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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Congratulations to winners of the 2019 ChBE Graduate Research Symposium

On Friday, Oct. 19, 2019, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC) held its annual Graduate Research Symposium. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Poster presentations: 

1st Place: Liliana Bello, “The Structure and Dynamics of Redox Active Polymers for Flow Battery Applications” (Sing Group)

2nd Place: Prapti Kafle, “Dynamic-template-directed crystallization of 2D conjugated polymer thin films and their distinct electronic properties” (Diao Group)

3rd Place: Matthew Chan, “The Substrate Import Mechanism of the Human Serotonin Transporter” (Shukla Group)

Oral presentations:

1st Place: Bijal Patel, “Nonequilibrium Assembly of Bottlebrush Block Copolymers for Tunable Nanoscale Morphology and Photonic Properties through 3D Solution Printing” (Diao Group)

2nd Place: Jiangyan Feng, “Role of substrate recognition in modulating strigolactone receptor selectivity” (Shukla Group)

3rd Place: Kartik Kamat, “Diabat Method for Polymorph Free-Energy Differences(Peters Group)

Thank you to the alumni who served as judges this year: Ryan Stephens (PhD ’08, Alkire), Marc Viera (PhD ’02, Higdon), Ritika Mohan (PhD ’14, Kenis) and Wenjuan Zha (PhD ’07, Zhao).

ChBE GSAC with 2019 symposium judges Ryan Stephens (back row, fourth from left), Mark Viera (front row, first from left), Ritika Mohan (front row, second from left), and Wenjuan Zha (front row, third from right).

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