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The annual Eduard Hala Lectures were established in 1999 and they have been delivered by the world’s leading specialists who work in the fields studied in the ICPF.

  • 1st Lecture (on the occasion of the uncompleted 80th birthday of Prof. E Hala) – “Remembering Eduard Hala” – 8 October 1999, Prof. Arnost Reiser, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn NY, USA.
  • 2nd Lecture – “Membrane Fuel Cell Systems: A Challenge for Chemical Engineers” – 10 November 2000, Prof. Gerhart Eigenberger, University of Stuttgart, FRG.
  • 3rd Lecture – “The Measurement of Symmetry and Chirality: Concept and Applications across Chemistry” – 2 November 2001, Prof. David Avnir, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
  • 4th Lecture – “Macroscopic- and Microscopic-Level Thermodynamics: Partners in Chemical Engineering Progress” – 20 January 2003, Prof. William R. Smith, University of Guelph, Canada.
  • 5th Lecture – “Economy, Ecology and Thermodynamics” – 20 February 2004, Prof. Jakob de Swaan Arons, Delft University of Technology, Holland.
  • 6th Lecture – “Reactivity, Stored Energy, and Dislocations in Solid Reacting Systems” – 6 January 2005, Prof. Vladimir Hlavacek, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA.
  • 7th Lecture – “In the Frame Globalization and Sustainability: Evolution of Chemical and Process Engineering – Progression from Commodities to New Specialties and Active Material Chemistry“ – 4 November 2005, Prof. Jean-Claude Charpentier, President of European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE), Department of Chemical Engineering LSGC/ENSIC/ INPL, Nancy-University, Nancy, France.
  • 8th Lecture – “Trends in Research and Establishment of Technical Intelligence Focusing on Chemical Engineers” – 3 November 2006, Prof. Vladimir Bales, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava.
  • 9th Lecture – “Development of Efficient Multiphoton Processes and their Application to the Studies of Short-lived Intermediates” – 6 August 2007, Prof. Akihiro Ouchi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Tsukuba, Japan.
  • 10th Lecture – ““Soft Material” Surface Engineering: from Flexible to Gradient Surfaces” – 10 October 2008, Prof. Jan Genzer, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC, USA.  On this occasion, the bust of Professor E. Hala was unveiled in the lobby of the ICPF.
  • 11th Lecture – “Penta- and Hexacoordinate Silicon Compounds: a Remarkably Flexible Molecular System” – 5 June 2009, Prof. Daniel Kost, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
  • 12th Lecture – “Chemical and Process Engineering Facing the Challenges of Contemporary Civilization” – 2 September 2010, Prof. Ryszard Pohorecki, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland.
  • 13th Lecture – “Reliability of methods for Safety Assessment of Chemical Processes” – 15 September 2011, Prof. Ludvik Hub, Safety Consulting Institute in Staad, Switzerland.
  • 14th Lecture – “Energetics Today and Tomorrow: Politics versus Common Sense of Science and Technology” – 3 October 2012, Prof. Jaroslav Sestak, Centre of New Technologies, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic.
  • 15th Lecture – “Ionic Liquids – from Structure to Application” – 4 November 2013 at 10:30 a.m., Dr. Christopher Hardacre, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
  • 16th Lecture – “Process to Separate Enantiomers” – 10 November 2014 at 10:30 a.m., Prof. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, Germany.
  • 17th Lecture – “Novel Membranes for Improved Separations” – 16 April 2015 at 11 a.m., Prof. Richard D. Noble, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA.
  • 18th Lecture – “Enhancing Sustainable Catalytic Processes with Ionic Liquids” – 8 September 2016 at 10 a.m., Prof. Paul J. Dyson, Institut des Sciences et Ingénierie Chimiques, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 19th Lecture – “Atomic Layer Deposition: Principle and Applications“ – 19 October 2017 at 10 a.m., Dr. Ing. Jan Macak, Centre of Materials and Nanotechnologies (CEMNAT), Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice