CBE Doraiswamy lecture presents Tufts’ Flytzani-Stephanopoulos

Iowa State University’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering welcomes Dr. Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos of Tufts University as this year’s L.K. Doraiswamy Honor Lectureship speaker. She will present “Heterogeneous Catalyst Design at the Single Atom Limit: A Diverse Reaction Landscape” December 10 at 11 a.m. in 2061 Sweeney Hall. The L. K. Doraiswamy Honor Lectureship in [Continue Reading…]

2015 Iowa Energy Center Impact Award Winners Announced

Every year the Iowa Energy Center selects four leaders in energy research and innovation, one for each of our main focus areas: bioenergy, education and outreach, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Two of these winners are members of Iowa State’s College of Engineering faculty.

Three new staff members welcomed by Chemical and Biological Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering staff has grown by three in a five-day span. Janessa Boley has become the newest academic adviser to begin work in the Mike & Jean Steffenson Student Services Center in Sweeney Hall. She comes to Iowa State from Central College, where she worked in the admissions department. She [Continue Reading…]

Wenzhen Li honored as inaugural CBE Seagrave Professor

Chemical and Biological Engineering professor Dr. Wenzhen Li has been recognized as the department’s inaugural Richard C. Seagrave Associate Professor. Dr. Li was joined in the ceremony by many individuals, including Donors Randy and Mary Jane Hagenson, honoree Richard (“Dick”) Seagrave, Iowa State University Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan A. Wickert, Dean of the [Continue Reading…]

2015 alumni awards conferred at Homecoming

Five with ties to engineering were recognized on October 30 At the 2015 Honors and Awards Ceremony, five  engineering alumni were recognized by Iowa State University Alumni Association, the College of Business and the College of Engineering. The event, which celebrated its 84th year, was held at Benton Auditorium in the Scheman Building on Friday, [Continue Reading…]

ISU BioBus breaks experience cycle

Some students get caught in the loop of needing experience to get experience, but the ISU BioBus program aims to break the cycle. The program creates biofuel for CyRide buses while providing a way for students to get valuable work experience.

Surya Mallapragada is inaugural “Carol’s Chair” in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Dr. Surya Mallapragada has been recognized as the inaugural Carol Vohs Johnson Chair (“Carol’s Chair”) in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Donor Jack R. Johnson and Dr. Mallapragada were joined in a ceremony by Iowa State University Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan A. Wickert; Sarah Rajala, Dean of the College of Engineering; CBE department faculty [Continue Reading…]

CBE Showcase: Much info for students Oct. 27

An evening of information and personal development awaits Iowa State chemical and biological engineering students in the inaugural Chemical and Biological Engineering Showcase. The October 27 event will fill numerous rooms on the first floor of Sweeney Hall on the Iowa State Campus with speakers, panelists, displays and more presenting information on a multitude of [Continue Reading…]

ISU student travels to Capitol Hill to present research findings

Jill Schoborg, senior in chemical engineering, stood in front of an audience of peers and policy makers on Capitol Hill to present her research paper on genetically modified organisms through the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering this past summer.

Robert C. Brown to receive the Don Klass Award at tcbiomass2015

Gas Technology Institute (GTI) announces that Robert C. Brown, Ph.D., a professor at Iowa State University, will be presented with the 2015 Don Klass Award for Excellence in Thermochemical Conversion Science.

Provost’s office selects fellows for ISU Advance and faculty recognition program

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost has selected Lisa Larson and Surya Mallapragada for faculty fellowships for 2015-17. “Lisa and Surya are highly respected faculty leaders who will do an outstanding job serving their colleagues,” said Dawn Bratsch-Prince, associate provost for faculty. “Their efforts to enhance faculty development and recognition will have a significant impact on the university.”

New operations manager, adviser join Chemical and Biological Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has welcomed two new additions to its staff. Michelle Stotts has joined the department in the role of operations manager and Adam Dane has come aboard as an academic adviser. An Iowa State employee since 1990, Stotts brings a wealth of prior management experience at the university to [Continue Reading…]