In Honor of Professor Keith E. Gubbins

Dr. Keith E. GubbinsOn April 30-May 1, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering celebrated the career and scientific contributions of Professor Keith E. Gubbins with the Symposium on Molecular Theory and Modeling: In Honor of the 80th Birthday of Professor Keith E. Gubbins.

Joined by nearly 100 of his colleagues, former students, friends, and family, the event honored Professor Gubbins with a dinner reception at the NC State Park Alumni Center on Sunday, April 30. The evening included remarks and anecdotes from several colleagues highlighting Gubbins’ scientific contributions and many connections spanning the globe over the years, as well as his love of travel and nature photography.

Continuing on May 1 with the formal Symposium, visitors and guests enjoyed scientific talks that stemmed from the mentorship and research collaborations between Professor Gubbins and colleagues and former students, as well as a poster session focusing on current student work.

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is proud to be the home department of such an influential educator and scientist, and wishes Professor Gubbins many more years of success.

Click here to view the complete Symposium Program.

Click here to view photos of the dinner and the Symposium.

In honor of Keith, a special issue in Langmuir, “Tribute to Keith Gubbins, Pioneer in the Theory of Fluids,” edited by Shaoyi Jiang and Carol Hall, will be published in Q3 2017. The deadline for manuscript submission is June 15, 2017. For those who have committed but have not yet received formal invitations with submission links from the Langmuir office, please contact Shaoyi Jiang ( For those who would like to contribute an article, but have not yet been invited, please also contact Shaoyi Jiang.