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Zeynep Alptekin '23, an undergraduate in the Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department, was one of two College of Engineering undergraduate students chosen as “Rising Researchers,” for the spring of 2022. 

Peng Bai, an assistant professor in the Chemical Engineering Department, has been awarded a prestigious five-year, $551,035 Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

The United States Patent Office has issued Associate Professor Sarah Perry of the Chemical Engineering Department a patent for her “Graphene Based Electro-Microfluidic Devices and Methods for Protein Structural Analysis.” 

Never one to shy away from a challenge, Professor Shelly Peyton's groundbreaking research has revolved around crucial questions that have bedeviled scientists for well over a century: Where, how, and why does breast cancer spread?

 

Ashish Kulkarni, an assistant professor in the Chemical Engineering Department, has been awarded a prestigious five-year, $637,359 Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

Chemical Engineering (ChE) Professor Shelly Peyton, the Armstrong Professional Development Professor in the ChE department at UMass Amherst, is a co-investigator on a multi-institutional project funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to engineer cancer cells that act as tiny “trojan horses” for attacking other cancer cells.

Chemical Engineering undergraduate Zeynep Alptekin ’23 was one of three students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to win a scholarship from the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

 

The Chemical Engineering Department at UMass Amherst has chosen Antonis Papadourakis ‘85 PhD and Monique Farrell ’14 BS to receive the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award and the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, respectively.

Associate Professor Jessica Schiffman, the interim head of the Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department, was recently honored with a UMass Amherst ADVANCE Mentoring Award. 

 

Professors Peng Bai and Ashish Kulkarni of the UMass Amherst College of Engineering have each been awarded prestigious five-year grants through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) program. 

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