Category: Chemical and Biological Engineering

Divyesh Kumar

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

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