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Jessica Schiffman of the Chemical Engineering Department has been named the first recipient of the Gary Lapidus Faculty Fellowship in Chemical Engineering. 

Jessica Schiffman becomes initial deputy editor of the newest periodical in the American Chemical Society Applied Materials & Interfaces family of journals. 

Provost John McCarthy has approved the promotion of three faculty members from the College of Engineering to full professor with tenure. The three promotions go to Do-Hoon Kwon of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department and Wei Fan and Jessica Schiffman from the Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department.

Oliver Arukwe of the Chemical Engineering Department (ChE) is one of “two outstanding undergraduate scientists” being honored by the UMass Amherst BRiDGE Program as the 2022 recipients of the BRiDGE to Education Award. 

Professor Jeffrey M. Davis of the Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department has been appointed the new head of ChE. Davis takes over for ChE Associate Professor Jessica Schiffman, who has done an outstanding job as acting department head for the past academic year.

Alumna Rena Bizios, who earned her BS degree from the Chemical Engineering Department in 1968, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAA&S).  Bizios was previously elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2022, the National Academy of Inventors in 2019, and the National Academy of Medicine in 2015.

Seven College of Engineering students have received awards and scholarships from the UMass Amherst Alumni Association, including one Greater Boston Alumni Network Scholarship, one Senior Leadership Award, and five William F. Field Alumni Scholars awards. 

Nicholas Anthony Sbalbi of the Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department is one of three UMass College of Engineering students who are receiving Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

Three UMass College of Engineering students are receiving coveted Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

Professor Shelly Peyton of the Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department has received one of the UMass Amherst 2022-2023 Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Awards. 

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