Author: John Burnett-Larkins

CBE BioMaP undergrad research program returns with in-person format

BioMaP is back in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Undergraduate students from around the nation are settling into their summer home, and research hub, at Iowa State University with the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) BioMaP REU program. It was not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With funding … Continue reading CBE BioMaP undergrad research program returns with in-person format

CBE welcomes graduate student services specialist Emily Meeks

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) welcomes Emily Meeks to its staff as graduate student services specialist. Emily earned her master’s degree in student affairs from Iowa State, receiving it with the spring 2021 commencement. She has a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from University of Iowa and worked as a residence assistant … Continue reading CBE welcomes graduate student services specialist Emily Meeks

Vernon Guse Faculty Fellowship awarded to CBE’s Zengyi Shao

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering associate professor Zengyi Shao has been named the inaugural Vernon Guse Faculty Fellow. The endowed faculty fellowship has been made possible by a gift from the estate of Vernon Guse (B.S. chemical engineering, 1934). Shao will use support from the fellowship to help bolster her research team’s work in … Continue reading Vernon Guse Faculty Fellowship awarded to CBE’s Zengyi Shao

Cargill supports Jarboe bioindustrial research with professorship

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering professor Laura Jarboe has been named Cargill Professor in Chemical Engineering. The professorship has been created to support a scholar working in process intensification and bioprocessing of agricultural feedstocks into chemicals and chemical intermediates that can be applied on an industrial scale. The recipient of the professorship will offer … Continue reading Cargill supports Jarboe bioindustrial research with professorship

Two honored with CBE’s Burkhart senior award

Alex Kauffmann and James Trettin are co-recipients of the Lawrence E. Burkhart Memrorial Award for the spring 2021 commencement. The honor is bestowed upon graduating seniors, who are named Outstanding Senior Student in Chemical Engineering, with emphasis on scholastic performance. Recipients are selected by department faculty. Burkhart, the award’s namesake, was a member of the … Continue reading Two honored with CBE’s Burkhart senior award

New cyber-physical systems minor leverages industry ties to enhance student futures

A first-of-its-kind curriculum in Iowa will soon be available to students in Iowa State University’s College of Engineering – and will help prepare them for a cutting-edge area of technology that’s part of what has been deemed “the fourth industrial revolution.” A new undergraduate minor in cyber-physical systems (CPS) will debut in the fall 2021 … Continue reading New cyber-physical systems minor leverages industry ties to enhance student futures

New professorship in Chemical and Biological Engineering awarded to Eric Cochran

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering professor Eric Cochran has been named the inaugural Mary Jane Skogen Hagenson & Randy L. Hagenson Professor. The professorship has been made possible by a generous gift from Iowa State College of Engineering alumni couple Mary Jane and Randy Hagenson. Cochran, who received a B.S. in chemical engineering from … Continue reading New professorship in Chemical and Biological Engineering awarded to Eric Cochran

Cochran biobased paving research team receives national honor

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Mary Jane Skogen Hagenson and Randy L. Hagenson Professor Eric Cochran is part of a team that has been honored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) at its Spring Meeting. Cochran, along with Gerald and Audrey Olson Professor R. Christopher Williams of the Department of Civil, Construction and … Continue reading Cochran biobased paving research team receives national honor

Aerospace Engineering faculty member R. Ganesh Rajagopalan passes away

The Department of Aerospace Engineering (AerE) and Iowa State University College of Engineering are mourning the death of Professor R. Ganesh Rajagopalan, who passed away March 19. A highly regarded researcher, he was responsible for unique contributions to rotorcraft, wind energy systems, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). He and his students have made significant and … Continue reading Aerospace Engineering faculty member R. Ganesh Rajagopalan passes away

Study by AerE’s Hu confirms impact of ice on wind turbine blades

Wind turbines have become a staple of power generation. But ice accumulating on their blades during adverse winter weather can reduce their energy production by as much as 80%. That’s the finding of a new field study just released by Department of Aerospace Engineering Martin C. Jischke Professor Hui Hu. Read more about how Hu’s … Continue reading Study by AerE’s Hu confirms impact of ice on wind turbine blades

CBE alum, College of Engineering council member Mark Lashier named Phillips 66 president, COO

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) alumnus Mark Lashier has been named president and chief operating officer of Phillips 66 effective April 1, 2021. He has served as president and chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP since August, 2017. Lashier received his B.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Iowa State … Continue reading CBE alum, College of Engineering council member Mark Lashier named Phillips 66 president, COO

ChemE graduate students talk research “on the clock” in Perfect Pitch competition

The spotlight shone once again – virtually – on chemical engineering graduate students who put their best foot, and research promotion, forward, in the annual Perfect Pitch competition. Perfect Pitch features Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering graduate students delivering brief summaries of their research in timed, three-minute presentations – all designed to provide practice … Continue reading ChemE graduate students talk research “on the clock” in Perfect Pitch competition

Nigel Reuel research group featured in look at ISU I-Corps program

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) assistant professor and Jack R. and Carol A. Johnson Faculty Fellow Nigel Reuel and two of his now-graduated students have been spotlighted by Iowa State’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). Reuel, recent department Ph.D. graduate Sadaf Charkhabi, recent B.S. graduate Andee Beierle (who was an … Continue reading Nigel Reuel research group featured in look at ISU I-Corps program

Bailey Research Career Development award for Shao’s mitochondrial DNA study

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) associate professor and Vernon Guse Faculty Fellow Zengyi Shao has been named the recipient of the 2021 Iowa State University Bailey Research Career Development award. The award, administered by the university’s Office of Vice President for Research (OVPR), is given each year to faculty whose work is high-risk, … Continue reading Bailey Research Career Development award for Shao’s mitochondrial DNA study

CBE lab specialist Arndorfer honored for helping faculty educate students during pandemic

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering teaching laboratory specialist Ryan Arndorfer’s efforts to help deliver education to students under challenging conditions have been recognized. He has been named a recipient of the Excellence in Instructional Support Award as part of the university’s Exceptional Effort Awards. The program was established to note extraordinary and innovative ways … Continue reading CBE lab specialist Arndorfer honored for helping faculty educate students during pandemic