CBE Graduate Seminar Series fall schedule is announced

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has released its fall semester 2015 Graduate Seminar Series schedule. Part of the required curriculum for chemical engineering graduate students at Iowa State, the seminars are open to all engineering departments at Iowa State and all chemical and biological engineering departments nationally. This fall’s series spotlights not only … Continue reading CBE Graduate Seminar Series fall schedule is announced

Matthew Panthani: A love for science and engineering since day one

Chemical and biological engineering department hires assistant professor researching low cost solar cells. While he was earning his Ph.D., Matthew Panthani found a new way to use spray paint – to advance solar cell research. His interest in solar cell accessibility has continued since graduate school. He’s looking forward to making solar cells inexpensive and … Continue reading Matthew Panthani: A love for science and engineering since day one

Iowa State researchers looking for catalyst that allows plants to produce hydrocarbons

AMES, Iowa – Plants and algae may be a source of green, renewable hydrocarbons that could replace the ancient, finite hydrocarbons in fossil fuels, according to a team of researchers led by Iowa State University’s Jackie Shanks. Shanks, Iowa State’s Manley R. Hoppe Professor of Chemical Engineering, said some plants and algae produce hydrocarbons as … Continue reading Iowa State researchers looking for catalyst that allows plants to produce hydrocarbons