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

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 senior Le Denmat tops Engineering Honors Program poster presentation

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering undergraduate and Engineering Honors Program student Catherine Le Denmat has received top honors from the college for her capstone research project presentation. It was selected as best in the program’s recent poster symposium, which involves students from different College of Engineering departments. The award has been given to one … Continue reading CBE senior Le Denmat tops Engineering Honors Program poster presentation

CBE grad students honored with research, teaching awards

Four chemical engineering graduate students have been honored with the department’s annual Research Excellence and Teaching Excellence Awards. Jose Miguel Suástegui (Fall 2016) and John Matthiesen (Spring 2017) received awards for effort and results in their respective research projects, while Benjamin Schlichtmann (Fall 2016) and Li Zhe (Spring 2017) were honored for their engagement with … Continue reading CBE grad students honored with research, teaching awards

Levitas and Feng suggest new approach for high pressure research

Valery Levitas, Schafer Professor and faculty member of aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering as well as faculty scientist at Ames Laboratory, and his postdoctoral researcher Biao Feng (currently, at Los Alamos National Laboratory) suggest a new approach for increasing the highest achievable pressure for scientific research. Currently, the highest possible static pressure is produced by … Continue reading Levitas and Feng suggest new approach for high pressure research

Alumnus receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers

Randy Ewoldt gives credit to ISU mentors for encouragement to pursue research By Haley Brase Randy Ewoldt recalls his great interest in physics and math while he was in high school – and that was one reason why multiple friends’ parents suggested he consider going into the engineering field. Randy did indeed follow this advice … Continue reading Alumnus receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers

CBE’s Balaji Narasimhan named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Dr. Balaji Narasimhan, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Professor and Vlasta Klima Balloun Chair, has been named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering at Iowa State University. The title of Anson Marston Distinguished Professor honors outstanding achievement in advancing engineering science, technology or policy having national and international impact in academics, industry, public service, … Continue reading CBE’s Balaji Narasimhan named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

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

Q&A with Goldwater Scholarship recipient Mouhamad Diallo

Mouhamad Diallo, a junior double-majoring in mechanical engineering and materials engineering, is one of four Iowa State University students who recently received a Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year and encourages students to pursue careers in STEM research. He recently sat down with us to talk about his upbringing, his current studies, … Continue reading Q&A with Goldwater Scholarship recipient Mouhamad Diallo

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