Here you will find a complete record of this year's member spotlights. Read on to learn about the amazing members of our community. Additionally, every quarter we feature a new member of our ChemE community. If you know someone who deserves recognition, nominate them!
If you are interested in conducting spotlight interviews, editing interview footage for the club IG and website, and/or writing short follow-up articles, join the Department Spotlight Subcommittee by contacting one of the WChE officers through the WChE email. No prior experience required!
2/18/24: Introducing... Dr. Julie Rorrer!
Last quarter, we had the honor of interviewing Dr. Julie Rorrer for our very first Department Faculty Spotlight for the school year! Get to know Dr. Rorrer through our spotlight interview and be sure to check out the links below to learn more about her and her amazing work! Thank you Dr. Rorrer for this amazing opportunity!
Dr. Julie Rorrer (she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the UW! Dr. Rorrer earned her Bachelor’s and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Arizona State University and the University of California Berkeley, respectively. Before joining the UW, Dr. Rorrer was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Yuriy Roman-Leshkov group and the Communications Lab at MIT. Dr. Rorrer’s research centers around sustainable heterogeneous catalysis to improve the conversion of plastic waste into more valuable materials (plastic upcycling) and production of biomass-derived molecules like alcohols and ketones that are used to produce other petroleum-derived products such as lubricants, specialty chemicals, and fuels. Learn more about Dr. Rorrer’s amazing research at the UW here.
As mentioned in the video, Dr. Rorrer is the creator of the amazing coloring book series Color Me PhD! After watching the video, feel free to check out the Color Me PhD website to learn more!