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 Yutong Pang wins Intel Graduate Scholarship from the Society of Women Engineers

Posted May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021 - Yutong Pang, a fourth year chemical engineering graduate student in the Dauenhauer group, was awarded the Intel Graduate Scholarship from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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CEMS students earn 2021 President's Student Leadership & Service Awards

Posted May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021 - Emma Lovett (ChE '21) and Elisah VandenBussche (fifth year PhD candidate, ChE) are among the recipients of the 2021 President's Student Leadership & Service Awards (PSLSA) for their accomplishments and contributions as outstanding student leaders at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

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CEMS graduate students awarded Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Posted April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021 - Four CEMS graduate students were awarded Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships (DDF) for academic year 2021-2022 in a University-wide competition sponsored by the University of Minnesota Graduate School.

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Azarin named McKnight Presidential Fellow

Posted April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021 - CEMS faculty member Samira Azarin is among the recipients of the University of Minnesota's McKnight Presidential Fellow Award. She was recommended for this award by Mostafa Kaveh, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering, based on her significant scholarly accomplishments.

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Dauenhauer wins 2021 Herman Pines Award in Catalysis

Posted April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021 - Professor Paul Dauenhauer has won the 2021 Herman Pines Award in Catalysis for outstanding research in the field of catalysis from the Catalysis Club of Chicago. Dauenhauer will be the featured plenary speaker at the Spring Symposium on May 13-14, 2021 and present an award address, "The Catalytic Mechanics of Dynamic Surfaces for Energy Technology."

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Qi Zhang wins NSF CAREER Award

Posted April 25, 2021

April 25, 2021 - Assistant Professor Qi Zhang has been selected for a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his project “Optimization-Based Computational Discovery of Decision-Making Processes.”

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Daniel A. Hickman delivers 8th annual Amundson Lecture

Posted April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021 - Daniel A. Hickman (PhD ChE '92), Senior R&D Fellow in the Engineering and Process Science department of Dow’s Core Research & Development organization, was the featured guest speaker for the 8th annual Amundson Lecture on April 15, 2021.

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Holmes named Distinguished McKnight University Professor

Posted April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021 - Professor Russell Holmes has been named a 2021 Distinguished McKnight University Professor.

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CEMS undergraduate Brian Carrick awarded prestigious 2021 Goldwater Scholarship

Posted March 30, 2021

March 30, 2021 - Two juniors in the University Honors Program at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities have been recognized as Goldwater Scholars...


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

Posted March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021 - Numerous CEMS students and alumni have received awards through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The...