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Catalyst, the UW Chemical Engineering Newsletter

Catalyst is the department's newsletter for alumni, currently published annually. Please send items for consideration in our next issue to chechair@uw.edu

Fall | Winter 2017-2018 Edition

UW ChemE Catalyst Fall 2016 
How are the tools of Data Science transforming ChemE? Read features by Board Member Rick Hyman, Prof. David Beck and Prof. Jim Pfaendtner to learn more. The Class of 1967 visits Benson Hall, and an invitation for the class of 1968 to reunite. Check out our donor spotlight, UW ChemE's distinguished alumni, award winning faculty, stellar students, and more in this edition of the Catalyst. More...

 

Fall 2016
Sustainability double features by board member Spencer Reeder and Prof. Holt, distinguished alumni, planned gifts, WChE, and big data in clean energy. Plus Bindra & Weyerhaeuser professorships installation and the class of 1966 50th reunion in this Fall 2016 CatalystMore... 

Winter/Spring 2016
A look into how innovation and entrepreneurship run deep in ChemE, student internships, "In Their Own Words" with three new professors. Plus Benson Hall renovations, distinguished alumni awards and faculty and student achievements, in the Winter/Spring 2016 CatalystMore…

Winter 2015
Celebration of Prof. John C. Berg's 50th anniversary, Bindra Innovation Lab, Hugh Hillhouse on solar, the Clasen family and UW ChemE, introduction of three new faculty members - Venkat Subramanian, Vincent Holmberg and Andy Kim, plus awards and honors, in the Winter 2015 CatalystMore…

Autumn 2013

Autumn 2013
ChemE team PolyDrop takes research from lab to market, we welcome new Assistant Professor Cole DeForest, plus Nano news, awards and honors, and updates from alumni, students, and ChemE Chair Dan Schwartz, in the Autumn 2013 Catalyst. More…

 

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012
Major modifications to our Unit Operations Lab, a welcome to our new Assistant Professor James Carothers, and the launching of our re-designed Master's Program.  Plus new grant funding, award announcements including our Distinguished Alum, and updates from alumni, students, and ChemE Chair Dan Schwartz, in the Autumn 2012 Catalyst. More…

Spring 2012

Spring 2012
Chemical Engineering alumni, students, and faculty create innovative start-ups, the department launches a seminar series for early-career scholars, and ChemE Distinguished Alum announced. Read this and more, including updates from alumni, faculty, and ChemE Chair Dan Schwartz, in the Spring 2012 Catalyst. More…

Spring 2011

Spring 2011
Engineering students, including current and former ChemE students, win competition for their clean water indicator. Samson Jenekhe works with UW colleagues on NSF solar energy grant. Hugh Hillhouse joins John Berg as Rehnberg Chair, and more updates from alumni, faculty, and ChemE Chair Dan Schwartz. More...

Spring 2009

Spring 2009
Danilo Pozzo and colleagues update the ChemE 437 senior lab class to train a new generation of chemical engineers. Francois Baneyx wins a grant from the Gates Foundation to research new ways to create vaccines. AiCHE names Les Babb and Buddy Ratner among the "Top 100 Chemical Engineers" of all-time. Welcome Jim Pfaendtner to the faculty. More…

Fall 2008

Fall 2008
Samson Jenekhe's research team is using nanowires to boost the efficiency of organic solar cells. The annual NUE UNIQUE workshop puts scanning probe microscopes in the hands of undergraduates. Ludmila Chistoserdova and colleagues develop a novel way to extract the complete genome of microoganisms in the mud of Lake Washington. More…

Winter 2008

Winter 2008
Stu Adler and colleagues are developing a new method to test electrochemical devices such as fuel cells, a pervasive but unheralded part of modern technology. Shaoyi Jiang's research holds promise for a variety of anti-biofouling applications, from the maritime to medical industries. The IGERT program aims to create a new generate of experts in sustainable energy. More…