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Job Opening: Junior Specialist in the McDonald/Nandi Lab

November 04, 2019
The McDonald/Nandi Lab is hiring a junior specialist. Apply by Friday, November 15 at 11:59 p.m. PST to be considered. Description

This position will work on the project entitled “Growth, Viability, Stability, Purification, and Characterization of Ricecalli Expressing Recombinant Proteins.” The appointee will work under the supervision of Professors Somen Nandi and Karen McDonald as well as all members of McDonald-Nandi lab group in Department of Chemical Engineering, UC Davis.

Greg Miller and the Science of Whisky

October 29, 2019

For chemical engineering professor Greg Miller, whisky is serious business. A licensed distiller and whisky enthusiast, his new book Whisky Science: A Condensed Distillation is the culmination of a five-year search for the science behind the spirit, bringing together 300+ years of history, chemistry and distillation methods.

College of Engineering Dean Jennifer Curtis receives 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from American Institute of Chemical Engineers

October 28, 2019
Jennifer Sinclair Curtis, Dean of the College of Engineering, has received the 2019 Particle Technology Forum’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). She is being recognized as an outstanding contributor to the field of particle technology as well as for her leadership in promoting scholarship, research, development, service and education in this field.

Graduate Student Spotlight: Jorge Perez-Aguilar

August 06, 2019
"The best advice I could give would be find a place that you could see yourself living for four to five years and enjoying your time, and working in a research group that is very helpful and inclusive,"

Graduate Student Spotlight: Noah Fevley

August 06, 2019
"Attending school somewhere new is difficult no matter where you go, but everyone at UC Davis is warm and friendly, making the transition easier."

Graduate Student Spotlight: Tommy Harrelson

August 06, 2019
"There is no replacement for graduate school: It gives you the opportunity to acquire a breadth of knowledge and the freedom to explore ideas -- an opportunity that you won't find in any position right out of undergrad."

Graduate Alumni Spotlight: Jasmine Corbin

August 06, 2019
My favorite part of Davis was the sense of community: The whole university, and even the whole city, really feels like one team working together, trying to make the world a better place.

Donor Endowments Support CHE Faculty and Research

August 01, 2019
Endowed professorships and chairs are both an important way to help faculty research groups to flourish and a mark of profound generosity from donors to the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Optimizing Controls Systems with Matt Ellis

July 26, 2019
From cars to energy to factory floors and retail stores, control systems—systems that manage or regulate different devices or smaller systems—are a huge part of our everyday world. New chemical engineering assistant professor Matt Ellis works to make these systems run more efficiently and solve problems for industry.

Harishankar Manikantan: Flowing Through the Field of Complex Fluids

July 26, 2019

New assistant professor Harishankar Manikantan is a researcher and teacher in all senses of the words. With a background in three different disciplines and a passion for outreach and mentorship, he joins the Department of Chemical Engineering to advance the field of complex fluids and teach the public about the physics behind the gels, foams and other complex liquids we use every day.