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Department Highlights

  • The Future of Thermal Barrier Coatings

    When it comes to turbine’s efficiency, the hotter they can operate the most energy efficient they are. However, operation temperature of turbine blades is limited  by the material it is made of, typically nickel based alloys. To increase operation temperatures, a thermal barrier coating is applied on the surface of the metal, deflecting heat and ...


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  • The Evolution of Magnetic Domains

    Soft x-ray photoemission electron microscopy was used to observe and characterize the evolution of magnetic domain structure as a function of temperature in micromagnets patterned into epitaxial films of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3. These images reveal the formation of novel spin textures that are a hybridization of well-described configurations and emerge from the balance between fundamental materials parameters, ...


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  • The Shapes of Compartments of Life: Osmotic Basis of Shape Morphogenesis in Vesicles

    Giant Lipid Vesicles, topologically closed cell-sized compartments isolating pico- to femto-liter quantities of the aqueous phase, are bounded by highly flexible and semi-permeable quasi-two dimensional membrane.  When immersed in a hypertonic bath, the efflux of water (but not the solute) from the compartment drives dramatic shape transitions, which recapitulate many a shape transition in living ...


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  • Study the Science of Superheroes this Spring in EMS 2

    Ever wondered whether Iron Man could really power a flying suit of armor with an “arc reactor” the size of a soup can, or whether the Winter Soldier’s metal arm could really act just like his flesh-and-blood arm?  Consider these and other superhero questions with EMS 2: The Science of Superheroes this spring quarter, and join ...


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  • UC Davis AIChE Team Wins Second Place in Global Video Competition

    Please join the CHMS Department in congratulating the UC Davis AIChE team!  The team won second place in AIChE’s Global Video Competition with their video on how an oil refinery works.  Team members Darwin Constantino, Ryan Chen, Jenn Chao and Jordan Provost worked on the project, which included cameos by Rene Gone and Hilary Chan.  Click here to ...


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  • ABC 10 Reports on Coffee Lab Grand Re-Opening

    Local news station ABC10 joined the CHMS Department on Friday, October 23 to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Coffee Lab in 126 Everson Hall, home to the popular course ECM 1 The Design of Coffee.  Click here to watch the news coverage.   Take a look at some of our photos from the event, and check ...


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  • Grand Re-Opening of the Newly Renovated Chemical Engineering Coffee Lab

    Please join the CHMS Department in celebrating the grand re-opening of the coffee lab, now newly renovated to handle over 500 students per quarter!  The coffee lab, where the incredibly popular course ECM 1 The Design of Coffee is held, is in 126 Everson Hall.  If you haven’t heard of this course, check it out – you ...


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  • CHMS Receives Three Years of GAANN Funding

    The Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CHMS) Department has received a new three-year Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Award for the years 2015-2018.  This prestigious award enables support of CHMS graduate students with excellent records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering or Materials Science.


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  • Congratulations to CHMS Ph.D. Candidate Liz Anthony!

    Liz Anthony has been selected for the Emerging Leaders in Policy and Public Service’s (ELIPPS’s) new California Fellows program. She will be working on the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies’ California 2030 Low Carbon Grid Study, for which she will be analyzing computer modeling results and presenting the findings to stakeholders and policymakers. ...


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  • Congratulations to CHMS Ph.D. Candidate Liz Anthony!

    Liz Anthony has been selected for the Emerging Leaders in Policy and Public Service’s (ELIPPS’s) new California Fellows program. She will be working on the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies’ California 2030 Low Carbon Grid Study, for which she will be analyzing computer modeling results and presenting the findings to stakeholders and policymakers. ...


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  • Congratulations Advanced Chemical Engineering Certificate Recipients!

    Congratulations to Sifti Duhra-Gill, Shilpa Narasimhan, and Divya Srinivasan, who each earned their ACE Certificate! The certificate program allows working professionals to complete six months of graduate coursework and acquire advanced hands-on training in chemical engineering.


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  • Symposium 2013
    Chemical Engineering & Materials Science 2013 Research Symposium


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  • TedxDavis
    TEDxDavis- Klaus von Benthem – Atoms: Legos for Scientists


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  • Department of Chemical Engineering – Aggie TV


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