Dean Frank Doyle of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Robotics, Bioengineering, & the Importance of a Liberal Arts Environment:  Convergence at Harvard SEAS

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is at an inflection point - collaboration within Harvard and beyond enables us to explore new pathways to address climate change, cure chronic diseases, ensure cybersecurity, and deliver critical improvements for millions on our planet. These unique opportunities result not only from the convergence of engineering and the applied sciences with the life and physical sciences, but from embedding engineering with design, business, law, and the arts and humanities.

Welcome to the age of convergence, where Harvard Engineering faculty and students from a broad range of disciplines are creating novel robots using new materials and cutting-edge fabrication techniques – robots that creep, crawl, swim, fly, and are even capable of traveling through your body to perform non-invasive surgery. Harvard engineers are also creating devices, systems, and approaches that push the boundaries of drug delivery, repair of damaged tissue and organs, and cancer vaccines. Harvard innovations such as the octobot and the  artificial pancreas have the potential to define new fields of science and address pressing challenges in health and medicine. Frank Doyle, Dean of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, will discuss how SEAS is positioned to address these challenges while pushing the frontiers of knowledge and creating practical applications that benefit society.

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TIME and DATE:  October 9th (Tuesday)  from 19:00pm to 21:00pm (Doors open at 18:30pm)

PLACE:  Oakwood Premier Tokyo Midtown  (The direction to Oakwood Premier seen below.)

Oakwood Premier Tokyo Midtown 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
オークウッドプレミア東京ミッドタウン 〒107-0052東京都港区赤坂 9-7-4

ADMISSION:  7000 yen per person.  The fee includes buffuet dinner and two drinks.  Payable at the door.   Cash bar available from the third drink with 800 yen.  

Harvard College graduates of the year between 2014 and 2018 are eligible for the discount of 3000 yen per person.  Please fill your graduation year in the "Degree/Year if applicable" at the end of the form.

REGISTRATION:  Please use the form below by October 4th. 

For inquiries, please write to 

Frank Doyle

•             John A. Paulson Dean

•             John A. & Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering & Applied Sciences

•             Affiliated Faculty Member, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School

•             Faculty Member, Systems Biology PhD Program


Frank Doyle assumed the deanship of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences on July 1, 2015. A distinguished scholar in chemical engineering, he previously served as associate dean for research at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering, where he has served as chair of the department of chemical engineering.

As a scholar, Doyle applies systems engineering principles to the analysis of regulatory mechanisms in biological systems. His work includes the design of drug-delivery devices for diabetes; modeling, analysis, and control of gene regulatory networks underlying circadian rhythms; and computational analysis for developing diagnostics for post-traumatic stress disorder. Doyle also applies control schemes to nonlinear, multivariable, constrained industrial processes such as particulate systems and pulp and paper operations, and works on control aspects of sheet/film processes.

六本木交差点から外苑東通りを乃木坂方面にお進みください。交差点から 3 つ目の信号近くに出光ガソリンスタンド がございます。そちらを右に曲がりますと、オークウッドプレミア東京ミッドタウンのエントランスがございます。

Drive along Gaien Higashi Street towards Nogizaka from the Roppongi Intersection.  You will find the IDEMITSU Gas station near the third signal from the Roppongi crossover. Please turn right the third signal to the right, and you will see our entrance soon.
地下鉄からの最寄出口 日比谷・大江戸線  六本木駅 8番出口    千代田線 乃木坂駅  3番出口

 The most convenient exits from subway stations: # 8 for Roppongi on Hibiya and Oedo Line # 3 for Nogizaka on Chiyoda Line


Tuesday, 10/9/18 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm | iCal