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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering sophomore Reahman Afshar was recently recognized for his exemplary work through the Chancellor’s Public Engagement Student Fellows Grant Program. Afshar will travel to Ghana this summer to help bring solar energy to a rural village.
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois is pleased to announce that Kit Gordon, Class of 1983, is this year's convocation speaker. After graduating from Illinois, Gordon went on to a successful career in the semiconductor industry in Silicon Valley. She also co-founded a natural cosmetic company and advises organizations in water resource management.
Huimin Zhao, a leader in synthetic biology, has been named the inaugural Steven L. Miller Chair in Chemical Engineering. On April 13, 2016, University of Illinois Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson presided over an investiture ceremony attended by donors Steven and Sheila Miller, colleagues, administrators, students, friends, and family.
The National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a new four-year grant of more than $1.6 million to University of Illinois Beckman Institute researchers for development of innovative cancer imaging.
Thanks to generous donations from alumni, corporations and friends, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering awards scholarships annually to qualified undergraduates who are majoring in chemical engineering. Congratulations to this year's winners!
As part of their undergraduate experience, many Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering students work in research labs of the department’s world-class faculty. The Undergraduate Research Symposium provides students with the opportunity to showcase their work on topics ranging from biofuels to tissue engineering.
Daniel Bregante, a graduate student in Dr. David Flaherty’s research group, has won the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations Daniel!
University of Illinois Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering sophomore Elijah Karvelis has been awarded the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for demonstrating leadership and academic promise.
Congratulations to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate students who've been recognized by the National Science Foundation. Mai Ngo has won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and honorable mentions have been awarded to Daniel Bregante, Marjorie Bridgewater and Katelyn Dahlke.
Precise control of an individual particle or molecule is a difficult task. Controlling multiple particles simultaneously is an even more challenging endeavor. Illinois researchers have developed a new method that relies on fluid flow to manipulate and assemble multiple particles. This new technique can trap a range of submicron- to micron-sized particles, including single DNA molecules, vesicles, drops or cells.