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Lumpkin Memorial Lecture

lumpkinJanet Antoine Lumpkin was one of the nation’s first African-American female faculty members in the chemical engineering field.

Dr. Lumpkin joined UMBC in 1991 and brought her skills to bear on understanding the mechanisms and kinetics involved in protein stability. She passed away in 1997.

The department honors her memory each year with a memorial lecture, attracting as speakers some of the field’s most pre-eminent scholars and practitioners, including Daniel Wang, David Tirrell and Leroy Hood. The lecture was part of UMBC’s Life Science Symposium, “A Look Ahead.”

Past Lectures


2008

Dr. George Georgiou
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology
The University of Texas at Austin


2007

Dr. E. Albert Reece
Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine
University of Maryland, Baltimore


2006

Dr. David Tirrell
Chair, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology


2005

Dr. Laura Kiessling
Department of Chemistry and Department of Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison


2004

Dr. Gregory Stephanopoulos
Bayer Professor of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


2003

Dr. Leroy Hood
President & Co-founder
Institute for Systems Biology


2002

Dr. Barry Buckland
Merck & Co. Inc.


2001

Dr. Sangtae Kim
Donald W. Feddersen Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering
Purdue University


2000

Dr. Douglas A. Lauffenburger
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


1999

Dr. Daniel I.C. Wang
Institute Professor of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


1998

Dr. Arthur Humphrey
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Pennsylvania State University