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Six researchers from the University of Illinois, include Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor Hong Yang, have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
In his latest fun and educational video, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor Bill Hammack, also known as the Engineer Guy, reveals the engineering design of a NERF blaster, including how it shoots only one dart at a time using a novel air restriction mechanism.
By studying the behavior of living cells and combining them with synthetic tissue, an interdisciplinary group of researchers is creating “biological machines” to deliver drugs more effectively, function as internal diagnostic tools or serve as contaminant sensors in the field.
Big congrats to all the Illinois graduate students who participated in the Graduate College's first-ever Research Live! event. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate student Vahid Mirshafiee tied at second place for his talk on “Targeted Delivery of Anticancer Drugs to Tumors.” Mirshafiee is part of Dr. Mary Kraft's research group.
“I like to attack the problems that need to be solved rather than choose a problem that can be solved.” – Darsh Wasan, Vice President of International Affairs and Distinguished Motorola Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology
Congratulations to Danielle Mai, who was recently recognized with a Lam Outstanding Graduate Student Award.
Graduate students in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and members of the Graduate Student Advisory Council held another successful research symposium this fall. The 14th annual event took place on Oct. 23 as part of Homecoming weekend.
The Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering invites you to attend a reception for ChBE alumni during the AIChE annual meeting in Utah. The Illinois reception will be from 8 to 10 p.m. Nov. 9, in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 South West Temple, Salt Lake City. We will honor our faculty and welcome new assistant professor Simon A. Rogers.  
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor Deborah Leckband and Chemistry Professor Martin Gruebele received a National Science Foundation award to develop new experimental methodology for determining how material properties at the nanoscale preserve or shut down the function of immobilized proteins.
As a young middle school student in Taiyuan, China, Hong Yang fell in love with chemical sciences when his teacher demonstrated the carbonization of sugar with sulfuric acid. As the black column of carbon foam emerged, he was hooked.