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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

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Kacey Gregerson wins John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

Posted February 6, 2021

Feb. 6, 2021 - Kacey Gregerson, Senior Academic Advisor in CEMS, is among four recipients of the 2020-2021 John Tate Award for Excellence in...

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UMN researchers featured in PBS program NOVA Beyond the Elements: Reactions

Posted February 5, 2021

Feb. 5, 2021 - CEMS Professor Emeritus Ed Cussler and other UMN researchers including Joe Franek, Eric Buchanan, and Cory Marquart were featured in...

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CEMS researchers win APS travel awards

Posted February 4, 2021

Feb. 4, 2021 - William Nunn (pictured, left), a 6th year chemical engineering PhD candidate advised by CEMS Associate Professor Bharat Jalan, and Dr....

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Samira Azarin selected for George W. Taylor Career Development Award

Posted January 20, 2021

Jan. 20, 2021 - Assistant Professor Samira Azarin has been selected by the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Promotion and Tenure Advisory Committee...


CEMS researchers discover new metallic line defect

Posted January 15, 2021

Jan. 15, 2021 - In groundbreaking materials research, a research team led by CEMS professor K. Andre Mkhoyan has made a discovery that blends...