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2022 Edition

Catalyst Archive

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Champions of Sustainability

Working at the nanoscale up to the systems level, UW chemical engineers are focused on speeding the adoption of renewable power, slashing energy demands of industrial processes, and so much more

julie rorrer and alex prybutok

Meet our new faculty

Julie Rorrer and Alex Prybutok join UW ChemE in the 2022-23 academic year

the dahlgrens with john berg and jim pfaendtner

Passion for engineering excellence is all in the family

Dahlgren father and son alumni establish new endowment in chemical engineering

WChE 6th Annual Industry Event

Department alumni shared with current students valuable insights into preparing for and navigating the many career paths available to ChemE’s

Samson Jenekhe elected to National Academy of Engineering

Jenekhe's pioneering research includes work on organic and flexible electronics, OLEDs, and semiconducting polymers

Award-winning health care advance

Evan Ross ('22) and Jimmy Ye ('22) were part of team inSTENT Connection, which won the $15,000 grand prize in the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge

Isaiah Lemmon is a 2022 UW Engineering Dean's Medalist

Lemmon, a ChemE–computer science double major, has a passion for programming and clean energy

2022 Moulton Distinguished Alumnus

Kirk A. Nass (Ph.D. ’89) is honored for his work in polymer science and advocacy for equal rights at Chevron

2022 Early Career Impact Award

Brent Nannenga (Ph.D. '11) is an emerging leader in protein engineering and structural biology, and an expert in cryo-electron microscopy techniques


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