CBE grad students honored for research and teaching excellence

Two chemical and biological engineering graduate students have been honored for research and teaching excellence.

CBE graduate student Anuraag Boddupalli (left) and Eric Cochran, professor of chemical and biological engineering and director of graduate education

 

Anuraag Boddupalli received the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Research Excellence Award and Teaching Excellence Award, recognizing both his outstanding success in research work and in engaging CBE students. Boddapalli’s research is in tunable alginate hydrogels, which can be used for diverse applications in the fields of cancer as well as wound healing research.

CBE graduate student Fatima Enam (left) and Thomas Mansell, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering

Fatima Enam is the department’s nominee for the Iowa State University Brown Graduate Fellowship, a fellowship offered by Iowa State’s Office of the Vice President for Research. Enam’s research is in engineering a synthetic biology platform for detection and controlling microbial populations with human milk oligosaccharides, important prebiotics found in human breast milk.