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Celebrating distinguished graduates in Molecular Engineering & Sciences

September 5, 2023

Sept. 5 2023 The Molecular Engineering Ph.D. program saw its largest graduating class in the 2022-2023 academic year, with 20 students successfully defending their theses. These graduates represent four cohorts and interdisciplinary research across 13 different departments and organizations. The newest alums were recognized in a graduation celebration on June 1. During the ceremony, Cholpisit [...]

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Recognizing excellence in molecular engineering

June 9, 2022

The MolE alumni community continues to grow, with an additional nine students graduating in the 2021-2022 academic year. This year, in recognition of their exemplary scholarship, we presented graduates Will Chen and Ted Cohen our inaugural Distinguished Dissertation Award in Molecular Engineering. [...]

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Corie L. Cobb awarded DARPA Director’s Fellowship

January 24, 2022

Corie L. Cobb, professor of mechanical engineering and the Washington Research Foundation Innovation Professor in Clean Energy, has been selected as recipient of the prestigious Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Director's Fellowship Award. [...]

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MolES faculty members elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

July 16, 2021

Chemistry Professors Alshakim Nelson and Munira Khalil are among the 38 new members of the Washington State Academy of Sciences recognized for their "outstanding record of scientific and technical achievement and willingness to work on behalf of the Academy to bring the best available science to bear on issues within the state of Washington." [...]

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UW researcher recognized in NNCI image contest

December 28, 2020

MSE research assistant professor Shuai Zhang was recognized for his submission to the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) Image Contest 2020. This annual contest, called "Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom," celebrates the beauty of the micro and nanoscale. Images featured were produced at one of the 16 NNCI sites during the past year. Zhang's image, "Protein Chess [...]

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MolE Alum receives 2020 Graduate School Dissertation Award

July 24, 2020

Recent MolE program alum Dan Lee was awarded the 2020 Distinguished Dissertation Award in mathematics, physical sciences and engineering from the UW Graduate School for his dissertation, "Synthesis of novel backbone functional polymers." As a graduate student in Suzie Pun's lab, Dan developed easily synthesized, biocompatible hydrogels that can conduct electricity and could be used to engineer cardiac or neural tissues among other applications. In this profile from the UW Graduate School, Dan shares how he found opportunities to innovate as a scientists and molecular engineer when things didn't go according to plan. [...]

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MolES Associate Director Christine Luscombe elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

July 17, 2020

Seven University of Washington scientists including Christine Luscombe, professor of chemistry and of materials science and engineering, have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS). By sharing their expertise with decision makers in Washington State, WSAS members help to solve some of the most vexing problems facing the state. [...]

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PECASE Honoree Elizabeth Nance highlights the importance of collaboration in nanotechnology

November 24, 2019

Elizabeth Nance, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle and a recent recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), focuses her research on understanding the barriers in the brain and other cell- and tissue-based barriers in the body to see how nanoparticles interact with them. [...]

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Corie L. Cobb receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

September 12, 2019

Corie L. Cobb, Washington Research Foundation Innovation Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Clean Energy, is the recipient of a 2019 Young Faculty Award from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). [...]

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Elizabeth Nance is one of six UW professors to a receive 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers

July 9, 2019

The award, also known as the PECASE, is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to early-career scientists and engineers "who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology." [...]

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MolES Faculty recognized for excellence in research and education

April 24, 2019

Christine Luscombe, MolES Education Director and Campbell Career Development Endowed Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, received the 2019 College of Engineering Faculty Award in Research. MolES faculty members Arka Majumdar, Assistant Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics, and Elizabeth Nance, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, received Junior Faculty Awards in recognition of their leadership in research and education. [...]

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Sarah Keller receives 2019 Cottrell Scholars STAR Award

April 11, 2019

MolES faculty member and UW Chemistry Professor Sarah Keller received a 2019 Cottrell Scholars STAR (Science Teaching and Research) Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. The STAR Award "recognizes the outstanding research and educational accomplishments of Cottrell Scholars." Congratulations! [...]

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MolES Faculty Earn 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award

March 30, 2016

          Two MolES faculty members are being honored as 2016 Awards of Excellence winners, both for their achievements in teaching. Cole Deforest, assistant professor, chemical engineering and Wendy Thomas, associate professor, bioengineering will be honored June 9, 2016 at a ceremony on campus. The Distinguished Teaching Award is given annually to seven [...]

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Nature Biotechnology’s ‘greatest hits’ includes MolES faculty

March 29, 2016

Professor Shaoyi Jiang’s research focuses on helping the body accept medical devices and implants that it naturally wants to reject. His 2013 paper on using zwitterionic hydrogels to eliminate the foreign body response to implants was selected as one of eight major hits in 20 years of Nature Biotechnology biomedical research. The March 2016 issue [...]

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Lara Gamble named fellow of AVS

June 9, 2015

Professor Lara Gamble has been named a fellow of the American Vacuum Society (AVS). [...]

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Nanotech/Molecular Engineering Students Win Biz Plan Competition

May 27, 2015

Congratulations to Charlie Corredor and Renuka Ramanathan for their success in the 2015 UW Business Plan Competition. Each was a member of a team that won a seed money for their start-up businesses. Both Charlie and Renuka are Ph.D. candidates in the dual title degree in Nanotechnology & Molecular Engineering offer through the MolES Institute. [...]

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Daniel Gamelin wins 2015 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship Award

March 8, 2015

The American Chemical Society  Division of Inorganic Chemistry has announced Professor Daniel Gamelin as the winner of the third Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship Award. Dr. Gamelin was nominated by his peers for his broad, unique, and outstanding sustained contribution to the development of inorganic nanoscience.  Learn more here. [...]

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David Castner Honored by UK Surface Analysis Forum

November 20, 2014

MolES faculty member and NESAC/BIO Director David Castner was recently awarded the 2014 Rivière Prize from the UK Surface Analysis Forum. This award is presented to researchers whose work has had a major impact on other researchers in the field of surface analysis. In naming Castner the 2014 recipient, the UK Surface Analysis Forum cited [...]

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MolES Faculty Honored with UW Innovation Awards

September 7, 2014

Two faculty members of the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute have received Innovation Awards, recently announced by the Office of the President.  The awards honor  mid-career researchers who are engaged in the medical, natural, social and engineering sciences.  They also recognize faculty who foster new creative ways to foster student learning and active engagement. Among the [...]

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MolES Faculty among the World's Most Influential Researchers

July 16, 2014

Six faculty members of the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute are included on a list of the world's most influential scientific researchers of the last decade. The 2014 list of Highly Cited Researchers, developed by Thompson Reuters, includes research scientists whose published papers rank in the top 1% of citations for their respective fields. In [...]

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