Welcher Lectureship

Dr. Trisha L. Andrew is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She directs the Wearable Electronics Lab, a multi-disciplinary research team that creates electronic devices on unconventional substrates using reactive vapor deposition, a technique that allows unmatched flexibility in device architectures, array configurations, and product assembly.

Trisha is a David and Lucille Packard Foundation Fellow, a National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow, an Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator, a L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellow, a 3M Nontenured Faculty Award winner, and was named on the Forbes “30 Under 30” list in Energy.

Dr. Frank J. Welcher was a renowned professor of Chemistry from 1932 to 1978, serving as a faculty before IUPUI was officially established in 1969. Dr. Welcher was a prolific author, teacher and world-wide conference speaker.

In 1978, the IUPUI Chemistry Department organized the Frank J. Welcher Symposium on Analytical Chemistry with chemists traveling from around the world to participate. In 1990, the city of Indianapolis proclaimed a day as the Frank J. Welcher Day; the same year Purdue University bestowed on him the Honorary degree of Doctor of Science.