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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Stories of giving

Kirk Nass, BS ’83 and Michael Gillespie

Nass, an Illinois native, credits Illinois and the concepts he learned–mass transfer, heat transfer, fluid flow and a solid grounding in chemistry–with the success and enjoyment of his work at Chevron.

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Jim Grant

Jim Grant, BS ’69

Grant, a first generation college student, established a scholarship to support undergraduates studying chemical engineering.

“My wife and I owe so much to Illinois,” he said. “We wanted to pass on that opportunity to today’s students.” Read more.


Jim and Karen Morris

Jim Morris, BS ’81

Morris honored his late mother and father by establishing the Donald and Dolores Morris Faculty Scholar position.

“They worked hard. They sacrificed a lot to give me the opportunity to go to the U of I,” Morris said. Read more.


mentzer-thumbnailRay and Beverly Mentzer

Thanks to the generosity of Ray (BS ’74) and Beverly Mentzer, the department is able to deliver superior training to the next generation of chemical engineering leaders. The Mentzers support undergraduate scholarships and a faculty scholar. Read more.

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