Habermann Lecture Series

  • Mr. Eugene Habermann
  • 2022 Lecture
  • Previous Habermann Lecturers

Eugene Habermann was born and raised in the city of Milwaukee, not far from Marquette University. He served in the Army during World War II and then attended Marquette University under the GI bill, receiving a BS degree in business administration in 1958, while working full-time as a time-study analyst at Briggs & Stratton. Mr. Habermann never married and lived with other members of his family. He was described as a "jovial, pleasant man, with a good sense of humor." A relative, noting his frugality, stated, "He was a sharp investor. It wasn't a hobby for him."

Mr. Habermann admired chemists who were well-trained and knew their art and thus established the Habermann-Pfletschinger Chair in Chemistry at Marquette University in honor of his parents.

The Habermann Lecture series is to perpetuate the memory of Eugene Habermann and to recognize his generosity and support of Marquette University and our chemistry department.

Dr. Ayusman SenThe Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that the spring 2022 Habermann Lecture, "Fantastic Voyage: Designing Self-Powered Nanobots," will be given by Professor Ayusman Sen on April 8, 2022 at 4 pm in room 121 of the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building.

Dr. Sen is the Verne M. Williaman Professor of Chemistry and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University.

He is Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Royal Society of Chemistry, and recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt prize and the Medal from the Chemical Research Society of India.

His research interests encompass active autonomous systems, synthetic nano and micromotors, micropumps, and systems chemistry. He is the author of over 400 scientific publications and holds 25 patents. Sen’s pastime centers on enological and gastronomical explorations.