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...
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...
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.
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 . . .
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.
Prof. Cole DeForest describes new approach for guiding stem cell fate in Nature Materials
DeForest Research Group has developed an innovative strategy to reversibly photopattern 3D hydrogel biomaterials for the first time with full-length proteins. These programmable modifications were exploited to direct stem cell fate with complete spatiotemporal control.
Les Babb Memorial Service Sat. 3/28 "Remarkable Contributions to Humanity"
Memorial service for our Professor Emeritus Albert L. Babb (Les) will be held on Sat. 3/28 1pm at Mt. Baker Presbyterian Church. He transformed the world with life-prolonging kidney dialysis.
Prof. and Chair François Baneyx Elected as American Academy of Microbiology Fellow
Prof. and ChemE Chair François Baneyx was elected to Fellowship in American Academy of Microbiology. Baneyx will be recognized at the 115th American Society for Microbiology General Meeting in New Orleans in June.
Prof. Shaoyi Jiang's Students Continue to Excel Beyond UW
Gang Cheng (UW Ph.D. '09), now an Assistant Professor at the Univ. of Akron, has been awarded a prestigious NSF CAREER Award. Andrew White (UW Ph.D. '13) is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester.
Prof. Dan Schwartz on GeekWire
Prof. Schwartz weighs in on the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai in an interview with GeekWire.