Izatt Christensen Lectureship

Nicholas Peppas

Frances Ligler

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For a map of campus see Visitors’ parking can be identified as the pink areas that appear by clicking Parking. Click Buildings to locate the Maeser and Benson Buildings. It is not possible to park adjacent to the buildings where the lectures are held.

Izatt Christensen Award and Lectures

In 2007, Reid Izatt created an endowment at Brigham Young University to invite an eminent scientist or engineer from the worldwide community to present two lectures to the combined Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Chemical Engineering. The lectures include one more technical in nature for faculty and students and a second more universal in nature for the general public.

The Reed M. Izatt and James J. Christensen lecturers include:

  • J. Fraser Stoddart (15–16 November 2007)
  • Gabor A. Somorjai (21–22 January 2009)
  • George M. Whitesides (3–4 November 2009)
  • Robert Byron Bird (17–18 November 2010)
  • Richard N. Zare (7–8 February 2012)
  • Robert Langer (6–7 February 2013)
  • Mario Capecchi (23–24 January 2014)
  • Alexis T. Bell (19 March 2015)
  • R. Graham Cooks (20-21 March 2017)
  • Franklin Orr (19-20 October 2017)
  • Geraldine L. Richmond (26-27 February 2019)
  • Thomas F. Edgar (19-20 February 2020)
  • Juan J. de Pablo (16 February 2023)
  • Frances Ligler (12-13 March 2024)
  • Nicholas Peppas (13-14 March 2024)