Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

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. […]

Sensors detect disease markers in breath

A small, thin square of an organic plastic that can detect disease markers in breath or toxins in a building’s air could soon be the basis of portable, disposable sensor devices. By riddling the thin plastic films with pores, University of Illinois researchers made the devices sensitive enough to detect at levels that are far […]

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

    On May 14, 2017, 139 seniors graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, four students received their master’s and five received their doctoral degrees. This year’s convocation was especially notable because the department invited graduate students to the ceremony. Following tradition, faculty advisors placed doctoral hoods over the heads of graduate students, […]

Undergrads honor ChBE grad student with teaching award

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering’s Undergraduate Advisory Board has begun an effort to recognize the department’s outstanding teaching assistants. The first recipient is ChBE graduate student Maggie Bridgewater. Congratulations Maggie! This is the first semester the undergraduate group has presented awards to TAs. Members hope to continue the practice every semester, said Palak Patel, a member […]

Senior wins Image of Research contest

Congratulations to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering undergraduate Rebecca Boehning, winner of the campuswide Image of Research contest! She won for her image called, “A Semiconductor Rose by Any Other Name.” Here is Rebecca’s description of the image: “To quote Shakespeare, ‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet’–however, the ‘roses’ in my photo […]

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