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2019 Edition

Catalyst Archive

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Pioneers in Biomaterials

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

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Flipped Classroom

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

electrosolar oxygen prototype cell

ElectroSolar Oxygen: Just add sunlight, air, and water

An award-winning senior capstone design team has a simple formula for generating medical oxygen in remote or underserved areas

Welcome new faculty

New ChemE faculty bring expertise in data science, advanced materials, and systems biology

Light-based ‘tractor beam’ assembles materials at the nanoscale

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

Research as a platform for change

ChemE undergraduate Hugo Pontes shares his journey from immigrating to the U.S. to presenting research to members of Congress

Harnessing the “ouzo effect” for better ultrasound imaging

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

The 2019 Science & Engineering as Art Competition

The winning image, created by graduate student Elena Pandres, is featured on the cover of the 2019 Catalyst

Donor Spotlight: Mark Jones

Mark Jones (B.S. Chemistry ’74, B.S. ChemE ’76) has established a new fellowship in chemical engineering to expand the department's support of Ph.D. students


Catalyst is the department's newsletter for alumni, published annually.