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Event Series:

Les Shemilt Lectureship

In honour and memory of Les Shemilt, Professor and Dean Emeritus of Engineering at McMaster, this annual lecture series highlights speakers who have made significant contributions in chemical engineering.


Past speakers

  • 2014: Ignacio Grossmann, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2015: Charles Haynes, University of British Columbia
  • 2016: Michael Sefton, University of Toronto
  • 2017: William Koros, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2018: Frank Doyle, Harvard University
  • 2019: Paul Weiss, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2022: Michael R. Hoffmann, University of California Institute of Technology

About Les Shemilt

Leslie Shemilt (1919—2011) received his PhD from the University of Toronto, started his academic career at the University of British Columbia, was the founding Head of the University of New Brunswick’s Department of Chemical Engineering, served as Dean of Engineering at McMaster from 1969 to 1979, and was subsequently active at McMaster as an Emeritus Professor. Among many other contributions and achievements, Les was the editor of the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering for seventeen years, and was appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers, and an Officer of the Order of Canada.