Procter and Gamble Lecture Series
Professor Jean M. J. Fréchet
"Functional Macromolecules: From Design to Application in Chemistry and Medicine"
The first P&G Lecturer was Prof. Jean M. J. Fréchet from the University of California, Berkeley
Prof. Fréchet presented his inaugural seminar on the topic "Functional Macromolecules: From Design to Application in Chemistry and Medicine" on Friday, October 23, 2003, in the WSU Health Sciences Auditorium. The talk was a tour de force of creative applications of polymer, and especially dendrimer, chemistry. Following the talk Prof. Fréchet met with students and others at a reception in the Student Union.
Prof. Fréchet received his undergraduate education in France before coming to the U.S. for graduate work at the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He held teaching positions first at the University of Ottawa and later at University before moving to Berkeley. He is the coauthor of more than 600 publications, holds 60 patents, and has been elected to the US National Academies of Science and Engineering in addition to receiving numerous honors and awards. His research group of roughly 50 students and postdoctoral fellows is active in a host of areas ranging from macromolecules synthesis to nanoscience.