Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

Graduate students selected for Mavis Future Faculty Fellows program

Congratulations to graduate students Katelyn Dahlke and Daniel Bregante! Both have been chosen to be Mavis Future Faculty Fellows (MF3) for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Grad student Daniel Bregante

The College of Engineering program is designed to facilitate training for the next generation of great engineering professors. There are three main components: teaching, research, and service. All fellows will become proficient in these core areas through various activities and events. The activities in each area will be designed to enhance the graduate students’ experiences in their departments. In addition, the fellows will complete a capstone experience that will enhance their professional development in a self-directed area.

As a student in Professor David Flaherty’s lab, Daniel Bregante is working on catalysts and catalytic systems for the selective epoxidation of olefins and oxidation of hindered sulfides. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry.

Katelyn DahlkeDahlkeK14-074.cropped is a student in Dr. Charles Sing’s lab where she does theory and computation of polymer physics. Specifically, she studies the cooperative behavior of DNA and protein interactions specific to prokaryotic cells, and eventually would like to use the methods she develops to simulate an entire nucleoid. She received her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University.