News, Events & CEMS Seminars

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*Please note that in the months of January and February, CEMS hosts faculty candidates. To protect the confidentiality of the faculty search, those departmental seminars are not publicized on the CEMS website and are only shared with internal CEMS audiences.

Tuesday, Jan. 16 (first day of classes): No seminar

Thursday, Jan. 18: Dr. Darrell Schlom, Cornell University, 10th annual Amundson Lecture

Thursday, Jan. 25: Dr. Hal Alper, University of Texas at Austin

Tuesday, Feb. 20: Dr. Paul Voyles, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Tuesday, March 5: No seminar, UMN Spring Break and APS meeting occurring in Minneapolis

Tuesday, March 12: TBD, possible seminar to be scheduled 

Tuesday, March 19: No seminar, ACS meeting

Tuesday, March 26: Dr. Gabriela Romero Uribe, University of Texas at San Antonio, PPG Lecture


Tuesday, April 2: Dr. John Lockmeyer, Shell

Tuesday, April 9: No seminar, MRSEC site visit

Tuesday, April 16: Dr. Allison Beese, Pennsylvania State University

Thursday, April 18: TBD, possible seminar to be scheduled

Tuesday, April 23: Dr. Kristi Anseth, University of Colorado Boulder, Fredrickson Lecture




Dr. Melody Swartz delivers 2023 Fredrickson Lecture


Apr 28, 2023 - CEMS was pleased to have Dr. Melody Swartz, the William B. Ogden Professor of Molecular Engineering and Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs in the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, deliver the 2023 Fredrickson Lecture on "Lymphatic vessels: Where biotransport meets immunity."


Professor Alon McCormick wins George W. Taylor Award for Distinguished Service


Apr 26, 2023 - Professor Alon McCormick is the recipient of the 2023 George W. Taylor Award for Distinguished Service in the College of Science and Engineering (CSE). The award seeks to recognize a faculty member that has performed exemplary service within the University as well as in a professional capacity to outside public or governmental organizations.


Assistant Professor Michelle Calabrese named 2023 PMSE Early Stage Investigator


Apr 25, 2023 - Assistant Professor Michelle Calabrese is among 25 awardees named as 2023 Early Stage Investigators by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE). The awards seek to recognize early career scientists and emerging leaders who have had a significant impact on the field of polymer science and engineering across academia, industry, and national labs.


Dr. Gilda Barabino delivers 9th annual Amundson Lecture


Apr 18, 2023 - We were pleased to welcome Dr. Gilda Barabino, President of Olin College of Engineering, to the department as the 9th annual Amundson Lecturer last week. She delivered her seminar, "Impact-Centered Research and Education: View from a Chemical Engineer," on April 13. The concept of impact-centered research and education is focused on creating real-world authentic impact in service of society and making the world a better place.


CEMS students win President's Student Leadership and Service Awards


Apr 13, 2023 - Four CEMS students are among the recipients of the 2023 President's Student Leadership and Service Awards (PSLSA). Congratulations to Marisa Bazzi (fifth-year MSE graduate student), Spencer Bingham (fourth-year MSE graduate student), Ashlie Hamilton (MSE '24), and Amy Wesolowski (ChE '23). These awards honor outstanding students for their invaluable leadership and service to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and the community.

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CEMS student named 2023 Goldwater Scholar


Apr 5, 2023 - Fred Tutt, a junior undergraduate student majoring in materials science and chemistry, has been named a 2023 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The prestigious, competitive scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research-oriented careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. 


CEMS students and recent alumni receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards


Apr 4, 2023 - Several CEMS students and recent alumni received awards through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.


Register for the IPRIME Annual Meeting


Mar 28, 2023 - This meeting attracts several hundred participants and offers a lively scientific exchange between our member companies and the faculty and students involved in IPRIME’s research programs.


Register for the Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course


Mar 8, 2023 - This 2.5 day in person course provides coating engineers, scientists and researchers with an understanding of the principles of premetered coating processes and solidification phenomena that are central to developing high performance, precision coatings used in a variety of industries.

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University of Minnesota to offer new Data Science for Chemical Engineering and Materials Science master’s degree


Mar 8, 2023 - In fall 2023, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Science and Engineering will begin offering a new master’s degree in data science for chemical engineering and materials science to meet the growing industry demand for scientists and engineers with computational and data analytics skills.