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Faculty, grad students honored for teaching excellence

Congratulations to faculty and graduate students recognized by the University of Illinois School of Chemical Sciences for their teaching excellence in the 2017-2018 academic year. Those in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering who received awards include Assistant Professor Charles Sing and graduate students Daniel Bregante and Mai Ngo. “The award recognizes the entire scope of our […]

Georgia Tech’s David Sholl to deliver Parr Lecture

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to announce Professor David Sholl will deliver the Parr Lecture this September. Sholl is the John F. Brock III School Chair of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech. His research uses computational materials modeling to accelerate development of new materials for energy-related applications, including generation […]

AIChE selects Shukla for 2018 CoMSEF Young Investigator Award

Congratulations to Blue Waters Assistant Professor Diwakar Shukla, who has been chosen to receive the 2018 CoMSEF Young Investigator Award for Modeling & Simulation. This award, from the Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, recognizes outstanding research in computational molecular science and engineering, encompassing both methods and applications. […]

City Scholars Pilot Program Exposes Students to Chicago Tech Scene

According to the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition, during the past five years Illinois universities have launched 942 startups, which in turn have raised a collective $878 million. The challenge is keeping those fledgling startups from fleeing to the coasts to grow their businesses, in part because of the coasts’ large tech workforce. The State […]

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

On Sunday, May 13, 2018, the department celebrated the achievements of another outstanding group of students. Approximately 125 graduating seniors and seven PhD students participated in this spring’s ceremony in the Tryon Festival Theatre at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Overall, for the 2017-2018 school year, the department awarded 15 PhDs and a […]

New CRISPR technology ‘knocks out’ yeast genes with single-point precision

The CRISPR-Cas9 system has given researchers the power to precisely edit selected genes. Now, researchers have used it to develop a technology that can target any gene in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and turn it off by deleting single letters from its DNA sequence. Such genome-scale engineering – in contrast to traditional strategies that only […]

ACS COMP selects Prof. Shukla for faculty award

Blue Waters Assistant Professor Diwakar Shukla has been selected by a panel of distinguished reviewers to receive the American Chemical Society’s OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for Fall 2018. The competition, organized by the ACS Division of Computers in Chemistry, selects four outstanding tenure-track junior faculty annually for the award. Winners will present their work […]

Grad student William Ballance wins TechnipFMC Fellowship

Congratulations to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate student William Ballance, who has been selected to receive a TechnipFMC Fellowship for 2018-2019. Ballance is a third-year PhD student and member of Dr. Hyunjoon Kong’s research group. In the Kong Lab, Ballance’s projects have centered on antibacterial soft materials, namely, using hydrogels as base materials. One project […]

Grad student Prapti Kafle wins AAUW Fellowship

Congratulations to Prapti Kafle, PhD student in Professor Ying Diao’s research group, for winning an International Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Kafle’s work in the Diao Lab focuses on understanding crystal polymorphism and inventing new printing methods for pharmaceuticals for improved physicochemical properties. She joined the graduate program in chemical engineering […]

Undergrad in Flaherty Lab awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Congratulations to Alayna Johnson, who has been named a Goldwater Scholar for the 2018-19 academic year! Alayna is a sophomore majoring in chemistry. As a freshman, she joined the lab of Dr. David Flaherty, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, where her research with team members Daniel Bregante, Ami Patel, and […]

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