Faculty

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Oct 6, 2017  |  Research

Professors Abolhasani and Li are Co-Recipients of a Major UNC Grant

Professors Milad Abolhasani and Fanxing Li are senior members of a multi-institutional team that’s been awarded a grant for nearly $2 million to develop and prototype a modular biogas-to-gasoline process unit for use in distributed facilities (e.g., small farms). The […]

Sep 18, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

Professor Joe DeSimone is a Recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award

Professor Joe DeSimone is a recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award. Created to honor the memory of the late U.S. Senator John Heinz, and now in its 22nd year, the Heinz Awards program recognizes “remarkable contributions in five areas of […]

Sep 11, 2017  |  Research

Velev Group Develops Technique for Printing 3-D Silicone Structures in Water

Using the principles behind the formation of sandcastles from wet sand, members of Dr. Orlin Velev’s research group have achieved 3-D printing of flexible and porous silicone rubber structures through a new technique. The technique can be used in a […]

Sep 9, 2017  |  Research

Li Research Group Advances Green Technologies

Members of Dr. Fanxing Li’s research group have significantly boosted the efficiency of two important chemical reaction techniques: splitting water to create hydrogen gas; and splitting carbon dioxide (CO2) to create carbon monoxide (CO). The products are valuable feedstocks for […]