As a Ph.D. candidate in Chemical Engineering, Jeff Richards looks to the sky for inspiration. He researches ways to improve the efficiency of solar cells with fellow graduate students in the UW’s Pozzo Research Group, led by Professor Lilo Pozzo. Jeff’s research focuses on the chemical makeup of a solar panel’s active layer, the sleek semiconductor film where the sun’s rays are converted to electricity.  More . . .

ChemE continues to grow, this year with the addition of new Assistant Professor Cole DeForest.  Professor DeForest brings expertise in the areas of biomaterials, stem cell biology, and protein engineering.  Joining our faculty in January 2014, he will be conducting research to develop novel biomaterial platforms to probe and direct stem cell fate. More . . .



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Recent and Upcoming News

ChemE Spring Seminar Series
Mondays from 4:00-5:00 in PAA A110.

May 5th: 2014 Bruce A. Finlayson Lecture featuring Dr. John Brady from the California Institute of Technology

Alumnus Felix S. Kim Awarded for Outstanding Research
Dr. Kim (PhD 2012) will receive the 2014 ACS Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry.

ChemE Student Contributes to Science Magazine's NextGen Forum
Grad student Razieh Khalifehzadeh answers the question "What recent discovery will still be remembered 200 years from now?"

Clean Energy Institute Launched
ChemE Prof. Daniel Schwartz, Founding Director, anticipates innovative energy research and development at the new Clean Energy Institute.

Mary Lidstrom and David Beck Publish in Nature Communications
These two faculty members and co-authors publish high impact paper.

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 NSF and the NSF of China.

High Impact Paper on Vaccines
Chem E Professor François Baneyx and UW co-authors publish paper in Nanomedicine.