Congratulations to Laurel James, ChemE staff member with a background in Forest Resources, who has received the E3 (Education-Environment-Economy) Award for Diversity in Action. The state-wide award recognizes her role helping to explore and develop new modes for university-based research interactions with Northwest Tribes on renewable energy issues.
The undergraduate developers of PolyDrop, an innovative conductive polymer additive for paints, received $5,000 in seed funding from the Buerk Center at the May 23 Business Plan Competition. Congratulations to seniors Odin Jacobovitch, Scott Landro, Heather Milligan, Naomi Miyake, and Volha Hrechka!
The senior design team advised by Professor Danilo Pozzo, also won the grand prize at the 2013 UW Environmental Innovation Challenge earlier this spring. Their prize-winning prototype is an additive that transforms regular coatings into conductive coatings to enable the use of carbon fiber composites in the transportation industry. The team's solution prevents the accumulation of static charges that can interfere with sensitive electronics.
Conference on Zwitterionic Materials
Prof. Shaoyi Jiang is co-organizer of the International Conference on Bioinspired and Zwitterionic Materials (ICIZM 2013) in China, sponsored by the U.S National Science Foundation and the Natural Science Foundation of China.
AAAS Elects New Fellows
Chem E Professor François Baneyx is named a 2013 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
AICHE Posters Take First Place
Two Chem E grad students, Kayla Vanous and Greg Newbloom, win poster awards in San Francisco.
Ye-Jin Hwang Selected by ACS
Ye-Jin Hwang, working in the Jenekhe research group, has been selected for the oral session in the Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Symposium, 2014 ACS spring meeting.
NAE Frontiers of Engineering Announcement
Chem E Assistant Professor Jim Pfaentdner is selected to participate in the 2013 Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.