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  • Peet’s Coffee Pledges $250,000 to Advance Coffee Research

    Peet’s Coffee Pledges $250,000 to Advance Coffee Research – Gift Will Fund Peet’s Coffee Pilot Roastery in First-of-its-Kind Coffee Center In the News: Sacramento Bee – Peet’s pledges $250,000 for roastery in planned UC Davis Coffee Center Barista Magazine – Peet’s Donates $250K to UC Davis Coffee Program Daily Coffee News – With $250,000 Gift from Peet’s, UC Davis Coffee Center to Create ...


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  • UC Davis’ Chem-E-Car Team Leadfoot Wins Third Place at Nationals!

    Join the CHMS Department in extending congratulations to the UC Davis Chem-E-Car Team “Leadfoot”!  Leadfoot placed third at the 2015 AIChE Annual National Student Conference in Salt Lake City.  The team’s six operators, pictured above from left to right, were Andy Huynh, Chris O’Connor, Jordan Provost, Nicholas DiPressi, Andrew Ho, and Edgar Hernandez. Leadfoot has already begun ...


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  • UC Davis AIChE Team Wins Second Place in Global Video Competition

    Please join the CHMS Department in congratulating the UC Davis AIChE team!  The team won second place in AIChE’s Global Video Competition with their video on how an oil refinery works.  Team members Darwin Constantino, Ryan Chen, Jenn Chao and Jordan Provost worked on the project, which included cameos by Rene Gone and Hilary Chan.  Click here to ...


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  • ABC 10 Reports on Coffee Lab Grand Re-Opening

    Local news station ABC10 joined the CHMS Department on Friday, October 23 to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Coffee Lab in 126 Everson Hall, home to the popular course ECM 1 The Design of Coffee.  Click here to watch the news coverage.   Take a look at some of our photos from the event, and check ...


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  • Grand Re-Opening of the Newly Renovated Chemical Engineering Coffee Lab

    Please join the CHMS Department in celebrating the grand re-opening of the coffee lab, now newly renovated to handle over 500 students per quarter!  The coffee lab, where the incredibly popular course ECM 1 The Design of Coffee is held, is in 126 Everson Hall.  If you haven’t heard of this course, check it out – you ...


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  • Engineering a Better Cup of Coffee: The Textbook

    CHMS Professors Kuhl and Ristenpart have published a textbook to accompany their highly popular course ECM 1: The Design of Coffee.  The textbook, titled The Design of Coffee: An Engineering Approach, introduces chemical engineering to the layperson through the lens of making the best possible cup of coffee.  The experiments detailed within can be performed at home, ...


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  • CHMS Receives Three Years of GAANN Funding

    The Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CHMS) Department has received a new three-year Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Award for the years 2015-2018.  This prestigious award enables support of CHMS graduate students with excellent records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering or Materials Science.


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  • Congratulations to CHMS Ph.D. Candidate Liz Anthony!

    Liz Anthony has been selected for the Emerging Leaders in Policy and Public Service’s (ELIPPS’s) new California Fellows program. She will be working on the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies’ California 2030 Low Carbon Grid Study, for which she will be analyzing computer modeling results and presenting the findings to stakeholders and policymakers. ...


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  • Congratulations Advanced Chemical Engineering Certificate Recipients!

    Congratulations to Sifti Duhra-Gill, Shilpa Narasimhan, and Divya Srinivasan, who each earned their ACE Certificate! The certificate program allows working professionals to complete six months of graduate coursework and acquire advanced hands-on training in chemical engineering.


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  • Congratulations to CHMS Prof. Robert Powell!

    Please join the CHMS Department in congratulating Prof. Robert Powell, who has been elected Councilor to the Association of Women in Science (AWIS) national governing board. AWIS is the largest multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to achieving equality for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). As a member of the governing board, Prof. Powell will ...


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  • Congratulations to CHMS Ph.D. Candidate Liz Anthony!

    Liz Anthony has been selected for the Emerging Leaders in Policy and Public Service’s (ELIPPS’s) new California Fellows program. She will be working on the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies’ California 2030 Low Carbon Grid Study, for which she will be analyzing computer modeling results and presenting the findings to stakeholders and policymakers. ...


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  • Congratulations Advanced Chemical Engineering Certificate Recipients!

    Congratulations to Sifti Duhra-Gill, Shilpa Narasimhan, and Divya Srinivasan, who each earned their ACE Certificate! The certificate program allows working professionals to complete six months of graduate coursework and acquire advanced hands-on training in chemical engineering.


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  • Coffee Lab
    ECM 1: The Design of Coffee


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  • Symposium 2013
    Chemical Engineering & Materials Science 2013 Research Symposium


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  • TedxDavis
    TEDxDavis- Klaus von Benthem – Atoms: Legos for Scientists


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  • Department of Chemical Engineering – Aggie TV


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  • Professor J. M. Smith

    Professor Joe Smith was a founding member of the College of Engineering faculty. Joe Mauk Smith 1916 – 2009 Posted on: June 18, 2009 Joe Mauk Smith, a professor emeritus of chemical engineering at the University of California, Davis, died at his home in Davis on June 7. He was 93. A founder of the university’s College of ...


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