Emilie Rusch

Matthew Crane wins AIChE 35 Under 35 award

Crane's research focuses on bridging gap between colloidal nanomaterials synthesis and optoelectronic devices
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Matthew Crane, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Colorado School of Mines, has been honored with a 35 Under 35 Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

The annual awards recognize young chemical engineering professionals who have made great contributions to the field, paving the way for future generations as role models and innovators.

Crane's research focuses on the development of design rules and manufacturing methods for the application of optoelectronic nanomaterials in energy and computing. He is also a co-founder of BlueDot Photonics, which is innovating solar technologies and materials to help mitigate climate change. He joined the Mines faculty in 2022. 

Crane holds a MS and PhD from the University of Washington and a B.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, all in chemical engineering. He received the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Research Fellowship, the WRF and RCSA Cottrell Postdoctoral Fellowships, the Microanalysis Society Joseph Goldstein Scholar Award, UW CoMotion Innovation Prize, and American Made Solar Prize, and was a participant in the 2019 Distinguished Young Scholar Seminar series.

Awardees were selected for their achievements and contributions in one of seven different categories: bioengineering, chemicals and materials, education and outreach, energy and environment, innovation and entrepreneurship, leadership, and safety. This year’s cohort will be formally recognized during the 2023 AIChE Annual Meeting Nov. 5-10.

Emilie Rusch

Emilie Rusch

Director of Communications
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