Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

The Legacy of Thomas J. Hanratty

Friday, Oct. 27-Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017

Dr. Thomas Hanratty

Please join us on Homecoming weekend as we celebrate and reflect on the enduring legacy of the late Chemical Engineering Professor Thomas J. Hanratty. This special weekend will include presentations and discussions on the long-lasting impact of Dr. Hanratty’s teaching and research, opportunities to reconnect with fellow students and colleagues of Dr. Hanratty, and the chance to learn about fluid mechanics research at Illinois today.

Speakers during the weekend will include Professor Ron Adrian, Professor Jonathan Higdon, Dr. John Kuzan, Professor Mark McCready, Professor Dimitrios Papavassiliou, and more.

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

Informal welcome lunch.

Afternoon: Technical presentations.

Evening: cocktails, appetizers and reflections.

Saturday, Oct. 28

9 a.m. Alumni tailgate outside Memorial Stadium.

Option to attend the Homecoming football game. Illinois will face Wisconsin at 11 a.m.

Evening drinks and dinner with fellow Hanratty students and colleagues at the Illini Union.


Rooms are available at the following hotels for guests of the Hanratty event. Additional hotels can be found at Visit Champaign County.


Drury Inn

More information

Please register if you plan to attend. Follow this link to our online registration form.

Please register by Oct. 11.

If you’d like to submit memories of Dr. Hanratty, please do so by following this link.


Call: (217) 244-9214