Chemical Engineering Past and Future

Humankind has reached the point of changing our environment on a global scale. How did we get here? How will we (you!) address the consequences?

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William Schneider

Chair, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

College of Engineering

About the Lecturer

Schneider is a global leader in the development of molecular-scale computational models and predictions of chemical reactivity. His work has led to a deeper understanding of chemical bonding patterns and reactions at solid surfaces, predictions of catalytic reaction mechanisms, and quantitative representations of catalytic reaction rates — all of which aid in the design of more efficient catalytic systems for environmental protection and energy processes.

He is committed to the education of undergraduate and graduate students and serves his professional community as an executive editor of The Journal of Physical Chemistry.

Schneider received his Ph.D. in chemistry from The Ohio State University in 1991 and spent 13 years at the Ford Motor Company before joining the Notre Dame faculty as an associate professor in 2004. He was promoted to full professor in 2009. In 2016, he was named the H. Clifford and Evelyn A. Brosey Professor of Engineering

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