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Audra DeStefano has been selected to receive the 2020 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Award

April 20, 2020

Audra DeStefano has been selected to receive the 2020 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Award. The effective date of this award is September 1, 2020.

This fellowship is awarded in recognition of Audra's academic excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) achievements, from over 4176 applications that were received this year.

Multiscale Modeling: The Wide-Angle Lens of Science

Feb. 6, 2020

Sally Jiao - Walk into an Apple store and you’ll see that the newest phones now incorporate an extra camera to provide wide-angle capabilities, allowing us to capture both the sand we’re standing on as well as the waves crashing on the rocks in the distance together, all in gorgeous resolution.

Plastic: Friend or Foe

Feb. 6, 2020

Malgorzata (Gosia) Chwatko - In recent news headlines, plastic materials—especially single-use items—have been declared an enemy of the planet. Images of plastic waste covering our beaches or hurting animals are commonly showcased.

Benny Freeman - 2020 POLY Fellow Awardee

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Jan. 8, 2020

Benny Freeman - This year's selected and inducted 2020 POLY Fellows awardees truly demonstrate excellence in all ways that POLY members advance the field of polymer science, through scientific accomplishments and service to the profession. Awardees will be honored with a plaque during the spring ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, at the POLY/PMSE Award Ceremony, held at the Franklin Institute.

Rachel Segalman Inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Oct. 23, 2019

Congratulations to Professor and UCSB Chemical Engineering Department Chair and M-WET Associate Director Rachel Segalman on her induction into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a society dedicated to honoring excellence and leadership, working across disciplines and divides, and advancing the common good!

Sally Jiao - Windows on Walls

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Oct. 23, 2019

GAP 1 Student Leader and UCSB Chemical Engineering graduate student Sally Jiao takes a closer look at the work being done at the Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Function, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC), in her piece "Windows on Walls" featured in the Frontiers in Energy Research Newsletter.

Benny D. Freeman Gave PMSE/POLY Plenary Lecture

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Aug. 29, 2019

Benny D. Freeman gave the American Chemical Society PMSE/POLY Plenary Lecture at the PMSE/POLY Award ceremony and reception entitled, "Ion Solubility, Diffusivity, and Transport in Charged Polymer Membranes". He was presented with a plaque of appreciation by the PMSE and POLY Chair.

Christopher M. Bates Named PMSE Young Investigator

Aug. 29, 2019

Christopher M. Bates was named a PMSE Young Investigator at the American Chemical Society Fall 2019 PMSE Young Investigator Symposium in San Diego.

M-WET Students Receive EFRC "Student and Postdoc Team Science Competition Award"

Aug. 5, 2019

Segolene Antoine, Gosia Chwatko, Sally Jiao, and Rahul Sujanani have received an award for the Student and Postdoc Team Science Competition at the 2019 EFRC PI Meeting for their presentation on “Influence of Membrane Architecture on Fluid Transport”.