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
Eric Rachita receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award
Posted April 14, 2022
Apr. 14 2022 - Eric Rachita, a first-year chemical engineering graduate student co-advised by Professors Chris Ellison and Marc Hillmyer (Chemistry), received an award 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.
CEMS researchers develop defect-free zeolite nanosheets for highly selective molecular membranes
Posted April 12, 2022
Apr. 12 2022 - Researchers from CEMS Professor Andre Mkhoyan's group at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and Professor Michael Tsapatsis' group at Johns Hopkins University have developed a new technique to synthesize and fabricate defect-free MFI zeolite membranes.
CEMS students, post-doc win CSE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Showcase awards
Posted April 5, 2022
Apr. 5 2022 - CEMS undergraduate students Michelle Quan (ChE, MSE '23) and Tatem Rios (ChE '22) and CEMS post-doctoral scholar Dr. Anisha Veeren were recently honored among the recipients of the inaugural College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Showcase awards.
Kacey Gregerson elected Chair of NACADA Region 6
Posted March 16, 2022
Mar. 16 2022 - Congratulations to Kacey Gregerson, Senior Academic Advisor in CEMS, for being elected as Chair of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 6! The North Central Region 6 includes: Minnesota, Iowa, Manitoba, Nebraska, North Dakota, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, and South Dakota.
CEMS team wins 2022 TMS Materials Bowl
Posted March 10, 2022
Mar. 10 2022 - A team of CEMS students Colton Gerber (MSE '22), Ashlie Hamilton (MSE '23), Nicholas Johnson (MSE '22), and Kevin Schmalbach (fifth-year ChE graduate student) recently won The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Materials Bowl. The materials-themed knowledge and trivia competition is held at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition.
David Poerschke named McKnight Land-Grant Professor
Posted March 9, 2022
Mar. 9 2022 - Assistant Professor David Poerschke is among ten recipients of the 2022-2024 McKnight Land-Grant Professorship. This University-wide program seeks to advance the careers of the most promising junior faculty members who have potential to make significant contributions to their departments and scholarly fields.
Professor Andre Mkhoyan conducts interview for International Microscopy Lecture Series
Posted February 17, 2022
Feb. 17, 2022 - Professor Andre Mkhoyan conducts interview for International Microscopy Lecture Series. Professor Andre Mkhoyan recently interviewed Professor Philip Batson, a Distinguished Research Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Rutgers University, as part of The International Microscopy Lecture Series.
Bhaskar Das wins prestigious APS DMP Post-Doctoral Travel Award
Posted February 15, 2022
Feb. 15 2022 - Bhaskar Das wins prestigious APS DMP Post-Doctoral Travel Award. Dr. Bhaskar Das, a post-doctoral scholar in Professor Chris Leighton's group, was recently awarded a prestigious American Physical Society (APS) Physics Division of Materials Physics (DMP) Post-Doctoral Travel Award for research.
PPG invests in future leaders with safety in mind
Posted February 15, 2022
Feb. 15, 2022 - PPG invests in future leaders with safety in mind. Gift from Fortune 500 company supports recruitment, polymer research, and lab safety
CEMS graduate student Anusha Kamath Manjeshwar wins prestigious Ovshinsky Student Travel Award
Posted February 1, 2022
Feb. 2, 2022 - CEMS graduate student Anusha Kamath Manjeshwar wins prestigious Ovshinsky Student Travel Award