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

Civil engineering alum’s career inspired by 4-H project

Described in the March 15, 2017, article “Award-winning engineer’s career inspired by 4-H project,” Rachel Pichelmann (BSCE2009) recalls one test in particular in high school. “I remember taking some sort of career aptitude test and it showed that I should pursue some sort of science or technology career,” Pichelmann said. “I still remember thinking, ‘Oh, whatever … Continue reading Civil engineering alum’s career inspired by 4-H project

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

Johnson, Vaughn fellowships for CBE professors announced

Two Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering faculty members have been appointed the recipients of fellowships. Assistant Professor Zengyi Shao has been named Jack and Carol Johnson Faculty Fellow; and Assistant Professor Tom Mansell will be the Karen and Dennis Vaughn Faculty Fellow. Jack Johnson, who received a B.S. in computer science from Iowa State … Continue reading Johnson, Vaughn fellowships for CBE professors announced

Lanny Robbins set to lend expertise to CBE faculty, students

Iowa State chemical engineering alumnus and noted member of the National Academy of Engineering Lanny Robbins has arrived on campus to begin his new position with the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Originally announced in the fall of 2016, Robbins joins the department as a distinguished faculty fellow. As a faculty member in the … Continue reading Lanny Robbins set to lend expertise to CBE faculty, students

CBE’s Wu lead author on two publications in prominent journals

Yue Wu, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor, is the lead author on two research articles published simultaneously in two of the world’s most prominent scientific journals. “Nanocomposites from Solution-Synthesized PbTe-BiSbTe Nanoheterostructure with Unity Figure of Merit at Low-Medium Temperatures (500–600 K)” (abstract here) has been published in the January … Continue reading CBE’s Wu lead author on two publications in prominent journals

Thousands to attend Iowa FIRST LEGO® League State Championship this weekend

The annual Iowa FIRST LEGO® League State Championship Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14 and 15, at Iowa State University’s College of Engineering. Read more about the championship here. Check out these stories about the event: Teams put LEGO robots to the test at ISU More than 750 kids gather for FIRST Lego League

CBE alumna Korin Reid receives prestigious Forbes magazine honor

Korin Reid (B.S.ChE’08), a Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering alumna, has been honored by Forbes magazine as part of its annual “30 Under 30” leaders in science awards. Reid, who is employed as a Senior Data Scientist with McKesson in Atlanta, GA, was singled out for her work using big data technologies to scale … Continue reading CBE alumna Korin Reid receives prestigious Forbes magazine honor

Paper authored by CBE’s Shanks called one of most significant by publication

A document co-authored by Mike and Jean Steffenson Chair and Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering Dr. Brent Shanks of Iowa State University’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has been selected by peers as one of the most significant to be published in the prominent scientific journal ACS Catalysis. In the June 2016 issue … Continue reading Paper authored by CBE’s Shanks called one of most significant by publication

CBE’s Yue Wu receives chemical engineering honor at conference

Dr. Yue Wu, Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been honored at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in San Francisco. He was presented with the group’s prestigious Nanoscale Science & Engineering (NSEF) Young Investigator Award. The honor recognizes outstanding interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and nanotechnology by … Continue reading CBE’s Yue Wu receives chemical engineering honor at conference