Single molecule/nanoparticle tracking microscopy is used to study transport in the liquid-filled void spaces of porous materials.

Dan Schwartz awarded prestigious American Chemical Society Langmuir Lectureship

April 2, 2024

Professor Daniel K. Schwartz has been honored with the prestigious American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry 2024 Langmuir Lectureship award. He was nominated by his colleagues for significant contributions to the field of colloid and interface science.

Daniel Schwartz receives Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award

June 9, 2023

Daniel Schwartz , Glenn L. Murphy Professor of Engineering, has received the College of Engineering and Applied Science 2023 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award . The award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate exceptional advising skills with graduate students and who serve as role models to other advisors.

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.

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.

Daniel Schwartz to serve as interim director of environmental engineering

Jan. 9, 2023

Professor Daniel Schwartz of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has become the new interim director of the Environmental Engineering Program, effective Jan. 1. Schwartz, who previously served as ChBE chair, will lead efforts to further align environmental engineering with college and campus goals in climate and sustainability and...

Haichao Wu and Dan Schwartz at Wu's dissertation defense

Wu receives CEAS Outstanding Dissertation Award

Dec. 8, 2021

Haichao Wu of the Dan Schwartz Group is the winner of the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s 2021 Outstanding Dissertation Award for “Nanoparticle Tracking to Probe Transport in Porous Media.” This award is a recognition of the quality and excellence of Wu’s research as well as his presentation of the dissertation.

Computer rendering of observation of particles moving through porous material

Research shows how nanorobots may clean up contaminated soil, improve water filtration

June 28, 2021

Haichao Wu is the lead author on a new paper that describes a model system that can be used to help guide tiny self-propelled robots when exploring maze-like environments such as the spaces between grains of sand in soil.