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I-5 and Downtown Seattle from a southeastern perspective, at night
October 12, 2022
What will our recent graduates be doing when they leave the UW? We look forward to expanding this page quarter by quarter! Content will be added on this page as students graduate, so check back periodically! Last update: 10/13/2022 Peter Defnet (Ph.D. 2021) is now a process engineer at Intel. S. Elizabeth Harman (Ph.D. 2022) is a radiochemist at TerraPower Isotopes. Ulri Lee (Ph.D. 2022) is starting postdoctoral studies at Massachusetts... Read more
Lewis Johnson
September 16, 2022
"PSBJ’s 40 Under 40 highlights people who’ve made significant strides in their careers and showcased a strong sense of civic duty while actively contributing to their communities in the Puget Sound region. Lewis will be featured in PSBJ’s upcoming publication and honored at their event on September 22. "Dr. Lewis E. Johnson is a scientist, entrepreneur, and life-long Seattleite. With a passion for making a better future, he’s devoted himself to research experience in nanotechnology,... Read more
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September 12, 2022
Jump to MSACST Degrees DOCTORAL DEGREES AWARDED Summer 2021, Autumn 2021, Winter 2022, and Spring 2022 Todd Johnathan Anderson, PhD Chemistry New Microfabricated Tools for Electrochemical Imaging and Sensing (Professor Bo Zhang) Ryan Beck, PhD Chemistry Examination of Defect-Induced Properties in Nanomaterial Systems (Professor Xiaosong Li) Janna Leala Berman, PhD Chemistry New... Read more
Lucinda Liu wearing a graduation cap and gown standing behind a lectern
August 23, 2022
Reflections on working, researching, learning, and living amid a pandemic as members of the Department of Chemistry. William Wu, B.S. 2022Thinking back to four years ago, I still remember the day of the freshman welcome party of the chemistry department. It seems that we have some more/less people today. This is not because we break the law of conservation, but because our chemistry department is an open system, in which we thoroughly exchanged our ideas, our feelings, and our... Read more
The Velian group in front of Bagley Hall giving the peace sign
August 19, 2022
Our capacity for excellence in research and teaching is a direct result of hundreds of friends and alumni coming together to support the department’s work each year. With your help, we are educating the next generation of leading scientists, advancing the field of chemistry, and accelerating vital scientific discoveries. In the past year, your gifts have made a tangible impact on: Recruiting the top graduate student applicants by providing generous fellowship support Strengthening research... Read more
Colleen Craig and Andrea Carroll
August 19, 2022
We are pleased to announce that Associate Teaching Professors Andrea Carroll and Colleen Craig have been promoted to teaching professor, effective September 16, 2022.  Prof. Andrea Carroll Professor Andrea Carroll has taught 43,225 student credit hours in the past five years, including Preparation for General Chemistry, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry III, as well as the lab components for the entire general chemistry series (142/152/162) and accelerated general chemistry series (143/... Read more
Michael Enright wearing a collared shirt, with Bagley Hall out of focus in the background
July 5, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Enright '19 who was recently awarded a Northwest Nanotechnology Infrastructure seed grant. The Institute for Nano-engineered Systems (NanoES) has awarded four seed grants to researchers at the University of Washington and Western Washington University to use nanotechnology tools to develop new, innovative technologies and devices. Awardees will receive up to $10,000 to carry out work in the UW’s Washington Nanofabrication... Read more
White flowers and a lit votive candle to symbolize a memorial. Stock image provided by Microsoft.
July 4, 2022
1930s  Robert Houston ‘36, ’43, Marin County, CA, age 105, 8/5/2021  1940s  John Barton Sr. ‘40, Vancouver, WA, age 100, 1/26/2019  Arnold Nielsen ‘44, ’47, Santa Barbara, CA, age 96, 9/25/2019  J. Leland Daniel‘45, Richland, WA, age 96, 6/21/2021 Marian Boehr ‘46, Wilsonville, OR, age 94, 4/25/2021  Robert Newton ‘47, Brady, TX, age 98, 4/18/2021  Barbara Allan ‘49, Seattle, WA, age 94, 8/7/2021  Charles Terhune ‘49, Renton, WA, age 98, 7/6/2021  1950s  Henry Curtis ‘55, Centralia, WA, age 91... Read more
Jacob Busche pictured outside in short sleeves
June 28, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Jacob A. Busche ’21 who was recently awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Postdoctoral Fellowship by the European Commission! Jake is investigating the information processing potential of surface phonon polaritons, hybrid states of light and matter in which energy is passed resonantly between photons and the charged oscillating nuclei of polar crystals, with Professor Antonio I. Fernández-Domínguez and Dr. Johannes Feist at the Condensed Matter Physics Center (IFIMAC... Read more
Headshot of Amy Snover, smiling at the camera, with long hair, wearing a blazer
June 17, 2022
Amy Snover, '98, recently announced her retirement from the UW Climate Impacts Group, where she spent most of her career and has served as director for the last 10 years. In honor of her impact in the Pacific Northwest and communities in our region, King County Executive Dow Constantine declared June 7, 2022 "... Read more