Apr 3, 2017  |  Alumni

Christina Tang Receives NSF CAREER Award

Alum Christina Tang (Ph.D. ‘12) has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Tang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Life Sciences Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University. The title of her Award […]

Mar 6, 2017

Dickey – Genzer Research Team Precisely Controls Folding of 2-D Sheets Into 3-D Structures

A research team headed by Professors Michael Dickey and Jan Genzer has developed a process whereby the sequential folding of two-dimensional plastic sheets can be programmed as they self-transform into three-dimensional objects. In 2011, the researchers were early pioneers in […]

Mar 1, 2017  |  Faculty

Professor Stefano Menegatti Selected to Receive an NSF CAREER Award

Professor Stefano Menegatti (PhD, ’13) has been selected to receive an NSF CAREER Award for his proposal “CAREER: Light- and temperature-controlled peptide ligands for purifying blood factors and orphan enzyme drugs.” The National Science Foundation views a CAREER award among […]

Mar 1, 2017  |  Alumni

Alum Tamara Robertson was Finalist for ‘MythBusters’ Host

Tamara Robertson (BS, ’09) was one of four finalist to be co-host of MythBusters on the Science Channel.  She wasn’t selected, but a news article on the NCSU web site relates how chemical engineer Tamara left industry to pursue her […]

Feb 26, 2017  |  Alumni

Alum Dennis McOwen Leads Effort to Develop a Groundbreaking New Battery

If you’re one of the 2.5 million former owners of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 you probably know lithium ion batteries have a history of overheating or catching fire. Alum Dennis McOwen (PhD, ’14) and a research team he leads […]

Jan 23, 2017  |  Alumni

CBE Honors Distinguished Alumni Recipients

On December 9, 2016, the department hosted a luncheon to honor CBE graduates who have received either CBE or College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Awards. The CBE Distinguished Alumni Award and the CBE Distinguished Young Alumni Award were established in […]

Jan 17, 2017  |  Alumni

Cam Abrams Selected as a Department Head at Drexel

Alum Dr. Cameron Abrams (BS, ’95) has been selected to serve as the 7th Head of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Drexel University. Cam completed his Ph.D. degree in the (then) Department of Chemical Engineering at the […]

Dec 19, 2016  |  Alumni

Alums Kathy Lee and Billy Bardin Elected to the AIChE Board of Directors

CBE graduates Mary Kathryn (Kathy) Lee (M.S. ’84), a chemical engineer at ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Research, and Billy Bardin (B.S. ’95), Global Operations Technology Director at The Dow Chemical Company, have been elected as members of the AIChE Board of […]

Dec 19, 2016  |  Alumni

Alum Dr. Caryn Heldt Receives Endowed Chair in Bioengineering

Dr. Caryn L. Heldt (Ph.D. ’08), an associate professor of chemical engineering at Michigan Tech University, is the recipient of the James and Lorna Mack Endowed Chair in Bioengineering. A graduate of Dr. Carbonell’s research group, Caryn has been on […]

Nov 29, 2016  |  Alumni

Alums Kevin Pait, Mark Shiflett and James Trainham Receive AIChE Awards

Three friends of the department received awards at the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco: Mr. Kevin Pait (BS ’79), director of Engineering and Site Services for Catalent Pharma Solutions, received the Local Section Shining Star Award Dr. Mark Shiflett […]