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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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.

2019 Symposium

The 2019 symposium was held on Friday, October 18, 2019, in the Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory.

Cngratulations to this year’s winners!

Judges for 2019 were Ryan Stephens (PhD ’08, Alkire), Marc Viera (PhD ’02, Higdon), Ritika Mohan (PhD ’14, Kenis) and Wenjuan Zha (PhD ’07, Zhao).

More information

More information about the symposium can be obtained by emailing

Past Symposiums

The 2018 symposium was held on Friday, October 12, 2018 in Roger Adams Laboratory. Congratulations to winners of the 2018 symposium!

Thank you to the following alumni judges: Robert Ferguson, Senior Upstream Marketing Manager at Medtronic’s Heart Valve Therapies (BS ’91); Dr. Lili Deligianni, retired research scientist, IBM (PhD ’88, Alkire); and Dr. Lon Chubiz, Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (PhD ’10, Rao).

2017 symposium







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