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Scott Fogler receives AIChE and ASEE awards

He received his AIChE Van Antwerpen Award at the Honors Ceremony at the AIChE Annual Meeting on November 10, 2019.|Short Read
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Nanoparticle-based, bio-inspired catalyst could help make more efficient reactions affordable

Chemical processes usually give us both mirror image versions of a molecule when we want only one.|Medium Read
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Joerg Lahann named collegiate professor

The Wolfgang Pauli Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering was honored at a ceremony on October 9, 2019.|Short Read
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2019 ChE Homecoming Events

80th Birthday Breakfast and Alumni Luncheon|Short Read
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Patient cancer cells reliably grow on new 3D scaffold, showing promise for precision medicine

While previous structures guessed at the environment that cells would want, the new design lets the cells build to their own specifications.|Medium Read
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ChE Alumni Merit Award Winner: Stephen P. Hart

Steve Hart, former Global Vice President of Supply, Trading and Transportation at ExxonMobil, is the recipient Michigan Chemical Engineering’s 2019 Alumni Merit Award.|Medium Read
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Mark Burns elected AIChE Fellow

Burns is recognized for his contributions to the profession and technology.|Short Read
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New ChE Faculty

The Department of Chemical Engineering welcomed two new faculty members this fall, Maciek Antoniewicz and Jovan Kamcev|Medium Read
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Sustainable biofuel: Design principles for bioengineered microbe catalysts

The US has been stuck on corn kernels for producing ethanol, rather than woody "cellulosic" material. Efficient microbes for converting cellulose to biofuel could change the game. |Medium Read

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A Michigan ChE investigates the science behind deflated footballs.|Medium Read
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Kirigami can spin terahertz rays in real time to peer into biological tissue

The rays used by airport scanners might have a future in medical imaging.|Medium Read
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In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Rane Curl

Professor Curl, Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, died on May 12 2019.|Medium Read