Tag: 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

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

Ryan Arndorfer joins ever-expanding CBE research as lab-teaching coordinator

Ryan Arndorfer has joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering team as a laboratory and teaching coordinator. He joins colleague Sarah Beckman, who was hired in early 2019. They will work together handling many important and ever-expanding teaching and research laboratory-related duties in the department, including managing and maintaining equipment, procuring new equipment (especially … Continue reading Ryan Arndorfer joins ever-expanding CBE research as lab-teaching coordinator

CBE’s Grad Seminar Series brings top lecturers to ISU

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s 2019-20 Graduate Seminar Series has begun, and will again provide a showcase of current chemical engineering research from some of the nation’s leading scientists. The seminars are part of the required curriculum for chemical engineering graduate students, but are open to all Iowa State graduate and undergraduate students, … Continue reading CBE’s Grad Seminar Series brings top lecturers to ISU

CBE’s Brent Shanks to receive inaugural catalysis award from Midwest organization

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) Dr. Brent Shanks has been announced as the recipient of the inaugural Great Plains Catalysis Society Award. The award, created by the society to recognize an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of catalysis, will be presented to Shanks April 19 at the … Continue reading CBE’s Brent Shanks to receive inaugural catalysis award from Midwest organization

Adding polymer will boost rubber use in pavement: Research led by CBE grad student

The ecological practice of using ground tire rubber (GTR) in paving products is not new. But the technique of adding a polymer to the mix to address a problem is – and it is yielding some promising results, as demonstrated in a just-published research paper authored by four researchers in Iowa State’s College of Engineering … Continue reading Adding polymer will boost rubber use in pavement: Research led by CBE grad student

CBE alum, champion of women in engineering, Gayle Roberts is subject of feature story

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering alumna and noted advocate for women in the field of engineering, Gayle Roberts continues to leave a legacy in the industry. Roberts, who is now retired after serving as president and CEO of engineering firm Stanley Consultants, has been featured in a recent story by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest. … Continue reading CBE alum, champion of women in engineering, Gayle Roberts is subject of feature story

Research spotlight set for spring semester CBE Grad Seminar Series

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) is pleased to announce the new lineup of guest presenters for spring semester in its Graduate Seminar Series. Noted researchers and educators from institutions around the nation, including Iowa State, will make their way to Sweeney Hall throughout the semester to share their expertise in a variety … Continue reading Research spotlight set for spring semester CBE Grad Seminar Series

Iowa State CBE grad student receives prestigious Materials Research Society award

Zhe Li, a graduate student in chemical and biological engineering, has recently been named a recipient of the 2018 Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Award at the Gold level. Selection for this award is “highly competitive and receiving a gold or silver award is certainly one that you can reflect upon with pride for … Continue reading Iowa State CBE grad student receives prestigious Materials Research Society award

ChemE grad student Nelson tops in ISU 3-Minute Thesis® competition

Chemical engineering graduate student Rainie Nelson has taken first place in Iowa State’s final round of the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT)® competition, coordinated by the university’s Graduate College. Presenting “Shining a Light: The Power of Perovskites” with the three-minute clock ticking, Nelson garnered the highest score from a panel of judges rating presentations from eight ISU … Continue reading ChemE grad student Nelson tops in ISU 3-Minute Thesis® competition

CBE alum Determan receives Industrial Progress Award at AIChE Annual Meeting

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering alumnus Michael D. Determan was honored with the Industrial Progress Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) at the organization’s Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. He received a B.S. from Iowa State in 2001 (with a double major in economics) and his PH.D. in chemical engineering from … Continue reading CBE alum Determan receives Industrial Progress Award at AIChE Annual Meeting