The Past, Present, and Future of Electrochemistry

The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department’s Founders Lecture series will host a symposium honoring the life and legacy of Professor Ken Nobe on November 22, 2019 at the Mong Memorial Learning Center located in Engineering VI.

Professor Ken Nobe passed away on July 11,2019. An outstanding researcher, an inspiring teacher, and a motivating mentor, Professor Nobe led by examples that have a profound impact on all those around him. His Legacy will live on through both his scientific contributions in electrochemistry and his cultivation of generations of engineers who carry on the torch and help promote and advance electrochemistry. Professor Nobe is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary, and their three sons, Steven Andrew Nobe, Keven Gibbs Nobe, and Brian Kelvin Nobe.

The schedule of events are as follows:

10:00 – 10:15 am: Welcome- Panagiotis Christofides, Department Chair, UCLA CBE
             Ken Nobe, a Teacher, Mentor, and Friend
Jack Blumenthal, NAE Member

10:15 – 10:30 am: Ken Nobe’s Lessons for Now and the Future
Arne Pearlstein, Professor of Mechanical Sci and Eng, UIUC

10:30 – 10:45 am: Saturdays with Ken Nobe: Lessons in Electrochemical Engineering,
Learning, and Life
Thomas Barrera, President of LIB-X Consulting

10:45 – 11:00 am: A Conversation with Ken Nobe: His Mentoring Method Revisited
Frank Donahue, Professor Emeritus of Chemical Eng, University of Michigan

11:00 – 11:15 am: Electroplating Advanced Functional Materials
Nosang Myung, Professor of Chemical Engineering, UCR

11:15 – 11:30 am: The Importance of Electrochemistry in the 21st Century
Jane P. Chang, William F. Seyer Chair (endowed by Ken & Mary Nobe)

11:30 – 11:40 am Presentation of Token of Appreciation to Invited Speakers, Group Photo
Panagiotis Christofides, Department Chair, UCLA CBE

11:40 – 12:10 pm Reception