Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

Graphene quantum dots hold promise in reducing waste carbon dioxide

Graphene quantum dots may offer a simple way to recycle waste carbon dioxide into valuable fuel rather than release it into the atmosphere or bury it underground, according to new research published by an international collaboration of scientists. “If we can convert a sizable fraction of the carbon dioxide that is emitted, we could curb […]

Self-nomination scholarship applications available

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to announce it is now accepting nominations for departmental scholarships through 12 p.m. noon, Tuesday, December 20. The department takes pride in its outstanding students and is pleased to reward undergraduates with scholarships made possible by our valued donors. To identify top scholarship candidates, the Awards […]

Grad students win image challenge

Congratulations to graduate students Elizabeth Horstman and Yifu Zhang, winners of the School of Chemical Sciences’ annual Science Image Challenge! Horstman is a member of Dr. Paul Kenis’ research group and Zhang is a member of Dr. Ying Diao’s group. Their image is called “Feathers of Autumn.” “Needles, spherulites, and dendrites are observed in this […]

Congratulations to 2016-2017 graduate fellowship recipients

2017-2017 Graduate Fellowships Every year outstanding graduate students in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering are recognized for their achievements with a variety of fellowships. Congratulations to the following recipients. Faculty advisors are listed in parentheses. National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow Daniel Bregante (David Flaherty) National Institutes of Health—Chemistry Biology Interface Traineeship […]

Congratulations to graduate research symposium winners!

Graduate Research Symposium
Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Graduate Research Symposium!
The 15th annual symposium, organized by the ChBE Graduate Student Advisory Council, was held on Friday, October 28, 2016, as part of Homecoming Weekend.

Stanford’s Curt Frank to deliver Parr Lecture

The University of Illinois Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to announce Stanford University Professor and Illinois alumnus Curtis Frank as its 2016 Parr Lecturer. Frank will deliver his talk, “Solid Matter at Interfaces,” at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in Room 116 of Roger Adams Laboratory, 600 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.

Alumni: Join us for the annual Homecoming tailgate!

Alumni, please join us for the 2016 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Homecoming tailgate. Enjoy food and drinks on us. Cheer on new coach Lovie Smith and the Fighting Illini as they take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Tutoring available for ChBE courses

Feeling confused with course materials? Want to maintain a strong GPA?
The Shell Tutoring Program in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering provides peer tutoring services for core classes. Any student taking Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering courses is welcome to participate.

In Memoriam: Dr. Thomas J. Hanratty, 1926-2016

Thomas J. Hanratty, a pioneer in fluid dynamics, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, in Urbana. Dr. Hanratty was a longtime chemical engineering professor who found joy in both research and teaching. He was a leader in establishing multiphase flow as a new academic discipline by relating macroscopic behavior to small-scale interactions.

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