Hector Sanchez-Moran holding a very large check for $250, showing he won the poster prize.

Sanchez-Moran's enzyme immobilization research takes top prize at biologics summit

May 26, 2023

Surpassing more than 300 participants, chemical engineering PhD student Hector Sanchez-Moran took home first prize at the PEGS Essential Protein and Antibody Engineering Summit poster presentation competition.

From left to right, Evan Flitz, Collin Sindt and Noah Smith, the three NDSEG honorees

Three chemical engineering PhD students earn Department of Defense fellowships

May 25, 2023

Evan Flitz, Collin Sindt and and Noah Smith have received 2023 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships (NDSEG), a prestigious Department of Defense award that recognizes and supports promising young scientists and engineers.

Albert Velasco Abadia wearing a lab coat in the lab

PhD student honored for shape-changing “smart” materials research

April 13, 2023

PhD Student Albert Velasco Abadia was awarded the prestigious Materials Research Society Graduate Student Gold Award for his research in using biological catalysts — also known as enzymes — for triggering shape reconfigurations in "smart" materials known as liquid crystal networks.