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Erin Nissen photoGraduate student, Erin Nissen (Dlott) was one of five to be awarded a first-year fellowship by the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration in 2017. Chemistry News.
Fikile Bruschchett photoChBE alumnus Fikile Brushett (PhD '2010, Kenis) was named one of "C&EN's Talented Twelve". ChBE News.
Wilfred van der Donk photoWilfred van der Donk's research is highlighted in the first "LAS Experts" feature. Read his interview titled "Unlocking new antibiotics" in this LAS article.
Ying Diao, Damien Guironnet, Charles Sing, and Simon Rogers photo
Drs. Charles Sing, Ying Diao, Damien Guironnet, and Simon Rogers were awarded a $1.2 million NSF grant to advance the frontiers of 3-D printing. ChBE News.
Charles Schroeder photoThe self-assembly of electrically-active biohybrid materials research by Charles Schroeder and collaborators may aid solution-based processing of the next-generation of optoelectronic materials. ChBE News.
35 Under 35 cover pageChBE alumni Ashlee Ford Versypt (PhD 2012, Braatz) and Meagan Lewis (BS 2008) are on AIChE's '35 Under 35' list of outstanding engineers. ChBE News.
Hyunjoon Kong and Jonathan Sweedler photoNSF awards Illinois $3 million for interdisciplinary graduate student training. Hyunjoon Kong is co-lead investigator and Jonathan Sweedler is a co-director on the project. U of I News Bureau.
CAS professors Martin Gruebele, Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Cathy Murphy photos
Three chemistry faculty, Martin Gruebele, Sharon Hammes-Schiffer and Catherine Murphy, have been named Center for Advanced Study Professors. U of I News Bureau.
From bottom right, clockwise: Ying Diao and Diwakar Shukla, professors of chemical and biomolecular engineering; Chuankai Zhao and Erfan Mohammadi, graduate students.The research groups of Ying Diao and Diwakar Shukla have developed bio-inspired dynamic templates used to manufacture organic semiconductor materials that produce printable electronics. U of I News Bureau.
Ying Diao photo Ying Diao has been chosen to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s 23rd annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. ChBE News.

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