Edison Lecture Series

The Edison Lecture Series was established in 1989 by the Charles Edison Fund to stimulate interest in and encourage participation in science and technology. Notre Dame Engineering’s Edison Lectures are designed to bring new ideas and innovative perspectives on engineering to our community and beyond.

Fall 2022

December 13
Carina Martinez

Postdoctoral researcher, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago

Dynamic Associations Facilitate Macromolecular Engineering of Formulations

Jeseth Delgado Vela

November 10
Jeseth Delgado Vela

Howard University

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Biofilm

Spring 2022

Gabriel Burks

April 28
Gabriel Burks, Ph.D.

Army Research Office MURI Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Hierarchical Control and Characterization of Synthetic and Biopolymer Materials

Asher Williams

April 21
Asher Williams, Ph.D.

Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University

Engineering Microorganisms for the Efficient Biosynthesis of Carbohydrate-Based Drugs and Related Enzymes

Emma Chory

February 1
Emma Chory, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT

Phage and Robotics-Assisted Biomolecular Evolution

January 22
Fighting Irish Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a national organization that hosts academic competitions for students from K-12th grade. The event encourages the spread of STEM education and critical thinking to students all across the United States. The College of Engineering/Edison Lecture Series is a sponsor of this event at Notre Dame.

Martez Mott

January 20
Martez Mott, Ph.D.

Senior researcher, Ability Group at Microsoft Research

Designing Accessible Virtual Reality Experiences for People with Limited Mobility

Fall 2021

Darius Carter

December 7
Darius Carter, Ph.D.

President’s Postdoctoral Fellow,Georgia Institute of Technology

Near-Boundary Flow Phenomena in Unmanned Aerial/Underwater Vehicles

Spring 2021

Katlyn Turner

March 17
Dr. Katlyn Turner (ND ’12)

Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab, Space Enabled Research Group

Towards Intersectional Equity in Complex Sociotechnical Systems

C. Fred Higgs

March 16
Dr. C. Fred Higgs III

John and Ann Doerr Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Rice University

Industry 4.0 Design for Additive Manufacturing in Energy and Bioengineering Systems