News & Events


Fri, 03/30/2018

UW ChemE start-up Battery Informatics wins (CEI) Clean Energy Prize at the 2018 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

Tue, 03/06/2018

Local, National and Beyond - Early Career Awards Are Adding up for Elizabeth Nance, recipient of a $1.8 M award from the NIH, the European Union's NanoMed Innovative Training Network Inspiring Young Investigator of 2018, and winner of the Association of Women in Science (Seattle Chapter) Early Career Achievement award in STEM. 

Fri, 02/23/2018 | Nature Chemistry | Nature Reviews Materials | UW News

The DeForest Lab at UW ChemE is off to a remarkable start for 2018. In January, the group announced an exciting advancement in therapeutics delivery with the 11th most read paper ever published in the history of Nature Chemistry"Engineered modular biomaterial logic gates for environmentally triggered therapeutic delivery". This ground-breaking research also received a write-up in Chemical & Engineering News (Jan 22, 2017), and a feature article in UW News. In February, the group's paper, "Photoresponsive biomaterials for targeted drug delivery and 4D cell culture" was featured on the cover of Nature Reviews Materials.  And now in March, the DeForest Lab's paper on "smart therapeutics" is featured on the cover of this month's edition of Nature Chemistry, and on the journal's home page.

Thu, 01/25/2018 | UW ChemE

Winston Ciridon, Research Technologist in BioEngineering and ChemE is nearing his 40thanniversary at the UW. During his time here, his contributions to the departments and the University over the years have embodied the qualities expected of a UW Distinguished Staff Award nominee: “integrity, diversity, excellence, collaboration, innovation and respect.”

Tue, 01/23/2018

Two New UW research centers ignite collaborative efforts. The secret ingredient? Chemical engineers.

The recent opening of the Molecular Engineering Materials Center (MEMC), a new Materials Science Research & Engineering Center (MRSEC), and of the Center for Dialysis Innovation (CDI), a joint venture between UW medicine and engineering, is accelerating the pace of cross-disciplinary research on campus.  Working at the interface of disciplines has always been a hallmark of Chemical Engineering and it is no surprise that our faculty are playing key roles in both efforts. 

Tue, 01/02/2018 | UW Chemical Engineering Catalyst Fall | Winter 2017- 2018

UW ChemE Catalyst Newsletter

Fall | Winter 2017-2018
The Data Science Issue - Tools that will transform ChemE


Thu, 12/14/2017 | New York Times | King 5 News

Rethinking Electric Power, Prompted by Politics and Disaster
NY Times | Dec. 11, 2017 | By Kirk Johnson
SEATTLE — Lilo Danielle Pozzo, who teaches chemical engineering at the University of Washington, grew up in Puerto Rico. So when Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September, it felt, she said, like a perfect alignment of needs and expertise: Professor Pozzo studies batteries and electrical storage systems at the university’s Clean Energy Institute, and Puerto Rico, a place she loves, had just seen its power grid destroyed. |  Watch King 5 News Video  | Make a donation to the Puerto Rico Energy Recovery Fund

Wed, 10/04/2017 | UW Medicine | Advanced Materials

Network of Synthetic Blood Microvessels Built
UW Medicine | Oct 4, 2017 | Barbara Rodriguez
To sustain engineered organs, the ability to generate vascular systems similar to parts of the body's own circulation will be critical. Researchers are reporting significant progress in generating a 3-dimensional network of blood vessels that can be grown and manipulated in a laboratory.  Building vascular support for stem-cell repaired tissues or replacement organs will be vital to such regenerative therapies. Read More
Advanced Materials - Read abstract of cover article | above - DeForest Lab's Advanced Materials magazine cover 

Fri, 09/01/2017

Congratulations to our stellar faculty members whose work has been recognized with awards and honors so far this year.  From early career recognition to honors for outstanding research and contributions to the field of Chemical Engineering, UW ChemE faculty continue to excel among their peers.

Wed, 07/19/2017 | Chemical Engineering

Imagine revolutionizing the renewable energy market with the silica gel packets you find in shoeboxes and snack bags. The research team behind Membrion is working to do just that. Developed by chemical engineering researchers Greg Newbloom (PhD ’14) and Weyerhaeuser Endowed Associate Professor Lilo Pozzo, the Membrion technology seeks to innovate battery storage with a lower cost, improved battery membrane that uses silica gel. And, the team says, they couldn’t be doing it without the support of partners on and off campus committed to advancing alternative energy research, innovation and commercialization.

Thu, 07/13/2017

The class of 1967 were reunited in Benson Hall 50 years later

Mon, 06/19/2017

2nd Annual ChemE Science & Engineering as Art Competition
(Image by winner Brittany Bishop)

Tue, 06/13/2017 | Seattle Coffee Scene

How entrepreneurial design may change your cup of decaf joe.

Wed, 05/31/2017 | UW Foster School of Business

ChemE's Membrion dominated this year's UW Business Plan Competition, taking home the $25K Grand Prize and the "Best Idea for the Future." GreenFeed was recognized with "Sustainable Advantage Prize." Both are mentored by Prof. Lilo Pozzo. 

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, beginning with the entering freshman class of 2018. 

Tue, 04/11/2017 | University of Washington
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.