News, Events & CEMS Seminars

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Thursday, January 20: Dr. Kumar Varoon Agrawal, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. ZOOM seminar.

During the months of January and February, CEMS will hold numerous faculty candidate seminars. To protect the confidentiality of the search process, the details of those seminars will not be posted on the CEMS website.


Tuesday, March 1: Dr. Rufina Alamo, Florida A&M University-Florida State University

Thursday, March 3: faculty candidate seminar

March 7-11: UMN Spring Break, no seminars
March 14-18: APS meeting in Chicago, no seminars
March 20-24: ACS meeting in San Diego, no seminars

Tuesday, March 29: Dr. Chinedum Osuji, University of Pennsylvania


Tuesday, April 5: Dr. Christian Pester, Pennsylvania State University

Tuesday, April 19: Dr. Hang Lu, Georgia Institute of Technology

Thursday, April 21: Dr. Srinivas Rangarajan, Lehigh University

Tuesday, April 26: Dr. Ofer Manor, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology



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Kacey Gregerson elected Chair of NACADA Region 6

Posted March 16, 2022

Mar. 16 2022 - Congratulations to Kacey Gregerson, Senior Academic Advisor in CEMS, for being elected as Chair of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 6! The North Central Region 6 includes: Minnesota, Iowa, Manitoba, Nebraska, North Dakota, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, and South Dakota.

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CEMS team wins 2022 TMS Materials Bowl

Posted March 10, 2022

Mar. 10 2022 - A team of CEMS students Colton Gerber (MSE '22), Ashlie Hamilton (MSE '23), Nicholas Johnson (MSE '22), and Kevin Schmalbach (fifth-year ChE graduate student) recently won The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Materials Bowl. The materials-themed knowledge and trivia competition is held at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

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David Poerschke named McKnight Land-Grant Professor

Posted March 9, 2022

Mar. 9 2022 - Assistant Professor David Poerschke is among ten recipients of the 2022-2024 McKnight Land-Grant Professorship. This University-wide program seeks to advance the careers of the most promising junior faculty members who have potential to make significant contributions to their departments and scholarly fields.

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Professor Andre Mkhoyan conducts interview for International Microscopy Lecture Series

Posted February 17, 2022

Feb. 17, 2022 - Professor Andre Mkhoyan conducts interview for International Microscopy Lecture Series. Professor Andre Mkhoyan recently interviewed Professor Philip Batson, a Distinguished Research Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Rutgers University, as part of The International Microscopy Lecture Series.

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Bhaskar Das wins prestigious APS DMP Post-Doctoral Travel Award

Posted February 15, 2022

Feb. 15 2022 - Bhaskar Das wins prestigious APS DMP Post-Doctoral Travel Award. Dr. Bhaskar Das, a post-doctoral scholar in Professor Chris Leighton's group, was recently awarded a prestigious American Physical Society (APS) Physics Division of Materials Physics (DMP) Post-Doctoral Travel Award for research.

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PPG invests in future leaders with safety in mind

Posted February 15, 2022

Feb. 15, 2022 - PPG invests in future leaders with safety in mind. Gift from Fortune 500 company supports recruitment, polymer research, and lab safety

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CEMS graduate student Anusha Kamath Manjeshwar wins prestigious Ovshinsky Student Travel Award

Posted February 1, 2022

Feb. 2, 2022 - CEMS graduate student Anusha Kamath Manjeshwar wins prestigious Ovshinsky Student Travel Award

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Sam Wang (ChE '22) produces podcast "Professors Are People Too"

Posted January 27, 2022

Jan. 27, 2022 - CEMS undergraduate student Sam Wang (ChE '22), along with four classmates from the Introduction to Engineering Project Management class, created a podcast called "Professors Are People Too."

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Dan Frisbie reaches Chemistry of Materials’ 1k Club

Posted January 25, 2022

Jan. 25, 2022 - Congratulations to Dan Frisbie, CEMS Department Head, who reached the Chemistry of Materials’ 1k Club (articles published in Chemistry of Materials that have been cited more than 1,000 times) for “Introduction to Organic Thin Film Transistors and Design of n-Channel Organic Semiconductors" published in 2004, along with Chris Newman, Demetrio da Silva Filho, Jean-Luc Brédas, Paul Ewbank, and Kent Mann.

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CEMS students win Crucible Prize awards

Posted January 19, 2022

Jan. 19, 2022 - Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural Crucible Prize sponsored by Navjot Singh (PhD ChE ’94) and Nithya Iyer Singh (MS Pharmaceutics ’94). The Crucible Prize competition invited graduate and undergraduate students to present a 10 minute pitch presentation followed by five minutes of Q&A to a panel of three commercialization experts.