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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.
Kami Hull photoKami Hull has won a 2017 Amgen Young Investigator Award. The award recognizes young chemists who are making significant contributions to the field of organic chemistry and pharmaceutical research. Chemistry News.
Sharon Hammes-Schiffer photoSharon Hammes-Schiffer has been selected as the winner of the 2019 G.M. Kosolapoff Award by the Auburn Local Section of the American Chemical Society and Auburn University.
left to right - Daniel Bregante, David FlahertyDavid Flaherty and Daniel Bregante are working on a greener way to produce plastic and resin precursors that are derived from fossil fuels. U of I News Bureau.
Wilfred van der Donk photoWilfred van der Donk will receive the Vincent du Vigneaud Award from the American Peptide Society. du Vigneaud studied chemistry at the University of Illinois and later became a faculty member. He was awarded the 1955 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on peptide hormones.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
School of Chemical Sciences
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