Online chemical engineering Ph.D. prep course aims for non-traditional students

A new online prep program from the Iowa State University Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) has been designed with non-traditional Ph.D. candidates in mind. The department has unveiled plans for an online graduate core preparatory course for qualified individuals seeking the advanced degree. It will debut in the summer of 2018 and is … Continue reading Online chemical engineering Ph.D. prep course aims for non-traditional students

From undergrad to faculty member in five years: CBE welcomes new professor Luke Roling

Luke Roling is happy to bring the power of computational analysis to his undergraduate alma mater. And even happier to do so with what was “just a dream job” not many years ago. Roling will begin his first faculty appointment when he becomes an assistant professor in Iowa State’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering … Continue reading From undergrad to faculty member in five years: CBE welcomes new professor Luke Roling

Kristen Cetin stands in front of the Iowa State University Power Plant. Her research on energy production would impact facilities like this one during times of peak usage. Photo by Kate Tindall.

Iowa State researchers awarded National Science Foundation grant to assess impact of extreme weather on energy production

Construction Engineering Assistant Professor Kristen Cetin seeks ways to decrease demand on load during dog days of summer Turning up the air conditioner is the first move you make when you come in from a hot summer day. The hotter the outdoor temperatures, the lower you crank the thermostat. Multiply that by thousands of people … Continue reading Iowa State researchers awarded National Science Foundation grant to assess impact of extreme weather on energy production

CBE’s Graduate Seminar Series again showcases top researchers

Researchers and educators from noted institutions around the nation will once again visit Iowa State University to share their work as guests of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Graduate Seminar Series. The series schedule has been released and is posted on the department’s web site. It will begin with the traditional introductory seminar … Continue reading CBE’s Graduate Seminar Series again showcases top researchers

AerE professor looks to owl wings for bio-inspired ideas for quieter aircraft, wind turbines

This article was originally published on news.iastate.edu by Mike Krapfl. Click here to read it in its entirety. AMES, Iowa – Anupam Sharma pulled an accordion folder from the bookshelf above his Iowa State University desk. Inside was the carefully collected and preserved wing of a short-eared owl. Here, he said, could be some clues … Continue reading AerE professor looks to owl wings for bio-inspired ideas for quieter aircraft, wind turbines

ChemE grad Suástegui earns “best of” award with presentation at national conference

Dr. Miguel Suástegui, who received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Iowa State in May of 2017, has been honored for a research presentation at a recent national conference. His talk at the April 2017 American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Francisco was awarded “Best of BIOT” by the Division of Biochemical Technology (BIOT). … Continue reading ChemE grad Suástegui earns “best of” award with presentation at national conference

CBE graduate, ChemE grad student benefit from Pappajohn Center Cystarters program

An Iowa State chemical engineering graduate student and a May 2017 chemical and biological engineering (CBE) B.S. grad are both setting their sights on entrepreneurial goals – with the help of the university’s Pappajohn Center for Entreprenuership CYstarters program. Grad student Dillon Hurd — who is pursuing his Ph.D. by developing a wireless heart assist … Continue reading CBE graduate, ChemE grad student benefit from Pappajohn Center Cystarters program

CBE’s BioMaP REU undergrads conclude summer of research at Iowa State

“Loved the program. Well-organized and everyone was extremely helpful.” “A great way to see what graduate school is really like.” “Really appreciated the way the graduate students and faculty were so involved.” With positive reviews and an expanded portfolio of research experience under their belts, the nine undergraduates in the Department of Chemical and Biological … Continue reading CBE’s BioMaP REU undergrads conclude summer of research at Iowa State

Chemical engineering grad student Fatima Enam honored by research blog

Iowa State chemical engineering graduate student Fatima Enam has become one of the first recipients of a new award that recognizes research in the use of fluorescent proteins. The Michael Davidson and Roger Tsien Commemorative Travel Award has been developed by the Addgene plasmid research repository blog to help individuals share their efforts in fluorescent … Continue reading Chemical engineering grad student Fatima Enam honored by research blog

CBE faculty, students, researchers take part in inaugural Nano@IAState event

Twelve representatives of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE), including faculty members, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, took part in the premiere Nano@IAState conference July 27. They helped make up a large group of oral and research poster presenters at the event, which brought together Iowa State, Ames Laboratory and industrial scientists and … Continue reading CBE faculty, students, researchers take part in inaugural Nano@IAState event

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

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

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