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New ChE Department Head Receives Major AICHE Award

John Klier

John Klier

John Klier, the new head of our Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department, received an “Industrial Research and Development Award” at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) annual meeting, held from November 8 to13 in Salt Lake City. This award recognizes individuals or teams working in the industries served by chemical engineers for innovation that has resulted in the successful commercial development of new products and/or new processes for making useful products.

Two Engineering Undergrads Chosen as Rising Researchers

Zachary Goodman

Zachary Goodman

Two College of Engineering undergraduate students were among the five so-called “Rising Researchers” throughout the whole university designated by the UMass Amherst website Research Next (Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for a Brighter Future). The two engineering winners are Electrical Engineering major Zachary Goodman and Chemical Engineering major Thomas McCarthy.

The five Rising Researchers for the fall of 2015 will soon be saluted with a special article about their research and other accomplishments in Research Next.

Society of Rheology Educates 175 Participants in Baltimore Outreach

Professor Jonathan Rothstein of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department has been directing some outstanding outreach projects with his students involved in the 2015 National Society of Rheology’s Education and Outreach Campaign. Recently, Rothstein worked with more than 35 student volunteers to educate approximately 175 participants – ranging from K-12 students to industry professionals – in Baltimore, Maryland.

Arwade Travels to Yale and Washington DC

Dr. Sanjay Arwade

On Monday, December 7th, Prof. Arwade lectured at the Yale School of Architecture.  His talk "The Creative Art of Structural Engineering: Lessons from the past (and present) for the designers of (today and) tomorrow", touched on the works of the structural engineers Robert Maillart, Fazlur Khan, Bill Baker, Eladio Dieste and Jorg Schlaich and provides a snapshot of his teaching in "Perspectives on the Evolution of Structures."

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