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Huimin Zhao and graduate student Behnam Enghiad have fashioned a tool that can create highly active artificial enzymes of great specificity, enabling the production of a desired biological function or reagent. Their research was reported in ACS Synthetic Biology. IGB News article.
Hyunjoon Kong photoHyunjoon Kong was selected as an American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow. He was elected for his outstanding contributions to the fields of biomaterials, bioimaging contrast agents and tissue engineering. ChBE News article.
David Sarlah photoDavid Sarlah is the recipient of a 2017 NSF CAREER Award for his proposal "New Dearomative Methods and Strategies for Organic Synthesis". Chemistry News article.
David Boger photoJennifer Holmgren photoSCS Alumni David V. Boger (PhD '65, Westwater) and Jennifer Holmgren (PhD '86, Shapley, J.) were elected members of the National Academy of Engineering. Boger was cited for his discoveries and fundamental research on elastic and particulate fluids and their application to waste minimization in the minerals industry. Holmgren was cited for developing technologies to improve our energy future, from renewable energy and chemicals to combinatorial chemistry and materials discovery. ChBE News article.
Charles Sing photoCharles Sing was awarded a 2017 NSF CAREER Award for his proposal, "Developing the design rules of charge sequence to inform polymer self-assembly". ChBE News article.
Lydia Kisley photoPostdoc Lydia Kisley was featured in the Forbes Under 30 List for 2017. She is the first Beckman-Brown Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow and works with Profs. Leckband, Gruebele, and Braun. ChBE News article.
Jeffry Moore photoJeff Moore, Nancy Sottos and Scott White, pioneers in the field of self-healing polymers, have published an extensive review of state-of-the-art autonomous polymers and lay out future directions for the field in Nature. Beckman Institute article.
Kenneth Suslick photoKenneth Suslick has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for demonstrating a "prolific spirit of innovation." LAS News article.

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