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…]

Engineering student helps rural village improve maize preservation

Rachael Barnes sees first-hand the impact, importance of agriculture in Uganda. For six weeks of her summer, Rachael Barnes, a senior in biological systems engineering, completed a service learning, study abroad program located in Kamuli, Uganda, as part of Iowa State’s Uganda Program. Barnes, who served Jamaican communities on the Greek Alternative Spring Break trip [Continue Reading…]

Michael Brady, ’65 graduate, enters CBE Hall of Fame

Iowa State University alumnus Michael D. Brady has been inducted into the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Hall of Fame. He was honored as part of the department’s recent Awards Banquet. Dr. Brady earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from Iowa State University in 1965. He then went on to earn a Ph.D. at [Continue Reading…]

Chemical and Biological Engineering chair Andrew Hillier is recipient of Baxter endowment

Dr. Andrew Hillier has been officially recognized as Reginald R. Baxter Endowed Department Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. A medallion ceremony led by James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering Sarah Rajala commemorated the honor at the department’s Honors and Awards Banquet. The endowment is made possible by the [Continue Reading…]

CBE welcomes new academic adviser Kate Jurgenson

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering welcomes Kate Jurgenson to the staff. She becomes the fourth academic adviser in the department, and will be working with undergraduate students, as enrollment continues to grow. Jurgenson has a background in advising with Iowa State, having worked in that role for Elementary and Early Childhood Education from [Continue Reading…]

Award recipients Vaughn, Kipper are honored by CBE

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering toasted two of its own prior to the annual University Honors and Awards ceremony. Department alums Dennis (Denny) J. Vaughn (B.S.’70) is the recipient of the Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (PACE) award; and Matt J. Kipper (B.S. ’00, Ph.D. ’04) is the recipient of the Professional Progress [Continue Reading…]

2016 alumni awards to be conferred at Homecoming

Four with ties to engineering will be recognized on October 28 At the 2016 Honors and Awards Ceremony, four engineering alumni will be recognized by the Iowa State University Alumni Association and the Iowa State University College of Engineering. The event, which will celebrate its 85th year, is open to the public and will be [Continue Reading…]

CBE’s Panthani receives prestigious Air Force research award; one of three at ISU

Department Chemical and Biological Engineering professor Dr. Matthew Panthani has become one of a select group of researchers nationwide to be awarded a grant through The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Program (YIP). Panthani, an assistant professor and Herbert R. Stiles Faculty Fellow, had his project, “Group IV Quantum Dots for [Continue Reading…]

ChemE Car team part of ISU CBE student group heading to national conference; your donations needed!

After qualifying in last spring’s regional competition, members of the Gengar Gang ChemE Car team are part of a large student contingent which will represent Iowa State chemical and biological engineering (CBE) in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) national student conference in San Francisco. Donations through a FundISU page are being sought to [Continue Reading…]

National Academy of Engineering member Lanny Robbins to CBE faculty position

Lanny Robbins, an alumnus and member of the National Academy of Engineering, has joined Iowa State University.