The Department of Chemical Engineering welcomed two new faculty members this fall, Maciek Antoniewicz and Jovan Kamcev.
New ChE Faculty
Glotzer, Larson receive prestigious American Physical Society prizes
Sharon C. Glotzer and Ronald G. Larson have received prestigious American Physical Society prizes. Glotzer, the Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, received the Aneesur Rahman Prize for outstanding achievement in computational physics research. Larson, the George Granger Brown Professor and A.H. White Distinguished University Professor of Chemical Engineering, received the Polymer Physics […]
Rishi Narayan, co-founder of Underground Printing (UGP)
Rishi Narayan (BSE 2003, MSE 2005) is co-founder of Underground Printing (UGP), a national custom printed apparel and promotional products provider headquartered in Ann Arbor. (https://undergroundshirts.com/). Narayan and his childhood friend, Ryan Gregg, started the company in 2001 when they were sophomores at the University. Today, UGP has 35+ locations; these stores and offices are […]
Levi Thompson returns to his alma mater as dean of engineering
Levi T. Thompson, the Richard E. Balzhiser Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, was appointed dean of the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering last fall. “Though we are saddened to see him go after 30 years on the faculty at Michigan, we are thrilled for Levi and his family on this exciting new chapter in […]
Michael J. Solomon named dean of Rackham
Editor’s Note: This piece was first published in The University Record and authored by Kim Broekhuizen of U-M Public Affairs. Michael J. Solomon, professor of chemical engineering, has been appointed dean of the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School and vice provost for academic affairs-graduate studies. His five-year appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of […]
New fund would provide support for College and ChemE department
Since 2007, he has endowed three funds to support the College’s students and faculty
Thomas G. DeJonghe Chemical Engineering Fund established
Thomas DeJonghe (BSE ChemE ’62) has made a gift to establish the Thomas G. DeJonghe Chemical Engineering Fund. The fund will be used to provide need-based support for undergraduate students in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Mr. DeJonghe is retired from Chevon, where he worked first as an engineer, and later, as a patent attorney […]
Hugh McCormick (BSE ChE ’39) is 100!
The University of Michigan is not just his alma mater…it is the foundation for his life and career.
John Mansfield Scholarship endowed
Rhonda Germany Ballintyn (BSE ChE ’79) and Nic Ballintyn have generously provided a gift to endow the John Mansfield Scholarship and support the H. Scott Fogler Award for Professional Leadership and Service Fund. This gift qualified for the Bicentennial Opportunity Matching Initiative. Established in honor of Dr. Mansfield’s scientific work in the field of materials […]
Jerome S. Schultz Fellowship Fund will support CHE grad students
Kathleen F. (MPH ’71) and Shyam R. (PhD ’73) Suchdeo have endowed the Professor Jerome S. Schultz Fellowship Fund, which will support graduate students in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Dr. and Mrs. Suchdeo established this fund in honor of Professor Schultz, former chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering, and hope it inspires fellow […]
Teaming up to tackle melanoma recurrence with microfluidics
Heather Fairbairn, a second-year graduate research assistant working with Associate Professor Sunitha Nagrath, is developing a microfluidic technology that could revolutionize melanoma care and treatment. The incorporation of nano-materials into this device will provide a high-throughput and high-purity method for isolating and analyzing circulating tumor cells from whole blood. Through a collaboration with Dr. Scott […]
Johannes Schwank elected AIChE Fellow
Schwank has made numerous significant contributions to the advancement of chemical engineering and specifically to the field of heterogeneous catalysis.
New faculty award established in honor of Professor Scott Fogler
With over 50 years of service to the U-M, Professor Fogler has made outstanding contributions to the field of chemical engineering through his teaching, textbooks and research.
Onajite Shemi: Contributing to the field of research
Status: PhD candidate Hometown: Warri (Nigeria) and Queens, NY Department: Chemical Engineering Onajite Shemi, PhD candidate in chemical engineering at Michigan, has her sights set on working for a chemical or pharmaceutical company, and aims to be a research and development director. She chose to come to Michigan to develop new skills as a chemical […]
Corine Jackman: Helping women worldwide
Status: Doctoral candidate Hometown: Long Island, NY Department: Chemical Engineering Doctoral student Corine Jackman hopes to make probiotics more effective by identifying the best mechanisms to fight against bacterial infections like bacterial vaginosis. Her research investigates the interaction and communication between bacteria in the human vaginal microbiome, and uses microfluidic co-cultivation technology to efficiently examine […]
James Wilkes receives College service award
Professor James O. Wilkes has won the College of Engineering Edward Law Emeritus Outstanding Service Award for 2016–2017. “Jim” sets a remarkable standard of service and has remained highly active in support of Chemical Engineering and the College since his retirement in May 2000. He is ever-present at faculty, alumni, and students events, engaging fluidly […]