Howard Stone delivers Hinshelwood Lectures at Oxford

Howard Stone: photo by David Kelly Crow

Howard Stone. Photo by David Kelly Crow

Howard Stone is this year’s Hinshelwood Lecturer in the Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at Oxford University. He is the first faculty member from Princeton to delivery this prestigious lectures series.

Stone, the Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor and chair of MAE, is an expert in fluid dynamics, especially as they arise in research and applications at the interface of engineering, chemistry, physics, and biology. He has developed original research directions, using experiments, theory, and simulations, in microfluidics, multiphase flows, electrokinetics, flows involving bacteria and biofilms.

The Hinshelwood Lectures are named for Sir Cyril Hinshelwood, who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1956 for research into the mechanism of chemical reactions

Stone is giving six lectures at Oxford over a three week period, May 9 to May 26, 2023.

The lectures are as follows: 

Lecture 1: Tuesday, 9 May: Physicochemical Hydrodynamics at the Intersection of Disciplines 

Lecture 2: Thursday, 11 May: Transport Processes Driven by Chemical Gradients 

Lecture 3: Tuesday, 16 May: From Bacteria in Porous Media to Transport in Cell Membranes 

Lecture 4: Thursday, 18 May: From Physical Chemistry to Fluid Mechanics and the Spindle 

Lecture 5: Tuesday, 23 May: From Rough Surfaces to Time Derivatives and Polymers in Flow 

Lecture 6: Thursday, 25 May: New Examples of Self-Similarity and Universality in Wetting Processes