News

Feb 1, 2018  |  Faculty

Professors Parsons, Dickey, Crook and Beisel in the News

Several important changes to our faculty were recently announced… First, Dean Martin-Vega has appointed Professor Gregory Parsons as Celanese Acetate Professor and Professor Michael Dickey as Alcoa Professor. Second, Dr. Nathan Crook has joined the department with the rank of […]

Jan 29, 2018  |  Awards and Honors

Jenna Meanor Receives the 2017 Fall Praxair TA Award

Graduate student Jenna Meanor is the recipient of the 2017 Fall Praxair Exceptional TA Award. Recipients are selected for both the fall and spring semesters, and presentation of the fall Award is an important part of the Schoenborn Graduate Research […]

Jan 25, 2018  |  Research

The 2018 Schoenborn Symposium was Outstanding

The 2018 Schoenborn Graduate Research Symposium was an outstanding success! The Symposium is divided into two sections. During the first section, senior-level PhD candidates make formal presentations about their research and the associated results. During the second section, mid-level PhD […]

Dec 19, 2017  |  Research

Velev Group Develops Programmable Microbots

Members of Professor Orlin Velev’s research group and their colleagues at Duke University have developed a way to assemble and pre-program tiny structures made from microscopic cubes – “microbot origami” – that change their shape when actuated by a magnetic […]

Dec 8, 2017  |  Alumni

CBE Honors Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients – 2017

On December 8, 2017, the department hosted a luncheon to honor four of our graduates with CBE Distinguished Alumni Awards and one graduate with a CBE Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Established in 2016, the CBE Distinguished Alumni Award and the […]

Dec 6, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

Senior Kobi Felton Receives a 2018 Marshall Scholarship

Senior Kobi Felton has been awarded a prestigious 2018 Marshall Scholarship. A participant in the Chemical Engineering Honors Concentration with a minor in Spanish, Kobi is a Park Scholar and a University Scholar. He has served as President of the […]

Nov 29, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

Amber Hubbard and Dr. Spontak Win Research Image Awards

Anyone who says chemical engineers are left brain thinkers who lack right brain creativity has it wrong! Case in point are CBE graduate student Amber Hubbard and Dr. Richard Spontak, recent contest winners for their research-related photographic art… In 2016, […]

Nov 15, 2017  |  Research

Abolhasani Group Advances Understanding of Nanocrystal Synthesis

Professor Milad Abolhasani and his research group have developed a device that allows users to collect 100 times more information per day from microfluidic devices, devices that manipulate fluids at the micron-scale, as compared to the previous industry standard. The […]

Nov 3, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

Dr. Velev Receives the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension

Dr. Orlin Velev, the INVISTA Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been selected as the 33rd recipient of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension. The Award is the most prestigious award […]

Oct 26, 2017  |  Research

Professor Hsiao and Colleagues Solve Problematic Friction in Suspensions

Professor Lilian Hsiao and her colleagues at MIT and the University of Michigan have found the surface texture of microparticles in a liquid suspension can cause internal friction that significantly alters the suspension’s viscosity – effectively making the liquid thicker. […]