CBE’s John Burnett-Larkins joins Professional & Scientific Council

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) communication specialist John Burnett-Larkins has become a member of Iowa State’s Professional & Scientific Council. He becomes the second person in CBE to serve on the council, with academic adviser Tonia Baxter elected to the group in 2016. Burnett-Larkins’ membership on the council became official with its July … Continue reading CBE’s John Burnett-Larkins joins Professional & Scientific Council

“Once in a lifetime” Spain summer lab for CBE students wraps up

Eleven Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering have concluded their stay in Spain with the annual summer lab experience at the University of Oviedo. The five-week undergraduate course is a cooperative endeavor between the Spanish university, Iowa State University and the University of Wisconsin. Students are immersed in an intensive laboratory research program that allows … Continue reading “Once in a lifetime” Spain summer lab for CBE students wraps up

CBE alum, Advisory Council member Mark Lashier to Chevron Phillips president/CEO

Mark Lashier, an Iowa State University chemical engineering alumnus and a member of the department’s Advisory Council, has been announced as the next president and chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC. Currently executive vice president, commercial at Chevron Phillips, he will succeed current president and CEO Peter Cella upon Cella’s retirement August … Continue reading CBE alum, Advisory Council member Mark Lashier to Chevron Phillips president/CEO

CBE’s Mallapragada to expand ISU support with Office of the Vice President for Research

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) faculty member Surya Mallapragada will be sharing her significant research expertise in a new opportunity with Iowa State’s Office of the Vice President for Research. Mallapragada, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Carol Vohs Johnson Chair (“Carol’s Chair”) in Chemical and Biological Engineering, will join that office as a … Continue reading CBE’s Mallapragada to expand ISU support with Office of the Vice President for Research

APEX engineering students kick off department visits in CBE

Nineteen incoming freshman engineering students got a taste of chemical engineering with the College of Engineering APEXE program. The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) was the first stop in a summer of department tours, industry visits, classroom activities and more for the recent high school graduates, many of whom and undeclared engineering majors. The … Continue reading APEX engineering students kick off department visits in CBE

CBE’s Rodney Fox to be honored at conclusion of Francqui Chair term

Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering professor Rodney Fox has spent the last six months with an appointment to the International Francqui Chair at Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. With his appointment reaching conclusion, he will be featured in a closing symposium at the university June 22. The day-long … Continue reading CBE’s Rodney Fox to be honored at conclusion of Francqui Chair term

Bissell Road closure will impact Sweeney, BRL; info for drivers, bus riders

Closure of a segment of Bissell Road will affect traffic and bus routes in the vicinity of Sweeney Hall and the Biorenewables Research Laboratory June 12-June 26. Bissell will close to through traffic from Osborn Drive to the entrances to Parking Lots 3 and 8 (just south of Howe and Hoover Halls). Motorists should detour … Continue reading Bissell Road closure will impact Sweeney, BRL; info for drivers, bus riders

CBE’s BioMaP summer program kicks off with nine undergrad researchers

Nine undergraduate students from around the nation are settling in to their summer home at Iowa State with the BioMaP REU program. Hosted annually by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) with funding from the National Science Foundation, the Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates (BioMaP REU) provides mentored research. Each … Continue reading CBE’s BioMaP summer program kicks off with nine undergrad researchers

Hola, Oviedo! CBE undergrads settle in for their Spanish study abroad experience

The “Iberian adventure” for 11 CBE undergraduates is now underway at the Universidad de Oviedo in northern Spain. They have kicked off this summer’s round of the annual study abroad program there involving students from Iowa State and the University of Wisconsin. The long-running program allows undergrads to work under the guidance of Universidad de … Continue reading Hola, Oviedo! CBE undergrads settle in for their Spanish study abroad experience

Tumblin’ down: Former ChemE buildings reduced to rubble; photo album posted

The demolition of Old Sweeney Hall, the original home of Iowa State’s chemical engineering department, was carried out May 17 & 18. An addition that was later installed and enjoins the current Sweeney Hall remains standing, and will be demolished at a date to be determined. The Nuclear Engineering Building, originally constructed as an additional … Continue reading Tumblin’ down: Former ChemE buildings reduced to rubble; photo album posted

Jim Hill retires from CBE after 46 years of research, education and outreach

Chemical and Biological Engineering University Professor James (Jim) Hill has announced his retirement, and was honored with a reception hosted by the department. Hill has been part of the CBE faculty since 1971 and served as department chair from 2005-2009. His work as a researcher, educator and advocate for students through the renowned ISU solar … Continue reading Jim Hill retires from CBE after 46 years of research, education and outreach

CBE peer mentors, staff, faculty all honored at Learning Community ceremony

A group of CBE students and advisers has been honored for their efforts in the department’s learning communities. They were recognized with the Outstanding Innovation Award for the new transfer student learning community and international student learning community, which were introduced during the fall 2016 semester. The award was presented at the 19th Annual Iowa … Continue reading CBE peer mentors, staff, faculty all honored at Learning Community ceremony