ChEMS News

Mar 28, 2012
ChEMS Assistant Professor’s Research Featured in Two Journal Cover Articles

Ali Mohraz featured in cover articles in Advanced Materials and Langmuir

Assistant Professor Ali Mohraz, Ph.D., Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, has had his research on interfacial colloid assembly featured as cover articles in the journals Advanced Materials and Langmuir.

Particle self-assembly at liquid interfaces is a complex phenomenon involving elements of interfacial phenomena, suspension mechanics and thermodynamics. A better understanding of the interplay between these various elements can pave the way for new applications of these multi-phase systems in diverse technologies including drug delivery, personal care, oil industries and food products.

Mar 23, 2012
ChEMS Assistant Professor Receives Nuclear Energy University Programs Award

Mikael Nilsson receives award from the U.S. Department of Energy

Assistant Professor Mikael Nilsson, Ph.D., Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, has received a Research and Development Award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP).

Nilsson’s proposal entitledMicroemulsions and Aggregation Formation in Extraction Processes for Used Nuclear Fuel: Thermodynamic and Structural Studies”is related to chemical processing of used nuclear fuel. The project goal is to study the formation of chemical aggregates that may cause upsets in the process.

Feb 28, 2012
Mending a Broken Heart
Ph.D. candidate Aaron Chen wins Public Impact Fellowship for cardiac patch research

Since stem cells were first discovered to be a basis of new medical treatments, researchers have touted their potential to repair the human heart.

Millions of Americans suffer heart attacks each year, and those who survive never fully recover. Left behind is scarred and dead tissue that never mends, and research has focused on utilizing stem cells to initiate new growth.

UC Irvine doctoral candidate Cheng-Wei “Aaron” Chen is pursuing another approach. He believes that human embryonic stem cells can be used to create tissue — a sort of cardiac patch that could be grafted onto damaged heart areas and stimulate regrowth.

Dec 16, 2011
Two Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Graduate Students Present at International Conference

Ko Nee and Michael F. Gray make presentations at the 19th International Solvent Extraction Conference

Nov 14, 2011
ChEMS Professor Wins Best Presentation Award at MSC.Software® 2011 Users Conference

James Earthman awarded Best Presentation in University and Research

Jul 7, 2011
Farghalli Mohamed Awarded Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching

Mohamed honored by Academic Senate

May 31, 2011
Taking the ‘Waste’ Out of Nuclear Waste

Chemical engineer advocates recycling uranium, plutonium and other radioactive byproducts

While spent nuclear fuel continues to pile up by the ton across the United States, UC Irvine’s Mikael Nilsson says the solution is clear: recycle it at the commercial nuclear power plants that create it.

More than 96 percent of the waste – namely uranium and plutonium – can be used again, says the assistant professor of chemical engineering & materials science, and plants in Europe and Asia are doing just that. Nilsson’s laboratory research is focused on how to recycle or destroy the remaining 3 to 4 percent.

May 23, 2011
ChEMS Student Selected to Speak at Cal Poly Pomona ADVANCE Distinguished Doctoral Student Seminar Series

Shehreen Dheda to present seminar featuring titanium research

Mar 9, 2011
Engineering Student Council Honors 10 at Annual Awards Banquet

Five professors and five students honored by ESC

Mar 1, 2011
Two Samueli School Professors Named IEEE Fellows

Frank Shi and Fan-Gang Zeng are among 321 new Fellows named in 2011

Dec 17, 2010
Martha Mecartney Named ADVANCE Equity Advisor for Samueli School

ChEMS professor appointed Faculty Assistant to the Dean

Dec 15, 2010
ChEMS Graduate Student Receives 2010 SMART Award

Matthew Weeks is first UC Irvine student to receive Department of Defense honor

Oct 14, 2010
ChEMS Professor Receives NASA Tech Briefs Award

James Earthman honored for article describing miniaturized laser scanning device

Sep 29, 2010
ChEMS Professor Receives Prestigious IEEE Award for Outstanding Sustained Technical Contribution

Frank Shi honored by IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society

Mar 1, 2010
Prominent NSF CAREER Award Bestowed to ChEMS Assistant Professor

Ali Mohraz to study nonlinear viscoelasticity of colloidal gels

Sep 3, 2009
Setting the Standard

UC Irvine Undergraduate Student Charles Xue searches for the standard in vector research

Not many middle school students read complicated books about cutting-edge science research and treatment, but Charles Xue did just that when he read about using viruses as a tool to deliver drugs. That book changed how the 12-year-old Xue viewed science and its impact on society.

Mar 23, 2009
Regina Ragan Receives Prominent NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award
Five-year grant bestowed for research in the integration of biological systems with a nano electronic platform
Feb 18, 2009
Partnering for a Urologic Care Breakthrough



Partnering for a Urologic Care Breakthrough

An unlikely engineering and medicine collaboration just may revolutionize treatment of many urinary tract disorders

Read more >>

Photo:  Daniel A. Anderson / University Communications

Jul 26, 2007
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Recent Grad Honored for Research
Linh Dinh receives Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
May 24, 2006
Martha Mecartney Receives UCI's Professor of the Year Award
Mecartney Honored at UCI's 13th Annual Celebration of Teaching

Pages

Archives:
2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002