October event to celebrate the legacy of Professor Thomas J. Hanratty


The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will celebrate the legacy of the late Illinois Chemical Engineering Professor Thomas J. Hanratty this fall during Homecoming weekend.

Hanratty headshot
Professor Tom Hanratty, 1926-2016

The 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, and the chance to learn about fluid mechanics research at Illinois today.

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

Please visit the event page to learn more about the itinerary and how to register.

Highlights of the weekend

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.