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William D. Nix Lecture Series

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The William D. Nix Lecture Series in Materials Science and Engineering is named in honor of William D. Nix.

Professor Nix is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), professor emeritus of materials science, and one of the founders of our department in its current form. 

The goal of the William D. Nix Lecture Series, an annual department event, is to bring together our community of students, faculty, alumni, and other professionals passionate about the positive impact our discipline can have in addressing humanity’s most pressing challenges, such as the need for safe energy, a clean environment, and healthy life.

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William D. Nix

Lee Otterson Professor in the School of Engineering
Stanford University

Recent Keynote Speakers
William D. Nix Lecture Series


William D. Nix Lecture Video - February 5, 2024

Inaugural William D. Nix Lecture Video   
October 31, 2022