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Right-handed and left-handed peptoids

Thu, 05/09/2024 | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Designer peptoids mimic nature’s helices

UW ChemE-affiliated researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have learned to control peptoid “handedness,” one key to precision drug delivery and diagnostics.

Annabella Li

Tue, 05/07/2024 | UW Today

ChemE among 2024 Goldwater Scholars

ChemE junior Annabella Li, a double major in chemical engineering and biochemistry, was honored as one of the 2024 Goldwater Scholars. Li has researched the design, production and testing of new protein-based systems in the Deforest Lab.

Nada Naser

Mon, 04/29/2024 | UW News

Husky 100

Chemical engineering Ph.D. student Nada Naser is among the the Husky 100 2024 cohort. Naser credits her UW experience for empowering her to connect engineering training with her passion for making STEM education accessible.

C1bio team poses with check award

Fri, 03/29/2024 | UW Foster School of Business

Waste Reduction Shines at 2024 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

Carothers Lab team C-1 Bio among winners for their technology that sustainably converts CO2 emissions from industrial waste into valuable chemicals.

Jubilee robot mixing color samples

Fri, 03/29/2024

Recruiting robots for materials discovery

Chemical engineers in the Pozzo Research Group are using open-source tools to build modular robots that can run multiple functions of complex experiments.


Fri, 03/15/2024 | UW Medicine | Newsroom

Protein gel enhances cell injection and engraftment

Cole DeForest, a UW associate professor of chemical engineering and bioengineering and faculty member of the UW Institute of Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, led the project.

Charles Sleicher holding his camera

Tue, 02/20/2024

Remembering Charles Sleicher: Vintner, photographer and ChemE professor

Charles Sleicher, former chemical engineering professor and department chair as well as influential Washington vintner and nature photographer, passed away at the age of 99.

image of hydrogels forming both inside and outside of cells

Tue, 01/30/2024 | UW Today

Using computers to design proteins allows researchers to make tunable hydrogels that can form both inside and outside of cells

New research led by the University of Washington demonstrates hydrogels can form inside cells, providing researchers with a new tool to group proteins together inside of cells.

Mary Lidstrom talks to researcher in her lab

Mon, 01/29/2024 | UW College of Engineering

A mission to mitigate methane

Mary Lidstrom, Professor Emeritus of chemical engineering, returns to her lab to work on reducing methane emissions.

ChemE faculty Pozzo, Bergsman, and Sherman with Clean Energy Institute logo

Thu, 01/25/2024 | UW Clean Energy Institute

CEI announces collaborative seed grants

UW ChemE faculty members will participate in transformative clean energy research.

Professor Cole DeForest and cover of new Nature Chemical Engineering

Fri, 01/19/2024

Cole DeForest authors publication in new Nature subjournal

Chemical engineering professor Cole DeForest co-authored a publication in the first issue of Nature Chemical Engineering, a Nature subjournal.

allan hoffman

Wed, 01/03/2024

Remembering Professor Emeritus Allan Hoffman

ChemE remembers the legacy of Allan Hoffman, professor emeritus of the UW Department of Bioengineering.

Assistant Professor Julie Rorrer holding copies of her Color Me Ph.D. coloring books

Mon, 12/18/2023 | UW College of Engineering

The art of early engineering education

Chemical engineering Assistant Professor Julie Rorrer is the creator and illustrator of two volumes of coloring books titled ColorMePhD.

Lightbulb icon in front of colored background

Mon, 12/11/2023

An evolving IDEA

Since 2016, UW ChemE has been committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone is equipped to learn and to do their best work.

Rob Hinton

Fri, 12/01/2023

Inspired by others’ giving, ChemE alum starts new endowment

UW ChemE alum Rob Hinton (B.S. ‘89) shows his passion for education by starting an endowment for future Ph.D. students in chemical engineering.

Tony Huang

Fri, 12/01/2023

2023 Moulton Distinguished Alumnus

Tony Huang (B.S. '82) is recognized for his accomplishments across his 33-year career in industry.

Eric Karp

Fri, 12/01/2023

2023 Early Career Impact Award

Eric Karp (Ph.D. '12) is an emerging leader in the clean energy transition.

Lidstrom Lab undergraduate researchers

Mon, 11/06/2023 | UW College of Engineering

Addressing the climate crisis

Mary Lidstrom, Professor Emeritus of chemical engineering and of microbiology, is leading a research team dedicated to slowing global warming by removing methane from the air.

A rendered image of DNA strands

Wed, 10/25/2023

Making bacteria work smarter

Chemical engineers are harnessing genetic engineering tools to rewire biological systems.

ChemE undergraduate Sofia Dahlgren in the lab

Mon, 10/16/2023 | UW College of Engineering

Showcasing student research


Wed, 10/11/2023

Illuminating new depths of biomedical treatments

By using colored light, UW researchers can now manipulate biomaterials deeper inside native tissue than ever before. 

Assistant Professor Julie Rorrer

Sun, 10/01/2023 | AIChE

Assistant Professor Julie Rorrer among AIChE 35 under 35

The AIChE 35 Under 35 Award honors 35 chemical engineering professionals under the age of 35 who have made great contributions to the field, as well as to AIChE.

2023 Membrion Industry Capstone

Mon, 09/25/2023

Acid, ions and industry experience

The UW College of Engineering’s Industry Capstone Program brings engineering seniors and industry partners together.

zach sherman

Thu, 09/07/2023

Meet our new faculty

Zachary Sherman has joined ChemE as assistant professor.

john berg

Mon, 07/03/2023 | UW Magazine

2023 Distinguished Teaching Legacy Award

John C. Berg, a beloved professor of chemical engineering, receives this year's honor.