OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Distinguished Professors Speaking This Month on Climate Change, Materials Science

05/14/2007

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Two Oregon State University professors who last year earned the highest honor that OSU confers upon faculty members will make major presentations this month as part of the Distinguished Professor Lecture Series.

Chemist Douglas Keszler and marine biologist Patricia Wheeler earned the “distinguished professor” title at the end of the 2005-06 academic year for research and scholarship that has not only been prominent at OSU, but that has contributed significantly to their respective academic disciplines. Keszler’s work on transparent and printed electronics and optical materials has earned international notoriety, while Wheeler’s breakthroughs on phytoplankton have changed the way that scientists look at ocean productivity.

Keszler, a distinguished professor of chemistry in the College of Science, will discuss his latest research as well as new directions in his field in a Tuesday, May 22, lecture titled “New Materials for Energy and Process Efficiency.” The lecture is set for 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Journey Room.

A distinguished professor of oceanic and atmospheric sciences in the college of the same name, Wheeler will speak on “The Arctic Ocean: Early Exploration, Recent Scientific Expeditions and Impending Climate Impacts” on Thursday, May 31. Her talk also will begin at 3 p.m. in the MU Journey Room.

Accommodation requests related to disability should be made to the Office of the Provost via Nancy Hoffman at (541) 737-0733 or nancy.hoffman@oregonstate.edu.