Graduate Research Symposium
Every fall, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Graduate Student Advisory Council host a Graduate Research Symposium. The symposium allows graduate students to present their work in the form of either a poster or an oral presentation.
Research areas include a range of topics, such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, computational science, and energy applications. Invited judges are typically Illinois alumni from industry and academia who help us identify the best poster and oral presentations. The symposium also provides students with one-on-one opportunities to network with the judges.
Save the Date
The 2022 Graduate Research Symposium will be held on Friday, October 14, 2022. Tentative timeline:
- Poster Session — 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
- Oral Presentations — 12:00 - 3:30 p.m.
- Awards Ceremony — 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Thank you to all our alumni judges, graduate students, and Graduate Student Advisory Council members who have made this event possible.
- 2021 Graduate Research Symposium
- 2020 Graduate Research Symposium
- 2019 Graduate Research Symposium
- 2018 Graduate Research Symposium
- 2017 Graduate Research Symposium
- 2016 Graduate Research Symposium
- 2015 Graduate Research Symposium
- 2014 Graduate Research Symposium
- 2013 Graduate Research Symposium
- 2012 Graduate Research Symposium
- 2011 Graduate Research Symposium
2021 Graduate Research Symposium Winners
"Accelerating the Discovery of Novel Ribosomally Synthesized and Post-transitionally Modified Peptides (RiPPs) through Pathway Refactoring and Robotic Automation"
“Biodegradable latex: the development of an encapsulation technique for the ring-opening polymerization of cyclic esters”
“Raman Spectroscopy and Multivariate Analysis for Noninvasive Determination of Cell Phenotype in Hydrogel Cultures”
“Lung-on-a-chip Platform that Enables in situ Imaging”
“Tuning the Molecular Assembly Pathway for Morphology Control in Organic Solar Cells”
“Self-Locomotive, Antimicrobial Microtorpedo (SLAM) for Biofilm Removal through Swarm-Activating Cavitation"