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Chemical Engineering at 2019 AIChE Meeting

The student chapter and the chapter's advisor, H. Scott Fogler, received recognition at the 2019 AIChE Student Conference.| Short Read
EnlargeProfessor Scott Fogler and 2019-2020 AIChE Officers
IMAGE:  Professor Scott Fogler with 2019-2020 AIChE Officers (l/r: Alex Tomlinson, Ryen O'Meara, Alex White, Joseph McMullen, Roberto Espinosa Marazita, and Madi Lynch)

The University of Michigan’s student chapter received its 10th consecutive outstanding student chapter award and the student chapter advisor, Dr. Scott Fogler, received the outstanding student chapter advisor award, an honor given to only one student chapter advisor each year. The chapter’s Chem-E-Car team competed and placed 8th overall in the competition.

In addition to receiving these honors, attending workshops, and attending social events, the chapter presented two workshops: One on its connection with its sister chapter, La Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín; and the other on its mentorship program.

EnlargeRyen O'Meara receives Othmer award.
IMAGE:  Ryen O'Meara receives Othmer award.

Ryen O’Meara, received the Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence Award and three students won awards at the annual undergraduate research poster competition: Eric Musa won a 2nd place award for his section of catalysis and reaction engineering research and Daphne Lin and Emily Prantzalos won 1st and 2nd place respectively for their sections of food, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology research.

Professor Scott Fogler and 2019-2020 AIChE Officers
Ryen O'Meara receives Othmer award.
The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

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