Symposium Speakers

Our 50 Years Symposium & Celebration welcomes leaders in industry and academia, all of whom are former students and colleagues of Dr. Don Paul, to speak in his honor. Speakers are listed alphabetically by last name. 


Eric Baer
Professor, Case Western Reserve University
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Richard Baker 
Principal Scientist, Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
A Membrane Approach to CO2 Capture
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Clive Bosnyak Head ShotClive Bosnyak
Co-founder and CSO, Molecular Rebar Design, LLC.
Unlocking the Full Potential of Carbon Nanotubes
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Stephen Cheng 
Professor, University of Akron
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Neal Chung
Professor, National University of Singapore
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Joe DeSimoneJoe DeSimone
Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Future Fabricated with Light: Continuous Liquid Interface Production to Drive Additive Manufacturing
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Enrico Drioli 
Emeritus Professor, University of Calabria
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Christopher Ellison 
Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
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Benny FreemanBenny Freeman 
Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
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Venkat GanesanVenkat Ganesan
Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
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Jamie Grunlan 
Professor, Texas A&M University
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Hal Hopfenberg
Professor Emeritus, NC State University
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William KorosWilliam Koros 
Professor, Georgia Tech
Seeing Things, Clearly, Saying Them Honestly and Simply: This Defines Don Paul
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Carl LockeCarl Locke 
Dean Emeritus, The University of Kansas
Professor Don Paul’s Early Days at UT Austin
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Lynn Loo 
Professor, Princeton University
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Nate LyndNate Lynd 
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
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Bryan McCloskey 
Assistant Professor, University of California Berkeley
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Greg McKenna 
Professor, Texas Tech University
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Daniel Miller 
CSD Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Challenges and Opportunities in Solar-Driven Carbon Dioxide Reduction
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Donald PaulDonald Paul
Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
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Judy Riffle
Professor, Virginia Tech
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Lloyd RobesonLloyd Robeson 
Adjunct Professor, Lehigh University
Permeability, Polymer Blends and Membrane Separation: Over 50 Years of Following Don Paul’s Outstanding Contributions
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Isaac SanchezIsaac Sanchez 
Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
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Zachary Smith 
Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institutes of Technology
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Carl WillisCarl Willis 
Research Fellow, Kraton Polymers
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Grant WillsonGrant Willson 
Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
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Andrew ZydneyAndrew Zydney 
Professor, Pennsylvania State University 
Membrane Separations for the Purification of Gene Therapy Agents
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