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SPRING 2015

Fortner receives CAREER Award from National Science Foundation

John D. Fortner, PhD, will study new composite materials for advanced water treatment with a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation.

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Zhang receives CAREER Award from National Science Foundation

Fuzhong Zhang, PhD, will work to further understand synthetic biology with a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.

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Peat fire emissions may shed light on climate change

To study the climatic effects of peat fire emissions, Rajan Chakrabarty, PhD, has received a three-year, $530,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Nanotechnology changes behavior of materials, new research finds

Elijah Thimsen, PhD, and a team of engineers have developed a technique that may one day improve performance of solar cells and other electronics.

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Seminars

Departmental seminars are held on Fridays at 11 a.m. in Brauer Hall, Room 12. View a complete list of spring 2015 speakers on our website.

Jessica Ray, a PhD candidate in Professor Young-Shin Jun’s lab, received the 2015 Miller Research Fellowship Award.

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Lucy Cheadle, a senior chemical engineering student, was named Division III Women’s Cross Country National Athlete of the Week.

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Le You, a PhD student in Professor Yinjie Tang’s lab, was awarded Best Graduate Oral Presentation at the 40th Midwest/Southeast Photosynthesis meeting.

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Pratim Biswas, PhD, the Lucy and Stanley Lopata Professor, was appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the premier aerosol journal, Journal of Aerosol Science.

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Srikanth Kommu, PhD, was named senior vice president and chief technology officer of SunEdison Semiconductor.

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Gregory Wilson, PhD, director of the National Center for Photovoltaics, presented the 2015 Mindlin Lecture at Washington University as part of Engineers Week.

Bruce Rittmann, PhD, director of the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology at Arizona State University, will receive a 2015 Alumni Achievement Award from the Washington University School of Engineering & Applied Science.

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