BioMaP REU students wrap up summer of research, fun in CBE

With participation in the university-wide research poster presentation and a reception in the department, Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) 13 BioMaP REU students concluded their summer of research at Iowa State. The program (Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates) brings college students to the Iowa State campus to work under the mentorship of … Continue reading BioMaP REU students wrap up summer of research, fun in CBE

Mackenzie Sissel brings plenty of Iowa State engagement to role as new CBE adviser

She may be new to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE), but Mackenzie Sissel is no stranger to the neighborhood. CBE’s new academic adviser holds a bachelor’s degree from ISU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. While in that department, “I was drawn to the instruction and student engagement side of things,” she says, “so … Continue reading Mackenzie Sissel brings plenty of Iowa State engagement to role as new CBE adviser

Nine high-potential projects launched by Exploratory Research Program

Nine new early-stage, high-potential research projects are underway with support from Iowa State College of Engineering’s Exploratory Research Program. The program provides funding to faculty for novel ideas for new research efforts. Recent projects funded by the ERP program are: Ian Schneider, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, “Topographical Control of Local Stiffness to … Continue reading Nine high-potential projects launched by Exploratory Research Program

CBE’s Oviedo, Spain summer lab wraps up with valuable experience, memories

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab Program hosted eight Iowa State undergraduates this summer, joined by students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the annual joint program. The program uses the facilities and educators of the University of Oviedo. The intensive course work serves up a unit operations lecture and … Continue reading CBE’s Oviedo, Spain summer lab wraps up with valuable experience, memories

ME professor contributes to polydisperse multiphase flow research at Parisian university

While many things have slowed down over the summer in Ames, one mechanical engineering professor has stayed busy with research and other pursuits halfway across the globe. Alberto Passalacqua, an associate professor of mechanical engineering with a courtesy appointment in chemical and biological engineering, has spent his summer in the Macroscopic Molecular Energy and Combustion … Continue reading ME professor contributes to polydisperse multiphase flow research at Parisian university

Nanovaccine Institute work on pancreatic cancer featured in ISU news story

CBE’s Balaji Narasimhan, chemical engineering grad students part of research team The Iowa State University-based Nanovaccine Institute, led by Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Balaji Narasimhan, is the subject of a feature story produced by University News Service. Read about the Institute’s work on nanovaccines for battling pancreatic cancer and … Continue reading Nanovaccine Institute work on pancreatic cancer featured in ISU news story

ISU’s Bio-Polymer Processing Facility featured in global publication

Iowa State University’s Bio-Polymer Processing Facility, which involves research by Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering educators and students, has received worldwide news coverage in a recent article published by CEP magazine, a publication of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). CEP is AIChE’s flagship magazine and reaches more than 30,000 readers globally. “Catalyzing … Continue reading ISU’s Bio-Polymer Processing Facility featured in global publication

CBE’s Mallapragada to be plenary speaker at chemical engineering annual meeting

Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering Surya Mallapragada has been invited to serve as a plenary speaker at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2018 Annual Meeting. She received the invitation from the meeting executive committee for the Pharmaceutical Discovery, Development, and Manufacturing Forum (Area 26) and Pharmaceuticals (15B). The committee … Continue reading CBE’s Mallapragada to be plenary speaker at chemical engineering annual meeting

Student safety survey by CBE’s Augspurger goes far beyond the research lab

Department’s lab supervisor will present her results at national safety conference Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Laboratory Supervisor Ashley Augspurger devotes a great deal of time to making sure students are working safely in the laboratories that fill Sweeney Hall and part of the Biorenewables Research Laboratory. But when it came to studying surveys … Continue reading Student safety survey by CBE’s Augspurger goes far beyond the research lab

CBE’s Tessonnier gets research funding from NSF Catalysis program

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) faculty member Jean-Philippe Tessonnier has been awarded research funding through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Catalysis program. The program is part of the NSF’s Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems. Tessonnier’s project is entitled “Tailored Carbon-Supported Catalysis for the Conversion of Biomass in the Condensed Phase.” … Continue reading CBE’s Tessonnier gets research funding from NSF Catalysis program

Oviedo, Spain summer lab underway for CBE students

One of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) most unique learning experiences is now in full swing more than 4,000 miles from the ISU campus. The 2018 University of Oviedo, Spain Summer Lab Program is hosting eight Iowa State CBE undergraduates this year. They are joined by fellow students from the University of … Continue reading Oviedo, Spain summer lab underway for CBE students

Thirteen undergrads from around the U.S. set for CBE’s BioMap REU

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) has welcomed the 13 participants in this year’s BioMaP REU program. Hosted annually by the department with funding from the National Science Foundation, the Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates (BioMaP REU) provides mentored research. Each student is paired with one ISU CBE faculty member … Continue reading Thirteen undergrads from around the U.S. set for CBE’s BioMap REU