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Congratulations to Professor Huimin Zhao, recipient of the Charles Thom Award from the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB). The Charles Thom Award is given to individuals who have made outstanding research contributions in industrial microbiology and/or biotechnology. It’s named for Charles Thom, a pioneer in industrial microbiology and mycology.
“Engineers have been changing the world for thousands of years. Today that responsibility and honor is yours,” said Kathryn “Kit” Gordon in her address to graduates of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois. Gordon, former director of technology for QuickLogic and co-founder of Botanic Organic, praised students for their achievements and said she was eager to experience the world they create.
The Journal of Materials Chemistry of the Royal Society of Chemistry has named Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Assistant Professor Dr. Ying Diao an Emerging Investigator and invited her to contribute to a themed issue.
Mary L. Kraft, Associate Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named a Robert W. Schaefer Faculty Scholar, a position established by the late Robert Schaefer, a chemical engineering alumnus.
University of Illinois alumnus Dr. H. Scott Fogler, "a towering figure in the world of chemical engineering," recently received an honorary doctorate from Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Spain. URV Rector Josep Anton Ferré praised Dr. Fogler for his excellent work in teaching, research, and transfer.

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The Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking applicants to fill a position at the faculty and assistant level. For more information and how to apply, please see our Faculty and Staff Openings.