George W. Pearsall Distinguished Lectures
The George W. Pearsall Distinguished Lecture Series is named for an internationally recognized research engineer who served as dean of engineering twice, from 1969 to 1974 and 1982 to 1983.
During more than 30 years at Duke, George W. Pearsall, Sc.D., PE, was a beloved teacher, mentor and friend to hundreds of students and colleagues.
In 2013, the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science created this lecture series in his honor.
2016 Pearsall Lecture
Pearsall Distinguished Lecture: Mechanics of Soft Composites - The Interplay Between Geometrical Structuring and Large Deformation to Achieve Novel Behavior, Dean Mary Boyce
Presenter: Dean Mary C. Boyce - The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University
2015 Pearsall Lecture
Presenter: Prof. Mark Asta - Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
2014 Pearsall Lecture
Presenter: Prof. Alexander Smits, Princeton
2013 Pearsall Lecture
Pearsall Distinguished Lecture: Nanoengineering for Efficient Heat Transfer and Energy Conversion Materials and Systems
Presenter: Prof. Gang Chen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology