Tenho Connable, one of the first female engineers to graduate from the College of Engineering and a highly respected member of the U-M ChE alumni community, died on January 17, 2020 at the age of 101.
In Memoriam: Tenho Connable, ChE alumna
In Memoriam: James O. Wilkes
Long-time professor and mentor, department chair, assistant dean, and department historian passed away following heart surgery
In Memoriam: Peter B. Lederman, ChE alumnus
Beloved member of the U-M ChE alumni community, Peter B. Lederman died on June 9, 2020, at the age of 88.
Rich Lesser (BSE ’83), CEO of BCG, to give virtual commencement address to Michigan graduating seniors
Lesser recalls graduating during a recession when job prospects were bleak.
Jeff Lievense (BSE ’76)
A recent inductee into the National Academy of Engineering, Jeff is an industrial biotechnology pioneer
2019 ChE Homecoming Events
The Department of Chemical Engineering hosted an 80th birthday breakfast for Professor Scott Fogler on October 4, during Michigan Engineering Homecoming Weekend. Alumni, faculty and staff attended the party, where Susan Montgomery served as masters of ceremonies. She shared some alumni birthday wishes that came in from alumni for Scott and talked about the many […]
ChE Alumni Merit Award Winner: Stephen P. Hart
Steve Hart, former Global Vice President of Supply, Trading and Transportation at ExxonMobil, is the recipient Michigan Chemical Engineering’s 2019 Alumni Merit Award.
Reggie Rogers will be the keynote speaker at graduate recruiting breakfast
He will emphasize the importance of the students becoming well-rounded individuals as they try to balance school and their personal lives
John J. McKetta, Jr. (1915-2019)
Dr. John J. McKetta, Jr., alumnus, friend to students, and energy advisor to five presidents, passed away on January 15, 2019, at age 103
Rich Lesser returns to Michigan to accept alumni award
When it came time for Pittsburgh native and 2018 ChE Alumni Award recipient Rich Lesser to begin his college search, the University of Michigan quickly rose to the top of his list. With an interest in pursuing chemical engineering, Rich found that the University of Michigan’s robust chemical engineering department made the school a perfect […]
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 […]
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 […]
G. G. Brown: Mentor and pioneer
His close acquaintances would call him ‘G.G.’; both his intimidated admirers and his fainthearted critics referred to him as ‘Great God’ with no disrespect intended.
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 […]