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University of Washington Chemical Engineering Faculty Collects Bumper Crop of Awards and Honors


September 1, 2017

UW ChemE Award Winning Faculty - l-r Cole DeForest, David Castner, Shaoyi Jiang, Buddy Ratner

Congratulations to our stellar faculty members whose work has been recognized with awards and honors so far this year.  From early career recognition to honors for outstanding research and contributions to the field of Chemical Engineering, UW ChemE faculty continue to excel among their peers.

Assistant Professor Cole DeForest was named one of AIChE’s 35 under 35, awarded to acknowledge the successes of some of AIChE's youngest members, all under the age of 35, who exemplify the best our profession has to offer in bioengineering, chemicals, education, energy, innovation, leadership and safety. Cole’s work pushes the boundaries of biomedical research in complex tissue transplantation.

David Castner, Joint Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering is the 2017 ECASIA honoree. The ECASIA Award honors outstanding scientific achievements within the field of Surface and Interface Analysis, either for recent work or for life-time engagement that has extraordinary impact on the community. Dr. Castner will present the Ecasia 2017 Award Lecture at this year’s ECASIA conference in Montpelier, France.

Boeing-Roundhill Professor Shaoyi Jiang, was awarded the 2017 Braskem Award for Excellence in Materials Engineering and Science from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). This award is presented to honor a leading researcher in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of materials science and engineering. Prof. Jiang was recognized for his seminal contributions to the molecular understanding, design and development of zwitterionic materials and coatings for a broad range of applications. Prof. Jiang will deliver an award lecture this November at the AIChE Annual Meeting in Minneapolis.

Colleagues honor Buddy Ratner’s 70th birthday and celebrate a lifetime of contributions to the biomaterials field in a special issue of Biointerphases Vol 12 Issue 2  “When I heard that Dave Castner was the Editor for a special issue of Biointerphases dedicated to celebrating Buddy's 70th birthday, I immediately offered to write a short article about Buddy Ratner's contributions to the biomaterials field.” Read full article.