2014 Archive

On the eve of our 100th: A letter about Gene Su

December 2, 2014

As the Department of Chemical Engineering prepares to celebrate it’s 100th anniversary next year, department chairman Matthew Yates has received a letter that offers information surrounding the arrival of one of the department’s most illustrious former faculty members: Gouq-Jen (Gene) Su.

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Two Former Students, Frank He and George Shebert, Publish Paper

November 13, 2014

Frank He and George Shebert, who graduated from the undergraduate program in 2014, recently had a paper accepted for publication in the journal Computers and Chemical Engineering. The paper is titled: An Algorithm for Optimal Waste Heat Recovery from Chemical Processes and was based upon their senior design project supervised by Professor Eldred Chimowitz. Both students are now pursuing Ph.D. degrees, Frank at MIT (Chemistry) and George at Cornell University (Chemical Engineering).

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Andrew Durney wins poster award

October 27, 2014

andrew durneyAndrew Durney, a PhD student in Assistant Professor Hitomi Mukaibo's lab, took first place  for his poster titled “Pulsed Electrodeposition for Preparing Hollow, Conical Needles with Sub-micron Dimensions” in the  category “Solid State Science and Technology” at the fall meeting of The Electrochemical Society earlier this month in Cancun, Mexico.

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Chemical engineering tops list of highest-paying majors

October 14, 2014

Students with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering will typically earn slightly over $2 million during their working life, the highest of 80 college majors sampled, according to a report by the Hamilton Project, a Brookings Institution research effort aimed at developing long-term economic policies.

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Ching Tang named Citation Laureate for role in invention of OLED

September 26, 2014

ching tangChing Tang, a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Rochester’s Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is being recognized as one of the most influential researchers in the field of chemistry. Thomson Reuters has named Tang one of this year’s 26 Citation Laureates for his role in inventing the organic light-emitting diode (OLED).

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What do Chemical Engineers do? Just look around you!

August 8, 2014

solar(Aaron G. of Waco, Tex., foreground, and Jonathan T. of Dayton, Ohio, observe how the voltage generated by a solar panel changes depending on its angle to its light source, while Samantha H. of Pittsford, N.Y., looks on. The high school students were among 15 who participated in a Rochester Scholars pre-college course on chemical engineering, taught by Asst. Prof. Wyatt Tenhaeff and Senior Technical Associate Rachel Monfredo, with help from Branden Cole, a ChemE undergraduate. Click here to see more photos of the course.)

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All-American ChemE swimmer excels in pool and classroom

June 6, 2014

lauren competes“If you really enjoy something, you are going to find time to do it,” says Lauren Bailey, a rising senior in Chemical Engineering and star of the University of Rochester women’s swimming team, after being named an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

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