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Fri, 12/06/2019

Where lectures take place at home, and homework is done in class

Fri, 12/06/2019

How visionary chemical engineers at the UW set the stage for decades of biomaterials innovation

Mon, 11/04/2019 | UW News

ChemE researchers use highly focused lasers to assemble nanoscale semiconductor materials into larger structures

Tue, 09/24/2019 | National Academy of Engineering

Professor Cole DeForest will participate in the NAE Frontiers of Engineering symposium, which brings together early-career engineers to promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across engineering disciplines.

Tue, 08/06/2019

An award-winning capstone design's simple formula for generating medical oxygen in underserved areas

Thu, 08/01/2019

By mimicking how organisms produce biominerals, engineers may be able to synthesize advanced composite materials

Thu, 07/18/2019 | UW News

CoMotion is the UW’s collaborative innovation hub dedicated to expanding the economic and societal impact of the UW community. By developing and connecting to local and global innovation ecosystems, CoMotion helps innovators achieve the greatest impact for their discoveries.

Tue, 07/09/2019 | UW News

The award, also known as the PECASE, is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to early-career scientists and engineers “who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.”

Wed, 06/19/2019 | UW Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Hugo Pontes shares his journey from arriving in the states to presenting research to members of Congress

Mon, 05/20/2019 | UW News, Nature Materials

Cole DeForest's group unveiled a new approach to tether signal proteins within biomaterial scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. The molecular tethers can also be cleaved using laser light, which can allow for evolving patterns of signal proteins and the growth of tissues made up of different types of cells.

Thu, 05/09/2019

Students find beauty in their research in this annual contest

Thu, 04/11/2019 | UW Materials Science & Engineering

ChemE's Lilo Pozzo is co-PI on a grant that will fund scholarships for approximately 80 undergraduate and graduate students over a five-year period

Fri, 03/29/2019

Women in Chemical Engineering chapters multiply with new University of Virginia group

Tue, 03/12/2019

Three teams of ChemE undergraduate and graduate students competed at the 2019 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge, hosted by the UW Foster School of Business

Wed, 02/06/2019 | Langmuir

Shaoyi Jiang is a co-editor of a special issue of the journal Langmuir that explores emerging applications of zwitterionic materials — particularly in the production of biocompatible and environmentally benign materials

Fri, 01/11/2019 | UW Information Technology

Ph.D. candidate Sarah Alamdari is using UW’s supercomputer to better understand how biomolecules interact with one another — opening the door to advances in chemical engineering

Fri, 01/11/2019

ChemE capstone projects pair students with industry and academic partners

Thu, 01/10/2019

Women in Chemical Engineering hosted its 3rd Annual Fall Industry Panel on November 8, 2018. The event facilitated prospective and current chemical engineering students’ understanding of career paths in a variety of fields.

Thu, 01/10/2019

Vincent Holmberg is charting a new course in nanomaterials teaching and research

Wed, 01/09/2019

Pfaendtner, a leader in ChemE since 2009, will build on the department's success in his new role as chair

Fri, 01/04/2019

Last month, nearly 400 middle school students learned about 3D printing heart valves, creating targeted therapeutics, and other ways of engineering biomaterials to improve people’s health.

Thu, 01/03/2019

ChemE postdoctoral researcher David Li and professor Lilo Pozzo have developed a method for synthesizing nanodroplets that could unleash new potential for ultrasound imaging and therapies. They recently published their research in Nano Letters as part of a multidisciplinary UW team.

Wed, 01/02/2019 | Science

Shaoyi Jiang and colleagues report on a new therapy that may provide long-acting protection against pesticide poisoning, sarin gas, and other nerve agents. Their research was published today in Science Translational Medicine.

Tue, 12/11/2018

Cooking is an art and a science. It’s also the perfect window into a smorgasbord of engineering concepts.

Thu, 10/25/2018

Daniel Schwartz, a University of Washington professor of chemical engineering and director of the Clean Energy Institute, received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation this week. The OSTP and NSF recognized Schwartz for his commitment to interdisciplinary graduate education — helping students apply their research to societal and market needs — along with his dedication to recruiting and supporting Native American STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) scholars at the UW.