Spring 2018 | eNews

Pill for breast cancer diagnosis may outperform mammograms

Assistant Professor Greg Thurber's lab has developed a pill that may more accurately distinguish aggressive tumors from benign, and catch cancers that may have gone undetected. 

Students get real world problem-solving experience working with local businesses
Students in Scott Fogler's ChE 405 course are helping community businesses succeed in a competitive environment. 

ChE rises in the rankings!

Consistently ranked among the nation's best chemical engineering departments, the department has risen to 11 in the latest U.S. News & World Report's annual graduate program rankings.
Honors Awards
Kotov receives Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship

Nicholas A. Kotov was one of 11 faculty scientists and engineers nationwide selected for the 2018 fellow class, joining a cadre of 45 current Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows.

Thompson elected AIChE Fellow

Levi Thompson was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Tadd receives college teaching award

Andrew Tadd, a department lecturer, is the College of Engineering's 2017-18 Thomas M. Sawyer, Jr. Teaching Award recipient. 

Four ChE students receive NSF Fellowships

Four chemical engineering students-two graduate and two undergraduate students-are National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship recipients.

Alumni Spotlight
Happy Birthday, 

Hugh O. McCormick (BSE '39) celebrated his 100th birthday on Dec. 13, 2017. He lives in Florida today and still loves the University of Michigan.

Fellowship fund will support ChE grad students

Kathleen F. (MPH '71) and Shyam R. (PhD '73) Suchdeo have established a fund in honor of Jerome S. Schultz, former chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering 
( pictured) .

New fund will support ChE undergraduate students

Thomas DeJonghe (BSE ChemE '62) made a gift to establish the Thomas G. DeJonghe Chemical Engineering Fund, which will be used to provide need-based support for undergraduate students in the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Research Highlights
Microscale 3D printing for medicine
Precision 3D structures can be built with implantable materials using a new method pioneered by Professor Joerg Lahann's group. This capability could enable better cancer treatments as well as implants using stem cells to create living patches.

Michigan Engineers discuss how to combat antibiotic resistance
Drug-resistant bugs are on the rise and new approaches are needed. Nick Kotov and Angela Violi are both working to solve this issue from different angles.

Nanoparticles can limit inflammation by distracting the immune system
A surprise finding by researchers in Professor Lola Eniola-Adefeso's group suggests that an injection of nanoparticles may be able to help fight the immune system when it goes haywire. 

2018 Events
Donald L. Katz Lectureship in Chemical Engineering
May 2

Emily A. Carter, Dean of the School 
of Engineering and Applied Science and the Gerhard R.  Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment at Princeton University, presented the 48th annual Katz Lecture.

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Michigan Homecoming
Help us celebrate our 120th year! More details to come.
Meet Heather Guenther
Heather joined the department in January 2018 as the marketing and communications manager. 

In her role, Heather will develop the department's communications and marketing strategy to show how ChE faculty, students, and alumni are engineering our world for the better.   

Connect with Heather at hguenthe@umich.edu.
G. G. Brown: Mentor and pioneer

A leader whose methods and means were ahead of their time, Brown, who was chair of the department and dean of the College, remains a Michigan icon.

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