The Catalyst 2020

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2020 Edition

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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, ChemE rescheduled classes, moved to remote instruction, reconfigured research assignments, and otherwise adjusted to keep more than 250 students on track to earn their degrees. Here's a glimpse into our year of reinvention.

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Try this at home

The Unit Operations and Surface & Colloid Science labs go remote

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Networked pharmacies

Researchers are harnessing synthetic biology for small-scale production of high-value products

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Meet our new faculty

ChemE welcomes two alumni, David Bergsman and Kyle Caldwell, back to the department

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Kidney dialysis innovation garners national prize

The Center for Dialysis Innovation earns a KidneyX award for a porous synthetic graft intended to make dialysis safer and more reliable

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Four ChemE students among 2020 Husky 100

Two undergraduates and two graduate students are recognized for making the most of their time at UW

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A legacy of student support and research excellence

ChemE launches the Berg Endowed Fellowship

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The 2020 Science & Engineering as Art Competition

Presenting beautiful, creative views of ChemE students' research

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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

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ChemE alumni among College's Diamond Award winners

Scott Roberts (Ph.D. '74) and Catherine Roberts received the award for Distinguished Service, and Greg Newbloom (Ph.D. '14) received the award for Entrepreneurial Excellence

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In Memoriam: Dorothy P. Bowers

Bowers is a 1969 graduate of UW ChemE and the 2009 recipient of the department’s R.W. Moulton Distinguished Alumna Award. She supported ChemE philanthropically for over four decades.

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