2018 News Archive

Tang Awarded the NEC 2018 C&C Prize

October 12, 2018

The NEC C&C Foundation today announced that the 2018 C&C Prize will be awarded to Professor Ching Tang for his contributions to quantum annealing and to research into random spin systems which underlie the fundamental mechanism enabling the development of quantum annealing machines, and to discovery and pioneering development of thin-film organic light-emitting devices. He will be recognized with a certificate of merit and a plaque. Tang will also receive a cash award.

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Professor White Wins Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

August 10, 2018

The chemical engineering department is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Andrew White has received a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award to study the science of self-assembly through molecular simulation. The NSF CAREER award provides $500,000 of support over five years for research and outreach for Prof. White and his graduate students.  This funding will help develop a long-term research program at the University of Rochester on molecular simulation for both understanding how molecules interact and to design novel materials via computer-aided design. The selection of Prof. White was determined on the basis of both his research proposal to study self-assembly of peptides and a creative outreach plan to better educate the local Rochester K-12  students on the connection between the molecular structure of materials and their properties.

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Announcement of Professor Anthamatten’s appointment as chemical engineering chair

July 6, 2018

Mitch AnthamattenAfter consulting with Chemical Engineering faculty, Wendi Heinzelman, Dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has appointed Professor Mitchell Anthamatten as the next department chair effective July 1, 2018. Anthamatten commented, "I am extremely grateful and excited for the opportunity to serve such a talented group of faculty and to see our department's strategic plan unfold. With strong support from the Hajim School and Arts, Sciences and Engineering, we are innovating in sustainable process engineering, biotechnology, and advanced materials to address problems of national and global importance. By prioritizing outstanding research, we will offer rich and forward-looking educational experience to our students at all levels."

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Chem-E-Car team moves up in the pack

April 30, 2018

Students working on the car.A team of chemical engineering students from Rochester, in their second year building and competing with a vehicle powered only by chemical reactions, held their own against 20 other teams at this year’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers regional conference.

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