• 3M/Ronald A. Mitsch Lecture in Chemistry

    3M/Ronald A. Mitsch Lecture in Chemistry

    The 3M/Ronald A. Mitsch Lecture in Chemistry are part of the 3M/Ronald A. Mitsch Endowed Fund in Chemistry, established in 1998 by the 3M Foundation in recognition and appreciation of Dr. Mitsch. The 3M/Ronald A. Mitsch Endowed Fund is intended to promote new connections and pioneering efforts between education and industry as an essential basis for the education of chemists who are prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century and beyond.

    The lecture is free and open to the public - please join us to hear this exciting voice from the world of chemistry!

    Upcoming Lecture

    Learn more about this year's Mitsch Chemistry Lecture, "Got Fakes? New Ways to Detect Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals" presented by Dr. Marya Lieberman.

  • Past Lectures


    "Got Fakes? New Ways to Detect Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals." Dr. Marya Lieberman, University of Notre Dame


    "Biological and Ecological Toxicity of Engineered Nanomaterials." Dr. Christy L. Haynes, University of Minnesota


    "Recent Developments in the Peaceful Use of Chemistry: Eliminating the Chemical Weapons Threat." Ambassador Robert Mikulak '64


    "From Toxicology Mechanisms to Translational Medicine: Paracelsus Meets Sarandib." Dr. Daniel G. Baden, University of North Carolina at Wilmington


    “The Aging Brain and What We are Trying To Do About It.” Dr. Gregory A. Petsko, Brandeis University 


     "The Golden Age of Pharmaceuticals." Dr. Cynthia A. Maryanoff, Stanford University


     Dr. Richard N. Zare, Stanford University


    "Applications of Olefin Metathesis Catalysts: Fundamental Research to Commercial Products." Dr. Robert H. Grubbs, California Institute of Technology 


     Dr. JoAnne Stubbe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


     "Chemical Studies of Violence, Sex, and Drugs in the Insect World." Dr. Jerrold Meinwald, Cornell University