News & Events


Fri, 05/19/2017 | Chemical Engineering

Associate Professor Lilo Pozzo was honored at the Latinx Faculty Recognition Event on Tuesday hosted by the Latino Center for Health. This special event recognized the scholarly achievements of Latina and Latino faculty across the tri-campuses of the University of Washington for 2016-2017. Prof. Pozzo was named the Weyerhaeuser Endowed Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering in 2016.

Wed, 04/19/2017 | The Journal of Electrochemical Society

Prof. Venkat Subramanian and PhD student Seongbeom Lee's article was among the top 10 most-read articles in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society in March. 

Thu, 04/13/2017 | UW News

College of Engineering will offer Direct to College admission to improve undergraduate engineering students’ educational experience, beginnign with the entering freshman class of 2018. 

Tue, 04/11/2017 | University of Washington

Congratulations to Kayla Sprenger, Holly Sullivan, Gabriella Tosado, and Grant Williamson for being named among the 2017 Husky 100!

Wed, 04/05/2017 | Xconomy

ChemE teams excelled at the Environmental Innovation Challenge with Membrion taking prizes and GreenFeed being featured in Xconomy. 

Mon, 03/27/2017 | Rice University

ChemE start-up Membrion (Prof. Lilo Pozzo's lab) will compete for more than $1M in prizes at the 17th annual Rice Business Plan Competition at Rice University. 

Tue, 03/14/2017 | Northwest Kidney Centers

Northwest Kidney Centers plans to gift $15M to the Center for Dialysis Innovation co-directed by Prof. Buddy Ratner.

Tue, 03/07/2017 | Chemical Engineering

The UW Chemical Engineering students received a rare opportunity to visit the global coffee giant—Starbucks—at their Seattle headquarters. As it turns out, the coffee business employs many engineers, including our alumna Hannah Su (UW BS ChemE ’92 & MBA ’04), who serves as Director of Global Retail Quality Assurance. 

Mon, 03/06/2017 | Women in Chemical Engineering

Women in Chemical Engineering (WChE, "Wick-ee") looks back on their incredible first year. 

Thu, 03/02/2017 | The Electrochemical Society

Prof. Venkat Subramanian discusses the potential for implementing bottom-up renewable grid control with microgrids for energy distribution. 

Thu, 02/23/2017 | WIREs Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology

A new paper from Prof. Elizabeth Nance is on the cover of the WIREs Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology.

Tue, 02/21/2017 | Chemical Engineering

Ionic Windows, a ChemE start-up, secured a NSF Small Business Innovative Research grant for $225,000 and an Amazon Catalyst grant for $100,000 to help translate their technology from university setting to commercialization.

Thu, 02/02/2017 | New York University

Prof. David Beck on NYU podcast "Data Science Demystified" sharing his thoughts on data science and diversity. 

Mon, 01/30/2017 | The Journal of The Electrochemical Society

The Journal of The Electrochemical Society recently interviewed Prof. Venkat Subramanian, who serves as its technical editor.

Mon, 01/23/2017 | College of Engineering

The College of Engineering announced the selection of Dr. Ashutosh Chilkoti ('91 PhD, ChemE) as the recipient of the 2017 Diamond Award for Distinguished Achievement in Academia. Dr. Chilkoti is one of the world's leading biomolecular engineering researchers focused on cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Tue, 01/17/2017 | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

New research by Profs. Mary Lidstrom and David Beck uses bacteria isolated from Lake Washington sediment to reveal how different species interact and alter their behavior in response to the presence of a heterogeneous community of microbes.  These  microbes are important to biogeochemical cycling of Carbon and Nitrogen in the environment and shed light on processes that may be relevant to complex biological systems for industrial microbiology.

Wed, 01/11/2017 | Chemical Engineering

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced on Monday that Assistant Professor Cole DeForest was one of the recipients of the 2017 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. The prestigious award recognizes teacher-scholars for outstanding research and a dedication to the integration of educational and research activities. 

Thu, 12/15/2016 | Chemical Engineering

Holiday message from ChemE Chair François Baneyx.

Wed, 12/14/2016 | Chemical Engineering

Alaska Airlines recently made history, flying the first commercial flight using fuel made from forest residuals. As part of the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA), ChemE staff Laurel James, who worked with Prof. Dan Schwartz on the grant, was among the passengers of the first flight. 

Tue, 12/13/2016 | Chemical Engineering

The Chemical Engineering community recently gathered for a very special event: the installation of not one, but two endowed professorships.

Wed, 12/07/2016 | Chemical Engineering

Meet our undergraduate and graduate students and learn why they chose to study ChemE at the UW.

Wed, 12/07/2016 | Royal Society of Chemistry

New research from Prof. Jim Pfaendtner is on the cover of the Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, a publication of the UK's Royal Society of Chemistry.

Tue, 12/06/2016 | Chemical Engineering

We gathered for the Grad Awards Day on November 28th to honor the achievements of outstanding graduate students in the areas of teaching, research, and scholarship

Mon, 12/05/2016 | Chemical Engineering

ChemE students and faculty connected with our Bay area alumni in Berkeley in conjunction with the November AIChE meeting.

Thu, 12/01/2016 | Chemical Engineering

Check out the video journey of the UW ChemE car. Team won 2nd place in poster competition at AIChE meeting in November.