U.Va.’s winners are among 271 nationwide to receive the scholarships, given to top students who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.
Gregory Joseph Canty, a 2012 graduate of the University of Virginia who worked in a U.Va. lab, died Feb. 20 in Charlottesville. He was 22.
With natural gas production rising, engineers and scientists, including U.Va. chemical engineer Matthew Neurock, are seeking ways to convert methane into useful chemicals.
With demand for hybrid and electrical vehicles on the rise, U.Va. chemical engineer Gary Koenig is working to build batteries that last longer, recharge more quickly and cost a lot less.
The U.S. Air Force is funding research by a U.Va. engineering professor that could revolutionize hypersonic flight for not only the military but also, eventually, civilians.
August 13, 2012 — Ellen Zhong, a rising third-year chemical engineering major in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, is the University of Virginia's 2012 recipient of the Astronaut Scholarship.
The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation annually awards a $10,000 scholarship to one student from each of 26 colleges and universities. Zhong is only the second U.Va. student to receive the scholarship.
March 15, 2012 — Elmer L. Gaden Jr., a retired chemical engineering professor, died March
10 in Charlottesville. He was 88.
Known as "the father of biochemical engineering," Gaden held
the Wills Johnson Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University
until his retirement in 1994.
A service celebrating his life will be held March 24 at 2 p.m. at Thomas
Jefferson Memorial Church, Unitarian Universalist on Rugby Road.
October 27, 2009 — A professorship established to strengthen University of Virginia engineering students' business acumen and leadership will for the first time benefit from the experience and wisdom of a woman.
Wendy Yarno, the former chief marketing officer for Merck & Company Inc., is the new Brent Halsey Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the U.Va. School of Engineering and Applied Science.
June 5, 2007 -- When signals in complex systems — like hearts and brains — go haywire, dangerous conditions, such as irregular heartbeats and epileptic seizures, can develop. Researchers are seeking new ways to control such systems without burning them out.