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2021 Edition

Catalyst Archive

3d printer close-up

We can make it — better

ChemE researchers are developing and scaling up advanced manufacturing technologies to make more sophisticated molecules and materials, more sustainably

EK and his family

A ChemE Reconnection Road Trip

After months of pandemic isolation, one alum took to the highway with his family to see a better side of the country and reunite with the ChemE community

jorge marchand, shachi mittal, and ben rutz

Meet our new faculty

Jorge Marchand, Shachi Mittal, and Ben Rutz join ChemE in the 2021-22 academic year

The 2021 Science & Engineering as Art Competition

This year's top entries showcase cellular phenomena and use research techniques for creative visual effects.

Two ChemE's named to the 2021 Husky 100

Two members of the Class of 2021 are recognized for their service and leadership as students at UW

Artificial kidney prototype earns major prize

Buddy Rather's team at the Center for Dialysis Innovation is developing a portable kidney-dialysis device

2021 Early Career Impact Award

Líney Árnadóttir is the first to receive this award, recognizing a graduate within 15 years of receiving their degree

2021 Moulton Distinguished Alumni Awards

Mark Lawrence (B.S. '94) and Hugh Hillhouse (M.S. '96) are honored for their contributions to industry and academia, respectively

Jenekhe featured as C&EN Trailblazer

Jenekhe's pioneering polymer work paved the way for commercial OLEDs

Lidstrom stepping down as Vice Provost for Research

After 15 years in the role, she will return full time to the faculty, concentrate more on her research, and establish mentoring and DEI programs.


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