Fulbright Hong Kong program brings researcher to Iowa State CBE

A grantee of the prestigious Fulbright Hong Kong Program is part of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) for a ten-month stay as a visiting scientist. Si (Season) Chen began working with Professor Jean-Philippe Tessonnier in October. For Chen, that has worked out just fine: “Iowa State was my first choice when I … Continue reading Fulbright Hong Kong program brings researcher to Iowa State CBE

Li Group research advances bioderived products from renewable electricity

Iowa State engineers are exploring new approaches to produce biobased chemicals and fuels through electrochemistry. Molecules derived from biomass are typically highly oxygenated, and require chemical transformations before they can be used as fuels or for the production of chemical products. One common transformation is hydrogenation – that is the addition of hydrogen – which … Continue reading Li Group research advances bioderived products from renewable electricity

CBE Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter Reilly passes away

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter J. Reilly passed away November 2 after a battle with duodenal cancer. Reilly, who retired as a full-time faculty member in 2014, came to the department as an associate professor and researcher in 1974 after a stint at the DuPont Company in its … Continue reading CBE Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter Reilly passes away

Large CBE student contingent at conference includes Chem-E-Car team

Eighteen undergraduate students representing Iowa State University’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering took part in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. The event brings together chemical engineering students, educators, industry professionals and more from around the nation to attend information sessions, networking events, competitions and more, in what is … Continue reading Large CBE student contingent at conference includes Chem-E-Car team

Students congratulated, donors thanked in CBE Honors & Awards Banquet

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) saluted the recipients of scholarships and fellowships – and those who make them possible – in its annual Honors & Awards Banquet. A total of 224 CBE undergraduate students have been awarded 280 department scholarships in the current academic year, and 18 graduate students are pursuing their … Continue reading Students congratulated, donors thanked in CBE Honors & Awards Banquet

CBE welcomes former professor, chair Terry King to Hall of Fame

ISU Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) heralded the return of a former professor and department chair as Dr. Terry S. King was officially inducted into the department’s Hall of Fame. King was a special guest and featured speaker as part of the annual CBE Honors & Awards Banquet October 20. He recently retired from Ball … Continue reading CBE welcomes former professor, chair Terry King to Hall of Fame

CBE professor Yue Wu named to Midwest Energy News “40 Under 40”

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor Yue Wu has been named to the Midwest Energy News 2017 “40 Under 40” award program. The program highlights emerging leaders throughout the Midwest and their work in America’s transition to a clean energy economy. Recipients and past 40 Under 40 honorees will … Continue reading CBE professor Yue Wu named to Midwest Energy News “40 Under 40”

ChE 202: Sophs and faculty advisers meet to set academic plan

Chemical and biological engineering sophomores and CBE faculty members came together for the annual ChE 202 meeting in the Howe Hall atrium. Students in the “ChE Seminar” course meet with their assigned faculty advisers who assist them with setting their CBE academic plan for the remainder of their undergraduate curriculum. See more photos on the … Continue reading ChE 202: Sophs and faculty advisers meet to set academic plan

CBE’s Narasimhan, Lamm in the spotlight at University Faculty and Staff Awards

Professors Balaji Narasimhan and Monica Lamm of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) were recognized during the university’s 2017 Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony. Narasimhan, Vlasta Klima Balloun Chair, was honored for being named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering at Iowa State University, and Lamm was recognized as a recipient of the … Continue reading CBE’s Narasimhan, Lamm in the spotlight at University Faculty and Staff Awards

CBE’s Mallapragada to International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering

Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Carol Vohs Johnson Chair Surya Mallapragada has been named a fellow in the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE). The academy is composed of scientists from institutions of learning around the world who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to and leadership in medical and biological engineering. The … Continue reading CBE’s Mallapragada to International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering

ISU chemical engineers discover key to unlocking performance of hydrogenation catalysts

Carbon-supported metal nanoparticles have been used for decades as catalysts for the industrial production of chemicals. Yet, little is known about the role the carbon support plays on the performance of these materials. The choice of a support (activated carbon, carbon black, etc.) for a given process remains mostly based on trial and error. However, … Continue reading ISU chemical engineers discover key to unlocking performance of hydrogenation catalysts

Record number of chemical engineering graduate students choose Iowa State

A record number of graduate students are being welcomed by Iowa State’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering this fall, with 85 individuals from more than a dozen countries pursuing advanced degrees in chemical engineering. Twenty of the students are new to Iowa State this semester. Both new and returning graduate students gathered recently for … Continue reading Record number of chemical engineering graduate students choose Iowa State

Online chemical engineering Ph.D. prep course aims for non-traditional students

A new online prep program from the Iowa State University Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) has been designed with non-traditional Ph.D. candidates in mind. The department has unveiled plans for an online graduate core preparatory course for qualified individuals seeking the advanced degree. It will debut in the summer of 2018 and is … Continue reading Online chemical engineering Ph.D. prep course aims for non-traditional students

From undergrad to faculty member in five years: CBE welcomes new professor Luke Roling

Luke Roling is happy to bring the power of computational analysis to his undergraduate alma mater. And even happier to do so with what was “just a dream job” not many years ago. Roling will begin his first faculty appointment when he becomes an assistant professor in Iowa State’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering … Continue reading From undergrad to faculty member in five years: CBE welcomes new professor Luke Roling

CBE’s Graduate Seminar Series again showcases top researchers

Researchers and educators from noted institutions around the nation will once again visit Iowa State University to share their work as guests of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Graduate Seminar Series. The series schedule has been released and is posted on the department’s web site. It will begin with the traditional introductory seminar … Continue reading CBE’s Graduate Seminar Series again showcases top researchers