Alumni Profiles

Mary Armstrong

September 2012 | Chemical Engineering

Mary Armstrong: "A ChemE degree is a life changer

Mary Armstrong (BS ’79) used her Chemical Engineering degree to climb the corporate latter at Boeing. With 27 years at the company, Armstrong recently retired as the Vice President of Environment, Health, and Safety. She is giving back to ChemE by serving as an Advisory Board member, and a new ChemE scholarship. More…

Dan Evans

May 2012 | Chemical Engineering

Dan Evans named 2012 Distinguished Alum

Dan Evans (BS ’66) transformed a Longview, WA plumbing contractor business into a national leader in special contracting. For this, and other accomplishments, Evans will receive the 2012 Chemical Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award at the graduation ceremony. More…

Steven Rogel

December 2011 | UW College of Engineering

Rogel honored for industrial achievements

The College of Engineering named Steven Rogel as recipient of the Diamond Award: Distinguished Achievement in Industry. Rogel, BS '65, has contributed significantly to the forest products industry as former CEO of Willamette Industries and Weyerhaeuser. More…

Charles Matthaei

March 2011 | UW Department of Chemical Engineering

Matthaei, alum and bread company chairman, defines whole grains, addresses obesity

Whole grains are an important, and often lacking, part of American diets. ChemE alumnus and Roman Meal chairman details whole grains' importance. Using whole grains, Matthaei has created a childhood obesity prevention program. More…

Harvey Palmer

February 2011 | UW Department of Chemical Engineering

Harvey Palmer: Winning is "truly a humbling experience"

Harvey Palmer (PhD '71) is the latest addition to the R.W. Moulton Distinguished Alumnus Award recipients. Palmer has been recognized for his contributions to academia.  More…

Andrew Benedek

December 2010 | UW College of Engineering

Andrew Benedek receives Diamond Award

Andrew Benedek (PhD '70) has been named the 2011 College of Engineering Diamond Award in Entrepreneurial Excellence Honoree. Benedek has changed the way the world drinks and uses water, through technological advances he made to water treatment systems.  More…

Dorothy Bowers

May 2009 | UW Department of Chemical Engineering

Dorothy Bowers: Forging a new path

“Success comes from being excited about what you do and having a passion for doing it,” said Dorothy Bowers (BS ’69), winner of the department’s R.W. Moulton 2009 Distinguished Alumna Award.  More…

Bill Pope

October 2008 | UW Department of Chemical Engineering

Bill Pope: 'Nothing is simple'

Bill Pope (MS ’49, PhD ’58) still heeds three words of wisdom given to him by John Sundlen, the department’s former master shop mechanic. “Nothing is simple,” said Pope. “This has turned out to be very true.”  More…

Jeet Bindra

February 2008 | UW Department of Chemical Engineering

Jeet Bindra: 'Success follows when people come first'

Jeet Bindra is winner of the 2008 Diamond Award for Distinguished Achievement in Industry. "Never stop learning, dream big, work hard to get there, and success follows when people come first,” Bindra said. More…


December 2007 | UW Department of Chemical Engineering

Baggs bonded in chemistry and catalyze a legacy

A chemistry lab lit the spark between Jon and Shelley Bagg. Shelley (née Garrett) was one of just two women in her 50-member chemical engineering class. Jon was completing an MS in chemistry and serving as lab teaching assistant. More…