College inspires innovation

The Exploratory Research Projects program at Iowa State’s College of Engineering is supporting faculty members as they gather preliminary data for high-risk, high-impact, novel research ideas. This spring, six projects will receive grants to explore new research areas: Vikram Dalal, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Whitney Professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Novel material for [Continue Reading…]

CBE alumna Korin Reid receives prestigious Forbes magazine honor

Korin Reid (B.S.ChE’08), a Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering alumna, has been honored by Forbes magazine as part of its annual “30 Under 30” leaders in science awards. Reid, who is employed as a Senior Data Scientist with McKesson in Atlanta, GA, was singled out for her work using big data technologies to scale [Continue Reading…]

Mallapragada recognized for support of Women in Science and Engineering

In December, the Program for Women in Science and Engineering at Iowa State named Surya Mallapragada, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and the Carol Vohs Johnson Chair in Chemical and Biological Engineering, a 2016 WiSE Champion. The honor is part of the program’s 30th anniversary celebration, and it recognizes individuals who have supported WiSE and worked [Continue Reading…]

Former CBE professor William Abraham passes away

William (Bill) Abraham, a former Iowa State University Department of Chemical Engineering faculty member, passed away December 28 at the age of 84. He was a resident of Ames, Iowa at the time of his passing. He graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from [Continue Reading…]

CBE’s BioMaP undergrad research program accepting applications through February 15

The application period for the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering BioMaP REU undergraduate research program is now open and will run through February 15, 2017. The program will be held from May 30 – August 4, 2017. The online application form and more information about the program can be found here. A program flyer [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State to manage biorefinery projects for new Manufacturing USA Institute

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for fall 2016 commencement

Twelve seniors will be honored at this semester’s commencement ceremony Catherine Krezowski, a civil engineer from St. Paul, Minnesota, is serving as this semester’s College of Engineering Student Marshal during the fall 2016 commencement ceremony. She will be accompanied by Beth Hartmann, senior lecturer in civil, construction and environmental engineering, as she leads the engineering [Continue Reading…]

Mallapragada receives induction into National Academy of Inventors

This article was originally published by Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service. Surya Mallapragada, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and the Carol Vohs Johnson Chair in Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been named fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Election to NAI fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who [Continue Reading…]

Change Agent: James Hill, Team PrISUm mentor

This story was originally published by University News Service AMES, Iowa – Wade Johanns had the honor of announcing the second-ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the organizers of the American Solar Challenge, a cross-country race for student-designed and student-built solar cars. Johanns has two engineering degrees from Iowa State University and spent years as a [Continue Reading…]

Paper authored by CBE’s Shanks called one of most significant by publication

A document co-authored by Mike and Jean Steffenson Chair and Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering Dr. Brent Shanks of Iowa State University’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has been selected by peers as one of the most significant to be published in the prominent scientific journal ACS Catalysis. In the June 2016 issue [Continue Reading…]

CBE’s Yue Wu receives chemical engineering honor at conference

Dr. Yue Wu, Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been honored at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in San Francisco. He was presented with the group’s prestigious Nanoscale Science & Engineering (NSEF) Young Investigator Award. The honor recognizes outstanding interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and nanotechnology by [Continue Reading…]

Iowa Energy Center Impact Award for CBE’s Zengyi Shao

Dr. Zengyi Shao, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has received the Iowa Energy Center Impact Award. It was presented as part of the recent Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency Iowa Energy Summit. She was recognized in the category of Bioenergy for her work to make biomass conversion more efficient and [Continue Reading…]