Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

Grad student chosen for TechnipFMC Fellowship

Congratulations to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate student Megan Witzke, who has been selected to receive the TechnipFMC Fellowship for 2017-2018. Witzke is a member of Assistant Professor David Flaherty’s lab. Her research aims to improve the catalytic conversion of biomass derivatives to higher value chemicals by determining the reaction mechanism and underlying factors that control catalyst […]

Four ChBE students win NSF Grad Research Fellowships

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois is pleased to announced that four graduate students in the program have received the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations to Jason Adams, Raul Sun Han Chang, Jason Madinya and Aleczandria Tiffany. They joined the department in Fall 2016. For the 2017 competition, the NSF received over […]

Undergrads showcase ChemE projects at Engineering Open House

Curious students, from grade schoolers to high schoolers, packed Loomis Laboratory to learn about a variety of chemical engineering applications as part of the 97th Engineering Open House. They learned about everything from cyclone separators to homemade chapstick and they sampled the always popular liquid nitrogen ice cream. Engineering Open House was held March 10-11, […]

Grad student invited to Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Congratulations to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate student Thao Ngo, who was selected to participate in the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting this summer. Ngo is a graduate student in Richard C. Alkire Professor Hong Yang’s research group. Her research focuses on studying the growth and dissolution of Pt-based nano catalysts using in situ electron […]

Study: Changing the environment within bone marrow alters blood cell development

Researchers at the University of Illinois report they can alter blood cell development through the use of biomaterials designed to mimic characteristics of the bone marrow. The findings, reported in the journal Science Advances, are a first step toward developing more effective bone marrow treatments for diseases like leukemia and lymphoma. Blood cells flow throughout […]

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 […]

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