May 23, 2018

Professor Fanxing Li is an Early Riser!

Professor Fanxing Li is an Early Riser! Early Riser in this case refers to his selection by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) as one of twenty high-achieving researchers and educators under-40 who’ve demonstrated talent for teaching or research, […]

May 12, 2018  |  Awards and Honors

Professor Carbonell Receives the UNC System 2018 O. Max Gardner Award

Professor Ruben G. Carbonell has been selected to receive the 2018 O. Max Gardner Award. The Award goes to “that member of the faculty of the Consolidated University of North Carolina, who, during the current scholastic year, has made the […]

Apr 5, 2018  |  Research

CBE Faculty Take Lead on Two Major Research Initiatives

CBE Professors Fanxing Li, Henry Lamb and Phil Westmoreland have received funding for research work that centers on using newly-developed oxide materials that significantly improve the efficiency of two industrially-important chemical process operations. The funding is in the form of […]

Apr 2, 2018

Profs Westmoreland, Velev and Haugh Honored for Career Accomplishments

Professors Phil Westmoreland, Orlin Velev and Jason Haugh have received awards and honors based on professional accomplishments throughout their careers. Professor Westmoreland has been elected a member of the inaugural class of Fellows (a lifetime honorific title) of The Combustion […]

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. […]