Latest News

August 2022:
Priyanka Ketkar was featured in the UDaily for being selected for NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the NIST. Congratulations to Priyanka! Details can be found here.

May 2022:
Congratulations to Priyanka for successfully defending her thesis!

April 2022:
Congratulations to Dr. Epps for receiving Faculty award for excellence in research and entrepreneurship!

April 2022:
Congratulations to Eduardo Nombera for receiving 2022 MSEG Chairperson's Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award!

March 2022:
Congratulations to Priyanka Ketkar for earning a NIST NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship!

February 2022:
Congratulations to Robert O'Dea and Lignolix for winning the Mid-Atlantic Regional EnergyTech University Prize! More information can be found here.

January 2022:
Congratulations to Jamael Ajah for winning the CBE Collins Fellowship!

December 2021:
Congratulations to Dr. Epps for being named to the 2022 Class of NAI Fellow! More information can be found here.

November 2021:
The Epps group welcomes Alison Shapiro and Jamael Ajah as new graduate students!

November 2021:
Congratulations to Dr. Epps for receiving 2021 AlCHE MAC William Grimes Awardee!

November 2021:
Congratulations to Maida Mahmood and Mengying (Sara) Yang for receiving awards for their talks at the MSEG/MRS student symposium!

September 2021:
New postdoctoral positions are available in Prof. Thomas Epps' and LaShanda Korley' s groups in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department and Materials Science & Engineering Department associated with Center for Plastics Innovation (CPI) at the University of Delaware (UD). More information can be found here.

August 2021:
Congratulations to Dr. Epps for being named an ACS Fellow! More information can be found here.

August 2021:
New postdoctoral positions are available immediately in Prof. Chris Kloxin's and Thomas Epps' groups in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department and Materials Science & Engineering Department at the University of Delaware (UD). More information can be found here.

July 2021:
Dr. Epps and Dr. Korley have published a call to action to address the urgent crisis of plastics pollution in a special issue of Science Magazine, with collaborators from the United Kingdom and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in California! Details can be found here.

June 2021:
The Epps group welcomes Henry (Tre) Bartony III, Scott Sampson, Allison Robbins and Li Pei Soh as new undergraduate students!

June 2021:
The Epps group welcomes Mridula Nandi and Tianwei Yan as new post-docs!

May 2021:
Congratulations to Paula Pranda and Alice Amitrano for being the winners for the Chemical Engineering Industrial Sponsors Research Award at UD!

April 2021:
New postdoctoral positions is available immediately in Prof. Thomas Epps' group in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of Delaware (UD). More information can be found here.

February 2021:
Congratulations to Greg for successfully defending his thesis!

December 2020:
The Epps group welcomes Garrett Bass and Zachary Hinton as new post-docs!

December 2020:
The Epps group welcomes Sampanna Mhatre and Allison Koopman as new graduate students!

August 2020:
Alice Amitrano's research focused on the plant-powered replacements for plastics was featured in the UDaily. Congratulations to Alice! Details can be found here.

July 2020:
Three postdoctoral positions are available immediately in Prof. Thomas Epps' group in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of Delaware (UD). More information can be found here.

March 2020:
Congratulations to Dr. Epps for being named among 7 prominent scientists whose work helps to push their disciplines forward, presented in ACS Publications in honor of Black History Month! Details can be found here.

February 2020:
The Epps group welcomes Manisha Ahir as a new post-doc!

February 2020:
Congratulations to Esther for being selected for the Chemical Biology Interface (CBI) fellowship!

January 2020:
Congratulations to Lignolix for receiving the EDGE grant from the State of Delaware! Details can be found here.

January 2020:
Congratulations to startup Lignolix, one of the winners of the UDel FastPass Competition! The team focuses on sustainably making materials from renewable biomass. Technically and UDaily.

December 2019:
The Epps group welcomes Mruthula Rammohan, Mengying (Sara) Yang and Maida Mahmood as new graduate students!

October 2019:
The Epps group welcomes Aynur Guliyeva as a new post-doc!

October 2019:
The Epps group welcomes Antigoni Konstantinou as a visiting researcher!

July 2019:
The Epps group welcomes Craig Machado as a new post-doc!

June 2019:
Congratulations to Melody for successfully defending her thesis!

March 2019:
Congratulations to Melody for being selected as a finalist for the APS Division of Polymer Physics Frank J. Padden Jr. Award! A College of Engineering article can be found here.

November 2018:
The Epps group's work on tapered block polymer electrolytes is highlighted in UDaily, the Council of Graduate Schools, and Delaware NPR

November 2018:
The Epps group's work on turning waste lignin into tapes is highlighted by the U.S. DOE Office of Science

November 2018:
The Epps group welcomes Jordan Willie, Dajeong Kim, and Jignesh Mahajan as new graduate students!

October 2018:
The Epps group welcomes Chao Wang as a new post-doc!

October 2018:
The 2018 Future Faculty Workshop is featured in UDaily

August 2018:
Congratulations to Esther and Robert for passing quals!

July 2018:
The Epps group welcomes Eric Gottlieb as a new post-doc!

July 2018:
Seeking candidates for a post-doctoral position. Details can be found here

July 2018:
UD hosts the 2018 Future Faculty Workshop

June 2018:
Congratulations to Dr. Epps for being named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry!

June 2018:
The Epps group's work on biobased pressure sensitive adhesives is featured in UDaily

April 2018:
Announcing the 2018 Future Faculty Workshop to be held at UD

April 2018:
Congratulations to Melody for being named the Fraser and Shirley Russell Teaching Fellow in Chemical Engineering!

March 2018:
Congrats to Seung for a recent publication in Science!

March 2018:
The Epps group welcomes Silvia Grama as a new post-doc!

January 2018:
The Epps group is looking to hire two new post-docs, check out the postings here for more details

January 2018:
Congrats to Greg for passing quals!

November 2017:
The Epps group welcomes Esther and Robert as new grad students!

November 2017:
The Epps group welcomes Yi as a new grad student!

November 2017:
Congrats to Seung for receiving the Hanwha Award for Post Docs at AIChE!

November 2017:
Congrats to Victoria for receiving 1st-Place for her MESD Undergraduate Poster at AIChE!

October 2017:
Congrats to Dr. Epps for being elected as a 2017 Fellow of the American Physical Society

August 2017:
Morris et al. perspective is a top 20 read for August

August 2017:
Congrats to Priyanka for passing quals!

August 2017:
The Epps group welcomes Seung as a new post-doc!

July 2017:
Dr. Epps is appointed as the new CMET Director

June 2017:
The Epps group welcomes Shelby and Grace, as summer REU students!

May 2017:
Congratulations to Chad for successfully defending his thesis!

May 2017:
Congratulations to Cameron for successfully defending his thesis!

May 2017:
Chad is an ACS/ESBES International Graduate Student Design Challenge Finalist

April 2017:
Dr. Epps Delivers the Lindsay Lecture at Texas A&M University

April 2017:
Kaleigh wins the Richard Wool Award for Women in Green Engineering

March 2017:
The Epps group is featured in UDaily Tuning Block-polymers

March 2017:
Cameron wins best DPOLY poster at APS 2017 March Meeting

October 2016:
Dr. Epps Delivers the Thiele Lecture at the University of Notre Dame

August 2016:
UD Hosts the 2016 Future Faculty Workshop

June 2016:
Announcing the 2016 Future Faculty Workshop to be held at UD

June 2016:
The Epps group welcomes Spencer, a summer REU student!

June 2016:
Epps group collaboration with DuPont Performance Materials announced

May 2016:
Congratulations to Ming for successfully defending his thesis!

May 2016:
Congratulations to Dr. Epps for his promotion to professor!

May 2016:
Congratulations to Chad for receiving the Saurabh A. Palkar Graduate Award for Mentoring

April 2016:
Congratulations to Melody for receiving the Robert L. Pigford Teaching Assistant Award

April 2016:
Congratulations to Kai for successfully defending his thesis!

March 2016:
Congratulations to Victoria for being named a 2016 Barry Goldwater Scholar

March 2016:
Victoria receives 2nd Place in the ACS Undergraduate Research in Polymer Science Symposium

December 2015:
Congratulations to Angela for successfully defending her thesis!

October 2015:
Congratulations to Dr. Epps for receiving the 2016 American Physical Society Dillon Medal

June 2015:
Congratulations to Dr. Epps for receiving the 2015 AIChE Owens Corning Early Career Award!

May 2015:
Angela is selected to speak at the AIChE 08A Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Award Symposium

May 2015:
Tom is awarded the Paul H. Schipper Fellowship

April 2015:
Angela is awarded a UD Dissertation Fellowship

April 2015:
The Epps’ group battery membrane research was featured in the UDaily

March 2015:
Tom is awarded NSF GRFP Honorable Mention

March 2015:
Congratulations to Angela for being selected to speak at the 2015 Polymers Gordon Research Seminar

March 2015:
Kaleigh is selected to attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

February 2015:
Chad's work on light-sensitive polymers for controlled gene silencing is featured on materialsviews.com

January 2015:
Ming and Cameron’s work on XPS depth profiling highlighted at Nanotechweb.org

January 2015:
Rashida is awarded a NSF Systems Biology of Cells in Engineered Environments IGERT Fellowship

Thomas

Thomas H. Epps, III

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Recent Honors & Awards

-Johns Hopkins University, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, William H. Schwarz Lecture, 2023

-University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Alumni Lectures, 2022

-Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and Entrepreneurship, UD, College of Engineering, 2022

-University of Minnesota, Dept. of Chemistry, Jeannette Brown Lectureship, 2022

-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Birnbaum Award, 2022

-AIChE Minority Affairs William W. Grimes Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering, 2021

-University of Delaware, Men’s Soccer Team – Most Valuable Professor Award, 2021

-C&E News Trailblazer, 2021

-Allan & Myra Ferguson Distinguished Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, 2021

-Percy L. Julian Award (NOBCChE), 2020 -University of Minnesota, Chemical Eng. and Materials Science Centennial & Jubilee Alumni Lecture, 2020

-Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2018

-APS Fellow, 2017

-Thiele Lectureship, University of Notre Dame, 2016

-Graduate Students of Diversity Lectureship, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2016

-APS John H. Dillon Medal, 2016 -AIChE Owens Corning Early Career Award, 2015

-Kavli Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, 2014

-Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award, 2014

-Thomas & Kipp Gutshall Professorship, 2012

-Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor Award, 2012

-UD Gerard J. Mangone Best Young Scholar Award (Alison Young Professor), 2011

-DuPont Young Professor Award, 2010

University of Delaware (UD)

Allan & Myra Ferguson Distinguished Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering;

Professor of Materials Science & EngineeringProfessor of Biomedical Engineering (affiliated);

Director, UD, Center for Research in Soft matter and Polymers (CRiSP);

Director, UD MRSEC, Center for Hybrid, Active, and Responsive Materials (CHARM);

Deputy-Director, DOE EFRC, Center for Plastics Innovation (CPI);

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Co-founder
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