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  • Welcome to our newly appointed Adjunct Professors, Dr. Bare and Dr. Redondo!
    Welcome to our newly appointed Adjunct Professors, Simon Bare, Director of Chemistry and Catalysis at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and Antonio “Tony” Redondo, Senior Scientist at Los Alamos National Lab. Both joined the department on July 1, 2017 and we look forward to many future collaborations.

 


  • Professor Tonya Kuhl to participate in the 2017 Faculty Fellowship Summer Institute in Israel
    Professor Tonya Kuhl has been selected to take part in the 2017 Faculty Fellowship Summer Institute in Israel. The official press release can be found here, “US Professors Prepare to Leave on 2017 Faculty Fellowship Summer Institute in Israel“.
  • Congratulations to Professor Kronawitter and Professor Runnebaum!
    The Pacific Coast Catalysis Society (PCCS) has elected Professor Coleman Kronawitter and Professor Ron Runnebaum to the position of Co-Vice Chair for 2017. Professors Kronawitter and Runnebaum will host the 2017 Annual Meeting of PCCS at UC Davis on September 18, 2017. PCCS is the West Coast chapter of the North American Catalysis Society. The website ...
  • Congratulations to Professor McDonald for NASA Space Technology Research Institute Grant!
    Professor Karen McDonald and colleagues from UC Berkeley, Utah State, Stanford, Autodesk and Physical Sciences, Inc. were awarded up to $15 million over five years for their Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space (CUBES). The Center, led by UC Berkeley, is one of NASA’s first-ever Space Technology Research Institutes. The CUBES institute will ...
  • Congratulations to Professor Gates!
    Please join the Chemical Engineering Department in congratulating Professor Bruce Gates! Professor Gates has been announced as the recipient of the North American Catalysis Society’s 2017 Michel Boudart Award for Advances in Catalysis, for his pioneering contributions to the field of supported mol­e­c­u­lar catalysis. The official announcement can be found here, http://nacatsoc.org/news/bruce-gates-is-the-recipient-of-the-2017-michel-boudart-award-for-advances-in-catalysis/.
  • 4th Annual ChemE and MSE Research Symposium
    The 4th Annual ChemE and MSE Research Symposium at UC Davis was held in Kemper Hall on Friday, Nov. 4th, 2016. The event featured nine oral presentations in the morning, and a poster session in the afternoon. All participants commented on the quality of the research being presented, as well as the enthusiastic attendance from ...
  • Congratulations to Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Sara Sukenik
    Congratulations to Sara Sukenik for winning first place in the graduate division of the 2016 International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Student Poster Competition held in Atlanta, GA on September 18-21, 2016! Sara qualified to compete at the international level by first winning the San Francisco Bay Area ISPE chapter’s local competition. Her winning poster ...
  • Congratulations to Prof. Moule for NSF Scalable Nanomanufacturing Grant
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) just announced that PI Adam Moule of the UC Davis Chemical Engineering Department will be awarded a Scalable NanoManufacturing small center grant titled “High-Throughput Scalable Nanomanufacturing of High-Performance Organic Devices.” This grant will enable collaborative research to develop a new method to pattern semiconducting polymers using photolithographic methods. Moule will work ...
  • Priya Shah Hired as New Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
    After finishing her postdoc at UC San Francisco Priya S. Shah will arrive as new assistant professor in summer 2017. She will be 2/3 in Chemical Engineering and 1/3 in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. Her research uses systems and synthetic biology approaches to study how cellular networks respond to changes in their environment. She uses ...
  • Announcing New CHE Assistant Professor Coleman Kronawitter
    Coleman Kronawitter’s research emphasizes chemical and materials aspects of new energy technologies, with particular focus on understanding chemical transformations driven by electrocatalytic and catalytic processes.  Professor Kronawitter was most recently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.  In 2012 he received a Ph.D. from the University of ...
  • Congratulations to Chemical Engineering Postdoc Karuppanan
    Please join the Chemical Engineering Department in congratulating CHE postdoctoral researcher Kalimuthu Karuppanan.  He has recently won the UC Davis award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research.
  • Congratulations to Prof. Shackelford!
    Please join the CHMS Department in congratulating Prof. James Shackelford!  Prof. Shackelford will be receiving the North American Materials Education Symposia’s inaugural award for outstanding contributions to Materials Education on Thursday, March 17.  He will also be speaking at the Symposium, where materials scientists discuss ideas, tools, and best practices for teaching materials across engineering, design, and science.
  • Prof. El-Farra Wins 2016 Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award for Undergraduate Teaching
    Please join the Department of Chemical Engineering in congratulating Prof. Nael El-Farra for winning the 2016 Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award for Undergraduate Teaching.  The Distinguished Teaching Award rewards professors who have demonstrated excellence in a broad range of teaching and mentoring activities.  Prof. El-Farra will receive a monetary award which may be used in any manner ...
  • CHMS Department Reconstitution Announcement
    On February 29, 2016 the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science was reconstituted into two new departments: the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Currently we are in a transition period which we expect to last for the rest of this academic year (2015-16) .  The departments will ...
  • Prof. Moule Wins Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers to Fund Sabbatical in Germany
    The Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation promotes scientific cooperation and cultural exchange between German scholars and researchers from around the world. The Foundation provides funds, mostly in the form of postdoctoral fellowships, for Germans to travel to other countries and for all nationalities to study in Germany. The Humboldt network has supported over 27,000 scholars worldwide and ...
  • New Article from Prof. Mahajan in MRS Bulletin
    Prof. Mahajan has published an article entitled “The role of materials science in the evolution of microelectronics” in the latest MRS Bulletin.  He writes on how materials science solved the critical challenges that allow us to use silicon as we do today and helped bring us into the Silicon Age (a riff off the ‘Bronze ...
  • CHMS Alumna Miaofang Chi Named ORNL Scientist of the Year
    Please join the CHMS Department in congratulating one of our graduate alumni, Miaofang Chi.  Chi does pioneering research in analytical electron microscopy at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she recently won three awards at the annual awards banquet.  She received the Director’s Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in ...
  • Prof. Roland Faller Published in SPIE Newsletter
    Join the CHMS Department in congratulating Prof. Roland Faller, who has been published in the latest SPIE newsletter.  He wrote “Multiscale modeling shows differences between supported and free biomembranes” with coauthor Holden Ranz.  SPIE (not an acronym, but their name) is the not-for-profit international society for optics and photonics, dedicated to advancing emerging light-based technologies.
  • Congratulations to Award Winners at CHMS Research Symposium
    On Thursday, October 22nd, 2015, the CHMS Department hosted the 3rd Annual CHMS Research Symposium. The Symposium highlights the exciting research being carried out by our graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.  Activities included a poster session in Kemper lobby from 11:30 to 1:30pm and an oral session in Kemper 1065 from 2:30 to 5:00pm. Congratulations to the award winners: Best ...
  • Prof. El-Farra Named Child-Whitaker Professor
    Please join the CHMS Department in congratulating Prof. El-Farra!  He is the latest recipient of the Child-Whitaker Professorship in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, which recognizes a professor’s outstanding record of teaching and research.  Prof. El-Farra will hold the position for five years, during which he will continue to teach, perform research, and serve the ...
  • CHMS Alumnus New President of Colorado School of Mines
    Please join the CHMS Department in congratulating Paul Johnson, the new President of the Colorado School of Mines. He earned his bachelor of science in Chemical Engineering from UC Davis in 1983. The Colorado School of Mines is a prestigious and highly selective engineering school which focuses on stewardship of the earth and its resources and developing ...
  • Incoming COE Dean Curtis wins Van Antwerpen Award
    Jennifer Sinclair Curtis, who steps up as Dean to UC Davis’ College of Engineering this October, has won the F.J. & Dorothy Van Antwerpen Award.  The Van Antwerpen Award recognizes outstanding technical and professional contributions to the field of chemical engineering through service to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Curtis will receive a plaque ...
  • CHMS AIChE Chem-E-Car Team
    May 5, 2015 UC Davis’ Chem-E-Car team has proved victorious in the in the Western Regional Meeting, which automatically qualifies the team for November’s National AIChE Meeting. Congratulations to the team! The UC Davis Chem-E-Car team is sponsored by the student chapter of AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers). In the Chem-E-Car Competition, student teams compete to ...
  • Welcome to New Assistant Professor Ron Runnebaum
    February 25, 2015 The Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Department welcomes new assistant professor Ron Runnebaum, who will hold a joint appointment in Viticulture and Enology and CHMS. We are delighted that Professor Runnebaum will be joining us in this capacity.
  • Congratulations to Prof. Powell
    February 25, 2015     Congratulations to Professor Robert Powell, winner of the Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award. The award recognizes Professor Powell’s considerable public service contributions on behalf of the university and the State of California over the years.
  • Check Out the Latest CHMS Alumni Gazette!
    The Summer 2015 issue of the Alumni Gazette is available!  Click here to check it out.
  • Prof. Sen Speaks at ACERS GOMD-DGG Joint Annual Meeting
    May 17, 2015   Prof. Sabyasachi Sen was invited to speak at the American Ceramic Society’s Glass & Optical Materials Division and Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft Joint Annual Meeting.  He gave the Varshneya Frontiers of Glass Science Lecture; his talk was entitled “Structural aspects of relaxational dynamics in glasses and supercooled liquids.”  Click here to find summaries of the other speakers’ ...
  • CHMS Ph.D. Student Receives NSF Fellowship
    April 3, 2015     Please join the CHMS department in congratulating Lauren Hughes! Lauren Hughes, a Ph.D. student in Materials Science and Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship.  The fellowship provides three years of research funding in addition to professional development opportunities. Lauren Hughes has published two journal articles, and is currently ...
  • Congratulations to the COE Commencement Speaker!
     June 2, 2015 Congratulations to CHMS senior and soon graduate Christy Turcios, selected as the student Commencement Speaker for the College of Engineering! Christy was also the featured undergraduate student in our most recent CHMS Newsletter.
  • Recent work by Professor Bruce Gates Appears in Nature Nanotechnology
    bruce gatesRecent work from the lab of Professor Bruce Gates appears in Nature Nanotechnology, one of the premier journals in its field. The research presents the Gates’ lab development of new nanosensitive selective catalysts. In the same issue, Gates’ research is discussed in a “New & Views” featurethat highlights the significance of the work in its ability to program the electronic environment of ...
  • Biochemical Engineering Senior Design Students Win Engineering Design Showcase
    Congratulations to Biochemical Engineering Senior Design students George Correa, Kaylee Thatcher, Asun Oka, and Richard Huber on winning the College wide Engineering Design Showcase held on June 5, 2014. The four students will receive the Sandia Design Plaque and a cash award.
  • Lilian Chang selected as 2014 winner of Allen G. Marr Distinguished Dissertation Award
    Lillian ChangCongratulations to Lilian Chang who was selected as the 2014 winner of the Allen G. Marr Distinguished Dissertation Award. This is the highest award for a dissertation at UC Davis. She will also be the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science university’s nominee for the CGS/University Microfilms International Dissertation Award.
  • Victor Awad wins 2nd place in Big Bang! Business Competition
    Congratulations to Victor Awad, a chemical engineering major, who received 2nd place in the Big Bang! Business Competition for his work on Ambercycle, Inc. Ambercycle, Inc. have been working on a system that can degrade plastics so that they are cheaper and easier to recycle. He and his teammates, Akshay Sethi (founder) and Gerald Dion, have been ...
  • Congratulations to Kelly Guan, a CHMS graduate student researcher, who was recently selected by the Department of Energy to receive a three-year, $155,000 fellowship.
    Congratulations to Kelly Guan, a CHMS graduate student researcher, who was recently selected by the Department of Energy to receive a three-year, $155,000 fellowship. Each year, the Department of Energy awards $5 million for undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships to students in a nuclear energy-related engineering program. The graduate fellowship also includes $5,000 towards a ...
  • Undergraduate Chris Guido is the Winner of 2014 M.S. Ghausi Award
    Each year the College of Engineering selects a group of graduating students based on their grade point average as nominees for the M.S. Ghausi Medal. The recipient of the award is primarily based on the criteria of academic excellence. We are pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2014 M.S. Ghausi Medal is Christopher Guido. Congratulations ...
  • Lilian Chang 2014 Winner of Allen G. Marr Distinguished Dissertation Award
    Congratulations to Lilian Chang who was selected as the 2014 winner of the Allen G. Marr Distinguished Dissertation Award. This is the highest award for a dissertation at UC Davis. She will also be the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science university’s nominee for the CGS/University Microfilms International Dissertation Award.
  • Undergraduate Research Stephanie Burg accepted and awarded University Prize Scholarship at University of Sheffield
    Stephanie Burg, an undergraduate researcher in Professor Adam Moule‘s lab and tutor for ECH140 class, recently accepted into the Physics department at the University of Sheffield in England to study polymer physics using beam lines for her thesis. Not only was she accepted, but she also won the University Prize Scholarship, which is the most prestigious graduate research scholarship ...
  • Undergraduate Research Stephanie Burg accepted and awarded University Prize Scholarship at University of Sheffield
    Stephanie Burg, an undergraduate researcher in Professor Adam Moule‘s lab and tutor for ECH140 class, recently accepted into the Physics department at the University of Sheffield in England to study polymer physics using beam lines for her thesis. Not only was she accepted, but she also won the University Prize Scholarship, which is the most prestigious graduate research scholarship ...
  • Taylor Woehl Receives 2014 Munir Award
    The UC Davis College of Engineering Awards Committee has presented the 2013 Zuhair A. Munir Best Dissertation Award to Taylor Woehl, who obtained his doctorate in chemical engineering in September 2013. Woehl’s dissertation is titled Direct Observations of Colloidal and Nanoparticle Behavior in the Presence of External Fields. The committee also selected Anjul Patney, who obtained his ...
  • Trina Napasindayao and Derrick Kaseman named recipients of the Chair’s Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowships
    The Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science is pleased to announce that the 2013-2014 Chair’s Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowships were awarded to Derrick Kasemen and Trina Napasindayao. These awards are in recognition of their academic and scientific accomplishments during their graduate student careers at UC Davis. The Graduate Affairs Committee cited Mr. Kaseman’s contributions ...
  • Professor Ricardo Castro has been honored as 2013-2014 Chancellor’s Fellow
    Professor Ricardo Castro has been honored as 2013-2014 Chancellor’s Fellow. As part of this highly selective and prestigious honor he will receive a one-time award of $25,000 to support his research, service, and teaching activities. He will also have the honor of using the title, “Chancellor’s Fellow”, until July, 2018. CHMS has now had two Chancellor’s ...
  • CHMS Professor Ricardo Castro has developed an innovative new series of outreach and teaching materials on materials science
    CHMS Professor Ricardo Castro has developed aninnovative new series of outreach and teaching materials on materials science & engineering designed for use in K-12 schools. Through Professor Castro’s efforts a new generation of students will seek careers in materials science!
  • New publication in ground-breaking work in latest issue of Physic Review Letters by CHMS Professor and collaborators
    CHMS Professor Yayoi Takamura and collaborators havepublished ground-breaking work in a recent issue of Physics Review Letters that investigates exchange interactions in complex oxide micromagnets using x-ray photoemission electron microscopy. Exchange interactions occur at the interfaces between ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic materials. The structural and magnetic properties of the antiferromagnetic layer dictates the nature of the exchange interactions, which can be ...
  • Leadership position for CHMS Professor
    CHMS Professor Karen McDonald has been appointed as the Faculty Director of the UC Davis ADVANCE program. ADVANCE is a NSF-funded program entitled “Institutional Transformation to Build and Sustain a Diverse Community of Innovative STEM Scholars,” awarded to enhance diversity among university faculty in STEM fields. (Chancellor Linda Katehi is the Principal Investigator). As Faculty Director, Professor McDonald will ...
  • Highest national recognition for five CHMS faculty
    CHMS is the proud home department of FIVE faculty National Academy of Engineering or Science members, the highest of any department on the Davis campus. Shown here are Academy members (from left) Enrique Lavernia, Diran Apelian, Alex Navrotsky, Bruce Gates, and Subhash Mahajan. Our Academy members represent the outstanding quality of research, scholarship, and teaching housed in the Department.