Yue Wu research highlighted in second publication

CBE’s Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor Yue Wu and colleagues have now had work featured as a “Research Highlight” in the journal Nature Reviews Materials. It stems from publication of “Highly Porous Thermoelectric Nanocomposites with Low Thermal Conductivity and High Figure of Merit from Large-Scale Solution-Synthesized Bi2Te2.5Se0.5 Hollow Nanostructures” in the journal Angewandte Chemie in [Continue Reading…]

CBE’s Tessonnier appointed to advisory board of prominent journal

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering assistant professor Jean-Philippe Tessonnier has been appointed to the Early Career Advisory Board of the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. He becomes just one of 11 individuals worldwide to hold this honor. A full listing of those on the Early Career Board can be found here. In a [Continue Reading…]

Johnson, Vaughn fellowships for CBE professors announced

Two Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering faculty members have been appointed the recipients of fellowships. Assistant Professor Zengyi Shao has been named Jack and Carol Johnson Faculty Fellow; and Assistant Professor Tom Mansell will be the Karen and Dennis Vaughn Faculty Fellow. Jack Johnson, who received a B.S. in computer science from Iowa State [Continue Reading…]

Lanny Robbins set to lend expertise to CBE faculty, students

Iowa State chemical engineering alumnus and noted member of the National Academy of Engineering Lanny Robbins has arrived on campus to begin his new position with the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Originally announced in the fall of 2016, Robbins joins the department as a distinguished faculty fellow. As a faculty member in the [Continue Reading…]

CBE’s Wu lead author on two publications in prominent journals

Yue Wu, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor, is the lead author on two research articles published simultaneously in two of the world’s most prominent scientific journals. “Nanocomposites from Solution-Synthesized PbTe-BiSbTe Nanoheterostructure with Unity Figure of Merit at Low-Medium Temperatures (500–600 K)” (abstract here) has been published in the January [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…]

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…]

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…]

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. 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 generosity of Reginald “Barney” Baxter and his wife, [Continue Reading…]