News & Events


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.

Tue, 02/21/2017 | Chemical Engineering

Ionic Windows, a ChemE start-up, secured a NSF Small Business Innovative Research grant for $225,000 and an Amazon Catalyst grant for $100,000 to help translate their technology from university setting to commercialization.

Thu, 02/02/2017 | New York University

Prof. David Beck on NYU podcast "Data Science Demystified" sharing his thoughts on data science and diversity. 

Mon, 01/30/2017 | The Journal of The Electrochemical Society

The Journal of The Electrochemical Society recently interviewed Prof. Venkat Subramanian, who serves as its technical editor.

Mon, 01/23/2017 | College of Engineering

The College of Engineering announced the selection of Dr. Ashutosh Chilkoti ('91 PhD, ChemE) as the recipient of the 2017 Diamond Award for Distinguished Achievement in Academia. Dr. Chilkoti is one of the world's leading biomolecular engineering researchers focused on cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Tue, 01/17/2017 | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

New research by Profs. Mary Lidstrom and David Beck uses bacteria isolated from Lake Washington sediment to reveal how different species interact and alter their behavior in response to the presence of a heterogeneous community of microbes.  These  microbes are important to biogeochemical cycling of Carbon and Nitrogen in the environment and shed light on processes that may be relevant to complex biological systems for industrial microbiology.

Wed, 01/11/2017 | Chemical Engineering

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced on Monday that Assistant Professor Cole DeForest was one of the recipients of the 2017 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. The prestigious award recognizes teacher-scholars for outstanding research and a dedication to the integration of educational and research activities. 

Thu, 12/15/2016 | Chemical Engineering

Holiday message from ChemE Chair François Baneyx.

Wed, 12/14/2016 | Chemical Engineering

Alaska Airlines recently made history, flying the first commercial flight using fuel made from forest residuals. As part of the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA), ChemE staff Laurel James, who worked with Prof. Dan Schwartz on the grant, was among the passengers of the first flight.