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AIChE selects Baron Peters for 2019 CoMSEF Impact Award

Congratulations to Professor Baron Peters, winner of the 2019 Impact Award from the Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers! The CoMSEF Impact Award recognizes outstanding research in computational molecular science and engineering, encompassing both methods and applications. He will receive the award at the AIChE annual meeting this […]

Congratulations to winners of the 2019 ChBE Graduate Research Symposium

On Friday, Oct. 19, 2019, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC) held its annual Graduate Research Symposium. Congratulations to this year’s winners! Poster presentations:  1st Place: Liliana Bello, “The Structure and Dynamics of Redox Active Polymers for Flow Battery Applications” (Sing Group) 2nd Place: Prapti Kafle, “Dynamic-template-directed crystallization […]

Congratulations to ChBE alumni award winners!

On Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering held its inaugural fall awards program. The department celebrated alumni awards winners and graduate students who received fellowships for 2019-2020. The new alumni awards program recognizes graduates who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding professional achievements, their dedication and advocacy for the department, […]

Researchers repurpose failed cancer drug into printable semiconductor

Many potential pharmaceuticals end up failing during clinical trials, but thanks to new research from the University of Illinois, biological molecules once considered for cancer treatment are now being repurposed as organic semiconductors for use in chemical sensors and transistors. The researchers report their findings in the journal Nature Communications. Organic semiconductors are responsible for […]

PhD student Daniel Bregante wins award from ARCS Foundation

Congratulations to graduate student Daniel Bregante, who was among a select group of Illinois students chosen for a Scholar Award from the ARCS Foundation. Founded in 1958, the ARCS Foundation was established by and is run entirely by women. Its mission is to boost American leadership and aid advancement in science and technology. To address […]

Electrochemical Society names Department Head Paul Kenis to its 2019 Class of Fellows

Congratulations to Paul Kenis, who has been named Fellow of the Electrochemical Society! Kenis, the Elio E. Tarika Endowed Chair and head of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was cited for his exceptional contributions to the invention, characterization and development of innovative processes based on microfluidic systems for diverse applications in electrochemical energy […]

ChBE welcomes new lecturer Joachim Floess

The University of Illinois Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to welcome Dr. Joachim Floess. He has joined the department as a senior lecturer following the departure of Dr. Josh Bennett over the summer. “I am happy to be back again working with students at the University of Illinois. This is an outstanding […]

College of LAS selects two ChBE graduates for its alumni awards

Seven alumni from the University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, including two chemical engineering graduates, have been named recipients of the college’s 2019 annual alumni awards. They will be honored during Homecoming weekend on campus. Hariklia “Lili” Deligianni (MS, ’86; PhD, ’88, chemical engineering) will receive an LAS Alumni Achievement Award. Jerrod […]

Printing flattens polymers, improving electrical and optical properties

Researchers have found a way to use polymer printing to stretch and flatten twisted molecules so that they conduct electricity better. A team led by chemical and biomolecular engineers from the University of Illinois report their findings in the journal Science Advances. Conjugated polymers are formed by the union of electron-rich molecules along a backbone […]

Department of Energy selects Flaherty for Early Career Research Program

The Department of Energy has selected 73 scientists from across the nation, including University of Illinois chemical and biomolecular engineering professor David Flaherty, to receive significant funding for research as part of its Early Career Research Program. The effort, now in its tenth year, is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support […]

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