News & Events


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

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

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.

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.

Fri, 06/08/2018

This spring, UW ChemE Professor David Castner was awarded the American Vacuum Society’s highest honor “For leading advances in rigorous and state-of-the-art surface analysis methods applied to organic and biological samples." The Award is given in recognition of outstanding research in the fields of interest to AVS.

Mon, 06/04/2018

Students transform science into art in ChemE's 3rd Annual Science & Engineering as Art Competition

Fri, 05/25/2018

Prof. Pozzo empowers her students to turn ideas into meaningful goals that they can accomplish.

Fri, 05/25/2018

ChemE Professor Lilo Pozzo leads collaborative efforts to bring low cost and resilient energy systems to health clinics and residents in rural Puerto Rico.

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

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
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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