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Join Us! Accepting Applications for a Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty Position (AA8522)

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington invites applications or nominations for a full-time tenure-track faculty position to begin September 16, 2015. The Department is seeking candiates at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, although all ranks will be considered. Applications received on or before November 30, 2014, will be given priority consideration. More . . .


Prof. John Berg's 50-Year Anniversary CelebrationProf. John C. Berg

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.


Dr. Andy Kim to Join as a LecturerDr. Andy Kim

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Andy Kim as a Full-Time Lecturer.  Andy may be new to the position but he certainly isn’t new to UW ChemE: he earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1991 and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2002 under the guidance of Prof. John Berg.  Looking at the department picture board near the main office, Andy is quick to comment, “I know him and her, and there also used to be this person in that position…”.  More . . .

ChemE Welcomes Associate Prof. Venkat SubramanianVenkat Subramanian

The 2014-15 academic year is off to a good start for ChemE, with the hiring of Associate Professor Venkat Subramanian. In partnership with the Clean Energy Institute (CEI), ChemE set out to recruit a faculty with expertise in batteries and energy storage. Prof. Subramanian’s research focuses on modeling, analyzing and designing cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally benign electrochemical systems, in particular devices such as batteries, solar cells, fuel cells and sensors. His group has developed the fastest algorithm reported in the literature for simulating the performance of lithium-ion batteries. 

A Vision of SustainabilityUW Biodiesel Cooperative

ChemE seniors Tami McTaggart and Lauren Alexander, along with their fellow officers, share a vision of the future of the UW Biodoesel Cooperative. Their plans got a boost from the UW Campus Sustainability Fund in the form of an $89,000 grant award to house and operate a biodiesel reactor that converts used cooking oil generated by campus restaurants into fuel-grade biodiesel.  More . . .


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Recent and Upcoming News

Department Seminar Series on Mondays
3:15pm - 3:50pm: Social Time in Benson Hall Lobby
4pm: Seminar in Bagley 154. Details on the 2014-15 seminar series can be found here.

Leadership Seminar Series on Wednesdays
2:30 - 3:20pm: Seminar in PAA A114. Social to follow in Benson Hall Lobby. Details on the 2014 seminar series can be found here.

ChemE alumna Volha Hrechka and startup Polydrop featured on the UW front page
Volha graduated with B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2013. She was among the inaugural entrepreneurial design cohort working with Prof. Pozzo on PolyDrop Technology.

ChemE Staff Making a Difference
Karen Yoneda, ChemE Fiscal Specialist, was featured in The Whole U for her volunteer work with the homeless. We are proud to call Karen our own.

Grad Award Ceremony 2014
The event featured a presentation by 2014 Faculty Lecture Award winner, Charlie Corredor. Congratulations all!

Lilo Pozzo Wins $2.8M from NIH to Develop Clot Busting Technology
The National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood has awarded $2.8M to a team led by Prof. Lilo Pozzo to develop a technology that breaks blood clots non-invasively using light.

Dave Castner Awarded 2014 Riviere Prize from the UK Surface Analysis Forum
Prof. David G. Castner was selected as recipient of the 2014 Riviere Prize for his contribution to the study, analysis and understanding of biological and biomaterial interfaces.

Shaoyi Jiang featured in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News
"Simple Molecules Block Bacterial Biofilms" - Check out the exciting work of Prof. Shaoyi Jiang and his research group in the current issue of C&EN. Shaoyi also received US patents 8,835,146 and 8,835,671 for his zwitterionic technology.

ChemE Senior Design II Team takes Honorable Mention at 2014 AIChE Student Design Competition
2014 Senior Design II team (Tami McTaggart, Arin Greenwood and Kim Huynh) took Honorable Mention at the AIChE Student Design Competition for their project on industrial-scale production of alternative flu vaccines produced from modified sf9 insect cells. Way to go!