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M.S. in Applied Chemical Science and Technology (MSACST)

MSACST Program News

Raiyan with his advisor Dr. Cossairt at his thesis defense
August 18, 2023
Congratulations to Mashroor Raiyan, who defended his Master's work on "Direct Solution Synthesis of Transition Metal Borides" on August 2, 2023. Mashroor Raiyan was a student in Dr. Cossairt's research group for the last two years where he worked on top-down, and bottom-up synthesis of metal borides to research their use in hydrogenation and hydrogen storage.
Camille Jackson in front of the sound
June 21, 2023
Lloyd E. and Florence M. West Prize for Best Thesis & Prize for Excellence in Research These awards recognize master’s program research and carry a $500 prize. They were funded by the Lloyd E. and Florence M. West Fellowship in Chemistry which Dr. West and his wife Florence endowed to give back to the university where Dr. West cultivated the necessary tools for his distinguished career and rewarding life. Dr. West completed his Ph.D. in 1939 under the direction of Professor Rex Robinson,... Read more
Bronze W on campus
June 7, 2023
Congratulations to Yimin Lang! She defended her thesis “Cross-Nucleophile Coupling: synthesis of a New C-C Bond between Alkylboranes and Boronates” on June 2nd, 2023. While in the ACST program Yimin was a student in Gojko Lalic’s research group. Yimin plans to continue her education and pursue her Ph.D. in the field of organic chemistry.
Vlada Olkhovych Defends Thesis
May 31, 2023
Congratulations to Vlada Olkhovych! She defended her thesis “Application of HS-SPME-GC for Sample Classification” on May 22nd, 2023. While in the ACST program, Vlada was a student in Rob Synovec's research group. She will be starting a new job in the pharmacokinetics lab at Fred Hutch. Vlada is from Kharkiv, Ukraine -- a place that became commonplace in the news since the Russian invasion of Ukraine -- and she is looking forward to a time she... Read more
Olivia celebrates her defense
May 24, 2023
Congratulations to Olivia Hakan! She defended her thesis “Working Toward a Long-term, Real-time Measurement Network for Atmospheric Aerosol Sources” on May 18, 2023. While in the ACST program Olivia was a student in Joel Thornton’s research group. She plans to enjoy the PNW summer as she transitions into the environmental or atmospheric chemistry field.
Stock Image from Microsoft of blue ribbon
October 17, 2022
Congratulations to Anika McManamen, MSACST class of 2022! Her thesis, “Capillary flow characterization and application in saliva sampling” from her work with Professor Ashleigh Theberge's group, has been chosen to receive the University of Washington Graduate School’s 2022 Distinguished Thesis Award (category: Mathematics; Physical Sciences and Engineering). She will receive an honorarium of $1,000 and will be publicly recognized by the Graduate School! Anika is now starting her PhD at Columbia... Read more
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: 8/14/2023 Emma Cave (Ph.D. 2023) will be starting a position as senior scientist I at Group14 Technologies in July 2023. Progyateg Chakma, Ph.D. is going to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for a position as a postdoctoral research... Read more
Certificate stock image by Microsoft
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
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May 20, 2022
The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce the following prizes for outstanding work by graduate students. PH.D. IN CHEMISTRY PROGRAM These awards, in their inaugural year, recognize doctoral research and carry a $1,000 prize which were disbursed in spring 2022. They were funded by departmental fellowships and endowed funds established by philanthropic support of the Department of Chemistry by faculty, friends, and alumni. Niels H. Andersen Prize for Best Thesis in Organic Chemistry... Read more
Riley Rogan
December 20, 2021
As Riley Rogan completed his bachelor’s in chemistry in spring 2020, COVID-19 began to send the world into lockdown. With the future uncertain and career opportunities limited, he examined his options. “I decided to do a one-year master’s program and pick up more education while this pandemic unfolded,” Riley said. He enrolled in the UW Master of Science in Applied Chemical Science & Technology program to further explore his passion for analytical chemistry and become more competitive in... Read more