Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

New method of genetic engineering indispensable tool in biotechnological applications

Research by Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Huimin Zhao and graduate student Behnam Enghiad is pioneering a new method of genetic engineering for basic and applied biological research and medicine. Their work, reported in ACS Synthetic Biology, has the potential to open new doors in genomic research by improving the precision and adherence of […]

Charles Sing receives NSF Career Award

Charles E. Sing, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois, has received a 2017 National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his proposal, “Developing the design rules of charge sequence to inform polymer self-assembly.” The National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program’s CAREER Awards are prestigious and competitive awards given […]

Dr. Hyunjoon Kong named AIMBE Fellow

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Dr. Hyunjoon Kong, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering to its College of Fellows. Dr. Kong was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to the fields of biomaterials, bioimaging contrast […]

Alumnus elected to National Academy of Engineering

Fluid mechanics pioneer and Illinois alumnus David V. Boger has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for “discoveries and fundamental research on elastic and particulate fluids and their application to waste minimization in the minerals industry.” Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. […]

Shell supports tutoring program for undergrads

In recent years the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has offered tutoring for students who would like to improve their understanding of course material in an open, informal setting. This year, Shell is supporting the program. “This program is a tremendous resource to those students who wish for extra help beyond the regular discussion […]

Spring 2017 International Paper Lecture Series

The University of Illinois Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to present the Spring 2017 International Paper Company Lecture Series. The spring series includes talks by Professor John Klier of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Professor Nicholas Abbott of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Professor Zengyi Shao of Iowa State University, Professor Gerald Fuller […]

Charles Sing receives NSF CAREER Award

Charles E. Sing, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois, has received a 2017 National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his proposal, “Developing the design rules of charge sequence to inform polymer self-assembly.” The National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program’s CAREER Awards are prestigious and competitive awards given […]

Bhargava named Agilent Thought Leader

Rohit Bhargava, a Founder Professor of Engineering and Chemistry at Illinois, has received an Agilent Thought Leader Award in recognition of his pioneering work in the development of infrared spectroscopic imaging, and its application to life sciences research. Bhargava is a professor of bioengineering, with laboratories at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. […]

Postdoc Lydia Kisley named to Forbes 30 Under 30

Congratulations to postdoctoral fellow Lydia Kisley, who was featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for 2017. The annual list highlights innovators who are under 30 years old and work in a variety of different industries, from media to manufacturing. Kisley was included on the healthcare list. Kisley, 28, is a Beckman-Brown Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral […]

Department celebrates its December graduates

Congratulations to our December graduates! The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering held a convocation ceremony on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, for its December graduates. The ceremony featured Illinois Chemical Engineering alumnus George P. Nassos, who received his bachelor’s degree in 1961. The Chicago native graduated from Austin High School and attended the University of […]

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