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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 […]

$20M NSF grant, new artificial intelligence institute for molecule synthesis

A team led by Steven L. Miller Chair professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering Huimin Zhao (BSD leader/CABBI/MMG) was awarded a five-year $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the NSF Artificial Intelligence (AI) Institute for Molecular Discovery, Synthetic Strategy and Manufacturing (Molecule Maker Lab Institute or MMLI). The multi-institutional team also […]

Student Support Resources

ChBE majors should explore the SCS advising and SCS Career office web sites for academic advising, as well as a host of other resources: ChBE also offers a tutoring program associated with several of the core, required ChBE courses: Study space for undergraduates is provided by campus. See the list here: ).  ChBE majors can also […]

Hammack awarded Hoover Medal

Professor Hammack has been awarded the Hoover Medal. The award is named for its first recipient, U.S. President Herbert Hoover, who was an engineer by profession. Established in 1929 to honor “great, unselfish, nontechnical services by engineers to humanity,” the award is administered by a board representing five engineering organizations: the American Society of Mechanical […]

CHBE discontinues GRE requirement

Effective immediately, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will no longer require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for admission to the graduate program.  CHBE has joined myriad institutions of higher learning across the United States who, over the past several years, have deemed the examination unreliable in […]

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