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Mon, 10/11/2021

The 2nd annual ChemE hackathon: coming January 2022

The two-week-long Python tutorial and team problem-solving event is open to undergraduate chemical engineering students at UW and Oregon State

patient with portable kidney dialysis device

Thu, 09/09/2021 | UW Medicine

Artificial kidney prototype earns major prize

Buddy Rather's team at the Center for Dialysis Innovation is developing a portable kidney-dialysis device

plastic bottles

Thu, 08/26/2021 | WSU Insider

NSF grant supports work to address waste plastics

A WSU–UW ChemE team will design catalytic processes that improve plastics recycling and make it more cost-effective

ChemE alumnus EK and his family

Fri, 08/20/2021

A ChemE Reconnection Road Trip

After months of pandemic isolation, one alum took to the highway with his family to see a better side of the country and reunite with the ChemE community

green recycling illustration

Mon, 07/19/2021 | UW Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute

How to convert CO2 into useful material

James Carothers wins ARPA-E award to develop a new bioconversion process for turning greenhouse gases into desirable chemical products

cherry blossoms artwork

Thu, 06/17/2021

The 2021 Science & Engineering as Art Competition

This year's top entries showcase cellular phenomena and use research techniques for creative visual effects.

lilo pozzo

Wed, 06/16/2021 | UW Engineering

Boeing-Roundhill Professor Lilo Pozzo named interim chair of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering

"Lilo’s dedication to leadership and service, as well as her collaborations with MSE faculty to accelerate the pace of materials discovery, make her uniquely qualified for this role."

Tue, 04/06/2021 | University of Washington Magazine

Quantum leap

As part of the QuantumX initiative, Jim Pfaendtner is collaborating with physicists, materials scientists, and electrical engineers to advance quantum computing and envision what problems it could be used to solve

Mon, 03/22/2021 | UW College of Engineering

Unlocking data for engineers

Faculty and students explain why engineering students should add data science to their toolbox

Mon, 03/01/2021 | Chemical & Engineering News

Jenekhe featured as C&EN Trailblazer

Jenekhe's pioneering polymer work paved the way for commercial OLEDs

Tue, 02/23/2021

Meet the hackmasters of ChemE

Undergraduates learned to code and tackled a real-world chemical production problem in first annual department hackathon

Mon, 02/22/2021 | UW Today

Lidstrom stepping down as Vice Provost for Research

After 15 years in the role, she will return full time to the faculty, concentrate more on her research, and establish mentoring and DEI programs.

Wed, 02/10/2021 | UW News

James Carothers recognized as inspiring Black scientist

Cell Mentor’s list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists includes seven from UW

Wed, 01/27/2021 | UW Department of Chemistry

Charles Campbell named Chinese Chemical Society Honorary Fellow

Campbell is a professor of chemistry and adjunct professor of chemical engineering. His group pursues basic experimental research concerning environmental and energy-related catalysis, interfaces in solar cells and microelectronics, and array-based biochemical analyses.

Thu, 01/21/2021 | UW Department of Bioengineering

Buddy Ratner wins Bioelastomer Award

Ratner is a biomaterials pioneer and a proponent of technology commercialization

Tue, 01/19/2021 | UW News

Patterned platforms for tissue engineering

A new approach uses lasers and molecular tethers to instruct cells how to grow on a scaffold in the correct configuration

Mon, 01/04/2021 | KNKX

Choosing the right bus battery

ChemE Ph.D. student Erica Eggleton's work can help transit agencies that are looking to electrify their fleets

Thu, 12/10/2020

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A glimpse into ChemE's year of reinvention, adapting to the pandemic

Thu, 12/10/2020

Try this at home

The Unit Operations and Surface & Colloid Science labs go remote

Thu, 12/03/2020

2020 Moulton Distinguished Alumni Awards

Ray Marzullo (B.S. '69) and Barry Lutz (Ph.D. '03) are honored for their contributions to industry and academia, respectively

Tue, 12/01/2020 | U.S. DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office

Using data science to improve photovoltaics

Hugh Hillhouse has received a U.S. DOE award to model perovskite solar cell performance through dark-field imaging and machine learning

Mon, 11/30/2020

Meet our new faculty

ChemE welcomes two alumni back to the department

Wed, 10/28/2020 | Seattle Times

A formula for more-protective face masks

ChemE spinoff Membrion is developing a sprayable treatment for cloth masks that electrostatically adsorbs the coronavirus and could keep the wearer safer

Fri, 10/16/2020

Introducing C-HACK 2021: a hackathon for ChemE students

Over two weeks in January, undergrads will complete a Python tutorial and team up to solve a chemical engineering problem with code

Thu, 10/15/2020

A legacy of student support and research excellence

ChemE launches the Berg Endowed Fellowship