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



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.

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Poerschke leads research team awarded Minnesota Futures Grant

Posted June 9, 2021

June 9, 2021 - CEMS Assistant Professor David Poerschke is the principal investigator on a collaborative research project that was funded as part of the Minnesota Futures Grant Program by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). The Minnesota Futures Grant Program offers funding each year to promote research that incorporates new, cross-disciplinary ideas. For the 2021 grant cycle, OVPR awarded a total of $500,000 to two projects.

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CEMS graduate student Elisah VandenBussche selected to be an ASME Congressional Fellow

Posted May 24, 2021

May 24, 2021 - Elisah VandenBussche, a fifth-year chemical engineering PhD candidate in the Flannigan group, has been selected as the 2021-2022 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Congressional Fellow representing the area of Energy. She will begin this appointment in September 2021.

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CEMS Professor Emeritus Chris Macosko featured in Polymer Engineering & Science

Posted May 19, 2021

May 19, 2021 - CEMS Professor Emeritus Chris Macosko was featured in the April issue of Polymer Engineering & Science (PES), a monthly journal of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), as a prominent, influential figure in polymer research for the past 50 years.

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CEMS graduate student Yutong Pang wins Intel Graduate Scholarship from the Society of Women Engineers

Posted May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021 - Yutong Pang, a fourth year chemical engineering graduate student in the Dauenhauer group, was awarded the Intel Graduate Scholarship from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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CEMS students earn 2021 President's Student Leadership & Service Awards

Posted May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021 - Emma Lovett (ChE '21) and Elisah VandenBussche (fifth year PhD candidate, ChE) are among the recipients of the 2021 President's Student Leadership & Service Awards (PSLSA) for their accomplishments and contributions as outstanding student leaders at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

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CEMS graduate students awarded Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Posted April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021 - Four CEMS graduate students were awarded Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships (DDF) for academic year 2021-2022 in a University-wide competition sponsored by the University of Minnesota Graduate School.

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Azarin named McKnight Presidential Fellow

Posted April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021 - CEMS faculty member Samira Azarin is among the recipients of the University of Minnesota's McKnight Presidential Fellow Award. She was recommended for this award by Mostafa Kaveh, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering, based on her significant scholarly accomplishments.

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Dauenhauer wins 2021 Herman Pines Award in Catalysis

Posted April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021 - Professor Paul Dauenhauer has won the 2021 Herman Pines Award in Catalysis for outstanding research in the field of catalysis from the Catalysis Club of Chicago. Dauenhauer will be the featured plenary speaker at the Spring Symposium on May 13-14, 2021 and present an award address, "The Catalytic Mechanics of Dynamic Surfaces for Energy Technology."

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Qi Zhang wins NSF CAREER Award

Posted April 25, 2021

April 25, 2021 - Assistant Professor Qi Zhang has been selected for a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his project “Optimization-Based Computational Discovery of Decision-Making Processes.”