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August 24, 2021
Daniel Schwartz, professor of chemical engineering at the UW and director of the UW Clean Energy Institute, is the author of this article explaining the process of developing greener technologies and the support that is needed. He mentions BlueDot Photonics, a UW spinoff from the Department of Chemistry working to commercialize perovskite materials for solar applications. Jared Silvia, who graduated from the University of Washington in 2005 with degrees in chemistry and biochemistry is the CEO... Read more
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August 20, 2021
1940s LeRoy Dugan Jr. ‘41, East Lansing, MI, age 106, 9/7/2020 Park Gloyd‘46, Seattle, WA, 7/21/2020 Layton L. McCoy ‘48, ‘51 Kansas City, MO, age 93, 11/13/2020 Cecil Harsh ‘49, Bothell, WA, 2/16/2021 1950s William Chin ‘50, Mercer Island, WA, age 97, 7/1/2020 Earl Davie ‘50, Clyde Hill, WA, 6/6/2020 Roger Meyer ‘51, Portland... Read more
Chemistry Building, Bagley Hall, Johnson Hall and Drumheller Fountain
August 17, 2021
Welcome to new staff in the Department of Chemistry! Maddie Eakman, Budget/Fiscal AnalystMaddie, a UW alumna with a degrees in biochemistry and Germanics, joined our central administrative staff in May 2021, after spending a few years in our department as a biochem major, undergraduate researcher, purchasing & accounting and front office student employee, and teaching associate. Maddie's proven business acumen and stellar customer service skills allowed her to hit the... Read more
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August 5, 2021
by Peter Stonebraker, Ph.D. ’73 In fall 1967, I entered the University of Washington as a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry. By the end of the winter quarter, fellow-student Parker Ashurst and I determined there were enough chemistry graduate students interested in playing softball to form a slow-pitch team. We named it the “Chem Grads” and signed up to play in both the 1968 spring quarter student and faculty/staff (F/S) intramural leagues. Our initial roster listed just... Read more
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August 5, 2021
Content will be added on this page as alumni submit updates, so check back periodically! Last update: 9/27/2021 1950s  No updates submitted from 1950s alumni yet! If you have an update, please let us know. 1960s Bernard Malofsky (Ph.D. 1964) holds many patents, still works full time, and loves it. He worked on the development of Dermabond surgical adhesive.  1970s  No updates submitted from 1970s alumni yet! If you have an update,... Read more
Drumheller Fountain with the Chemistry Building and Bagley Hall on the right
June 17, 2021
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
Ryan Shafranek poses in his UW PhD regalia with his mentor Prof. Al Nelson in Magnuson Park.
June 14, 2021
Autumn 2020 doctoral degreesWinter 2021 doctoral degreesSpring 2021 doctoral degreesMaster's Degrees in Applied Chemical Science and Technology DOCTORAL DEGREES AWARDED The total degrees awarded in each quarter is noted in parentheses. Totals may not match the number of listed names, as some students decline publishing their names.... Read more
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June 1, 2021
Distinguished Teaching Award winner Andrea Carroll '03, associate teaching professor of chemistry, discusses how her life has changed during the COVI-19 pandemic.Featured on UW News 
Jeffrey Buenaflor holding a molecular model
April 28, 2021
We’re delighted to share that Jeffrey Paz Buenaflor, who earned his PhD in chemistry in 2019 with Professor Christine Luscombe, is featured in The Minnesota Chemist as a member of the Joint Safety Team, a partnership between the University of Minnesota's Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering & Materials Science and the Dow Chemical Company. The Joint Safety Team, many of whose members are active in the... Read more
Portrait of Emile Pitre
April 15, 2021
Emile Pitre, who earned an M.S. in chemistry from the University of Washington in 1969 with Professor Emeritus John Macklin, will be celebrated on May 12, 2021 as the 2020 winner of the Charles E. Odegaard Award by the UW's... Read more
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