News, Events & CEMS Seminars

CEMS Logo on wall in Amundson Hall




Tuesday, Jan. 17: No seminar, first day of classes in Spring semester

Thursday, Jan. 19: No seminar, training session for faculty, graduate students, postdocs

Tuesday, Jan. 24: CEMS faculty candidate (advertised internally)

Tuesday, Jan. 31: CEMS faculty candidate (advertised internally)

Tuesday, Feb. 7: CEMS faculty candidate (advertised internally)

Tuesday, Feb 14: CEMS faculty candidate (advertised internally)

Tuesday, Feb. 21: No seminar, information session invited by CEMS DEI Working Group - Inclusive Teaching faculty/staff for CEMS instructors and teaching assistants (current and future) and student-facing staff

Tuesday, Feb. 28: CEMS faculty candidate (advertised internally)


March 6-10: No seminars: UMN Spring Break and APS meeting

Tuesday, March 21: Dr. Gianluigi A. Botton, McMaster University

Tuesday, March 28: Dr. Martha A. Grover, Georgia Institute of Technology


Tuesday, April 4: Dr. Suljo Linic, University of Michigan

Tuesday, April 11: No seminar

Thursday, April 13, Amundson Lecture: Dr. Gilda A. Barabino, President of Olin College of Engineering

Tuesday, April 18, PPG Lecture: Dr. Subramanian Ramakrishnan, Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering

Thursday, April 20: Dr. Peter Bruggeman, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Tuesday, April 25, Fredrickson Lecture: Dr. Melody A. Swartz, The University of Chicago

Tuesday, May 2: Dr. Irene J. Beyerlein, UC Santa Barbara




Professor Alon McCormick wins George W. Taylor Award for Distinguished Service

Posted April 26, 2023

Apr 26, 2023 - Professor Alon McCormick is the recipient of the 2023 George W. Taylor Award for Distinguished Service in the College of Science and Engineering (CSE). The award seeks to recognize a faculty member that has performed exemplary service within the University as well as in a professional capacity to outside public or governmental organizations.


Assistant Professor Michelle Calabrese named 2023 PMSE Early Stage Investigator

Posted April 24, 2023

Apr 25, 2023 - Assistant Professor Michelle Calabrese is among 25 awardees named as 2023 Early Stage Investigators by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE). The awards seek to recognize early career scientists and emerging leaders who have had a significant impact on the field of polymer science and engineering across academia, industry, and national labs.


Dr. Gilda Barabino delivers 9th annual Amundson Lecture

Posted April 17, 2023

Apr 18, 2023 - We were pleased to welcome Dr. Gilda Barabino, President of Olin College of Engineering, to the department as the 9th annual Amundson Lecturer last week. She delivered her seminar, "Impact-Centered Research and Education: View from a Chemical Engineer," on April 13. The concept of impact-centered research and education is focused on creating real-world authentic impact in service of society and making the world a better place.


CEMS students win President's Student Leadership and Service Awards

Posted April 12, 2023

Apr 13, 2023 - Four CEMS students are among the recipients of the 2023 President's Student Leadership and Service Awards (PSLSA). Congratulations to Marisa Bazzi (fifth-year MSE graduate student), Spencer Bingham (fourth-year MSE graduate student), Ashlie Hamilton (MSE '24), and Amy Wesolowski (ChE '23). These awards honor outstanding students for their invaluable leadership and service to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and the community.

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CEMS student named 2023 Goldwater Scholar

Posted April 5, 2023

Apr 5, 2023 - Fred Tutt, a junior undergraduate student majoring in materials science and chemistry, has been named a 2023 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The prestigious, competitive scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research-oriented careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. 


CEMS students and recent alumni receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards

Posted April 3, 2023

Apr 4, 2023 - Several CEMS students and recent alumni received awards through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.


Register for the IPRIME Annual Meeting

Posted March 27, 2023

Mar 28, 2023 - This meeting attracts several hundred participants and offers a lively scientific exchange between our member companies and the faculty and students involved in IPRIME’s research programs.


Register for the Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course

Posted March 25, 2023

Mar 8, 2023 - This 2.5 day in person course provides coating engineers, scientists and researchers with an understanding of the principles of premetered coating processes and solidification phenomena that are central to developing high performance, precision coatings used in a variety of industries.

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University of Minnesota to offer new Data Science for Chemical Engineering and Materials Science master’s degree

Posted March 20, 2023

Mar 8, 2023 - In fall 2023, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Science and Engineering will begin offering a new master’s degree in data science for chemical engineering and materials science to meet the growing industry demand for scientists and engineers with computational and data analytics skills.


Associate Professor Vivian Ferry awarded an International Institute for Biosensing grant

Posted March 17, 2023

Mar 22 2023 - Associate Professor Vivian Ferry was recently awarded a $225,000 grant for her research proposal, "Selective detection of chiral pesticides with plasmonic metasurfaces using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy" as part of the International Institute for Biosensing (IIB), a new globally-engaged institute at the University of Minnesota focused on advancing biosensing research.