The CCTST KL2/CT2 career development award program has named four new scholars who begin April 1. Funded by the CTSA, institutional support and the National Institute of Health, this internal program is designed to provide a two year mentored research and career development experience in clinical and translational research for junior faculty, leading toward an independent interdisciplinary scientific career. Professor Yoonjee Park was selected as one of the four new scholars based on her project entitled, “On-demand” Long-Term Drug Delivery for Chronic Posterior Eye Disease Treatment”...
► Chemical Engineering Faculty News
1. ChEE Faculty Take Six College Awards in Spring 2017
Every year, the College of Engineering and Applied Science honors exceptional faculty and staff members with college awards and each of these recipients has demonstrated the legacy of excellence, scholarship and innovation that defines the college. This year, Dr. Peter Smirniotis was given the CEAS Research Award for his exceptional work in the area of catalysis. This highly competitive award is given to only one professor each year who has demonstrated outstanding research as part of the college. A second award, the Neil Wandmacher Teaching Award, is also given to only one CEAS faculty member. The winner of this special honor is selected by a faculty committee and is based on the quality of an individual’s teaching. Their choice this year was Dr. Stephen Thiel, one of our most dedicated and loved professors in our chemical engineering program. Six CEAS faculty were presented with the CEAS Distinguished Research Award for their outstanding contributions to their field and two of these awardees are faculty in our department. Dr. Vesselin Shanov is a professor in the chemical engineering program and a world-renowned expert in the field of nanotechnology.
Dr. Dionysios Dionysiou of the Environmental Engineering and Science program and Dr. Peter Sminiotis of the Chemical Engineering program were both cited in the a report from Shanghai as ranking among the highest cited professors in chemical engineering. This report, The Most Cited Researchers
was developed for ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016 by Elsevier.
► Chemical Engineering Student News
1. Sam Locke takes CEAS Engineer of the Month
The December CEAS Engineer of the Month was chemical engineering undergraduate Sam Locke. Sam has completed all five of his co-op tours with BASF. He has accepted a position in the Operations Leadership Program at Givaudan Flavors and will begin working in June at the Carol Stream, IL plant. He hopes to transition into a managerial position at the end of the program. Sam is also president of the UC student chapter of AIChE.
2. Mary Conroy takes CEAS Engineer of the Month
Chemical Engineering senior Mary Conroy was awarded the February CEAS Engineer of the Month. Mary has spent all five of her co-op rotations with DuBois Chemicals in Sharonville, Ohio. She started as an applications engineering technician working with metal cleaners, pretreatments, and sealers and moved to the position of research and development technician, working on formulating those products. As she was entering her last co-op rotation, she was offered a full-time salaried position as an ISO Manager/Product Line Manager for Food and Beverage Cleaning and Sanitation, Maintenance Cleaning, and Specialty Chemicals. Mary has also served as a learning community peer leader and has taken a UC service trip and a class excursion to Nicaragua and France, respectively.