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Joaquin Rodriguez-Lopez photoJoaquín Rodríguez-López was awarded a 2016-17 ECE Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship to pursue his research in green technology. His grant title was "Achieving the Ultimate Performance of Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts via Programmable Electronic Control of Surface Reactivity". Toyota announcement.

He is also the recipient of the 2017 Royce W. Murray Young Investigator Award from the Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry (SEAC).

Charles Schroeder photoJeffrey Moore photoCharles Schroeder, Jeffrey Moore and others are collaborating to develop a new class of polymers that can be used as advanced materials for batteries, energy storage, and sophisticated lightweight electronics. ChBE News article.
Woese scholar and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering student Elijah Karvelis.ChBE undergraduate, Elijah Karvelis, was selected as a Woese Research Scholar and is working in the Harley lab looking at microfluidic devices in the study of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a particularly deadly form of brain cancer. ChBE News article.
Sean Ebihara, Somak Ghosh, and Antonio Woods photoChemistry undergraduate, Sean Ebihara, and two ECE collaborators won the international Shell Ideas360 competition for innovation. Their project was titled "Graphene Coated Condensers for a Greener Future." ECE News article.
Brendan Harley photoBrendan Harley has been selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s 22nd annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium. ChBE News article.
Book cover of Michael Farady's The Chemical History of a Candle by William Hammack and Don DeCosteWilliam Hammack and Don DeCoste have re-introduced the Michael Faraday Christmas lectures on the physical phenomena of the candle by producing a YouTube series and a companion book that further elucidate the original lectures. ChBE News article.
Mary-Dell Chilton photoAlumna, Mary-Dell Chilton (Hager, PhD '67), is a 2016 University of Illinois Alumni Achievement Awardee. She is being honored for being a pioneer in genetically modifying plants. U of I Alumni article.
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School of Chemical Sciences
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