Department of Chemistry

Covestro Distinguished Lectureship

Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business with 2016 sales of EUR 11.9 billion. Covestro manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical and sports and leisure industries. The Covestro group has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 15,600 people at the end of 2016.

2022 Covestro Lecture September 12 & 13, 2022

Covestro Distinguished Lecturer

William Dichtel
Northwestern University

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Previous Distinguished Lecturers

Year Lecturer Affiliation
2019 Christoph Weder Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI), University of Fribourg, Switzerland
2018 Rachel O'Reilly University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
2017 Brigitte Voit Technische Universität, Dresden, Germany
2015 Hiroyuki Nishide Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Katharina Landfester Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
2013 Frank Caruso The University of Melbourne, Australia
2012 Takuzo Aida The University of Tokyo, Japan