Professor Mark MacLachlan Lecture

Professor Mark MacLachlan
Department of Chemistry

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on March 8, 2014 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.

Speaker photos still to come


Bug Shells and Butterfly Wings:
New Materials Inspired by Nature

Professor MacLachlan is an expert in designing and developing new materials through chemistry. Using nature as a source of inspiration, he has recently developed new glasses that mimic the iridescent colours of beetle shells. He has published over 100 papers including research articles in Science and Nature. He has received the Killam Research Prize, the Strem Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry of the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship from NSERC, an invitational fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and the Rutherford Medal of the Royal Society of Canada. He is also an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. In 2008, he received a Killam Prize for Teaching and, in 2013, he received the Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring.