Before the wrecking ball, memories of “Old Sweeney” have their time

While not as iconic as its landmark neighbor the Marston Water Tower, a historic structure that has been part of the College of Engineering landscape for many decades is about to meet its end. Known as “Old Sweeney,” the structure that extends from the southeast corner of the current Sweeney Hall, along with the nearby … Continue reading Before the wrecking ball, memories of “Old Sweeney” have their time

Chemical Engineering alumna Gayle Roberts joins CBE Hall of Fame

Gayle A. Roberts, P.E., an Iowa State University Chemical Engineering alumna, was officially inducted into the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Hall of Fame during a banquet April 12. Since 2007 Roberts has been president of Stanley Consultants, a global engineering firm that provides planning, design, consulting, construction and management services to clients around … Continue reading Chemical Engineering alumna Gayle Roberts joins CBE Hall of Fame

CBE’s Balaji Narasimhan named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Dr. Balaji Narasimhan, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Professor and Vlasta Klima Balloun Chair, has been named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering at Iowa State University. The title of Anson Marston Distinguished Professor honors outstanding achievement in advancing engineering science, technology or policy having national and international impact in academics, industry, public service, … Continue reading CBE’s Balaji Narasimhan named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

High honor for CBE’s Mallapragada; inducted as National Academy of Inventors Fellow

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) Dr. Surya Mallapragada has joined an elite group of research and academic officials following her official induction as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The honor was bestowed at the Sixth Annual NAI Conference in Boston. Dr. Pat Halbur, DVM, executive director of the … Continue reading High honor for CBE’s Mallapragada; inducted as National Academy of Inventors Fellow

ISU Chem-E Car team advances to nationals; part of strong regional student conference effort

For the second consecutive year, a team of Iowa State students is set to “go racing” at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) national conference in the organization’s Chem-E Car competition. In the recent AIChE Mid-America Student Regional Conference for chemical engineering undergraduates at the University of Tulsa, ISU’s “Lime-E Lanterns” team took first … Continue reading ISU Chem-E Car team advances to nationals; part of strong regional student conference effort

Joint CBE-CCEE Bio-Polymer Facility celebrates first production run

The Iowa State University Bio-Polymer Processing Facility, which opened in 2015, has celebrated a major milestone: It recently launched its first production run of biopolymers – plastics that are made from the conversion of fats and vegetables. Construction of the plant, which is located in the ISU BioCentury Farm, was spearheaded by Department of Chemical … Continue reading Joint CBE-CCEE Bio-Polymer Facility celebrates first production run

Important NSF fellowship for chemical engineering grad student Deon Ploessl

Iowa State University chemical engineering graduate student Deon Ploessl has been named a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Ploessl was an Iowa State Chemical and Biological Engineering undergraduate who received his B.S. in May of 2016 and then entered the graduate program. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes … Continue reading Important NSF fellowship for chemical engineering grad student Deon Ploessl

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 Yue Wu research highlighted in second publication

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 CBE’s Tessonnier appointed to advisory board of prominent journal

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 Johnson, Vaughn fellowships for CBE professors announced

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 Lanny Robbins set to lend expertise to CBE faculty, students