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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CEMS graduate student Eeshani Godbole wins Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Award

Posted November 10, 2021

November 10, 2021 - Eeshani Godbole, a 5th year chemical engineering PhD candidate advised by CEMS Assistant Professor David Poerschke has won the Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Diamond Award from the Basic
Science Division of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS).

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Curtis and Flannigan co-author paper selected as "2021 PCCP HOT Article"

Posted November 2, 2021

November 2, 2021 - Wyatt Curtis (fifth-year ChE graduate student) and Professor David Flannigan are co-authors on a research paper that was recently published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

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CEMS graduate students honored with Outstanding Teaching Assistant (TA) Awards

Posted November 1, 2021

November 1, 2021 - Due to the pandemic, CEMS Outstanding Teaching Assistant (TA) Awards were postponed. CEMS is now proud to honor

Dr. Kristala L.J. Prather - 2021 Fredrickson Lecture

Dr. Kristala L.J. Prather delivers 2021 Fredrickson Lecture

Posted October 29, 2021

October 29, 2021 - CEMS was pleased to have Dr. Kristala L.J. Prather, the Arthur D. Little Professor and Executive Officer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, deliver the 2021 Fredrickson Lecture on “Engineered Autonomous Control of Metabolic Pathways.”

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CEMS researchers win CACE Best Paper Award 2020

Posted October 21, 2021

October 21, 2021 - Matthew J. Palys (who recently defended his PhD thesis in CEMS) and Professor Prodromos Daoutidis won the Computers and Chemical Engineering Best Paper Award 2020 for their paper, "Using hydrogen and ammonia for renewable energy storage: A geographically comprehensive techno-economic study."

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CEMS alumnus Jian Qin wins 2022 John H. Dillon Medal

Posted October 15, 2021

October 15, 2021 - Jian Qin (PhD MSE ’09) is the recipient of the 2022 John H. Dillon Medal in Polymer Physics from the American Physical Society “for the advancement of analytical and computational tools in the thermodynamics and morphology of ionic or ion-containing polymeric materials."

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CEMS graduate student Shashank Kamdar wins APS travel grant

Posted September 25, 2021

September 25, 2021 - Shashank Kamdar, a 5th-year Chemical Engineering PhD candidate advised by CEMS Professor Xiang Cheng and Lorraine F. Francis, has been awarded a travel grant from the American Physical Society’s (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) to support his participation in the 2021 APS DFD Meeting at Phoenix.

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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.

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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.