E. Hala Lectures

As a tribute to Professor Eduard Hála, the annual Eduard Hála Lectures have been organized since 1999. The lectures are delivered by renowned specialists in topics studied at the Institute.

Professor Eduard Hála (1919-1989) was an excellent physical chemist, world-renowned mainly for his fundamental work in the field of vapor-liquid equilibria, a great teacher, and a great personality known not only to the Academy of Sciences but in the global chemical engineering community in general. He contributed significantly to the development of phase equilibria worldwide. He was a Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Institute of Chemical Technology Prague (now The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague) and member of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, deputy director of the Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the CAS.
  • 22nd  Hála Lecture (September 7, 2021) An Introduction to Source Apportionment, Prof. Philip K. Hopke, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Institute for a Sustainable Environment, Clarkson University, New York, USA.
  • 21st Hála Lecture (November 2, 2019) Ab Initio Prediction to Phase Diagrams: a Critical Review of the Alternative Pathways, Prof. Andreas Klamt, COSMOlogic GmbH, Leverkusen, Germany.
  • 20th Hála Lecture (November 14, 2018) NMR Metabolomics, Prof. Claudio Luchinat, Magnetic Resonance Center and Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, Italy.
  • 19th Hála Lecture (October 19, 2017) Atomic Layer Deposition: Principle and Applications, Dr. Jan Macák, Center of Materials and Nanotechnologies (CEMNAT), Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic.
  • 18th Hála Lecture (September 8, 2016) Enhancing Sustainable Catalytic Processes with Ionic Liquids, Prof. Paul J. Dyson, Institut des Sciences et Ingénierie Chimiques, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 17th Hála Lecture (April 16, 2015) Novel Membranes for Improved Separations, Prof. Richard D. Noble, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA.
  • 16th Hála Lecture (November 10, 2014) Process to Separate Enantiomers, Prof. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, Germany.
  • 15th Hála Lecture (November 4, 2013) Ionic Liquids – from Structure to Application, Dr. Christopher Hardacre, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
  • 14th Hála Lecture (October 3, 2012) Energetics Today and Tomorrow: Politics vs. Common Sense of Science and Technique, Prof. Jaroslav Šesták, Research Centre of New Technologies, University of West Bohemia, Plzeň, Czech Republic.
  • 13th Hála Lecture (September 15, 2011) Reliability of Methods for the Safety Assessment of Chemical Processes, Prof. Ludvík Hub, Safety Consulting Institute in Staad, Switzerland.
  • 12th Hála Lecture (September 2, 2010) Chemical and Process Engineering Facing the Challenges of Contemporary Civilization, Prof. Ryszard Pohorecki, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland.
  • 11th Hála Lecture (June 5, 2009) Penta- and Hexacoordinate Silicon Compounds: a Remarkably Flexible Molecular System, Prof. Daniel Kost, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
  • 10th Hála Lecture (October 10, 2008) Soft Material” Surface Engineering: from Flexible to Gradient Surfaces, Prof. Jan Genzer, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC, USA.  On this occasion, the bust of Professor E. Hála in the ICPF lobby was revealed.
  • 9th Hála Lecture (August 6, 2007) Development of Efficient Multiphoton Processes and their Application to the Studies of Short-lived Intermediates, Prof. Akihiro Ouchi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Tsukuba, Japan.
  • 8th Hála Lecture (November 3, 2006) Trends in Research and Preparation of Technical Intelligence with Special Regard to Chemical Engineers, Prof. Vladimír Báleš, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • 7th Hála Lecture (November 4, 2005) In the Frame Globalization and Sustainability: Evolution of Chemical and Process Engineering – Progression from Commodities to New Specialties and Active Material Chemistry, Prof. Jean-Claude Charpentier, President of European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE), Department of Chemical Engineering LSGC/ENSIC/ INPL, Nancy-University, Nancy, France.
  • 6th Hála Lecture (January 6, 2005) Reactivity, Stored Energy, and Dislocations in Solid Reacting Systems, Prof. Vladimír Hlaváček, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA.
  • 5th Hála Lecture (February 20, 2004) Economy, Ecology and Thermodynamics, Prof. Jakob de Swaan Arons, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
  • 4th Hála Lecture (January 20, 2003) Macroscopic- and Microscopic-Level Thermodynamics: Partners in Chemical Engineering Progress, Prof. William R. Smith, University of Guelph, Canada.
  • 3rd Hála Lecture (November 2, 2001) The Measurement of Symmetry and Chirality: Concept and Applications across Chemistry, Prof. David Avnir, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
  • 2nd Hála Lecture (November 10, 2000) Membrane Fuel Cell Systems: A Challenge for Chemical Engineers, Prof. Gerhart Eigenberger, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
  • 1st Hála Lecture (October 8, 1999) (on the occasion of the late 80th birthday of Professor E. Hála) Remembering Eduard Hála, Prof. Arnošt Reiser, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn NY, USA.
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