School of Chemical SciencesCollege of Liberal Arts & SciencesCollege of Engineering
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Dear Alumni and Friends--

You can play a vital role in helping us meet the changing educational needs of students and create an environment where faculty and students thrive. The generosity of our alumni and friends has long been a linchpin of the department’s success.

I invite you to support our efforts through a donation. If your employer provides a matching gift program, you can double or even triple the impact of your donation.

Thank you for your generosity!

Department Head, Paul Kenis
Dr. Paul Kenis
William H. and Janet G. Lycan Professor
Department Head
(217) 244-9214


Invest in the future of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois.

Alumni and friends are essential to the success of the University of Illinois Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. How can you make a difference?

Provide continuing support for state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms, and technologies.

Invest in our faculty by supporting their innovative research and efforts to teach the next generation of leaders in chemical engineering.

Make it possible for undergraduate students to engage in research alongside world-renowned faculty.

Funding opportunities include the partners fund for unrestricted program development and management; faculty endowment, such as professorships and chairs; graduate student support, such as fellowships and support for travel to conferences; undergraduate scholarships; and facility upgrades, including instructional laboratories and classrooms.

To learn more, contact us or donate online.

Dr. Paul Kenis
William H. and Janet G. Lycan Professor and Department Head
(217) 244-9214

Braden Shain
Assistant Director of Development
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Office of Advancement
(217) 300-9993

I would like my donation allocated to the following fund(s):

$ Chemical and Biomolecular Partners Fund
Provides unrestricted support in areas with the greatest need, such as attracting and retaining faculty noted for their high-quality research and teaching.
$ Instructional Facility Renewal Fund
Supports instrumentation, remodeling and related expenses for ChBE instructional labs.
$ Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Scholarship Fund
Provides for student scholarships.
$ Graduate Student Legacy Fellowship Fund
Provides for graduate student fellowships in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
$ Harry G Drickamer Endowment Fund
Funds fellowships for graduate students in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry and Physics.
$ Hanratty Professional Development Fund
Provides financial support for Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate students traveling to professional meetings.
$ Richard C. Alkire Professorship in Chemical Engineering Fund
Supports the Richard C. Alkire Professorship in honor of Dr. Alkire, an emeritus professor.
$ Westwater Professorship Fund
Supports the James W. Westwater Professorship in honor of one of our most distinguished faculty.
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