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URBANA – In an era of so many scientific and technological breakthroughs—advances in genome editing, the discovery of Higgs boson or the “God particle,” the launching of deep space satellites—two award-winning University of Illinois scientists have teamed up to re-introduce people to a remarkable 19th century lecture series about the candle.
Congratulations to Dr. Damien Guironnet, who was recently recognized by the University of Illinois School of Chemical Sciences for his teaching excellence in the 2015-16 academic year. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate student Arkaprava Dan also received an SCS Teaching Award.
Congratulations to Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering graduate student Yung-Tin Pan, who has won a Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the University of Illinois Graduate College. Pan is a Dow Chemical Company Fellow in Dr. Hong Yang’s research group.
Congratulations to Anish Shenoy, graduate student in Dr. Charles Schroeder’s research group, for winning third place in the Langmuir Graduate Student Oral Presentation Awards Session at the 90th American Chemical Society’s Colloids and Surface Science Meeting.
Congratulations to Dr. Hyunjoon Kong, recipient of a 2016 Campus Distinguished Promotion Award. The award, given by the Campus Committee on Promotion and Tenure, identifies scholars whose contributions and achievements within their respective fields are particularly excellent.
Ten University of Illinois students, including a 2016 Chemical Engineering graduate, have been offered student Fulbright grants to pursue international educational, research and teaching experiences this coming year. These students and young alumni will be sharing their distinct Illinois experiences with others throughout Eastern and Western Europe, Latin America, Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.
Congratulations to Professor Huimin Zhao, recipient of the Charles Thom Award from the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB). The Charles Thom Award is given to individuals who have made outstanding research contributions in industrial microbiology and/or biotechnology. It’s named for Charles Thom, a pioneer in industrial microbiology and mycology.
“Engineers have been changing the world for thousands of years. Today that responsibility and honor is yours,” said Kathryn “Kit” Gordon in her address to graduates of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois. Gordon, former director of technology for QuickLogic and co-founder of Botanic Organic, praised students for their achievements and said she was eager to experience the world they create.
The Journal of Materials Chemistry of the Royal Society of Chemistry has named Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Assistant Professor Dr. Ying Diao an Emerging Investigator and invited her to contribute to a themed issue.
Mary L. Kraft, Associate Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named a Robert W. Schaefer Faculty Scholar, a position established by the late Robert Schaefer, a chemical engineering alumnus.