Matthew Tirrell named Pritzker Visiting Scientist-Inventor-Engineer at Parker School

The University of Chicago’s Matthew Tirrell has accepted an invitation to serve as the Robert A. Pritzker Visiting Scientist-Inventor-Engineer in Residence at the Francis W. Parker School for the 2013-14 school year. 

Tirrell, the Pritzker Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering, will present a public lecture on Monday, Oct. 28 and will interact with students through the school’s science departments throughout the academic year.

The Parker School is an independent school that serves students from junior kindergarten through grade 12. Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, the school is based on the progressive educational philosophies of John Dewey and Col. Francis Wayland Parker, emphasizing community and citizenship.

Previous Visiting Pritzker Scientist-Engineer-Inventors from UChicago have included Leon Lederman, the Frank E. Sulzberger Professor Emeritus in Physics and former director of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory; Paul Sereno, professor in organismal biology & anatomy; Rocky Kolb, dean of Physical Sciences and the Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics; Ka Yee Lee, professor in chemistry and director of the Materials Research Center; and Don Hillebrand, director of Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Transportation Research.