School of Chemistry and Biochemistry to Host Charles L. Liotta Symposium
For 50 years, Charlie Liotta has directed groundbreaking research, led the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry by example and as Chair, guided the Institute as Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, and provided inexhaustible supplies of energy and vision to students, staff, and colleagues alike.
To mark this half-century milestone in an ongoing masterful career, the School will host The Charles L. Liotta Symposium on Advances in Chemistry, on Thursday, February 26, 2015, in the MARC Auditorium on the Georgia Tech campus.
The speakers comprise an outstanding roster of scientists who have inspired, and been inspired by, Dr. Liotta’s research in the areas of physical organic chemistry, catalysis, and green chemistry. They include five members of the National Academy of Sciences/Engineering and one Nobel laureate, making for a tremendously exciting day of science and celebration:
Prof. Donna Blackmond, The Scripps Research Institute Prof. Joan Brennecke, University of Notre Dame Prof. Kendall Houk, University of California, Los Angeles Prof. Robert Grubbs, California Institute of Technology Prof. Nicholas Hud, Georgia Institute of Technology Prof. Ram Krishnamurthy, The Scripps Research Institute Prof. Dennis Liotta, Emory University Prof. Bruce Lipshutz, University of California, Santa Barbara Prof. Richard Zare, Stanford University
The Symposium will be open to all members of the Georgia Tech community and guests; registration via a symposium web site will be available soon. For those of us who thrill to good science and appreciate good people, it will be a day to remember. Mark your calendar now!