Alum François Baneyx New Chair of UW Chemical Engineering

Francois Baneyx, chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of WashingtonFrançois Baneyx, Ph.D. ChE ‘91, has been appointed Chair of the University of Washington (UW) Department of Chemical Engineering. Baneyx has held many leadership positions, including directing the UW Center for Nanotechnology, NSF National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, and NSF Genetically Engineered Materials Science and Engineering Center (co-director). UW Dean of Engineering Mike Bragg described Baneyx as an exceptional scholar whose many awards include his 2013 election as a fellow in the AAAS. Baneyx takes over from Dan Schwartz who is the new director of the Clean Energy Institute.

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