Category: Chemical and Biological Engineering

OpenQBMM software simulates multiphase flow behavior

Alberto Passalacqua, associate professor of mechanical engineering and associate director of the Center for Multiphase Flow Research and Education (CoMFRE), is leading the development of the software OpenQBMM at Iowa State.    OpenQBMM is an open-source multiphase flow computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software designed to simulate the behavior of flows with particles, bubbles, or droplets. … Continue reading OpenQBMM software simulates multiphase flow behavior

Griswold gift adds new equipment, new opportunities for CBE freshmen

It’s all about the opportunity for “hands on” experiences for chemical engineering students, especially freshmen. And new lab equipment that has been added to Iowa State’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) in Sweeney Hall is going to provide a perfect scenario for that. It was made possible by a gift from department alumnus … Continue reading Griswold gift adds new equipment, new opportunities for CBE freshmen

CBE’s Reuel gets 3M faculty grant for resonant sensors in wound monitoring

The innovative research of wound healing through the use of resonant sensors will take a step forward in Iowa State’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) thanks to a 3M young faculty award received by Nigel Reuel. Reuel, assistant professor, Jack R. and Carol A. Johnson Faculty Fellow and Black and Veatch Building a … Continue reading CBE’s Reuel gets 3M faculty grant for resonant sensors in wound monitoring

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Q&A with 2020 Goldwater Scholar Divyesh Kumar

Divyesh Kumar, a junior in chemical and biological engineering from Ames, has been named a 2020 Goldwater Scholar. The nationally renowned scholarship recognizes exceptional sophomores and juniors who aspire to work in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering research fields.

Focus on the future: Industry tours allow students to see what they’re working toward in chemical engineering

Students at Iowa State University are given opportunities to succeed every day. Innovative staff and dedicated professors are constantly searching for unique experiences to expose students to. One of those experiences is industry tours for learning community participants. Mackenzie Schwartz, an academic advisor for the Chemical and Biological Engineering department has been coordinating groups of … Continue reading Focus on the future: Industry tours allow students to see what they’re working toward in chemical engineering

Funding renewed for CBE BioMAP undergrad research; 2020 application deadline approaching

An annual tradition in Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering undergraduate education has been given the green light to continue its mission. The National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates (BioMaP REU) has received a renewal of funding from NSF through 2022. The funding will cover this year’s program, and … Continue reading Funding renewed for CBE BioMAP undergrad research; 2020 application deadline approaching

Smart imaging for cancer immunotherapies: new CBE professor Bardhan published in two journals

Iowa State University’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) welcomes its newest faculty member, Rizia Bardhan. Bardhan has a passion for using nanotechnology to fight diseases using new nanomaterials and imaging-guided techniques. Coinciding with her hire at Iowa State is news that research from her group has been recently published in two scientific journals. … Continue reading Smart imaging for cancer immunotherapies: new CBE professor Bardhan published in two journals

Grant will assist CBE’s Roling with computer-enhanced petroleum research

Luke Roling’s chemical engineering research laboratory does not feature the clink of glass beakers, but rather the hum of computer banks, and with them, the promise of improving the performance of chemical engineering processes. “Atomic-scale computer simulations are helping us understand how deactivation occurs in the chemical industry — and are bringing us one step … Continue reading Grant will assist CBE’s Roling with computer-enhanced petroleum research