The Catalyst 2019

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2019 Edition

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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

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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

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Welcome new faculty

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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