineering and the Department Head of the Chemical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a member of MIT's Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. Her research in nanotechnology encompasses the development of new biomaterials to enable drug delivery from surfaces with spatial and temporal control. She investigates novel responsive polymers for targeted nanoparticle drug and gene delivery. Professor Hammond was elected into the 2013 Class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.