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Erfan Mohammadi, PhD student, wins award from Materials Research Society

Congratulations to Erfan Mohammadi, graduate student in Professor Ying Diao’s research group! The Materials Research Society awarded Mohammadi a Silver Award at the MRS meeting this spring. The society’s MRS Graduate Student Awards honor and encourage graduate students whose academic achievements and current materials research display a high level of excellence and distinction. Mohammadi is […]

Department celebrates scholarship recipients, winners of undergraduate research symposium

On Friday, April 13, 2018, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering honored its outstanding students at the Undergraduate Awards Ceremony. At the annual event, faculty presented the 2017-2018 scholarships and Omega Chi Epsilon, the national honor society for chemical engineering, announced winners of the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. This year marked the 10th year […]

Professors Paul Kenis, Hong Yang promoted to endowed chairs

Dr. Jonathan Sweedler, director of the School of Chemical Sciences, has announced two new chairs in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Dr. Paul J. A. Kenis, currently the William H. and Janet G. Lycan Professor will be the Elio Eliakim Tarika Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Hong Yang, the Richard C. Alkire […]

Bill Hammack named Donald and Dolores Morris Professorial Scholar

Colleagues, friends, and family gathered Friday, April 6, 2018, to honor William S. Hammack and thank supporters Jim and Karen Morris at a ceremony marking Hammack’s appointment as the Donald and Dolores Morris Professorial Scholar. Hammack, a professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois, has pioneered new and novel approaches to engineering outreach. He […]

Students awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Congratulations to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering students who have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships! Launched in 1952, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program is the nation’s oldest and largest fellowship program for graduate students. It is also one of the most prestigious. This year Danielle Harrier, ChBE PhD student with Dr. Damien […]

Illinois ChemE alumni Corey and Deborah Correnti to address May grads

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to announce alumni Corey Correnti and Deborah Roberts Correnti will address graduates at its May 2018 convocation. Deborah graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from Illinois in 1984; Corey received his BS in ChemE from Illinois in 1985. Both also hold MBA degrees from the […]

Ying Diao receives 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering assistant professor Ying Diao has won a 2018 Non-Tenured Faculty Award from 3M. The competitive program provides financial support for non-tenured faculty, encouraging recipients to remain in academia, teach, conduct research, and develop an awareness of science in an industrial setting. Recipients also attend the 3M Tech Forum. In June, Diao […]

Students forge friendships, develop professional skills with the Illinois AIChE mentor program

Practicing interviewing skills. Sharing tips on study habits. Learning to ice skate. This academic year, students with the Illinois student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers have had the opportunity to build relationships with other Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering students and sharpen their professional skills. In the past, about 20 students in ChBE […]

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 […]

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