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Elizabeth Nance Joins UW ChemE as Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor

The 2014-15 recruiting season brought a huge win for ChemE with the hiring of Dr. Elizabeth Nance who started in the Fall as the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering. For the past two years, she was a Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (10 granted in the U.S.) in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins.  Dr. Nance is a recipient of the highly competitive Burroughs Wellcome Career Award and was recently named one of the 2015 Forbes 30 under 30 in Science and Medicine as one of the "most disruptive, game-changing and innovating young personalities in science."  More...


Beau Richardson: CoMotion Graduate Innovator 2015 Award Winner

The CoMotion Graduate Innovator Award goes to the graduate student or postdoctoral researcher in the College of Engineering who best demonstrates creative problem-solving on the road to moving innovative ideas to real-world impact. One of this year's winner, Beau Richardson, is a Ph.D. candidate in Chemical Engineering working with Prof. Qiuming Yu.  More...


UW ChemE x 3 = The Clasen Family

We are always happy to hear from our alumni but it is very rare indeed when tidings come from three generations in a row. Meet Katie Clasen, now a senior who will be the third in an unbroken line of UW Chemical Engineers when she graduates in Spring. More...


Assistant Professor Vincent Holmberg

Welcome Assistant Prof. Vincent Holmberg!

Dr. Vincent Holmberg joins the Chemical Engineering faculty as Assistant Professor, adding to the array of expertise in ChemE. Vincent comes to us from Switzerland’s ETH Zürich, where he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Optical Materials Engineering Laboratory. His laboratory is devoted to the large-scale production of nanowires and nanocrystals, with an emphasis on colloidal nanomaterials synthesized by scalable solution-based and supercritical fluid-based processes. More...


Prof. John C. Berg

Prof. John Berg's 50-Year Anniversary Celebration

ChemE Professor John C. Berg has had a profound effect on his students, colleagues, and the fields of chemical engineering and molecular engineering & sciences. 370 guests attended the celebration in September to honor John's excellence in teaching and research and his continued support for our students and the ChemE Department. We are incredibly proud to call John our own. Enjoy the video and photos from the celebration event. Alumni can also stroll through Prof. Berg's decades of teaching as captured by the photos displayed during the event.

Recent and Upcoming News

Accepting Applications: Associate or Full Professor - ChemE & MSE Joint Hire (AA14399)

Leadership Seminar Series Fall 2015

Department Seminar Series Fall 2015

Jessica Soto-Rodriguez Wins SHPE Best Paper Award
ChemE graduate student Jessica Soto-Rodriguez (Advisor: Baneyx) received the Best Paper Award in Applied Physics / Electrical and Computer Engineering at the 2015 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers RISE Symposia.

Prof. Cole DeForest: Commute Champion
UW Transportation Services named DeForest as the Commute Champion for his dedication to biking and running. The nomination came from our recently retired fiscal specialist, Karen Yoneda.

ChemE Student Matthew Crane on UW Today
Refrigerating liquids with a laser - Pauzauskie Group (MSE) with ChemE doctoral student Matthew Crane became the first one to do it.

Prof. Sam Jenekhe Selected as Scientific Editor for RSC's New Journal, Molecular Systems Design & Engineering
Prof. Sam Jenekhe has been selected as one of two Scientific Editors for Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, a new Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) journal edited by Juan de Pablo that will launch next year.

2015 Bowen Design Award Winners
Congratulations to Group Apollo for winning the 2015 Bowen Design Award, established by former UW Dean of Engineering and ChemE Prof. J. Ray Bowen to recognize outstanding student performance in senior design projects.

UW360 Video: 2015 Data Science Workshop
What does it mean to be a successful data scientist? Check out the UW360 video about the NSF-sponsored Data Science Workshop hosted by Prof. David Beck this summer.

Prof. Dan Schwartz Wins the ECS Electrodeposition Division Research Award
During its 228th international meeting in Phoenix, AZ last week, the Electrochemical Society (ECS) announced the selection of Prof. Dan Schwartz as the winner of the 2015 Electrodeposition Division Research Award. Established in 1979, the award recognizes outstanding research contributions to the field of electrodeposition.

Graduate Student Symposium - By Grads For Grads
ACES Professional Development Chair, Jared Shadish, reports on the recently held 8th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, organized by grads for grads.

Benson 125 Undergrad Computer Lab Transformed
We transformed an outdated undergrad computer lab in Benson 125 into a vibrant environment that will enhance the undergraduate experience, improve learning and be more conducive to teaming and collaborations. The renovated space boasts a conference room as well as an interaction space for group projects.

Prof. Cole DeForest on The Whole U Faculty Friday
"It's like a magic trick. With the flick of a switch, Cole DeForest and his lab can transform human cells." Read the full story.

Prof. Shaoyi Jiang's Zwitterionic Gel Encapsulation Technology on PNAS and C&EN
In the September 14 issue of PNAS, Prof. Jiang and his team describe a zwitterionic gel encapsulation strategy that improves the stability, enhances the pharmacokinetics and most importantly reduce the immunogenicity of therapeutic proteins. The new technology which was highlighted in the Chemical Engineering News could give PEGylation a run for its money.