New “Faces of Iowa State” portraits include CBE connections

Three individuals with ties to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering are featured in the latest round of Faces of Iowa State portraits painted by artist Rose Frantzen at Iowa State University. CBE Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus George Burnet, biomedical engineering alumna and CBE supporter Mary Jane Hagenson and ISU electrical engineering alum … Continue reading New “Faces of Iowa State” portraits include CBE connections

Before the wrecking ball, memories of “Old Sweeney” have their time

While not as iconic as its landmark neighbor the Marston Water Tower, a historic structure that has been part of the College of Engineering landscape for many decades is about to meet its end. Known as “Old Sweeney,” the structure that extends from the southeast corner of the current Sweeney Hall, along with the nearby … Continue reading Before the wrecking ball, memories of “Old Sweeney” have their time

Iowa State researchers use graphene, electricity to change stem cells for nerve regrowth

Two Iowa State research groups are combining their expertise to change stem cells for nerve regrowth. The groups — led by Jonathan Claussen of mechanical engineering and Surya Mallapragada of chemical and biological engineering — just published their findings in the scientific journal Advanced Healthcare Materials. To read the full post by Mike Krapfl, click … Continue reading Iowa State researchers use graphene, electricity to change stem cells for nerve regrowth

Chemical Engineering alumna Gayle Roberts joins CBE Hall of Fame

Gayle A. Roberts, P.E., an Iowa State University Chemical Engineering alumna, was officially inducted into the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Hall of Fame during a banquet April 12. Since 2007 Roberts has been president of Stanley Consultants, a global engineering firm that provides planning, design, consulting, construction and management services to clients around … Continue reading Chemical Engineering alumna Gayle Roberts joins CBE Hall of Fame

High honor for CBE’s Mallapragada; inducted as National Academy of Inventors Fellow

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) Dr. Surya Mallapragada has joined an elite group of research and academic officials following her official induction as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The honor was bestowed at the Sixth Annual NAI Conference in Boston. Dr. Pat Halbur, DVM, executive director of the … Continue reading High honor for CBE’s Mallapragada; inducted as National Academy of Inventors Fellow

ISU Chem-E Car team advances to nationals; part of strong regional student conference effort

For the second consecutive year, a team of Iowa State students is set to “go racing” at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) national conference in the organization’s Chem-E Car competition. In the recent AIChE Mid-America Student Regional Conference for chemical engineering undergraduates at the University of Tulsa, ISU’s “Lime-E Lanterns” team took first … Continue reading ISU Chem-E Car team advances to nationals; part of strong regional student conference effort

Joint CBE-CCEE Bio-Polymer Facility celebrates first production run

The Iowa State University Bio-Polymer Processing Facility, which opened in 2015, has celebrated a major milestone: It recently launched its first production run of biopolymers – plastics that are made from the conversion of fats and vegetables. Construction of the plant, which is located in the ISU BioCentury Farm, was spearheaded by Department of Chemical … Continue reading Joint CBE-CCEE Bio-Polymer Facility celebrates first production run

Important NSF fellowship for chemical engineering grad student Deon Ploessl

Iowa State University chemical engineering graduate student Deon Ploessl has been named a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Ploessl was an Iowa State Chemical and Biological Engineering undergraduate who received his B.S. in May of 2016 and then entered the graduate program. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes … Continue reading Important NSF fellowship for chemical engineering grad student Deon Ploessl

Yue Wu research highlighted in second publication

CBE’s Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor Yue Wu and colleagues have now had work featured as a “Research Highlight” in the journal Nature Reviews Materials. It stems from publication of “Highly Porous Thermoelectric Nanocomposites with Low Thermal Conductivity and High Figure of Merit from Large-Scale Solution-Synthesized Bi2Te2.5Se0.5 Hollow Nanostructures” in the journal Angewandte Chemie in … Continue reading Yue Wu research highlighted in second publication

CBE’s Tessonnier appointed to advisory board of prominent journal

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering assistant professor Jean-Philippe Tessonnier has been appointed to the Early Career Advisory Board of the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. He becomes just one of 11 individuals worldwide to hold this honor. A full listing of those on the Early Career Board can be found here. In a … Continue reading CBE’s Tessonnier appointed to advisory board of prominent journal