Although we cannot be together on Grounds May 16, the extended UVA Chemical Engineering family will honor the students who have met the rigorous requirements to become UVA engineers. We invite students, faculty, staff, families, friends and alumni to explore this page for special presentations by our Chem-E community members and celebrations of our newly minted alumni. We also look forward to seeing graduates and families at the University’s official Final Exercises in October 2020 or May 2021.

A Message from the Chair

To Our Newest Alumni

A message to the graduating Class of 2020 from Department of Chemical Engineering Chair William S. Epling.

School Honors ChemE Fourth-Year

2020 Chemical Engineering Department Awards

  • Undergraduate Awards

    Outstanding students honored for academics, service and research

    Each year the department recognizes outstanding third- and fourth-year students with special awards. Additional honors are given to chemical engineering majors regardless of year.

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  • Graduate Awards

    Awards reflect excellence in research, teaching and academics

    These graduates are being honored for their research, teaching, commitment to safety and service.

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Congratulations, Graduates!

  • Graduate Degree Recipients

    Doctor of Philosophy

    Matthew Alpert

    Advisor: Joshua J. Choi
    Dissertation: Exploiting Nanocrystal Properties to Enhance Metal Halide Perovskite Optoelectronic Devices

    Zhuo Chen

    Advisor: Joshua J. Choi
    Dissertation: Crystallographic Orientation in Metal Halide Perovskite

    Xiaoyu Deng

    Advisor: Joshua J. Choi
    Dissertation: Large-Area Printed Metal Halide Perovskite Solar Cells

    Yuanyuan Ji

    Advisor: Geoffrey M. Geise
    Dissertation: Selective Polymeric Membrane for Ion Specific Separation

    Nicholas Paul Murphy

    Advisor: Kyle J. Lampe
    Dissertation: Investigation of controlled drug release from polymeric microparticles on models of oxidative disease and tissue developmen

    James Devon Tang

    Advisor: Kyle J. Lampe
    Dissertation: Multicomponent and supramolecular self-assemblies as functional biomaterials

    Yiran Wang

    Advisor: Giorgio Carta
    Dissertation: Multi-Component Adsorption of Monoclonal Antibodies on Ceramic Hydroxyapatite

    Master of Science

    Melissa Anne Deschamps
    Xutao Gao
    Deniz Batu Unal

    Master of Engineering

    Chen Cai
    Batholomew Gavana
    Kyle Joseph Ivester
    Trung Anh Le
    Scott Weinrich
    Colby Arthur Whitcomb

  • Undergraduate Degree Recipients

    Bachelor of Science

    Brian Abt**
    Naseem Agha
    Julia Andreozzi
    Elias Anthony Azar
    Kevin Bahati
    Rachel Lee Berry    
    Christopher Hall Brodie**
    Clayton Prakash Burruss**
    Ethan Bush**
    Madeline Frances Clore*
    Jillian Marie Dane
    Richard Thomas Dazzo***
    Matthew Edward Denecke
    Schuyler John Dineen
    Craig Nicholas Doody
    Allison Kathleen Hermans
    Davis Todd Kleman***
    Cameron Ross Lange*
    Michael Stephen Mace*
    Abby Cruse Magner*
    Nicholas Gabriel Malmgren**
    Christian Mcilvenna*       
    Revathi Mohan*
    Jeremy Isaac Nathan*
    John Thienan Nguyen    
    John Edward Pagan        
    Mariane C. Pereira
    Spencer Lee Plutchak**
    Nushaba Rashid**
    Gavin James Restifo**
    Rebecca Elizabeth Richardson***
    Caitlin Rudy**
    Noah Lofton Rushin*
    Michael Ivan Schapowal***
    Sabrina Kim Stenberg**
    Amna Tahir*
    Fiona Teevan-Kamhawi
    David Vann**
    Summer Angela Xu***
    Rahim Masoom Zaman*
    Jonathan Zheng***

    *Student graduated with distinction
    **Student graduated with high distinction
    ***Student graduated with highest distinction

Graduates in the Spotlight

Memories and Well Wishes

Our Best to You — and Stay in Touch!

Chemical engineering faculty and staff share congratulations and well wishes with the Class of 2020.

Wahoowa, Class of 2020!

Compilation of photos and video sent in by students and faculty