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Fall 2018 Edition

Catalyst Archive

data science illustration

Building a data science portfolio

ChemE capstone projects pair students with industry and academic partners.

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Unlocking potential

UW, PNNL to host energy research center focusing on bio-inspired design and assembly.

kitchen engineering class

Kitchen engineering

Cooking is an art and a science. A new course demonstrates how it's also the perfect window into a smorgasbord of engineering concepts.

Message from the Chair

François Baneyx reflects on his five years as ChemE department chair.

Faculty Spotlight: Vincent Holmberg

Holmberg is charting a new course in nanomaterials teaching and research.

Students transform science into art

In ChemE's 3rd annual Science & Engineering as Art Competition, entries included images of skin cells, brain tissue, plasma, polymers and nanoparticles, all generated through student research and experiments.

David Castner honored with top research award

Castner has received the American Vacuum Society’s highest research honor, the Medard W. Welch Award.

Schwartz wins highest U.S. award for STEM mentors

Dan Schwartz received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring for his commitment to interdisciplinary graduate education and to supporting Native American STEM scholars at UW.

WChE 3rd Annual Fall Industry Panel

The Women in Chemical Engineering event focused on facilitating chemical engineering students’ understanding of career paths in a variety of fields.

Donor Spotlight: Jay and Rosie Tomlin

In 2011, Jay and Rosie Tomlin established the Tomlin Family Endowed Scholarship Fund, and the students they've met over the years have inspired them to continue growing their scholarship fund.


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