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The Dinesh O. Shah Professorship in Surface Science

After serving the University of Florida and our Gator Engineers for more than three decades, Dr. Shah legacy continues to shape the Chemical Engineering Department. Find out more about one of the department’s most important initiatives.

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Rich Dickinson honored with Distinguished Alumnus Award by the University of Washington
The Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle has selected Rich Dickinson for the 2014 R. Wells Moulton Distinguished Alumnus Award. Since 1993, the award has been given to alumni who have made exceptional contributions in engineering industry, faculty service in academia, and government, public or volunteer service. Congratulations Rich!
ChE Undergraduate Earns 1st Place in Paper Competition
Paul Rosenberger, ChE senior, earned first place in the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) student paper competition. Paul was secondary author on the paper entitled, "Titanium Dioxide Mediated Photocatalytic Degradation of Methylene Blue in a Fixed Film Type Photoreactor." The paper will be officially published in the AATCC Journal of Research.
NASA Research Grant Awarded to Professor Jiang and Collaborators
A multidisciplinary team led by Prof. Peng Jiang (ChE) has won a research grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop novel broadband antireflection (AR) coatings on silicon refractive optics. This novel coating technology is inspired by the periodic nanostructures found on the cornea of a moth's eye. The final AR coatings can significantly reduce optical reflection from silicon refractive optics over a wide range of wavelengths and incident angles, promising for boosting the detection sensitivity of instruments for NASA's future space and airborne missions. The broadband moth-eye AR coatings can also be used in a spectrum of technological applications ranging from high-efficiency solar cells to bright displays. Prof. Jian Ge at UF Department of Astronomy is the co-investigator of this project.
Former student becomes faculty member in Korea
Jiyeon Lee, a recent PhD graduate from the department has become a faculty member in Korea Institute of Science and Technology. Her research area is in Nano-biotechnology. Congratulations!