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Bailey Research Career Development award for Shao’s mitochondrial DNA study

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) associate professor and Vernon Guse Faculty Fellow Zengyi Shao has been named the recipient of the 2021 Iowa State University Bailey Research Career Development award. The award, administered by the university’s Office of Vice President for Research (OVPR), is given each year to faculty whose work is high-risk, …Continue reading “Bailey Research Career Development award for Shao’s mitochondrial DNA study”

CBE lab specialist Arndorfer honored for helping faculty educate students during pandemic

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering teaching laboratory specialist Ryan Arndorfer’s efforts to help deliver education to students under challenging conditions have been recognized. He has been named a recipient of the Excellence in Instructional Support Award as part of the university’s Exceptional Effort Awards. The program was established to note extraordinary and innovative ways …Continue reading “CBE lab specialist Arndorfer honored for helping faculty educate students during pandemic”

National-level accomplishments round out big 2020 for Iowa State AIChE

A whirlwind of virtual activity near the end of the fall semester has once again netted some significant experience and major honors for the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) student chapter. The AIChE Annual Student Conference was held virtually November 13-16, with the Iowa State chapter in action …Continue reading “National-level accomplishments round out big 2020 for Iowa State AIChE”

Connor Smith named CBE’s Burkhart Award recipient

Connor Smith has been chosen as the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Lawrence E. Burkhart Memorial Award recipient for the fall 2020 commencement. The honor is bestowed upon one graduating senior each semester, named Outstanding Senior Student in Chemical Engineering, with emphasis on scholastic performance. The recipient is selected by department faculty. Burkhart, …Continue reading “Connor Smith named CBE’s Burkhart Award recipient”

Win-win! CBE hosts first-ever virtual AIChE regional conference, takes first in Chem-E-Car competition

ISU Chem-E-Car team qualifies for national competition for fifth straight year It was a double victory for Iowa State’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) student chapter in the AIChE MidAmerican Regional Student Conference. The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) AIChE student members rose to the opportunity to host the first-ever regional event …Continue reading “Win-win! CBE hosts first-ever virtual AIChE regional conference, takes first in Chem-E-Car competition”

“Transformative” funding for Reuel medical protein therapeutics research

A prestigious funding mechanism from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) Nigel Reuel to combine his group’s expertise in sensors and protein prototyping to create an automated tool for the discovery and design of new protein therapeutics for a wide range of diseases. This unique …Continue reading ““Transformative” funding for Reuel medical protein therapeutics research”

CBE’s Graduate Seminar Series set for fall launch with strong lecturer lineup

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Graduate Seminar Series will again bring some of the nation’s top chemical engineering educators and researchers face to face with the department’s graduate students this academic year – virtually. The fall semester schedule for the weekly events is part of the required curriculum for the department’s graduate …Continue reading “CBE’s Graduate Seminar Series set for fall launch with strong lecturer lineup”

Five CBE faculty members receive promotions

Five Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) faculty members have received promotions effective with the commencement of fall semester. Laura Jarboe has been promoted to the rank of professor. She joined the CBE faculty as an assistant professor in 2008. She is a member of the Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC) and her research …Continue reading “Five CBE faculty members receive promotions”

CBE’s Hillier, Fox elected American Institute of Chemical Engineers fellows

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Reginald R. Baxter Endowed Department Chair Andrew Hillier and Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Hershel B. Whitney Professor, Global Initiatives Rodney Fox have been elected fellows in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The grade of fellow is awarded to members in recognition of significant …Continue reading “CBE’s Hillier, Fox elected American Institute of Chemical Engineers fellows”

Cyclone Engineers receive National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship

The National Science Foundation awarded four Cyclone Engineers with their prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship. 

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”

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”

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