George W. Pearsall Distinguished Lecture Series
The George W. Pearsall Distinguished Lecture Series was created by the Dukes MEMS faculty to honor the 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.
2018 Pearsall Lecture
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Presenter: Dr. Michimasa Fujino - President and Chief Executive Officer, Honda Aircraft Company
2017 Pearsall Lecture
Pearsall Distinguished Lecture: Soft Meta-Materials: Self-Gauged Assembly, Non-Equilibrium Matters, and 3D Super-Resolution Imaging
Monday, November 13, 2017
Presenter: Professor Xiang Zhang, Ph.D.
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
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Presenter: Dean Mary C. Boyce - The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University
2015 Pearsall Lecture
Monday, April 13, 2015
Presenter: Prof. Mark Asta - Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
2014 Pearsall Lecture
Friday, April 11, 2014
Presenter: Prof. Alexander Smits, Princeton
2013 Pearsall Lecture
Pearsall Distinguished Lecture: Nanoengineering for Efficient Heat Transfer and Energy Conversion Materials and Systems
Friday, March 22, 2013
Presenter: Prof. Gang Chen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology