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Driven to advance vehicle electrification

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1711497685006{margin-bottom: 50px !important;}"] UW Engineering research leads the next wave of electric vehicle technologies [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1711497467191{margin-top: 10px !important;margin-bottom: 10px !important;}"]By Brooke Fisher, UW College of Engineering | Photos by Dennis Wise (UW Photo) and UW researchers[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1711497588128{margin-top: 10px !important;margin-bottom: 10px !important;}"]March 11, 2024[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1711572283343{margin-top: 10px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]When it comes to developing the next generation of electric vehicle (EV) technologies, University of Washington (UW) engineers are unstoppable. Their collective research, together with initiatives underway throughout the state, positions Washington to be a leader in this truly electrifying area.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1711572294411{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}"]“The goal is for Washington state to be a leader in EV...

Chemical engineering professor’s coloring book makes science accessible

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Sindu Karunakaran | UW News [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] December 27, 2023 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]When Julie Rorrer was a graduate student, she visited elementary schools with other members of her program to talk about science and give demonstrations. But explaining their work and research to the students was a challenge, which gave Rorrer the idea to use coloring pages.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]“The coloring idea came from the fact that I like to doodle,” said Rorrer, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Washington. “I like to draw, and coloring is kind of a ubiquitous medium. I think kids love it. Adults love it. And so, I thought, why...

Catalytic Carbon wins Clean Energy Prize at Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1650917639493{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]April 26, 2022[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1651082498895{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]Catalytic Carbon, a startup co-founded by University of Washington (UW) students Carter Vu (B.S. Aeronautics & Astronautics ‘22), Ziming (Jimmy) Ye (B.S. Chemical Engineering, B.A. Biochemistry ‘22), and Owen Chen (M.S. Entrepreneurship ‘23), won the $15,000 Alaska Airlines Grand Prize and the $5,000 Clean Energy Prize at the 2022 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC), hosted by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship at the UW Foster School of Business. The Clean Energy Prize, sponsored by the UW Clean Energy Institute, rewards student innovations that can reduce carbon emissions through conversion and distribution, energy efficiency, and more.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text...

Samson A. Jenekhe’s pioneering polymer work paved the way for commercial OLEDs

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1614189512200{padding-bottom: 5px !important;}"]His semiconducting polymers, found in displays and solar cells, emerged from decades of careful engineering[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1614189522440{padding-top: 5px !important;padding-bottom: 5px !important;}"]February 22, 2021[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1614191310168{padding-top: 5px !important;padding-bottom: 5px !important;}"]By Jermey N. A. Matthews | Originally published in Chemical & Engineering News[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1614189503001{padding-top: 5px !important;}"]In polymer science, it pays to be persistent. University of Washington chemical engineer Samson A. Jenekhe has dedicated decades of research in the lab to understanding and optimizing the properties of semiconducting polymers. In recent years, this persistence has paid off, with some of his work leading to advances that enabled new consumer products—including the glowing screen you might be holding...

Five CEI faculty among world’s most influential researchers

Professors Guozhong Cao, Jiun-Haw Chu, professor emeritus Alex K-Y. Jen, Jun Liu, and Xiaodong Xu are among the most influential in the world, according to the annual Highly Cited Researchers list published by the Web of Science Group. The list identifies researchers that produced multiple publications in the top 1% of citations for their field and year of publication over the past decade — this year’s edition covers the time period from 2008 through 2018. ...

Inspiring future engineers

Gabriella Tosado is a CEI Education Fellow and chemical engineering Ph.D. student. Read about her clean energy research and passion for inspiring underrepresented students - particularly young women and students of color - to pursue STEM disciplines and careers. ...