News, Events & CEMS Seminars

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Tuesday, Sept. 28: EOAA training (Preventing and responding to sexual misconduct) for CEMS faculty and staff. ZOOM.


Tuesday, Oct. 5: Dr. Rachel Getman, Clemson University

Tuesday, Oct. 12: Dr. Miguel Modestino, New York University

Thursday, Oct. 14: Dr. Nancy Sottos, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ZOOM seminar.

Tuesday, Oct. 19: Dr. Julia Mundy, Harvard University

Thursday, Oct. 21: Dr. Jayakanth Ravichandran, University of Southern California

Tuesday, Oct. 26: Dr. Kristala L. Jones Prather, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Fredrickson Lecture)


Tuesday, Nov. 2: Dr. Babatunde Ogunnaike, University of Delaware

Tuesday, Nov. 16: Dr. Jennifer Martinez, Northern Arizona University

Tuesday, Nov. 30: Dr. Kathleen (Kate) Stebe, University of Pennsylvania


Tuesday, Dec. 7: Dr. Marianthi Ierapetritou, University of Delaware



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CEMS undergraduate Tatem Rios receives WAAIMEE Scholarship

Posted September 23, 2021

September 23, 2021 - Tatem Rios (ChE ’22) was recently awarded a WAAIME (formerly known as the Women’s Auxiliary to the American Institute of Mining Engineers), a division of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), Scholarship.

Maya Ramamurthy and Bryan Cote

CEMS graduate students win awards at Minnesota chapter AVS Symposium

Posted September 19, 2021

September 19, 2021 - Maya Ramamurthy, a 3rd year chemical engineering PhD candidate, and Bryan Cote, a 5th year chemical engineering PhD candidate, both advised by CEMS Associate Professor Vivian Ferry, won awards at the recent Minnesota chapter AVS Symposium.

Kristine Loh with SWE Award

CEMS graduate student Kristine Loh wins SWE Outstanding Collegiate Member Award

Posted September 9, 2021

September 9, 2021 - Kristine Loh, a 2nd year PhD student in chemical engineering co-advised by Professors Vivian Ferry (CEMS) and Uwe Kortshagen (Mechanical Engineering), has received the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Outstanding Collegiate Member Award. Loh is among an elite group of recipients, with no more than 10 of these awards bestowed annually to SWE collegiate members with at least two years of SWE membership who have made an outstanding contribution to SWE, the engineering community, and their campus.

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CEMS graduate student Yutong Pang wins AIChE Travel Award

Posted August 31, 2021

August 31, 2021 - Yutong Pang, a 5th year chemical engineering PhD candidate advised by CEMS Professor Paul Dauenhauer, has won travel award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division (CRE) to support her participation in the 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting.

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CEMS Student, Sam Wang recipient of the 2021 Crystal Group Innovation Scholarship

Posted July 21, 2021

July 21, 2021 - Sam Wang (ChE '22) is one of two 2021 recipients of the Crystal Group Innovation Scholarship. During his freshman year, Sam was selected to be a project engineer for Engineers Without Borders and travelled to Paraxaj, Guatemala to implement a water distribution system for a village of natives who did not have access to fresh water. From this experience, Sam found his passion to use engineering to advance society. In his sophomore and junior years, Sam dove into the technology industry working as a process engineer intern at Seagate Technology. In this position he led multimillion-dollar projects with production and R&D teams, achieving sustainability and financial targets for the company.

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CSE researchers part of $10M DOE grant to improve ammonia production

Posted July 15, 2021

July 15, 2021 - With support from a recent $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and partners, including the independent nonprofit research institute RTI International, University of Minnesota researchers in the College of Science and Engineering’s Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials science are part of a new research project aimed at developing and demonstrating novel processes to produce ammonia from intermittent renewable energy.

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Graduate student Wan-Ju Hsu receives Renewable Energy Commercialization Fellowship

Posted July 15, 2021

July 15, 2021 - Graduate Student Wan-Ju Hsu, working with Prof. Russell Holmes, has been awarded a $50,000 Renewable Energy Commercialization Fellowship. The fellowship is a joint initiative of the Institute on the Environment and the College of Science and Engineering, in partnership with the UMN MIN-Corps program and the Office of Technology Commercialization, to accelerate technology translation of renewable energy research.

Lloyd White with lutefisk

In Memoriam: Lloyd White

Posted July 14, 2021

July 14, 2021- Lloyd R. White (ChE ’59, PhD ’67) died on June 20, 2021 in the Twin Cities at the age of 84 after a brief struggle with AML leukemia.

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Ferry named 2021 Institute on the Environment Fellow

Posted June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021 - Associate Professor Vivian Ferry is among seven new Fellows of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE). Fellows are established in their careers, having demonstrated excellence in one or more subject areas related to the environment and sustainability.

Blavatnik National Awards Finalists

Dauenhauer named a finalist for the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Posted June 16, 2021

June 16, 2021 - Professor Paul Dauenhauer is among 31 finalists for the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, the world’s largest unrestricted prize honoring early-career scientists and engineers. Three winners – in life sciences, chemistry, and physical sciences and engineering – will be announced on July 20, each receiving $250,000 as a Blavatnik National Awards Laureate.