Elsa Reichmanis, Ph.D., will present the two lectures at Clarkson University’s 24th Shipley Distinguished Lectureship, April 4 and 5. The lectures are free and open to the public.
Dr. Reichmanis is a chemist who has had an influence on microlithography, which is central to the manufacturing of electronic devices. She was responsible for the development of a fundamental molecular level understanding of how chemical structure affects materials function leading to new families of lithographic materials and processes that may enable advanced Very Large-Scale Integration (VLSI) manufacturing, such as microprocessors. Her work was responsible for the design of new imaging chemistries for 193 nm lithography that were first, readily accessible and manufacturable materials for this technology.
Dr. Reichmanis will present “From Silicone to Plastic: It’s All About Surfaces, Interfaces and Materials Chemistry” will take place on Thursday, April 4, at 4 p.m. in Science Center Room 360. Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:30 p.m. The next morning at 9:30 a.m., Dr. Reichmanis will deliver a lecture entitled, “Polymer Fibrils, Transport Pathways and Stretchable Electronics” in BH Snell Hall, Room 213. Refreshments will be available at 9 a.m.
Dr. Reichmanis earned her bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in chemistry at Syracuse University. Prior to joining the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech where she holds the Pete Silas Chair in Chemical Engineering, Dr. Reichmanis was Bell Labs Fellow and Director of the Materials Research Department at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent. In 1984, she was named supervisor of the Radiation Sensitive Materials and Application Group, followed by promotion to head of the Polymer and Organic Materials Research Department in 1994. Her research interests include the chemistry, properties and application of materials technologies for photonic and electronic applications, with a focus on polymeric and nanostructured materials for advanced technologies.
An elected member of the Bureau of the International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), Dr. Reichmanis has been active in the American Chemical Society throughout her career, serving as president of the organization in 2003. She has been the recipient of several awards, including:
- Society of Women Engineers Achievement Award, 1993;
- Society of Chemical Industry’s Perkin Medal, 2001;
- Elected Fellow of the Polymer Materials Division of the American Chemical Society, 2002;
- Elected Foreign Member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, 2004;
- Named Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2005;
- Named ACS Fellow, 2009;
- Serves as Associate Editor of the ACS Journal, Chemistry and Materials.
The Reichmanis Research Group works at the interface of chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science, optics and electronics spanning the range from fundamental concept to technology development and implementation. Research interests include the chemistry, properties and applications of materials technologies for electronic and photonic applications, with a focus on polymeric and nanostructured materials for advanced technologies.
The Shipley Distinguished Lectures are sponsored by the Shipley Family Foundation, with support from Clarkson’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP). The lectures were initiated in 1994 by the late Professor Egon Matijevic through a generous gift from the foundation on behalf of the late Lucia and Charles Shipley.
The University’s relationship with the Shipleys dates to 1970, when Matijevic was invited by the Shipley Company to successfully resolve a patent situation involving their critical catalyst in electroless plating, establishing a professional relationship between the two entrepreneurs that continued for years.
For more than 20 years, distinguished speakers from around the world, including nine Nobel Laureates, have presented talks. The purpose of the lectures is to promote scholarly achievement at Clarkson by providing the opportunity for idea exchange and active learning, as well as allowing undergraduate and graduate students to meet the most prestigious speakers from all over the world.
For more information about the lectures, please contact Elizabeth McCarran at 315-268-6658 or email@example.com.