Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

Welcome Dr. Mitrovski, new Teaching Associate Professor in ChBE

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to welcome Dr. Svetlana Mitrovski. She joined the department in July as a Teaching Associate Professor. Dr. Mitrovski joins the department following 10 years as an Associate Professor at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. At EIU, she taught a variety of chemistry courses to undergraduate and […]

Huimin Zhao wins Biotechnology Progress Award

Congratulations to Dr. Huimin Zhao, recipient of the 2017 Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication! The Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication recognizes outstanding contributions to the literature in biomedical engineering, biological engineering, biotechnology, biochemical engineering and related fields. The award, which is underwritten by John Wiley & Sons, celebrates excellence […]

NSF awards Illinois $3 million for interdisciplinary graduate student training

Program to form new insight on the brain, expand participation in field of brain science The National Science Foundation recently granted the University of Illinois $3 million for an interdisciplinary graduate student training program to help form new insight on the brain—and to expand participation in the field of brain science itself. Sixty graduate students […]

October event to celebrate the legacy of Professor Thomas J. Hanratty

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will celebrate the legacy of the late Illinois Chemical Engineering Professor Thomas J. Hanratty this fall during Homecoming weekend. The weekend will include presentations and discussions on the long-lasting impact of Dr. Hanratty’s teaching and research, opportunities to reconnect with fellow students and colleagues, and the chance to […]

Researchers develop dynamic templates critical to printable electronics technology

When it comes to efficiency, sometimes it helps to look to Mother Nature for advice – even in technology as advanced as printable, flexible electronics. Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed bio-inspired dynamic templates used to manufacture organic semiconductor materials that produce printable electronics. It uses a process similar to biomineralization – the […]

New issue of Mass Transfer: Catch up on faculty, research, alumni news

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to share with alumni and friends the most recent edition of Mass Transfer, the magazine for alumni and friends. In this issue you will find inspiring stories about the trailblazing Chung Sul Youn Kim (Sue Kim), who received her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Illinois […]

Diao selected for NAE’s Frontiers of Engineering

Dr. Ying Diao, Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois, has been chosen to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s 23rd annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. The academy invites engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines to attend […]

Grad student receives award for research in polymer dynamics

Congratulations to Yuecheng Peter Zhou, a graduate student in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor Charles Schroeder’s research group, for winning second place in the student presentation competition at the 2017 Great Lakes Chinese American Chemical Society (GLCACS) conference. Zhou’s presentation was entitled, “Single polymer relaxation dynamics in entangled solutions.” For his Ph.D. thesis research, Zhou […]

Undergraduates win 2017 Beckman Institute awards

Two Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering undergraduates were recently named recipients of 2017 Beckman Institute student awards. Founded in the 1980s, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology is intended to pursue new methods of multidisciplinary research at the university. It’s devoted to leading-edge research in the physical sciences, computation, engineering, biology, behavior, cognition, and […]

Metal-ion catalysts and hydrogen peroxide could green up plastics production

Researchers at the University of Illinois are contributing to the development of more environmentally friendly catalysts for the production of plastic and resin precursors that are often derived from fossil fuels. The key to their technique comes from recognizing the unique physical and chemical properties of certain metals and how they react with hydrogen peroxide. […]

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