Congratulations to Dr. Jia Chew, who was awarded the 2013 AIChE Best Ph.D. Thesis in Particle Technology for her experimental research on the impact of polydispersity on multiphase flows.
Dr. Chew received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2011 as a member of Christine Hrenya’s research group. She has recently accepted a tenure-track faculty position at Nanyang Technilogical University, Singapore.
Congratulations to Professor Rich Noble, who was chosen to receive the 2013 National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Engineering Education Excellence Award!
Rich will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and will be recognized in PE Magazine as well as on the NSPE website.
Fairview High School student Michael Chen, 16, has had a busy spring award season. Michael has conducted research on zeolite membranes in the Falconer lab under the guidance of Associate Professor Hans Funke since the Fall of 2012, and his work has recently been acclaimed at the national level.
Congratulations to graduate students Tyler Martin and Matt McBride, both of whom have received prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowships. Both were NSF-REU students in our department before joining ChBE as graduate students.
Tyler is advised by Arthi Jayaraman while Matt is advised by Chris Bowman.
Katie Lewis, a graduate student in the Anseth lab, received a 2013 Whitaker International Program Summer Grant to work for two months this summer with Prof. Justin Cooper-White's group at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.
Katie will be studying photodegradable microsphere polymerization in microfluidic devices.
Congratulations to Assistant to the Chair Jen Gifford, who received the April 2013 College of Engineering Staff Appreciation Award.
Congratulations to ChBE undergraduates Taylor Kennedy, Anna McLeland and Kayla Weston who won awards at the Discovery Learning Research Symposium in April.
Congratulations to ChBE undergraduates Benjamin Mead and Brandon Lin, who were chosen by the department to be recognized at the April 26 Awards Banquet as Distinguished Seniors.