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Zhu “Clark” Chen and Anna Marie LaChance join the Chemical Engineering Department as an assistant professor and a lecturer respectively. 

A paper written by Yanfei Xu, assistant professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department and adjunct professor in the Chemical Engineering Department, in collaboration with Ph.D students Yurui Liu and Yijie Zhou, has been selected by the journal Polymer Chemistry to be part of its Emerging Investigators Series. See UMass News Office story.

Hung is developing a non-toxic manufacturing process for separation membranes that can be used in everything from water purification to kidney dialysis. 

Assistant Professor Lauren Andrews, the Marvin and Eva Schlanger Faculty Fellow in the Chemical Engineering Department, has received a three-year, $1.4-million grant from the National Science Foundation for a collaborative project to engineer synthetic bacteria that can neutralize toxic contaminants found in drinking water. See News Medical Life Sciences and News Office release.

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