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Seminars & Annual Events

We invite leading scholars and industry professionals to Seattle throughout the year to share their knowledge and expertise. UW ChemE's seminars, lectures, and symposia represent an essential component of our academic culture and provide students with outstanding opportunities to interact with professionals in many fields.

Department Seminar Series, Spring 2023

Mondays from 4:00–5:00 p.m. Pacific time, Physics & Astronomy Auditorium, A118

March 27

Aditya Kunjapur

Aditya Kunjapur

University of Delaware

How expanded building block chemistry can enable new frontiers for synthetic biology

April 10

Susannah Scott

Susannah Scott

University of California Santa Barbara

Valorization of polyolefins via catalytic upcycling, from monomers to higher value molecules

Seminar archive


Annual Events

Chair's Distinguished Lecture

This annual event brings the world's most influential and accomplished chemical engineers to the University of Washington.

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Leadership Seminar Series

Alumni who are leaders in a range of industries and sectors offer students valuable insights, lessons learned, and advice for succeeding in today’s professional work environment.

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Exploring ChemE Careers

This course — intended for undergraduates and open to the public — features alumni panels that discuss a wide variety of career options for chemical engineering graduates.

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Distinguished Young Scholars Seminar

The DYSS program brings in top postdocs and Ph.D. students from around the country to participate in a mock faculty interview, present a research seminar, and network with students and faculty.

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ChemE Graduation Celebration

Each year, we celebrate our graduating Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. degree recipients and honor one of our distinguished alumni

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Graduate Student Symposium

Organized by and for students, the GSS is a lively forum for knowledge exchange among our students, industry professionals, and experts in the community.

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