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Chemical Engineering                           Nanotubes Are in Fashion
                                               A carbon nanotube-coated “smart
                                               yarn” that conducts electricity can
                                               be woven into soft fabrics that
                                               detect blood and monitor health.
                                               This carbon nanotube-coated
                                               smart yarn can conduct enough
                                               electricity from a battery to power
                                               a light-emitting diode device.
                                               Researchers can take advantage of
                                               its conductivity to design garments
                                               that detect blood.
                                                   “Currently, smart textiles are
                                               made primarily of metallic or opti-
                                               cal fibers. They’re fragile. They’re
                                               not comfortable. Metal fibers also
                                               corrode. There are problems with
                                               washing such electronic textiles.
                                                   We have found a much simpler
                                                                                         This carbon nanotube-coated smart yarn can conduct enough electricity from
INSIDE                                         way—an elegant way—by combin-             a battery to power a light-emitting diode device. Researchers can use its
Research Features ........ 1, 5                ing two fibers, one natural and            conductivity to design garments that detect blood.
Chair’s Note ........................ 2        one created by nanotechnology,”
Weber Retirement............... 3
                                               said Professor Nicholas Kotov. Kotov and his              in ethanol. After being dipped just a few times
Research Briefs .................. 6
                                               doctoral student Bongsup Shim are among the               into both solutions and dried, the yarn was able
Kudos .................................. 8
Department Lectures ....... 10                 co-authors of a paper on this material that was           to conduct enough power from a battery to
Alumni Features ................ 12            published in Nano Letters.                                illuminate a light-emitting diode device.
Scholarship Highlight ....... 14                   The only perceptible change to the yarn is                “This turns out to be very easy to do,” Kotov
Alumni Events ................... 15           that it turned black, due to the carbon. It re-           said. “After just a few repetitions of the process,
Alumni Notes..................... 16
                                               mained pliable and soft, and can be woven into this normal cotton becomes a conductive mate-
Gifts ................................... 18
                                               smart textiles that would be softer and more              rial because carbon nanotubes are conductive.”
                                               practical than current designs for electrically-              In order to put this conductivity to use, the
                                               conducting fabrics.                                       researchers added the antibody anti-albumin to
                                                   To make these “e-textiles,” the researchers           the carbon nanotube solution. Anti-albumin
                                               dipped 1.5-millimeter thick cotton yarn into              reacts with albumin, a protein found in blood.
                                               a solution of carbon nanotubes in water and               When the researchers exposed their anti-
                                               then into a solution of a special sticky polymer          albumin-infused smart yarn to albumin, they

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Note from the Chair
                      Welcome to the            accomplishments is impressive. We have                          Michigan education without assistance,
                      2009 edition of           made major breakthroughs in many                                and to provide research support for our
                      ChE News, the             areas, including nanotechnology, energy                         faculty and graduate students.
                       newsletter for the       research, and materials development.                               As we move forward in the coming
                       Department of            Our faculty and students continue to                            months and years, I am excited about
                       Chemical Engi-           win national awards for their outstand-                         the potential of the department. We
                       neering here at          ing work. Most notably, Suljo Linic won                         have an outstanding group of faculty
                       Michigan! This is        the ACS Colloid and Surface Chem-                               doing cutting edge research. We have
my first edition of ChE News as chair.           istry Unilever Award and the Camille                            a vibrant and active alumni board
I would like to thank our previous chairs       Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, and                              that will add four new board members
for making the department what it is            Sharon Glotzer received a National Se-                          (Margaret Gilligan (BSE ’89), Paul Horst
today—one of the world’s top chemical           curity Science and Engineering Faculty                          (BSE ’72), Cory Phillips (BSE ’93), Frank
engineering departments. I particularly         Fellowship Award. Graduate students                             Tranzow (BSE ’59)) at this fall’s meeting
want to thank Ron Larson, who did an            Elizabeth Stewart, Robert Levine, and                           (September 24-25). Our graduate and
excellent job leading and expanding the         David Adams, and undergraduate                                  undergraduate students are among the
department. His record will be a tough          student Barry Shang, received National                          best in the country. Although we have
act to follow!                                  Science Foundation Fellowships, one of                          had our share of difficulties this past
   As you read this newsletter, you will        the most prestigious fellowships in the                         year, including two major leaks and a
see that the department’s list of recent        country. More details and other awards                          fire in the building, the future looks very
                                                that faculty and students received can be                       bright indeed!
                                                found in this newsletter.                                          Finally, I would like to thank all of
                                                    With such talented faculty and stu-                         you who have contributed to the depart-
                                                dents, the only thing that might impede                         ment in the past, both financially and
                                                our success is money. However, even                             in other ways, and plan to do so in the
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Walter J. Weber, Jr. Retires                                                                                                   Suljo Linic Receives
The department hosted a retirement reception celebrating the career of Walter J.                                               Three Major Awards
Weber, Jr. on May 7, 2009. Professor Weber, a University of Michigan faculty
member since 1963, is the Gordon Maskew Fair and Earnest Boyce Distinguished
University Professor.
   During his 46 years at the University, Weber made many significant contribu-
tions to the field of environmental engineering as a scientist, educator, and mentor.
An international leader in the development of advanced technologies for water
treatment, pollution control, and environmental restoration, he was elected to the
U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 1985.
   He received the Stephen S. Attwood Award for Engineering Excellence from the
College of Engineering in 1987, and was named a Distinguished University Profes-
sor in 1994. Both honors recognize faculty for exceptional scholarly achievement,
national and international reputation, and outstanding teaching skills.
   Each fall, the department hosts the Walter J. Weber, Jr. Distinguished Lecture                                              Suljo Linic received three major
in Environmental and Energy Sustainability. This lecture series brings the world’s                                             international faculty awards this
foremost experts in environmental engineering and science to campus to share                                                   past year. He was awarded the ACS
the results of their work and their vision for the future. The event is made possible                                          Colloids and Surface Chemistry Uni-
through the endowment to the University by the 1996 Athalie Richardson Irvine                                                  lever Award. This award recognizes
Clark Prize, awarded to Weber by the National Water Research Institute.                                                        Linic’s contributions to the field of
   Recently, he endowed the Walter J. Weber, Jr. Professorship of Sustainable                                                  surface chemistry and heterogeneous
Energy, Environmental and Earth Systems Engineering, and in 2007, Gary Was,                                                    catalysis. He presented the award
Professor of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences, and Materials Science &                                              lecture at the ACS Colloids and Sur-
Engineering, was appointed to the chair.                                                                                       face Science Meeting in New York,
   In 2008, Weber was chosen as one of the “One Hundred Engineers of the Mod-                                                  NY in June 2009.
ern Era” by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers for his lifetime of work in                                              Linic is also a recipient of the
the area of environmental process dynamics & system sustainability.                                                            Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar
                                                                                                                               Award. The Camille and Henry
                                                                                                                               Dreyfus Foundation selects awardees
                                                                                                                               based on their research in chemi-
                                                                                                                               cal sciences. Only three chemical
                                                                                                                               engineering faculty members in the
                                                                                                                               country were selected for this presti-
                                                                                                                               gious award in 2009.
                                                                                                                                  In addition, Linic was awarded
                                                                                                                               a DuPont Young Professor Award
                                                                                                                               in 2008, given to approximately
                                                                                                                               10, mainly assistant or associate,
                                                                                                                               professors worldwide across multiple
                                                                                                                               disciplines by the DuPont Corpora-
                                                                                                                               tion. The award recognized Linic’s
                                                                                                                               work in the fields of chemical energy
                                                                                                                               conversion and electro-catalysis.
Walter J. Weber, Jr., and his daughters, (l/r) Elizabeth, Linda, Pamela and Wendy at the reception.


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NANOTUBES                                        pler and durable than other electronic                           to harvest energy or store it, providing
C O N T I N U E D F R O M PA G E 1               textiles, Kotov said.                                            power for small electronic devices, but
                                                     Clothing that can detect blood could                         such developments are many years away
                                                 be useful in high-risk professions. An                           and pose difficult challenges.
                                                 unconscious firefighter, ambushed sol-                                 Most recently the Kotov group has
                                                 dier, or police officer in an accident, for                       been working on scaling up and opti-
                                                 example, couldn’t send a distress signal                         mizing the process. Any fabric can be
                                                 to a central command post. But the                               coated by modifying the surface. So
                                                 smart clothing would have this capabil-                          far, they have worked with silk, cotton,
                                                 ity.                                                             nylon, and Kevlar®. Applications under
                                                     Kotov says a communication device                            development for this innovative tech-
                                                 such as a mobile phone could conceiv-                            nology are wearable energy harvesting/
                                                 ably transmit information from the                               storing devices, virus-detecting sensors,
                                                 clothing to a central command post.                              and assistive devices for disabled people.
                                                     “The concept of electrically sensitive                           The researchers also hope to use this
                                                 clothing made of carbon-nanotube-                                technology to make a flexible and light-
Original pristine cotton yarn on the right and   coated cotton is flexible in implementa-                          weight radio frequency sensing material
coated cotton yarn on the left.                  tions and can be adapted for a variety of                        to be used in structurally integrated
                                                 health monitoring tasks as well as high                          antennas for radar, guidance, satellite
found that the conductivity significantly         performance garments,” Kotov said.                               communication, and other related appli-
increased. Their new material is more                It is conceivable that clothes made                          cations. The conformable antenna could
sensitive and selective as well as sim-          out of this material could be designed                           be used where concealment is vital, such
                                                                                                                  as in the next generation of the mili-
                                                                                                                  tary’s unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
                                                                                                                  and small ground vehicles.

                                                                                                                  (Shim, B.S., W. Chen, C. Doty, et al.,
      Dow Building Repairs Soon to be Completed                                                                   “Smart Electronic Yarns and Wearable
                                                                                                                  Fabrics for Human Biomonitoring made by
                                  On February 9, 2009, an electrical short circuit                                Carbon Nanotube Coating with Polyelec-
                                  in the Dow Building mechanical room caused                                      trolytes,” Nano Letters, 8(12), 4151-4157,
                                                                                                                  December 2008.)
                                  a fire that destroyed the motor control center
                                   for the entire building. The building was                                       From an article by Nicole Casal Moore,
                                   evacuated quickly and fortunately there were                                    U–M News Service
                                   no injuries. Although Dow was only closed
                                   for a day, the ventilation was shut down for
      two days, and all fume hoods were out of operation for two to four weeks                                              Nicholas Kotov’s webpage:
                                                                                                                            www.engin.umich.edu/dept/cheme/
      to complete emergency repairs. The damage was extensive, so the motors
                                                                                                                            people/kotov.html
      in the building are running with temporary electrical hook-ups until all
      repairs are completed in September 2009.




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Designing Shape-Shifters
Developing blueprints for designer mate-                                     each with a different purpose.
rials that can change their shape at will is                                     Advances in petascale computing
the goal of a $4.3 million, five-year grant                                   could help bring about these next-
                                                                                                                               Chemical Engineering
chemical engineering professor Sharon                                        generation materials. Petascale systems in        Faculty to Participate in
Glotzer has received as a National Secu-                                     development promise to be between 100             New Center
rity Science and Engineering Faculty Fel-                                    to 1,000 times faster than the “tera-scale”
                                                                                                                               A new center will bring together
lowship from the Department of Defense.                                      systems on many of today’s college cam-
                                                                                                                               U–M faculty—including chemi-
    This prestigious fellowship, one of                                      puses. The University is a founding mem-
                                                                                                                               cal engineering faculty Sharon
only six awarded this year, will allow                                       ber of the Great Lakes Consortium for
                                                                                                                               Glotzer, Jinsang Kim, Nick
Glotzer and her research group to use                                        Petascale Computation, (GLCPC), which             Kotov, Joerg Lahann, Ronald
modeling and simulation to discover how                                      is a partner in “Blue Waters,” the world’s        Larson, and Mike Solomon—to
to create these shape-shifting materials                                     first sustained petascale computer system          make a new generation of “ac-
from nanoparticles.                                                          dedicated to open scientific research. It          tive” building blocks capable of
    Today researchers can fabricate                                          is expected to be online in 2011. Glotzer         self-assembling into novel new
nanoparticles in many shapes and out of                                      is the director of a new Virtual School of        materials.  The nanometer and
many substances. They can make particles                                     Computational Science and Engineer-               colloidal particles to be made
assemble into different arrangements,                                        ing, affiliated with Blue Waters and the           will be designed and fabricated
which ultimately controls the material’s                                     GLCPC.                                            in collaboration with the Glotzer
properties.                                                                                                                    group’s new five-year research
                                                                             From an article by Nicole Casal Moore,            grant to develop a theoretical
    Through this grant, Glotzer aims to
                                                                             U–M News Service                                  and computational framework for
nurture a burgeoning branch of nanotech-
                                                                                                                               reconfigurable, self-assembling
nology. The particles she envisions would
                                                                                                                               materials.
be substantially more complex than                                                      Sharon Glotzer’s webpage:
                                                                                        www.engin.umich.edu/dept/cheme/
today’s nanoparticles.
                                                                                        people/glotzer.html
    “We’ll be designing new particles that
don’t yet exist, for materials that don’t
yet exist,” Glotzer says. “They will be new
building blocks with intrinsic functional-
ity. In the far future, the basic science
framework we develop in this project will                                           Gulari Appointed Associate Dean
provide the blueprints for materials that                                                              Erdogan Gulari has accepted a five-year appointment as
today can only be imagined.”                                                                           Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education.
    Potential applications are vast, Glotzer                                                           He is not new to College administration: From 1986-1993,
says. In the national security realm, such                                                             he served as Senior Associate Dean of the College.
materials could be used for protective                                                                    Gulari, a faculty member since 1978, has received
uniforms and gear, chemical detection,                                                                 numerous awards, including the College’s Excellence in
and stealth, for example. An aircraft                                                                  Research Award and Excellence in Service Award, and
conceivably could be painted with a                                                                    the University’s Faculty Recognition Award. In 2004, he
material that changes its appearance as                                                                was appointed the Donald L. Katz Collegiate Professor
a chameleon does, Glotzer says. A bulk                                              in Chemical Engineering. The main focus of his research is on microfluidic
solid could be made to soften on cue and                                            MEMS devices for DNA-peptide synthesis and genetic diagnosis.
then morph between multiple shapes,



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Research News in Brief
                                                    Mark Burns’ lab’s make-                                                     In the October 1 issue of
                                                    your-own-micro-fluidic-                                                      Nature Materials, chemi-
                                                    device kit was named                                                        cal engineering graduate
                                                    one of The Scientist                                                        student Chetana Singh,
                                                    magazine’s top 10 in-                                                       postdoctoral researcher
                                                    novations of 2008. Min-                                                      Hao Jiang, and professor
                                                    soung Rhee, a graduate                                                       Sharon Glotzer, working
                                                    student in the Burns                                                         together with collabora-
                                                    group, developed the                                                         tors at MIT, show how
Microfluidic assembly blocks fit together like puzzle
pieces. Illustration by Hanna Bae.                  16-piece set of microflu-                                                     continuum thermodynam-
                                                    idic building blocks.         Molecular simulation shows how water mole-     ics fails for nanoparticles
    The device, also known as a “lab-on-a-chip,” integrates                       cules around a surfactant-coated nanoparticle dispersed in water. Using
                                                                                  restructure, changing thermodynamic prop-
multiple laboratory functions onto one chip just millimeters or                   erties. Image courtesy of Hao Jiang.          molecular simulation,
centimeters in size. The kit in essence brings the lab-on-a-chip to                                                             they showed how water
the scientific masses. It cuts the costs and the time involved in                  molecules order differently at the nanoparticle surface than
making one from days to minutes. From an article by Nicole Casal                  in bulk water, changing the solid-liquid interfacial energy in
Moore, U–M News Service.                                                          an unexpected way, and violating predictions of continuum
                                                                                  thermodynamics. The work has important implications for
                                                                                  understanding the behavior and function of proteins.
                                                                                             Sharon Glotzer’s webpage:
                                                Music, rather than elec-
                                                                                             www.engin.umich.edu/dept/cheme/people/glotzer.html
                                                tromechanical valves, can
                                                drive experimental samples
                                                through a lab-on-a-chip in
                                                a new system developed by                                                             Micro- and nanopar-
                                                Mark Burns and doctoral                                                               ticles are being investi-
                                                student, Sean Langelier.                                                              gated for use as capsules
                                                This development could                                                                for delivering drugs or
                                                significantly simplify the                                                             for bioimaging. Hollow
Acoustically switchable liquid concentration    process of conducting                                                                 or core–shell spheres
gradients. Colored channel layout indicates the
presence (black) or absence (white) of resonant experiments in microfluidic                                                            can for instance be used
tones supplied to the device.                   devices. To do an experi-                                                             to carry drugs or imag-
 ment in a microfluidic device today, researchers often use dozens                                                                     ing agents. To ensure
 of air hoses, valves and electrical connections between the chip                                                                      optimum biological
 and a computer to move, mix and split pinprick drops of fluid in                                                                       functionality, the
 the device's microscopic channels and divots.                                                                                         chemical and physical
     The new device uses sound waves to drive a unique pneumat-                                                                        properties of particles
 ic system that does not require electromechanical valves. Instead,               Multicompartment cylinders can be produced by a      need to be precisely
                                                                                  combination of electrohydrodynamic co-spinning
 musical notes produce the air pressure to control droplets in the                and microsectioning. Each color in the longitudinal
                                                                                                                                      designed. Novel particle
 device. This requires only one "off-chip" connection. From an                    and cross-sectional micrograph images depicts an    synthesis methods are
                                                                                  individual component.
 article by Nicole Casal Moore, U–M News Service.                                                                                     needed that can yield
Watch video demonstration of music moving, splitting and sorting drop-            particles with defined size, shape, and compartmentalization.
lets at http://www.ns.umich.edu/htdocs/releases/story.php?id=7247                 Particles with different compartments have been made, but so far
                                                                                  only spherical ones.
       Mark Burns’ webpage:
       www.engin.umich.edu/dept/cheme/people/burns.html                               Recently, Joerg Lahann and colleagues from the University
                                                                                  of Michigan have made microcylinders with controlled size and
                                                                                  shape that have two, three or even four compartments. They

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used electrohydrodynamic spinning from two separate jets to                                                        Phil Savage and his students have been processing plant-based
create sectioned polymer microfibers and then cut them into                                                         oils, woody biomass, and microalgae in hot, pressurized wa-
cylinders around 50-mum long by cryosectioning. The polymer                                                        ter to produce H2 and liquid fuels. Novel chemical processes
was a lactide–glycolide copolymer, chosen for its biodegradable                                                    are needed to reduce the cost of biofuels and to facilitate the
properties, which are useful in many biomedical applications.                                                      implementation of these renewable energy sources. Savage gave
   Loading the different compartments with different dye
                                                                                                                   a keynote lecture on his group’s research at the 9th International
molecules means that the structures were clearly visible under
                                                                                                                   Symposium on Supercritical Fluids this spring in Arcachon,
confocal laser scanning microscopy. The number and arrange-
                                                                                                                   France. His lab has published a review article on biodiesel
ment of the compartments could be controlled by altering the
electrospinning process.                                                                                           production and several other research articles describing their
                                                                                                                   approach and results.
           Joerg Lahann’s webpage:
           www.engin.umich.edu/dept/cheme/people/lahann.html                                                                   Phil Savage’s webpage:
                                                                                                                               www.engin.umich.edu/dept/cheme/people/savage.html


                                           Suljo Linic and his doctoral
                                           student, Phil Christopher,                                                                                                      Dr. Danial Hohne, a
                                           have recently demonstrated                                                                                                      recently-graduated PhD
                                           that the shape of metal-                                                                                                        in chemical engineering,
                                           lic nano-particles affects                                                                                                      and his advisor, Michael
                                           their chemical and catalytic                                                                                                     Solomon, professor of
                                           performance significantly.                                                                                                        chemical engineering and
                                           This discovery opens up new                                                                                                      macromolecular science
                                           avenues for the design of
                                                                                                                                                                            and engineering, have
                                           highly active and selective                                               Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm grown under          devised a microscaled,
                                           catalysts, as conventional                                                capillary flow after 24 hours. Bottom: Schematic
Scanning electron microscopy image of a                                                                              (left) and image (right) of how the flexible micro-    microfluidic device to
tailored, highly selective silver nanocube catalytic materials have been                                             fluidic rheometer deforms a specimen due to an
catalyst for ethylene epoxidation.         limited to spheres. The effect                                            applied air pressure. (Image by J. Younger, D. Hohne, help them understand
                                                                                                                     and M. Solomon)                                       the mechanical behavior
of the shape of catalytic particles was demonstrated in a case
study where it was shown that well-defined, tailored silver nano-                                                    of biofilms, slimy colonies of bacteria involved in most human
wires and nano-cubes are much more selective in heterogeneous                                                       infectious diseases. Their research, with John Younger, associate
epoxidation of ethylene to form ethylene oxide (EO) (ethylene                                                       chair for research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at
+ ½ O2 --> EO) than conventional industrial catalysts. The work                                                     the U-M Health System, was published in Langmuir.
was reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.                                                             Bacteria are single-celled organisms that rarely live alone.
     Linic and doctoral students Hongliang Xin and Neil Sch-                                                        Most bacteria in nature take the form of biofilms. Biofilms expe-
weitzer, and former student, Dr. Eranda Nikolla, have recently                                                      rience various kinds of pressure in nature and in the body as they
demonstrated that there is a universal relationship                                                                 squeeze through capillaries and adhere to the surfaces of medical
between the electronic structure of alloy materials and their                                                       devices, for example. Representing a new application of micro-
chemical activity and catalytic performance. They formulated                                                        fluidics, the device measures biofilms' resistance to pressure.
a simple and physically transparent theory that allows one to                                                             The experiments were performed on colonies of Staphylococ-
predict the general effect of alloying on the electronic structure of                                               cus epidermidis and Klebsiella pneumoniae, which are known to
a material and therefore on its chemical performance. This work                                                     cause infections in hospitals. From an article by Nicole Casal Moore,
is important since it represents a critical step towards the devel-                                                 U–M News Service.
opment of predictive theories of alloy catalysis, which will allow                                                             Mike Solomon’s webpage:
them to identify novel alloy catalysts without having to engage                                                                www.engin.umich.edu/dept/cheme/people/solomon.html
in inefficient trial and error experimental screening. Dr. Nikolla
was co-advised by Johannes Schwank and Neil Schweitzer is co-
advised by Levi Thompson.
          Suljo Linic’s webpage:
          www.engin.umich.edu/dept/cheme/people/linic.html

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Department Kudos
FACULTY                                                      Ron Larson was the                               University for Technology and at the
               Brice Carnahan re-                             Mason Lecturer at Stan-                         King Abdullah II Design and Develop-
               ceived the 2009 Lifetime                       ford University on May                          ment Bureau in Jordan.
               Achievement Award in                           11-13. The topic for his
               Chemical Engineering                           two lectures were “Mi-                                           Max Shtein received the
               Pedagogy from Com-                             crofluidic methods for                                            Presidential Early Career
               puter Aids for Chemical       analysis of polymer dynamics” and “Can                                            Award for Scientists and
                                             microfluidics help us solve problems in                                            Engineers (PECASE).
Engineering (CACHE) Corporation. The
                                             biology and biotechnology?”                                                       The award from the U.S.
award was presented to Brice at the 2009
                                                                                                                               Office of Science and
ASEE Annual Meeting in Austin, TX,
                                                            Phil Savage was a key-                            Technology Policy is the federal govern-
in June.                                                    note lecturer on biofuels                         ment’s highest honor to early-career
                                                            at the 9th International                          scientists and engineers.
                  Sharon Glotzer was
                                                            Symposium on Supercrit-
                  selected as a National
                                                            ical Fluids at Arcachon,                                           Jim Wilkes has been
                  Security Science and
                                                            France.                                                            elected a bye-fellow of
                  Engineering Faculty Fel-
                  low by the Department                                                                                        his alma mater, Emman-
                  of Defense. Sharon                          Johannes Schwank was                                             uel College, Cambridge.
is one of six distinguished university                        recently appointed to                                            Out of 30 Cambridge
faculty scientists and engineers in the                       the International Science                                        colleges, Emmanuel
U.S. chosen for this honor in 2009. She                       Council of the King                             (founded in 1584) has rated first academi-
will use the $4.5 million five-year grant                      Abdullah Institute for                          cally over the past five years, and has
to design self-assembled, reconfigurable                       Nanotechnology at King                          the highest number of would-be student
materials.                                   Saud University in Saudi Arabia. During                          applicants for each available place.
                                             the inaugural session of the International                          Jim received his bachelor’s degree in
               Nicholas Kotov received       Science Council in March 2009, Jo-                               Emmanuel College in 1955. At Em-
               the 2008 Gutenberg            hannes was invited to a private audience                         manuel, he was Secretary of the Musical
               Fellowship and the 2008       with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. In                           Society, Captain of the Table-Tennis
               Nanotech Briefs/NASA          April, he returned to the Middle East to
                                                                                                              Club, and Vice-President of the Thomas
               Top 50 Award. He also         present a keynote lecture at the Amman
                                                                                                              Young Club; he was also President of
               won the 2008 Great Lakes      Science Week in Jordan. Johannes also
                                                                                                              the University of Cambridge Chemical
Entrepreneurship Quest Competition.          presented seminars at Princess Sumaya
                                                                                                              Engineering Society.


     Recent Promotions                                                                                                               Bob Ziff was named one
                                                                                                                                     of the 360 Outstanding
                                                                                                                                     Referees of the Physi-
                                                                                                                                     cal Review and Physical
                                                                                                                                     Review Letters journals,
                                                                                                                                     as chosen by the journal
                                                                                                                                     editors for 2009.
      Jinsang Kim        Michael Mayer       Michael             Angela Violi
      was promoted       was promoted        Solomon             was promoted
      to Associate       to Associate        was promoted        to Associate
      Professor with     Professor with      to Professor        Professor with
      Tenure.            Tenure.             with Tenure.        Tenure.


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STUDENTS
                        Elizabeth Stewart                                           Schwank Named Street Endowed Professor
                        (Nick Kotov’s
                        group), Robert
                        Levine (Phil
                        Savage’s group),
                        David Adams
                        (joint physics
Elizabeth Stewart and   student; Bob Ziff’s
Bobby Levine.
                       group), and senior
Barry Shang (Ron Larson’s group) received
National Science Foundation (NSF) Fel-
lowships. The NSF awards given to our
ChE students ranks our department in the
top five schools nationally. A total of seven
NSF fellowships were awarded to engineer-
ing students at Michigan.                                                           Jim and Judy Street, with the new James and Judith Street Professor of Chemical Engineering,
                                                                                    Johannes Schwank, at the April 23 lecture in the Lurie Engineering Center.
Fernando Resende (recent graduate from
                                                                                    Johannes W. Schwank was in-                        and novel materials synthesis and
Phil Savage’s group) received the Walter J.
Weber, Jr. Student Award in Sustainability.                                         stalled as the James and Judith                    characterization methods.
                                                                                    Street Professor of Chemical Engi-                     He received the Giuseppe Par-
Robert Levine (Phil Savage’s group) was                                             neering at a lecture and ceremony                  ravano Award for Excellence in
part of a team that won the inaugural                                               on April 23, 2009. Johannes joined                 Catalysis Research, the Research
Clean Energy Prize, in the contest spon-                                            the faculty at the University of                   Excellence Award, and the Class
sored by DTE Energy, the University                                                 Michigan in 1980 where he rose                     of 1938E Distinguished Service
of Michigan, the Masco Corporation                                                  through the ranks and became                       Award from the University of
Foundation and the Kresge Foundation.                                               Professor of Chemical Engineering                  Michigan. He serves on editorial
The team, Algal Scientific Corporation,                                              in 1990. He served as chairman of                  boards and advisory committees
won the top prize by developing a plan to                                           the department from 1990 – 1995,                   for several academic institutions in
use algae to simultaneously treat wastewater
                                                                                    and is currently a member of the                   the United States and abroad.
and produce the raw materials for biofuel.
                                                                                    College of Engineering Executive                       ChE alumnus and former ex-
Steve Edmund, Tom Gilbert, and Sameer
                                                                                    Committee.                                         ecutive of the Shell Oil Company
Parvathikar’s team were 3rd place.
                                                                                       Johannes is the author of more                  and the Royal Dutch Shell Group
Robert Levine (Phil Savage’s group) was                                             than 150 publications, and holds                   and his wife, Jim and Judy Street,
also selected as one of six new Graham                                              nine U.S. patents. His research                    endowed this chair. Jim (BSE
Institute Graduate Fellows from across the                                          group is working on a wide range                   ChE’59, MS ’61, MSE ChE ’61,
University. The Graham Environmental                                                of topics, including nanostructured                PhD ’63) was an assistant profes-
Sustainability Institute provides funding to                                        materials for catalysis, energy stor-              sor in the department before he
U-M students, faculty, and staff to further                                         age, and gas sensing applications;                 left academia in 1963 to work as a
the research and education of environmen-                                           synthetic fuels from coal and bio-                 research engineer for Shell Oil, be-
tal sustainability issues.                                                          mass; hydrogen production from                     ginning his extraordinary 39-year
                                                                                    gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel; solid              career with the company. We were
Four undergraduate students, Yuan Chen,
                                                                                    oxide fuel cells; automotive emis-                 honored to have Jim and Judy at-
Lauren Fladger, Jessica Rilly, and Edwin
                                                                                    sion control catalysts and sensors;                tend the ceremony in April.
Yik, were selected to receive SURE (Sum-
mer Undergraduate Research in Engineering)
awards to work in department research labs.

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Annual Department Lectures
Mark E. Davis, the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical                                                                William F. Ban-
Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, was the 2009 Donald L.                                                          holzer, Execu-
Katz Lecturer. Dr. Davis was honored at the two-day event on April 30 and                                                              tive Vice Presi-
May 1, where he presented two lectures. The first topic was “Nanoparticle                                                               dent and Chief
Cancer Therapeutics: From Concept to Clinic,” and his second was “Design of                                                            Technology
Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Materials for Heterogeneous Catalysis.”                                                                       Officer of The
                                    Professor Davis has over 350 scientific publi-                                                      Dow Chemical
                                cations, two textbooks and over 50 patents. He                                                         Company, was
                                is a founding editor of CaTTech and has been an                                                        the 2008 Walter
                                associate editor of Chemistry of Materials and the                                                     J. Weber, Jr.
                                AIChE Journal. He is the recipient of numerous                                Lecturer. The topic of Dr. Banholzer’s
                                awards, including the Colburn and Professional                                lecture on November 6, was “Changes
                                Progress Awards from the AIChE and the Ipa-                                   in the Energy Market and their Impact
                                tieff, Langmuir and Murphree Prizes from the                                  on the Chemical Industry.”
                                ACS. He was elected to the National Academy                                      Banholzer earned a bachelor’s
                                of Engineering in 1997 and the National Acad-                                 degree in chemistry from Marquette
                                emy of Sciences in 2006.                                                      University and master’s and doctorate
                                    Davis’ research efforts involve materials                                 degrees in chemical engineering from
                                synthesis in two general areas–– namely, zeolites                             the University of Illinois. He holds 16
and other solids that can be used for molecular recognition and catalysis, and                                U.S. patents and has over 80 publica-
polymers for the delivery of a broad range of therapeutics. He is the founder                                 tions, which have received more than
of Insert Therapeutics Inc., a company that focused on the use of cyclodextrin-                               1000 citations, for his work in the field
containing polymers for drug delivery applications, and Calando Pharma-                                       of engineering and chemistry.
ceuticals, Inc. a company based in Pasadena, CA that created the first RNAi                                       In 2002, Banholzer was elected to
therapeutic to reach the clinic for treating cancer.                                                          the U.S. National Academy of En-
                                                                                                              gineering. He is a member of Dow’s
                                                                                                              Executive Leadership Committee,
     2008 UM/MSU Joint Seminar                                                                                Management Committee, chairs the
                                                                                                              company’s Innovation Committee,
     Juan J. de Pablo, the Howard Curler Distinguished Professor in the                                       and leads Dow’s research and develop-
     Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of
                                                                                                              ment activities across the globe. Prior
     Wisconsin, was the featured speaker at the 27th Annual UM/MSU Joint
                                                                                                              to working at Dow, Banholzer had a
     Seminar last fall. Dr. de Pablo’s topic at the October 9, 2008 event was
                                                                                                              22-year career with General Electric
     “Field Driven Assembly in Nanotechnology.”
        de Pablo obtained his BS at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma                                         Company (GE), where he was vice
     de Mejico and his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, both                                    president of Global Technology at GE
     in chemical engineering. He has won numerous awards, including the                                       Advanced Materials.
     National Young Investigator and PECASE awards from NSF and young
     faculty awards from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Xerox
     Corporation, 3M, and Dupont.
        His research focuses on developing and applying molecular simula-
     tions to enhance understanding of the physical and chemical properties
     of fluids and solids, with the objective of developing efficient chemical
     processes and developing new materials.


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Class Project Attracts High School Students
                                                                             strating a mass                                   they appreciated the chance to get
                                                                             or heat transfer                                  hands-on experience and went away
                                                                             principle or con-                                 with an understanding of everyday
                                                                             cept in class that                                principles from an engineering perspec-
                                                                             would attract                                     tive. About two-thirds of the students
                                                                             high school stu-                                  felt “highly” excited about or engaged
                                                                             dents to chemi-                                   with the presentations they saw. These
                                                                             cal engineering.                                  students also felt they learned some-
                                                                             Students took                                     thing new and were highly motivated
                                                                             the project                                       to pursue an engineering career. Their
                                                                             to heart, with                                    teachers spoke highly of this opportu-
                                                                             demonstrations                                    nity for their students to get exposure
                                                                             showing key                                       to chemical engineering.
                                                                             course concepts                                       Other faculty might have been
Matt Robinson, Chris Larson, and Joe Janiak show their homemade heat ex-
changer to a high school student.
                                                                             such as heat                                      overwhelmed by the enormity of the
                                                                            transfer in a                                      project, particularly for a class of 124
Students in Professor Lola Eniola-                   countercurrent exchanger, mass transfer                                   students, but Professor Eniola-Adefeso
Adefeso’s heat and mass transfer class               via carbon dioxide gas in liquid soda                                     didn’t let any of these hurdles keep her
in Fall 2008 got a chance to showcase                pop, and material dependence of heat                                      from providing her students with this
their understanding of heat and mass                 conductivity via the cutting of ice.                                      enriching experience. This enthusiasm
transfer in a very creative way. Their                   Students from nearby Ypsilanti                                        and creativity in teaching is an example
term project was to design an original               High School were invited to attend                                        of what makes her such a valuable
experiment that would be suitable for                an exhibit of the projects and test the                                   faculty member.
a high school teacher to use in demon- various experiments. The students said




        Obituary
        Imade Asemota, 1984 – 2009
                                                                      Imade Asemota, first-year student in Lola Eniola-Adefeso’s research group,
                                                                      passed away on April 10, 2009. Imade was born in London, and grew up in
                                                                      Nigeria and Jamaica. She received her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina
                                                                      A&T State University in 2005, and her master’s from Michigan State Univer-
                                                                      sity in 2007.
                                                                          Ms. Asemota was an active member of MUSES (Movement of Underrep-
                                                                      resented Sisters in Engineering and Science), a mentor in the MUSES pro-
                                                                      gram, and a GEM PhD fellow. Although Imade was a graduate student, she
                                                                      had a lot of contact with undergraduates, particularly in her role as a mentor.
                                                                          She is missed by her colleagues and classmates, who recall her positive atti-
                                                                      tude and encouraging smile.




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Cory Phillips

Proud to be Part of the Tradition
Cory Phillips is never shy about shar-
ing his Michigan Wolverine experiences
                                                  “   I was blessed to re-
                                                                                                        did, but not really. It is more and more
                                                                                                        apparent to me that this industry is try-
with his Oklahoma Sooner and Okla-                ceive an incredible edu-                              ing to transform itself, and I realize now
homa State Cowboy neighbors in Tulsa,             cation from hard-work-                                this only can be accomplished with the
Oklahoma. “Sometimes they get tired of                                                                  help of researchers like me, who have
all my boasting, but I can’t help it!” This
                                                  ing, gifted people and                                backgrounds in renewable and alternative
Detroit native still stays informed about         feel an obligation to do                              energy.”
many of the activities going on in Ann            what I can to maintain                                    Cory serves as the lead recruiter for
Arbor and knows he and his wife, Erika,                                                                 ConocoPhillips to the University of
want to pass on their love for Michigan
                                                  the rich heritage and tra- Michigan and will be one of the newest
to their two children, Taryn and Cory             dition of excellence that                             members to the ChE alumni board this
Asher.                                                                                                  fall.
                                                  U–M faculty, staff, and
    Cory graduated with a bachelor’s de-                                                                    Cory says he puts more effort into
gree in ChE in 1993 and received a PhD            alumni share.             ”                           family and community these days. He’s
from the University of Iowa in chemical                                Cory Phillips                    been actively involved in his company’s
and biochemical engineering,                                                                                       annual collaboration with the
concentrating on the production                                                                                    United Way. He’s also serving
of renewable fuels and oxygen-                                                                                     in various capacities with a few
ates. He returned to Michigan                                                                                      church, civic, and community
for post-doctoral work in 1998                                                                                     organizations. It’s always been
with Levi Thompson.                                                                                                important for him to “give
    “I owe so much to Levi and                                                                                     back” to society, and says he
Derrick Scott of the Minority                                                                                      is teaching his kids to do the
Engineering Program Office                                                                                          same.
(MEPO) in the College. I’ve                                                                                            “I was blessed to receive
known Professor Thompson                                                                                           an incredible education from
since high school and credit                                                                                       hard-working, gifted people
him for launching my career in                                                                                     and feel an obligation to do
chemical engineering. He is a                                                                                      what I can to maintain the
dear friend, mentor, and col-        Cory Phillips (BSE ’93) with daughter, Taryn, and son, Cory Asher.            rich heritage and tradition of
league, who encouraged me to go                                                                                   excellence that U–M faculty,
to graduate school and to pursue a career            Today, Cory is working with the                    staff and alumni share. It always makes
in energy.”                                      Advanced Hydrocarbon Fuels group as a                  me proud to part of this distinguished
    After working with Honda R&D for             senior research engineer at the Bartlesville community, and I am amazed at Michi-
a few years, Cory took a job at Conoco-          Technology Center. He is responsible for               gan’s ability to hire talented scholars and
Phillips, where he began his career at           the molecular design and development of faculty who keep Michigan continually at
the Detroit office in the area of surface         new fuels.                                             the cutting edge of science and research.”
tribology/tribo-chemistry. His manager in            “When I first joined ConocoPhillips I
Detroit was Gary Balzhiser, son of ChE           was concerned that I may have sold out
alumnus and former department faculty            to big oil and was turning my back on
member and chair, Dr. Richard Balzhiser. my work in renewable energy. Well... I


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Regina and Mike Iwaniw

Michigan Important in Their Lives
Mike Iwaniw was a new transfer student                                       is a project manager
at the University of Michigan in 2000.                                       and business capital
He quickly joined other ChE students in                                      coordinator, and
study sessions at the Media Union (now                                       Regina is the busi-
the Duderstadt Center). Mike enjoyed                                         ness lead process
talking with classmate Regina Staniszews-                                    engineer. The new
ki during their much-needed study breaks                                     company is tenta-
and, before the end of the year, they were                                   tively called UCAR
officially a couple.                                                          Emulsion Systems
    During the next several years, Ann                                       and Monomers. Be-
Arbor became a meeting place for them                                        ing part of this new
when their relationship became a long                                        venture appeals to
distance one as they accepted jobs and                                       the entrepreneurial
internships in different cities. During                                      spirit in them both,
                                                                                                      Regina (Staniszewski) (BSE ’02) and Mike Iwaniw (BSE ’01) with children,
all their separations they always came                                       something that
                                                                                                      Jacob and Rachel.
“home” to Ann Arbor for reunions.                                            grew, in part, during
     When Regina and Mike were mar-                                          their time at Michigan.                           “    University of Michi-
ried in September 2003, they were finally                                          Regina and Mike are both Certi-
                                                                                                                                gan was where we met
living in the same city, Midland, Michi-                                     fied Six Sigma Black Belts, and Mike is
gan. Mike had accepted a job at Dow in                                       currently completing his MBA through               not only each other, but
2002, where he started with a rotational                                     Northwood University. Both have been               where we formed many
program, working in several areas of the                                     active in recruiting and hiring for Dow,
organization. In 2003, he worked as a                                        and Mike has given several guest lectures
                                                                                                                                close friendships with
process engineer and later as an engineer-                                   about being a new engineer in industry             our classmates, whom
ing lead on major capital projects. Mike                                     for Professor Fogler’s class.                      we still keep in contact
moved to latex manufacturing in 2006                                             “The University of Michigan and, in
as a production engineer responsible for                                     particular, the Chemical Engineering
                                                                                                                                with today. It was a ben-
day-to-day plant operation, and in 2008                                      Department have played important roles             eficial experience for
to the improvement engineer role, where                                      in our lives,” Regina says. “Michigan was both of us to be part of
he executed capital projects. Regina had                                     where we met not only each other, but
started at Dow in process engineering                                        where we formed many close friendships             such a close-knit group
in 2002 and was a supporting and lead                                        with our classmates, whom we still keep            of students and faculty in
engineer on projects across multiple                                         in contact with today. It was a beneficial
businesses, including Dow Automotive,                                        experience for both of us to be part of
                                                                                                                                the department.              ”
Ethocel, and Glycol Ethers. In 2005                                          such a close-knit group of students and                                 Regina Iwaniw
Regina moved to the Latex Technology                                         faculty in the department. We like get-
Center, where she worked on business-                                        ting back to campus, both to meet new              their lives. Regina plays volleyball and
aligned process engineering efforts.                                         aspiring engineers as well as to reminisce         soccer in local women’s leagues, and still
     In late 2008, both Regina and Mike                                      about the great times spent on campus.”            regularly trains as a long-distance runner.
joined the specialty latex business, which                                       Today, the couple lives in Freeland,           Mike likes to golf, snowboard, and get
Dow is selling by FTC mandate following                                      MI, with their two beautiful children,             into the gym when he can. Go Blue!
the acquisition of Rohm & Haas. Mike                                         Rachel, 3, and Jacob, 1, the lights of
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Scholarship Funds Change the World
Those of you who generously support              Aubrey knows that technology alone                          had to be removed from her resume to
our undergraduate scholarship programs       won’t solve the problem. She has lob-                           meet the one-page requirements of our
must wonder sometimes who benefits            bied Congress about climate change and                          internship fair. Tuition assistance, such
from these funds, and what impact your       been active in environmental activism.                          as the funds she received as a recipient
dollars have. The list below includes        She also has worked to educate the next                         of the Richard I. and Willogene G. Rice
all students whom you have impacted          generation. While a student at Kalama-                          Scholarship, has made it possible for
through your generosity. In this issue       zoo, Aubrey completed a one-semester                            Aubrey to focus on gaining the skills
we feature one of these students, Aubrey     study abroad experience in Quito,                               and knowledge she’ll need to fulfill her
Parker.                                      Ecuador and followed that up with one                           goals. Last month, she was delighted
    Aubrey transferred into our program      semester teaching ecology, chemistry,                           to find out that she also received a BP
from Kalamazoo College, as part of a         art, and American culture at two high                           Scholarship. We understand you have
                   dual degree program.      schools in Quito, also overseeing stu-                          many options to choose from in deter-
                   Her passions for envi-    dent research projects.                                         mining how best to invest your contribu-
                   ronmental issues and          Aubrey has worked numerous jobs in                          tions. We hope this story of the impact
                   for South America         past summers to pay for her education,                          your dollars can have will help you make
                    have guided her          so many that more than half of them                             these important decisions.
                    actions and, through
                    experiences in student
organizations, technology, activism and
                                               ChE Undergraduate Scholarships, 2009
education, she is preparing herself for a      Theodore C. Argue                                             Laura Chang
career in the environmental area.              Scholarship                                                   Noel Delgado
    Soon after she transferred to              Max Rutz                                                      Brittany Flaherty
Michigan in January 2008 she became                                                                          Alon Mandel
                                               The Clifton S. Goddin Prize                                   Ryan McKee
involved in many environmental groups
                                               Edwin Yik                                                     Aubrey Parker
on campus, including Blue Lab (Better
                                                                                                             Deandre Reagins
Living Using Engineering), and within
                                                                                                             Nicholas Schuelke
a year she was executive director of the       Helen B. Gibson Scholarship
                                                                                                             Khurram Siddiqi
sustainability group, overseeing groups        Erin Baragar
                                                                                                             Stacy Yee
                                               Andrew Sereno
in international sustainability projects.                                                                    Matthew Zielinski
Last winter term she was selected as one
                                               Lloyd L. and Barbara B.
of 16 students from throughout the                                                                           Jane & Howard TenBroeck
                                               Kempe Scholarship
University to participate in a “Sustain-                                                                     Scholarship
                                               Steven Cavnar
able Energy Development in South                                                                             Alfred Chung
                                               Dan Hassing
America,” course, which includes a one-                                                                      Daniel Confer
                                               Andrew King
week trip to Chile to understand better        Ran Li
the impact of hydropower development           Ian Sebastian                                                 James O. Wilkes Scholarship
in the Patagonian region. This summer                                                                        Vikas Hiremath
she is completing an internship with                                                                         Audra Willams
                                               Richard I. and Willogene G.
“Circle of Blue” preparing reports on          Rice Scholarships
the global freshwater crisis. You can read                                                                   G. Brymer Williams
                                               Olabode Ajenifujah
her reports at http://www.circleofblue.        Ashley Bragadin                                               Scholarship
org/waternews/.                                Danny Byrd                                                    Yuan Chen
                                               Amber Chacon-Saavedra


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Diane Finegood                                                                 Chemical Engineering Fall Alumni Events
                       Diane T. Finegood
                       (BSE ’78) received                                      Monday, September 21, 2009                         If you would like to join us for lunch,
                                                                               Career Fair Reception                              sign up for “Lunch with the Depart-
                       the 2008 ChE                                            4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                  ments” when you register for alumni
                       Alumni Society                                          3158 H.H. Dow
                                                                               (Podbielniak Lounge)                               weekend. If you have not made
                       Merit Award
                                                                                                                                  reservations, you can register online at
                       and was a guest
                                                                               Please stop by for this annual event               www.engin.umich.edu/alumni/events/
                       of honor at the                                                                                            homecoming. Please contact Sandy
                                                                               if you’re in town. This is a great op-
                       society’s dinner                                                                                           Swisher (734-764-7413, sandys@
                                                                               portunity for all you recruiters to kick
during Michigan Engineering Home-                                                                                                 umich.edu).
                                                                               back and and relax after a long day on
coming Weekend in October 2008.
                                                                               your feet.
    Dr. Finegood serves as scientific                                                                                              Monday, November 9, 2009
director of the Canadian Institutes of                                                                                            Annual AIChE Meeting Open House
                                                                               Friday, September 25, 2009
Health Research Institute of Nutrition,                                                                                           7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
                                                                               Lunch and Meeting with Students
                                                                                                                                  Nashville, Tennessee
Metabolism and Diabetes. Under her                                             Johnson Rooms
leadership since December 2000, the                                            Lurie Engineering Center
                                                                               11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.                               We will be hosting an open house
Institute has guided Canada’s health
                                                                                                                                  during the annual meeting and invite
research agenda related to nutrition,
                                                                               We would like you to join us for                   you to stop by and visit with faculty,
metabolism, diabetes, endocrinology,
                                                                               lunch and conversation with our un-                students, and alumni.
the kidney, the liver and the gastrointes-                                     dergraduate students and faculty. Tom
tinal tract. Dr. Finegood’s research spans                                     Gougeon (BSE ’58), the 2009 Alumni
many disciplines, including integrative                                        Society Merit Award recipient, will be
physiology, cell biology, mathematical                                         the featured speaker.
modeling, metabolism, immunology
and nutrition. Additionally, she is inter-
nationally recognized for advancing the
understanding of the pathogenesis of
type 1 and 2 diabetes through the use of
mathematical modeling. Dr. Finegood
was elected into the Canadian Academy
of Health Sciences, in 2007.
    An accomplished author, she has
written more than 100 peer-reviewed
articles and book chapters. She is also a
professor in the School of Kinesiology                                                                                         Connect with
at Simon Fraser University in British
Columbia. She earned a doctoral degree
                                                                                                                               ChE Alumni and
in physiology and biophysics from the
University of Southern California, and
                                                                                                                               Friends!
holds engineering degrees from both the                                                               Looking for a way to reconnect with U-M
University of Michigan and Northwest-                                                                 ChE alumni friends? You can find many
ern University.                                                                                       of us by going to www.linkedin.com and
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Alumni Notes
Frank Tranzow (BSE ’59) moved from his            and his wife, Kristine, have been married                          engineer, Karis Irene Packard, born on Octo-
winter abode in Arcadia, CA, to his sum-          for 16 years. When he isn’t spending time                          ber 28, 2008. She joined older siblings Kayla
mer retreat at Red Feather Lakes, CO. The         with his daughters (Casey and Jessica), he                         (11), Kyle (9), and Bryan (4).
highlight of 2009, so far, was representing the   finds time to go to U–M Football games or
Engineering Class of 1959 at the Engineering      watch the Wings and Tigers in his                                  Mike Schultz (BSE ’93) recently relocated
graduation exercise. He’s looking forward to      “basement sports bungalow.”                                        to Kuala Lumpur, where he took a posi-
his 50th reunion and the events on campus                                                                            tion with Battelle Science and Technology
homecoming weekend.                                                                                                  Malaysia. He will be helping to establish
                                                                                                                     a laboratory to develop technologies for
Mark Leidy (BSE ’79, MBA ’92, University                                                                             renewable fuels, chemicals, and energy. In
of Iowa) has built a career with Monsanto.                                                                           other news, he and his wife, Anne, recently
Since graduating from the University of                                                                              welcomed son Thomas Thornton Schultz, on
Michigan, Mark has lived and worked                                                                                  September 25, 2008, who is looking forward
around the world helping Monsanto deliver                                                                            to exploring Southeast Asia with big brother
Roundup™ herbicide as well as corn, soy,                                                                             Charlie (age 2).
cotton, canola and vegetable seeds. After 30
years with the company, Mark is Monsanto’s                                                                           Matt Birchmeier (BSE ’94) and his wife,
executive vice president of global manufac-                                                                          Amy, now have two little boys at home, Luke
turing and oversees manufacturing operations                                                                         and Tyler. They sure keep their mommy busy
in 33 countries and 156 locations. He is also     Paul Theisen with daughters, Casey and                             at home! Their daddy still works at Pfizer
responsible for the corporate environment         Jessica, and family dog, Sandy.                                    Animal Health in Kalamazoo, trying to
safety & health, procurement, supply chain                                                                           engineer the right crystalline materials for the
and engineering efforts that make Mon-            Kevin Peil (BSE ’86) recently opened a                             new animal health drugs in the pipeline.
santo’s products possible. He and his wife,       microbrewery called Tri City Brewing in Bay
Diane, and their two children, Katelyn (20),      City, MI. His nine different beers are avail-                      Manos Mavrikakis (PhD ’94), the Paul A.
and David (17), live in St. Louis, Missouri       able in bottles and on draft throughout the                        Elfers Professor of Chemical Engineering at
and enjoy family ski trips and golfing.            mid-Michigan area.                                                 the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has
                                                                                                                     received the 2009 Paul H. Emmett Award
Steve Pondell (BSE ’79) has recently formed       Steven H. Waier (BSE ’88) has worked at                            in Fundamental Catalysis from the North
a new consulting firm, Integrated BioTech          Dow Corning Corporation since graduation.                          American Catalysis Society, an award given
Solutions. With a partner and a team of           In that time he has held a variety of positions                    every two years to an individual perform-
associates, the company provides expertise        in technical service, process engineering,                         ing research in catalysis. You can find more
to pharmaceutical, biotech, and device            manufacturing and commercial industry                              info at http://www.nacatsoc.org/news.
companies in the development and commer-          roles. In 2008, he was promoted to a new                           asp?NewsID=136.
cialization of their products. Steve and his      position as the maintenance & reliability
wife, Pat, live in Sugar Land, TX, a suburb of    manager for the Midland site, located in
Houston. They enjoy the area very much and        Midland, MI. Steve is married to Amy
do not miss snow at all!                          Rosicky (BSE ’89), and they have two boys,                                   Please take a minute to send
                                                  David (11) and Matthew (9). Steve is Dow                                 a note or e-mail to us (cheme@
Robin L. Brack (BSE ’80) is currently the         Corning’s lead recruiter at the Michigan and
director of Environmental, Health and Safety
                                                                                                                           umich.edu) and let us know
                                                  returns to campus every fall for engineering
for Solopower, Inc., a PV Solar start-up in       interviews.                                                              what you’re up to!
San Jose CA. She is also working with a                                                                                        If you would like to be added
local community college on curricula for          Alex Packard (BSE ’91) continues to work at
retraining displaced workers so that they can     Abbott in Chicagoland and is currently unit
                                                                                                                           to our ChE alumni e-mail group
transition to solar manufacturing jobs.           manager in manufacturing within the Global                               so you can receive periodic
                                                  Pharmaceutical Operations division. He has                               news updates, please send us
Paul Theisen (BSE ’85) is a logistics improve-    been recruiting engineers from Ann Arbor
ment leader in Dow Chemical in Midland,           the past several years. The family welcomed                              a request to the e-mail address
MI, working on a team integrating Rohm            another daughter and potential Michigan                                  listed above.
and Haas into Dow. He joined Dow in 1986
and has spent his career in Midland. He

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Mike Colarossi (BSE ’98) and his wife,                                   collegiate section at U–M. The award was              On April 19, 2008, Brian Reger (BSE ’05)
Kennes, are proud to announce the arrival                                presented at the SWE National Conference              and Heidi Knickerbocker (BSE ’05) were
of their first “little wolverine.” Andrew                                 in Baltimore, MD.                                     married in Ann Arbor. They moved to Den-
Thaddeus Colarossi was born in Hong Kong                                                                                       ver, CO where Heidi is working at Hallibur-
on March 13, 2008.                                                       Julie (Messacar) Rivard (BSE ’00) and her             ton and Brian is working at Forest Oil.
                                                                         husband, Todd, welcomed their first child,
                                                                         Jocelyn Renee Rivard, on April 6, 2009.

                                                                         BT Cesul (BSE ’01) and his wife, Karen (UM
                                                                         BS Psych ‘03), are expecting their first child
                                                                         in September in Dayton, OH. Ultrasound
                                                                         photos already show the baby mooning in
                                                                         the direction of Columbus.

                                                                         Marissa (Bayman) Patrick (BSE ‘03) will
                                                                         be reaching her six-year anniversary at
                                                                         Merck in West Point, PA. Over this time,
                                                                         she has held multiple positions within
                                                                                                                               Brian and Heidi (Knickerbocker) Reger
Andrew Thaddeus Colarossi                                                Technology and Quality supporting Sterile
                                                                         Operations. Marissa has been in her current
Johanna E. Rovira (MSE ’99) is in her native                             role for two years now as a senior engineer           After working at a start-up company for two
Puerto Rico working with Eli Lilly in MS&T                               supporting the manufacture of Varicella bulk          years, Scott Taylor (BSE ’06) moved to live
/Technical Services. You can keep in touch                               vaccine. In March 2009, she married Rich              on the beach in the Dominican Republic.
with her on Facebook or MySpace. Her email                               Patrick, a fellow Merck employee.                     He now spends his days surfing, kiteboard-
is johannar@umich.edu.                                                                                                         ing, and enjoying the company of friends at
                                                                         Johnique Billups (BSE ’03) is getting married         the local beach bars. He works a few hours a
Eric Bernath (BSE ‘00) graduated from the                                to Joseph Atkins on September 26, 2009                week on a variety of projects to earn money
Darden School of Business at the University                              in her hometown of Rochester, NY. She is              to cover expenses.
of Virginia in May 2008 with his MBA.                                    currently pursuing a PhD in pharmaceutical
After enjoying a 34-country round-the-world                              science at Florida A&M University and is              Albert Sawalha (BSE ’07) has been employed
backpacking trek, he relocated to Southern                               expected to graduate in the spring of 2010.           by Air Liquide Large Industries based in
California to join Amgen’s Commercial                                    After graduation, Johnique and her future             Houston, TX. He is working as a process
Leadership Program.                                                      husband will reside in Houston, TX.                   controls engineer training with the Emerson
                                                                                                                               DeltaV process management system. He
M. Jahi Chappell (BSE ’00) received his PhD                              Nicole (Arnold) Bartlett (BSE ’05) and Josh-          is enjoying warmer weather and looking
in ecology and evolutionary biology from                                 ua Bartlett (BSE EE, CompE ‘04) were mar-             forward to attending the rodeo!
the University of Michigan in 2009. He is                                ried on August 2, 2008 in Romeo, MI. They
currently a postdoctoral associate in the                                currently reside in Bay City, MI where Nikki
Department of Science & Technology Studies                               is a senior manufacturing engineer for SC
at Cornell University, continuing his work on                            Johnson. Josh founded and manages an IT
biodiversity conservation and food security.                             services company.
A paper he co-authored in 2007, showing that
organic agriculture can produce sufficient
                                                                             In Memoriam
yields to feed the world, has continued to
generate interest and discussion, and has                                    Dr. Murray Player died on March 21, 2009.         on cane sugar milling, sugar refining and
been mentioned by the Associated Press and                                   Dr. Player, born in Dalby, Queensland,            alcohol production. Beginning in 1972 he
by author and journalist, Michael Pollan, in                                 Australia, received an MSE in 1966, and a         was appointed to a series of roles including
The New York Times.                                                          PhD in 1969 from the then Chemical and            inspecting chemist, production inspector,
                                                                             Metallurgical Engineering Department, in          advisor to Fiji Sugar Corporation’s mills,
Jennifer (Chen) Morikawa (BSE ’00)                                           which he was very popular with his fellow         and manager in Research and Technology.
received the Society of Women Engineers                                      students. While in Ann Arbor he met and           In 1985 he was appointed chief technolo-
(SWE) Distinguished New Engineer Award in                                    married Beatrice, a computer systems ana-         gist, Sugar Division. In 1988, he was also
2008 for her work at General Motors and in-                                  lyst employed at University Hospital.             appointed manager of the Central Labora-
volvement with SWE on the local, regional,                                     Murray worked in factories in Australia         tory, a position he held until his retirement
and national level, including supporting the                                 and Fiji, and in research and development         in 1999, after 43 years of service.



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     Emeriti Weekly Lunch Group + Flat Charlie
                                                                                                                               Dale Briggs, Rane Curl, Frank Donahue, and Ed
                                                                                                                               Young posed for a photo at their weekly emeriti
                                                                                                                               lunch at Knight’s Restaurant in Ann Arbor. Flat
                                                                                                                               Charlie was invited to join the group because
                                                                                                                               he and Frank are collaborating on some battery
                                                                                                                               technology workshops for EU designers, manu-
                                                                                                                               facturers, and end-users at a conference center
                                                                                                                               outside Dublin. Of course, they’ll be taking in
                                                                                                                               some of the tourist sights as well. Pictures will be
                                                                                                                               provided on our return (pictures from the last
                                                                                                                               Ireland trip are at www.engin.umich.edu/dept/
                                                                                                                               cheme/alumni/flatcharlie.html).



    Dale Briggs, Rane Curl, Frank Donahue, and Ed Young, with Flat Charlie




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The Faculty of the Department of Chemical Engineering
Mark A. Burns, Chair • Microfluidics          Ronald G. Larson • Complex Fluids          Max Shtein • Optoelectronic and
and Biochemical Analysis                     and Biological Macromolecules              Thermoelectric Materials, Devices, and
Omolola Eniola-Adefeso • Cell                Xiaoxia Lin • Systems and Synthetic        Processing
Adhesion and Migration                       Biology                                    Michael J. Solomon • Complex Fluids
H. Scott Fogler • Flow and Reaction          Jennifer J. Linderman • Receptor           and Nanocolloids
Sharon C. Glotzer • Computational            Dynamics
                                                                                        Levi T. Thompson • Catalysts, Fuel
                                                                                        Cells, and Microreactor
Nanoscience and Soft Materials               Suljo Linic • Catalysis, Surface
                                                                                        Angela Violi • Multiscale Computational
Peter Green • Polymer Physics                Chemistry and Fuel Cells
                                                                                        Nanoscience
Erdogan Gulari • DNA, Peptide                Michael Mayer • Biomembranes
                                                                                        Henry Y. Wang • Bioprocess Engineer-
Synthesis and Reactions at Interfaces        Charles W. Monroe • Electrochemistry       ing and Pharmaceutical Engineering
Jinsang Kim • Smart Functional               Susan M. Montgomery • Teaching             Peter J. Woolf • Systems Biology and
Polymers                                     and Learning                               Bioinformatics
Nicholas Kotov • Nanomaterials,              Phillip E. Savage • Biofuels, Green        Ralph T. Yang • Separations and New
Biomaterials, Self-Organization Phenomena,   Chemistry, Sustainability, Kinetics, and   Materials for Energy/Environmental
3D Tissue Engineering                        Mechanisms                                 Applications
Joerg Lahann • Biomaterials and              Johannes W. Schwank • Catalysts,           Robert M. Ziff • Nanostructures,
Biointerfaces                                Fuel Cells, and Fuel Conversion            Catalysis, and Modeling

				
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