2016

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Associate Prof. Gang Cheng joins the department
Dr. Gang Cheng, PhD from University of Washington Seattle (2009) joins the Chemical Engineering Faculty as an Associate Professor with tenure. Prior to this appointment at UIC, Dr. Cheng was an Associate Professor and Assistant Professor at the University of Akron. Dr. Cheng was also an adjunct professor of Integrative Medical Sciences at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Cheng’s group is engaged in multidisciplinary research (polymeric materials, biosensing, microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry and electrochemistry) centered on zwitterionic polyelectrolytes by exploring the connections between new polymer chemistry/physics and applications. Over the past seven years, Dr. Cheng’s group has made significant contributions to the field of biomaterials by designing and studying novel zwitterionic polyelectrolytes for drug delivery, biosensing and antimicrobial coatings. The…
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Assistant Prof. Shafigh Mehraeen joins the department
Dr. Shafigh Mehraeen, PhD from Stanford University (2011) joins the Chemical Engineering Faculty as an Assistant Professor. Prior to this appointment at UIC, Dr. Mehraeen was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT. After two-year postdoctoral career at the Center for Organic Electronics in Georgia Institute of Technology, he received the MIT postdoctoral fellowship and worked in the Chemistry Department at MIT since then. His research has focused on developing new methods to explore dynamics of directed self-assembly of sub-10 nm particles with single particle positioning resolution, predict the role of donor-acceptor interfacial properties on charge generation and energy losses in organic solar cells, and explain the impact of materials disorder on charge transport properties of organic semiconductors. Dr. Mehraeen has authored…
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Assistant Prof. Meenesh Singh joins the department
Dr. Meenesh R. Singh joins the Department of Chemical Engineering as an Assistant Professor and will be the director of the Materials and Systems Engineering Lab (MaSEL) at UIC. Prior to his appointment at UIC, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis with a joint affiliation to UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.Dr. Singh obtained his B.E degree in chemical engineering from Sardar Patel University in 2005, M.Tech degree in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2008 and Ph.D is chemical engineering from Purdue University in 2013. His doctoral research at Purdue University was under the guidance of Prof. D. Ramkrishna, where he developed novel computational and experimental tools to study…
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Associate Prof. Ying Liu named as 2015 UIC Researcher and Scholar of the Year
Associate Professor Ying Liu was named Recipient of a 2015 UIC Researcher and Scholar of the Year Award by The U.I.C. Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR). "These honors recognize and celebrate the efforts and commitment of individuals who are advancing knowledge in their area of research and scholarship. Dr. Liu was one of four UIC early career researchers to receive the Rising Star award.
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2015

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Assistant Prof. Vivek Sharma receives the Distinguished Young Rheologist Award
Assistant Professor Vivek Sharma receives the Distinguished Young Rheologist Award from TA Instruments. This award, which includes an instrument grant is bestowed on a promising young researcher nominated by an international panel of the most established and respected academic researchers from the Society of Rheology.
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Our first Annual Industry Day
The Department of Chemical Engineering had its first Annual Industry Day on 23rd Oct 2015 with great engagement between students and the industry.
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Assistant Prof. Sangil Kim joins the department
The Department of Chemical Engineering welcomes Dr. Sangil Kim, who joins the faculty as an Assistant Professor. Prior to his appointment at UIC, he was a staff scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and an adjunct research faculty at the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.
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Chemical Engineer and South Carolina educator Michael D. Amiridis named UIC Chancellor/Vice President
Chemical Engineer and South Carolina educator Michael D. Amiridis named UIC Chancellor/Vice President. Before serving as the Executive Vice President for academic affairs and Provost at the University of South Carolina, Amiridis was the Dean of South Carolina’s College of Engineering and Computing from 2006 to 2009, and served as the Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering from 2002 to 2006. Dr. Amiridis earned his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki in Greece, and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His research interests focus on the synthesis and catalytic characterization of bimetallic nanoparticles with controlled composition and architecture. He has won several awards for his academic work including the…
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Associate Prof. Vikas Berry‘s research group’s latest paper gets featured in Washington Post, Wall Street Journal
Associate Professor Vikas Berry's research group's latest paper published in Scientific Reports (Mar 2015) gets featured in Washington Post, Wall Street Journal (R&D Section), EE-Times, Motherboard and several other news portals. Topic: Electron transport through graphene quantum dots interfaced with a single spore: A Cyborg Nano-Electro-Robotic-Device (NERD). Vikas Berry and Sanjay Behura (postdoctoral fellow in the group) also published a paper in ACS Nano on non-degenerate doping of 2D semiconductors.
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Associate Professor Vikas Berry joins the Department
Associate Professor Vikas Berry joins the Department of Chemical Engineering. Berry Research Lab studies the electrical, structural, and chemical properties of innovatively designed nano- and bio- materials to enable the development of the next-generation-applications in biomedicine, electronics and nano mechanics.
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