The annual University of Michigan Annual Chemical Engineering Graduate Symposium brings together graduate students, faculty, and industry representatives to discuss the innovative research conducted by our department and provides an opportunity to build relationships between our department and the industrial sector.
The full-day event showcases our department’s research through several poster and oral presentations given by graduate students. These presentations are accompanied by a keynote speaker, networking breaks, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Finally, the day concludes by recognizing the exceptional students in our department. Awards are given for service, teaching, research, and the best oral and poster presentations.
In the past, this symposium has been successful in showcasing the excellent research conducted in our department to industry partners and we look forward to another great event in September.
For more information about the graduate symposium, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our current sponsors: Dow Chemical, Eli Lilly and Company, Kaiser Optical System Inc., Lab Society, Linde, MilliporeSigma, Qiagen, Shell.
Crystal G. Morrison, PhD.
Dr. Crystal G. Morrison is a highly regarded scientist and leader who is passionate about developing people and organizations to their highest potential. She believes strongly that innovation is an act of leadership, not just creativity. With extensive experience across industry, academia and national labs, Dr. Morrison knows what it takes to build and lead successful teams that create lasting value and bring products from concept to reality.
Dr. Morrison holds a Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering and a B.S. in Chemistry. Following graduate school at the University of Michigan, Dr. Morrison was a Harold Agnew National Security Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and later became a staff member, team leader and program leader before moving to Pittsburgh, PA. Since LANL, she has held successive leadership roles, including global R&D leader in a Fortune 500 company. Her teams conducted fundamental research and delivered new technology for two strategic business units covering 11 unique market segments with over $2.5B in annual sales.
Outside of her work, Crystal enjoys adventures with her husband and three children. They are often found jogging and biking the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, walking in their Pittsburgh neighborhood, or working out at the gym.