Category: Chemical and Biological Engineering

Kelsey Polaski is new CBE assistant for business, data, grad students

Going straight from Iowa State graduate to Iowa State employee, Kelsey Polaski has joined the staff of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. She will work as a program assistant for graduate programs, business, and data analytics. On December 20 she received her diploma with an undergraduate degree in management information systems from Iowa … Continue reading Kelsey Polaski is new CBE assistant for business, data, grad students

Chemical engineering graduate students honored for teaching, research efforts

Several graduate students in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) were recently honored with Research Excellence (REX) and Teaching Excellence (TEX) awards for the fall 2019 semester. These awards are sponsored by the Iowa State University Graduate College. Honorees receive a letter of commendation from ISU President Wendy Wintersteen, a certificate of achievement, … Continue reading Chemical engineering graduate students honored for teaching, research efforts

Perfect Pitch prize to three in CBE

The annual race against the clock for chemical engineering graduate students made its return in the department’s 2019 Perfect Pitch competition, and this year’s top three finishers have been announced. All chemical engineering graduate students who have completed their research progress exams (qualifiers) presented their research projects to students, faculty and staff under a strict … Continue reading Perfect Pitch prize to three in CBE

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Kyle Jackson

Kyle Jackson Major: Chemical engineering Minor: Biology and Spanish GPA: 3.93 Hometown: Winterset, Iowa Career goal: Emergency medicine physician or a surgeon after graduating from medical school. Clubs/activities: Pre-Medical Club, Chemical engineering Peer Mentor, University Honors Program, SALT Company Awards/honors: Dean’s List, Summa Cum Laude, Erwin and DeLoris Whitney Scholarship in Chemical Engineering, Tau Beta … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Kyle Jackson

The long run: CBE undergrad finds challenge in NYC Marathon, course work

The streets of New York City bear little resemblance to the walkways of Sweeney Hall. But when Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) sophomore Wesley Jamieson was making his way through the course of the New York City Marathon, his thoughts drifted back to his home department. “When I first started long-distance running, I’d … Continue reading The long run: CBE undergrad finds challenge in NYC Marathon, course work

Balaji Narasimhan named National Academy of Inventors fellow

The National Academy of Inventors is adding Cyclone Engineer Balaji Narasimhan to its roster of academy fellows. The academy announced it is recognizing Narasimhan, an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering, the Vlasta Klima Balloun Faculty Chair and the director of Iowa State’s Nanovaccine Institute, for demonstrating “a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society.”

Matthew Brown’s background will assist CBE students in many ways

The newest addition to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Mike and Jean Steffenson Student Services Center brings a wide range of experience working with college students. Matthew Brown will be part of the department team as a student services specialist. He will advise CBE undergrads, will work with the department’s student ambassador program, … Continue reading Matthew Brown’s background will assist CBE students in many ways

Apply now for CBE’s 2020 BioMaP undergrad research program

The application period for the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) 2020 BioMaP REU program is now open. To apply, click here. The department is set to share its expertise with undergraduate researchers from around the U.S. once again in the summer of 2020. The program (Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates) … Continue reading Apply now for CBE’s 2020 BioMaP undergrad research program

Dean of engineering message regarding campus climate

President Wendy Wintersteen recently sent two letters to the campus community condemning racist acts at Iowa State University. A forum was held on Nov.7 with Students Against Racism in which the ISU leadership team outlined 10 actions to help address the campus climate. I want you to know I am strongly supportive of these actions and expect our students, faculty and staff to join me in also condemning racism, white supremacy, anti-Semitism and xenophobia.

Faith, courage, service, true. With honor over all.

Matthew Letcher (’03 mech engr) was recently promoted to commander in the Navy and was struggling to find someone to swear him into office—it was scheduled for holiday weekend, and he hadn’t built connections out in his new home of Anacortes, Washington. Then it hit him—Letcher’s father in law, Spencer Stevens (’66 chem engr), was … Continue reading Faith, courage, service, true. With honor over all.

CBE grads honored for College of Engineering awards

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has honored three of its alumni receiving awards on homecoming weekend. Michael Anctil (B.S. ’08), Brian Anderson (Ph.D. ’02) and Maria Westfall (B.S. ’77) were recognized in a CBE reception prior to the university awards ceremony October 25. Anctil (technical operations lead, Merck), is a recipient of the … Continue reading CBE grads honored for College of Engineering awards

New CBE professor Bardhan to bring image-guided techniques to fight against disease

With a research specialty in nanomedicine and nanophotonics – and designing materials that fight diseases using image-guided techniques – Rizia Bardhan will join the faculty of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in January, 2020. Bardhan, who has been hired as a tenured associate professor, comes to Iowa State from Vanderbilt University, where she … Continue reading New CBE professor Bardhan to bring image-guided techniques to fight against disease

You can help send ISU chemical engineering students to Florida conference

A group of Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) undergraduates are headed for Orlando, Florida to represent Iowa State – and you have the chance to help them do so. The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is a highly regarded national organization with a large network of student chapters. The 2019 AIChE Annual … Continue reading You can help send ISU chemical engineering students to Florida conference

Ryan Arndorfer joins ever-expanding CBE research as lab-teaching coordinator

Ryan Arndorfer has joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering team as a laboratory and teaching coordinator. He joins colleague Sarah Beckman, who was hired in early 2019. They will work together handling many important and ever-expanding teaching and research laboratory-related duties in the department, including managing and maintaining equipment, procuring new equipment (especially … Continue reading Ryan Arndorfer joins ever-expanding CBE research as lab-teaching coordinator