Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

This year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium was held on Friday, April 20. The research symposium gives students the opportunity to demonstrate the product of their research efforts and creativity in solving problems with the mentoring of their research advisors. Twelve (12) posters were presented by undergraduate students, and corporate partners of the department judged the competition.

The symposium is hosted by the local Omega Chi Epsilon (OXE) chapter and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Thanks to the judges this year: Eric Allen of Sage Environmental Consulting and Lisa Alvin of Dow Corning.

First Place – Karl Siil
Poster Title: “Energy Source from Carbon Dioxide Reduction.”

Second Place – Jaebum Lee
Poster Title: “A Multiplexed Microfluidic Platform for Antibiotic Susceptibility Screening.”

Third Place – Kevin Weyant
Poster Title: “Characterization of a novel class of flavin-binding flurescent proteins as oxygen-independent biological imaging probes.”