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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Watch: MacArthur "genius grant" recipients

Posted March 24, 2021

March 24, 2021 - President Joan Gabel hosted an Impact Leaders event on March 17 that featured an illuminating virtual conversation with 2020 MacArthur...

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Turan Birol named McKnight Land-Grant Professor

Posted March 17, 2021

March 17, 2021 - Assistant Professor Turan Birol is among ten recipients of the 2021-2023 McKnight Land-Grant Professorship. This University-wide program seeks to advance...

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Groundbreaking discovery shows lab-created heart valves can grow with the recipient

Posted March 17, 2021

March 17, 2021 - A groundbreaking new study led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers from both the College of Science and Engineering...

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Michelle Calabrese wins 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award

Posted March 9, 2021

March 9, 2021 - Assistant Professor Michelle Calabrese has received a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award to support her research on the rheology of soft...

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CEMS alumni featured in C&EN Trailblazers issue

Posted February 26, 2021

Feb. 26, 2021 - Three CEMS alumni, Thomas Epps, III, Cordell Hardy, and Samson A. Jenekhe, are featured in the Chemical & Engineering News...


CEMS researchers say distancing matters in catalysis too

Posted February 24, 2021

Feb. 24, 2021 - In an innovative study, CEMS researchers have brought new fundamental understanding to catalytic reactions used in the production of fuels...

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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