News, Events & CEMS Seminars
SPRING 2023 CEMS SEMINAR SCHEDULE
JANUARY & FEBRUARY
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
APRIL & MAY
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
Paulina Eberts competing to win University-wide 3-Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition
Posted October 26, 2022
Oct 26. 22 - Congratulations to Paulina Eberts, a sixth-year PhD candidate co-advised by CEMS Professor Samira Azarin and Biomedical Engineering Professor Casim Sarkar, for winning the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) 3-Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition on October 20 for her topic "Decoding Blood-Brain Barrier Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease."
Phenomenon behind cats' fur patterns may hold key to cancer recurrence
Posted October 20, 2022
Oct 20 2022 -CSE Ph.D. student Harish Venkatachalapathy’s research could lead to better treatments for breast cancer.
CEMS postdoc Raisa Carmen Andeme Ela selected for a 2022-23 Mistletoe Research Fellowship
Posted October 19, 2022
Oct 19 2022 - Dr. Raisa Carmen Andeme Ela, a postdoctoral scholar in Professor Paul Dauenhauer’s research group, has been selected for a 2022-23 Mistletoe Research Fellowship (MRF) from the Momental Foundation.
Professor Leighton to lead NSF-sponsored Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)
Posted October 18, 2022
Oct 18 2022 - University of Minnesota Twin Cities Professor Chris Leighton has been appointed by College of Science and Engineering Dean Andrew Alleyne as the new director of the National Science Foundation-sponsored Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC).
View the "Industrial perspectives on data science in chemicals and advanced materials" webinar recording
Posted October 4, 2022
Oct 4 2022 -View the "Industrial perspectives on data science in chemicals and advanced materials" webinar recording
Engineers discover process for synthetic material growth, enabling soft robots to grow like plants
Posted September 28, 2022
An interdisciplinary team of University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers has developed a new, plant-inspired extrusion process that enables synthetic material growth, and the creation of a soft robot that builds its own solid body from liquid to navigate hard-to-reach places and complicated terrain.
Ellison selected to receive Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering from Iowa State University
Posted September 27, 2022
Sept 27 2022 -Professor Christopher Ellison, the Zsolt Rumy Innovation Chair, has been selected to receive a Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (PACE) Award from the College of Engineering at Iowa State University.
CEMS researchers lead $10.6M federal grant to develop a more sustainable process for programmable catalysis
Posted September 18, 2022
Sept. 7 2022 - A team led by University of Minnesota Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science researchers has received $10.6 million over four years from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to establish a new Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC)—the Center for Programmable Energy Catalysis (CPEC).
CEMS graduate students honored with Outstanding Teaching Assistant (TA) Awards
Posted September 16, 2022
Sept. 16 2022 - CEMS is proud to honor these graduate students (listed below) for their accomplishments as outstanding teaching assistants (TA) during the previous academic year (AY 2021-2022). Nominated by their course instructor and selected by the CEMS Directors of Graduate Studies, these honorees received a monetary award and were recognized at a recent department ceremony.
Supriya Ghosh receives Amelar and Lodge Fellowship
Posted September 6, 2022
Sept. 9 2022 -Supriya Ghosh has received the Richard D. Amelar and Arthur S. Lodge Fellowship for outstanding Collaborative Research in Materials for 2022-23.