Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

Illinois AIChE, department to host select prospective students

A select group of high school students have been invited to spend two days on campus this March shadowing current students in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering for a sample of what life is like as a ChBE student. The Illinois AIChE Host Program will take place Sunday, March 11 to Monday, March 12, 2018. During […]

Researchers explore ways to repair skull injuries with biomaterials

On the battlefield, soldiers usually wear protective gear that covers most of their bodies, but in many cases the Kevlar helmets that soldiers wear cannot fully protect the face, head, and neck. A 2013 article in the journal Military Medicine reported on the increase in combat-related head, face, and neck injuries among service personnel wearing […]

Professor Ying Diao wins Sloan Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Ying Diao, recipient of a 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship! Diao, Assistant Professor and Dow Chemical Company Faculty Scholar in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is one of three University of Illinois scientists to be chosen for the honor. There are 126 recipients of the 2018 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred […]

Professors Harley, Flaherty win Excellence in Research awards

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professors David Flaherty and Brendan Harley have been named winners of the College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research. The award is given annually to a handful of engineering faculty in recognition of their research. Both will be honored at the college’s faculty awards ceremony on April 23. Since […]

Senior Jackie Letzter named 2018 Knight of St. Patrick

Jackie Letzter named 2018 Knight of St. Patrick Congratulations to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering senior Jackie Letzter for being named a 2018 Knight of St. Patrick! The annual award is given to students who represent leadership, excellence in character, and exceptional contributions to the College of Engineering. It’s one of the highest honors received by […]

Harley wins College of LAS Undergraduate Teaching Award

Congratulations to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering professor Brendan Harley for winning a College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 2017-2018 LAS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Harley earned the award for his enthusiasm and clarity in the classroom, including his unique “journal club lectures,” a style of teaching that involves the use of current […]

Engineer Guy Bill Hammack releases new videos

Check out the new educational and entertaining videos from Engineer Guy Bill Hammack. In his video on the drinking bird toy, Hammack, the Donald and Dolores Morris Professorial Scholar, reveals the operation and engineering design underlying the toy. He explores the role played by the water the bird “drinks,” shows what is under the bird’s […]

Shape-shifting organic crystals use memory to improve plastic electronics

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering researchers have identified a mechanism that triggers shape-memory phenomena in organic crystals used in plastic electronics. Shape-shifting structural materials are made with metal alloys, but the new generation of economical printable plastic electronics is poised to benefit from this phenomenon, too. Shape-memory materials science and plastic electronics technology, when merged, could […]

Flaherty Group postdoc wins prestigious research award in Japan

Congratulations to Dr. Takahiko Moteki who won the 2017 Outstanding Young Researcher Award from the Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan for his work on ethanol conversion in the Flaherty Research Group. The citation was for “Ethanol upgrading via cascade C-C bond formation reactions.” The work was performed with the Energy Biosciences Institute with financial support […]

John Anderson to deliver Distinguished Alumni Lecture this spring

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to announce Dr. John Anderson will deliver its Distinguished Alumni Lecture this spring. Anderson’s talk, “Then and Now: Chemical Engineering and U.S. Investment in Research,” will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Room 116 of Roger Adams Laboratory. Since receiving his BS in […]

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