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



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CEMS alumnus Samson Jenekhe awarded 2021 APS Polymer Physics Prize

Posted February 23, 2021

Feb. 23, 2021 - CEMS alumnus Samson A. Jenekhe (PhD ChE '85), Boeing-Martin Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemistry at the University...

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PPG renews fellowship award to CEMS

Posted February 18, 2021

Feb. 18, 2021 - PPG, a global leader and supplier of paints, coatings, and specialty materials, has identified the University of Minnesota’s Department of...


Discovery improves catalytic production of chemicals

Posted February 16, 2021

Feb. 16, 2021 - In a new study, a national team of researchers, including a University of Minnesota Twin Cities professor, have discovered an...

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Turan Birol wins NSF CAREER Award

Posted February 10, 2021

Feb. 10, 2021 - Assistant Professor Turan Birol has been selected for a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation

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Kacey Gregerson wins John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

Posted February 6, 2021

Feb. 6, 2021 - Kacey Gregerson, Senior Academic Advisor in CEMS, is among four recipients of the 2020-2021 John Tate Award for Excellence in...

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UMN researchers featured in PBS program NOVA Beyond the Elements: Reactions

Posted February 5, 2021

Feb. 5, 2021 - CEMS Professor Emeritus Ed Cussler and other UMN researchers including Joe Franek, Eric Buchanan, and Cory Marquart were featured in...

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CEMS researchers win APS travel awards

Posted February 4, 2021

Feb. 4, 2021 - William Nunn (pictured, left), a 6th year chemical engineering PhD candidate advised by CEMS Associate Professor Bharat Jalan, and Dr....

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Samira Azarin selected for George W. Taylor Career Development Award

Posted January 20, 2021

Jan. 20, 2021 - Assistant Professor Samira Azarin has been selected by the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Promotion and Tenure Advisory Committee...


CEMS researchers discover new metallic line defect

Posted January 15, 2021

Jan. 15, 2021 - In groundbreaking materials research, a research team led by CEMS professor K. Andre Mkhoyan has made a discovery that blends...

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CEMS graduate student Guarav Kumar’s research article selected as Editor’s Choice in Green Chemistry

Posted January 14, 2021

Jan. 14, 2021 - Guarav Kumar, a fifth-year chemical engineering PhD candidate, had his research paper, “Dehydra-decyclization of 2-methyltetrahydrofuran to pentadienes on boron-containing zeolites”...