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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...

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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...