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Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

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Chemical Engineering & Materials Science News

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Experiment Follows Theory 

Theorists don’t usually get the credit when a new invention turns out to be a hit. Usually, it is the experimentalists who present the results to the public when the outcome of a research endeavor is successful—and, often, the theorists’ work gets overlooked among all...read more

CEMS Alumnus Jian Qin Wins 2022 John H. Dillon Medal

Jian Qin (PhD MSE ’09) is the recipient of the 2022 John H. Dillon Medal in Polymer Physics from the American Physical Society “for the advancement of analytical and computational tools in the thermodynamics and morphology of ionic or ion-containing polymeric materials." The award recognizes...read more

Jian Qin Headshot

Induced flaws in quantum materials could enhance superconducting properties

In a surprising discovery, an international team of researchers, led by scientists in the University of Minnesota Center for Quantum Materials, found that deformations in quantum materials that cause imperfections in the crystal structure can actually improve the material’s superconducting and... read more

NEWS ARCHIVE

CEMS researchers win CACE Best Paper Award 2020

October 21, 2021 - Matthew J. Palys (who recently defended his PhD thesis in CEMS) and Professor Prodromos Daoutidis won the Computers and Chemical Engineering Best Paper Award 2020 for their paper

CEMS alumnus Jian Qin wins 2022 John H. Dillon Medal

October 15, 2021 - Jian Qin (PhD MSE ’09) is the recipient of the 2022 John H. Dillon Medal in Polymer Physics from the American Physical Society “for the advancement of analytical and computational

CEMS graduate student Shashank Kamdar wins APS travel grant

September 25, 2021 - Shashank Kamdar, a 5th-year Chemical Engineering PhD candidate advised by CEMS Professor Xiang Cheng and Lorraine F. Francis, has been awarded a travel grant from the American