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

CBE adviser Janessa Boley awarded by national association

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering academic adviser Janessa Boley was recently presented with the Excellence in Advising — New Advisor award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Global Community for Academic Advising. It was presented at the group’s Region 6 conference in Minneapolis. The Outstanding New Advisor Award is presented annually to individuals … Continue reading CBE adviser Janessa Boley awarded by national association

CBE professors Cochran, Loveland receive university awards

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) is celebrating two faculty members who have been named recipients of university awards. Associate Professor Eric Cochran has been named to receive the ISU Award for Achievement in Intellectual Property. It honors faculty members who have made important intellectual property contributions at the university, preferably leading to … Continue reading CBE professors Cochran, Loveland receive university awards

CBE Chem-E-Car team continues tradition, qualifies for national competition

Team “Cy-Onara” takes second in distance, first in poster competitions Student groups representing the Iowa State University Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) descended upon the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Mid-America Regional Conference in late April. CBE’s Team Cy-Onara took second place overall in the Chem-E-Car distance competition and first place overall … Continue reading CBE Chem-E-Car team continues tradition, qualifies for national competition

ChemE grad student Dillon Hurd has impressive run promoting his heart assist device

It was a big three days recently for Iowa State chemical engineering graduate student Dillon Hurd and pitches promoting his biomedical research project. Hurd, who will be graduating with a Master of Engineering degree May 3 (with plans to continue on into a Ph.D. program here at Iowa State), picked up two second place finishes … Continue reading ChemE grad student Dillon Hurd has impressive run promoting his heart assist device

Biomaterials research at Iowa State searches to find solutions to control tumor growth and boost tissue regeneration

Kaitlin Bratlie is an associate professor in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering. She has been a biomaterial researcher and professor at Iowa State since 2011. Bratlie earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Minnesota and doctorate in Physical Chemistry from the University of California Berkeley … Continue reading Biomaterials research at Iowa State searches to find solutions to control tumor growth and boost tissue regeneration

Chemical engineering graduate students shine with Research/Teaching Excellence Awards

Five chemical engineering graduate students were honored for their work in research and education in a special ceremony held April 19. The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Research Excellence and Teaching Excellence Awards for 2017-18 have been presented to David Chadderdon (research), Xiaotong Chadderdon (research), Toni Pfennig (research), Fatima Enam (teaching) and Atefe Hadi … Continue reading Chemical engineering graduate students shine with Research/Teaching Excellence Awards

CoE research project aims to develop bio-based carbon fiber

A research project by a group of College of Engineering researchers aims to develop a bio-based carbon fiber that could be used in anything from cars to wind turbines. The project was first started two years ago when the College of Engineering’s Exploratory Research Project provided seed funding for the preliminary studies. Findings from those … Continue reading CoE research project aims to develop bio-based carbon fiber