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ChBE seeks to fill open rank specialized teaching positions

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks energetic and student-oriented individuals for a Specialized Teaching Faculty position – Teaching Professor (all ranks – Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer. Teaching Faculty positions are 9-month (Aug 16- May 15; paid over 12 months), full-time academic appointments (non-tenure track). The […]

ChBE honors December 2020 graduates virtually

Today the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign held a virtual winter convocation ceremony to celebrate 54 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral graduates via Zoom.  Remarks were given by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Associate Dean Matthew Ando and Marchoe Dill Northern (BS ’97), senior vice president – […]

Graduate Admissions Information Sessions

For more information about our PhD program, please join us for one of our graduate admissions information sessions: Grad Admission Info Session 1Friday, Nov 20, 2020 11 AM (US Central Time)Presenters: Prof. Ying Diao, Prof. David FlahertyRegister here to receive Zoom link Grad Admission Info Session 2Tuesday, Nov. 24, 202010 AM (US Central Time)Presenters: Prof. Charles Sing, Prof. […]

Scientists receive $2 million to develop ways to use renewable energy

National Science Foundation funds collaborative effort to reimagine creation of chemicals and fuels A $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help a team of scientists at the University of Illinois develop ways to use renewable energy to remediate carbon dioxide emissions and generate chemical building blocks and liquid fuels.  The main idea […]

Copolymer helps remove pervasive PFAS toxins from environment

llinois engineers Kwiyong Kim, left, Xiao Su, Johannes Elbert and Paola Baldaguez Medina are part of a team that developed a new polymer electrode device that can capture and destroy PFAS contaminants present in water.

Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

Octopus-inspired sucker transfers thin, delicate tissue grafts and biosensors

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Thin tissue grafts and flexible electronics have a host of applications for wound healing, regenerative medicine and biosensing. A new device inspired by an octopus’s sucker rapidly transfers delicate tissue or electronic sheets to the patient, overcoming a key barrier to clinical application, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at […]

Dinesh Kumar, 2020-21 PPG MRL Assistantship Awardee

“My Ph.D. research focuses on understanding the dynamic properties of vesicles and fluid-filled capsules using optical microscopy, automated flow control, and modeling. Such vesicle suspensions are encountered in several applications in our everyday lives, ranging from food products to pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Moreover, capsules and vesicles are increasingly being used for advanced triggered release and […]

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