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.
2019 Pearsall Lecture
Presenter: Dr. Hod Lipson | Columbia University
2018 Pearsall Lecture
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
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
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