A new way of designing hard materials to withstand repeated shocks without cracking, developed at U-M chemical engineering, has received the top honor in a global academic technology competition. Nicholas A. Kotov, the Joseph B. and Florence V. Cejka Professor of Chemical Engineering, is one of five “Gold Prize” award winners in the 2018 Mobile […]
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Nicholas Kotov wins gold in inaugural global academic technology award
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.
G.G. Brown: Mentor and pioneer
A leader whose methods and means were ahead of their time, Brown remains a Michigan icon.
Mark Burns appointed to new research positions
In the new position, Mark will continue to lead the highly successful MCubed program that he co-founded. In addition, he will be developing other programs to provide additional mechanisms to fund collaborative faculty teams.
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.
Micro lifesaver: Lab-on-a-chip
When a doctor performs a test for strep throat in her office, she swabs the patient’s throat and sends the sample to a lab. There, a trained technician will run a series of reactions on expensive equipment to obtain a result. These procedures are both time-consuming and costly. Wouldn’t it would be great if the […]
Sharon Glotzer named next Chemical Engineering chair
An exceptional educator and soft matter researcher will take the helm of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan.
Welcome to Bryan Goldsmith and Nirala Singh
The Department of Chemical Engineering welcomes two new assistant professors, Bryan Goldsmith and Nirala Singh. Goldsmith will begin his appointment in September 2017, and Singh will begin his in January 2018.
Ralph Yang named Distinguished University Professor
Professor Ralph T. Yang was appointed the John B. Fenn Distinguished University Professor of Engineering. These professorships recognize Michigan faculty members for “exceptional achievement and reputation in their appointive fields of scholarly interest and for their superior teaching skills.” Ralph earned his BS in chemical engineering from National Taiwan University, and his MS and PhD […]
Eniola-Adefeso receives University honor and promotion to professor
Lola Eniola Adefeso has been named a Senior Fellow of the Michigan Society of Fellows by President Mark Schlissel. The Society of Fellows was established in the Rackham Graduate School and is an interdisciplinary group of outstanding scholars at Michigan. Each year the Society selects a half dozen or so scholars from “the social, physical, […]
Ron Larson receives outstanding achievement award
Ron Larson, the George Granger Brown and A.H. White Distinguished University Professor of Chemical Engineering has received the 2017 Department of Chemical Engineering Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award. Larson, a member of the National Academy of Engineering since 2003, is a distinguished researcher, teacher, and leader. He is well-known for his expertise in complex fluids and […]
Linderman wins a Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award
Professor Jennifer Linderman has won a Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award. The award is given annually to several faculty members from across the University to recognize mentors of doctoral students who “support their intellectual, creative, scholarly, and professional growth.” Linderman serves as an enthusiastic recruiter of graduate students to the Chemical Engineering Graduate program, focusing […]
Sharon Glotzer elected MRS Fellow
Sharon Glotzer has been elected a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS). The title of Fellow honors MRS members for their accomplishments in the advancement of materials research, and only 0.2% of the members are elected Fellow each year. The society is honoring Sharon for her “groundbreaking work on computational description of nanoparticle self-organization […]
Fei Wen wins NSF CAREER Award
Fei Wen has won a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. Fei’s group aims to develop an immunobioengineering platform for rapid and scalable biomanufacturing of universal viral vaccines. This platform enables the synthesis and engineering of virus-like particles that mimic the supramolecular structure of pathogenic viruses, such as influenza viruses. It represents […]
Lola Eniola-Adefeso elected fellow of AIMBE
Lola Eniola-Adefeso has been elected to the College of Fellows at the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). The AIMBE College of Fellows comprises around 1,500 individuals who have made significant contributions to the medical and biological engineering (MBE) community in academia, industry, government, and education that have transformed the world. Eniola-Adefeso and […]
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 […]
Eniola-Adefeso wins College of Engineering award
Professor Lola Eniola Adefeso has won the Raymond J. and Monica E. Schultz Outreach and Diversity Award. This award recognizes a faculty member who has contributed to increasing the diversity of the College and/or performing significant outreach to the community. Lola has demonstrated a high commitment to promoting diversity within Chemical Engineering, the College of […]
University of Michigan Biointerfaces Institute director Joerg Lahann knew from a young age that he wanted to be a chemist.
Wen named Dow Corning Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Fei Wen has been named the Dow Corning Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering.