News, Events & CEMS Seminars

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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




Leighton, Mkhoyan, and Birol Groups Achieve New Room-Temperature Functionality in Perovskite Oxides

Posted December 20, 2022

Dec 20 2022 - Recent collaborative work from the Leighton, Mkhoyan, and Birol groups, just published in the journal Nature Communications, has achieved the first room-temperature valence transition in a perovskite oxide.


CEMS students discuss their individual paths that led them to STEM

Posted December 16, 2022

Dec 20 2022 - CEMS graduate students represent a wide range of demographic identities and a commensurately diverse set of paths to STEM. To showcase these paths and give high school students a broader perspective on their potential in STEM, selected CEMS students were interviewed in a series of story videos.


Julie Prince among nominees for CSE Outstanding Service Award

Posted December 13, 2022

Dec 13 2022 - Julie Prince, Program Associate for Graduate Studies, was among 16 nominees for the inaugural College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Outstanding Service Awards. The awards seek to recognize and reward exceptional performance and contributions by staff and student employees.

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CEMS launches a new Data Science for Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Master’s degree

Posted December 1, 2022

July 20 2022 -CEMS is launching a unique interdisciplinary M.S. degree program which aims to bridge disciplinary expertise in chemical engineering and materials science with data and computational science.


Paulina Eberts takes home First Place and the People's Choice Awards in the 7th Annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Posted November 17, 2022

Nov 17 2022 - Paulina Eberts, a doctoral student in the College of Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering program took home the First Place and People's Choice Awards at the event on Friday, November 11.

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Chris Macosko, CEMS Professor Emeritus, named 2023 Charles Goodyear Medalist

Posted November 16, 2022

Nov 16 2022 - Chris Macosko, CEMS Professor Emeritus, was named the 2023 Charles Goodyear Medalist. The most prestigious award given by Rubber Division, American Chemical Society (ACS) was established in 1941 to perpetuate the memory of Charles Goodyear as the discoverer of the vulcanization of rubber.

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Bhan wins Emmett Award in Fundamental Catalysis

Posted November 15, 2022

Nov 15 2022 - This award recognizes and encourages individual contributions in the field of catalysis with emphasis on discovery and understanding of catalytic phenomena, proposal of catalytic reaction mechanisms and identification of and description of catalytic sites and species.

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Emily McGuinness awarded an ASEE eFellows postdoctoral fellowship

Posted November 9, 2022

Nov 9 2022 - Dr. Emily McGuinness, a postdoctoral scholar co-advised by Professors Vivian Ferry and Chris Ellison, was recently awarded an American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) eFellows postdoctoral fellowship, with funding provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Kumar Delivers William Pierson Field Lectures at Princeton University

Posted November 8, 2022

Nov 8 2022 - Satish Kumar recently gave two talks at Princeton University as part of the William Pierson Field Lecture initiative. This initiative brings prominent engineers and scientists to Princeton as visiting lecturers, with the unique feature that the visitors also give a lecture in a course.

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CEMS undergraduate Michelle Quan selected for "Future Leaders in Chemical Engineering Symposium"

Posted November 1, 2022

Nov 1 2022 - Michelle Quan (ChE, MSE '23) was among 24 participants selected to attend the recent "Future Leaders in Chemical Engineering Symposium" at North Carolina State University.