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Montage of photos from AIChE conference

Cyclone pride! CBE’s AIChE chapter hosts conference; Chem-E-Car winning streak rolls on

Iowa State’s student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) hosted the group’s Mid-America Student Regional Conference April 8 and 9 – rolling out the red carpet for students from 12 other schools and taking some top honors of its own. The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) AIChE student group organized … Continue reading Cyclone pride! CBE’s AIChE chapter hosts conference; Chem-E-Car winning streak rolls on

Lori Ryerkerk presented with CBE Hall of Fame plaque from chair Andy Hillier

Alumna Lori Ryerkerk of Celanese Corporation enters CBE Hall of Fame

Lori Ryerkerk, an alumna of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE), has been inducted into the CBE Hall of Fame. She accepted the honor November 18 as part of the department’s Honors and Awards ceremony that celebrated student scholarships, fellowships and other achievements. Ryerkerk, who received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Iowa … Continue reading Alumna Lori Ryerkerk of Celanese Corporation enters CBE Hall of Fame

CBE's Eric Cochran (center) is joined by (left to right): and James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering Samuel Easterling, Mary Jane Skogen Hagenson, Randy Hagenson and ISU president Wendy Wintersteen

Hagenson professorship ceremony honors CBE’s Eric Cochran

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering professor Eric Cochran has been officially recognized as Mary Jane Skogen Hagenson & Randy L. Hagenson Professor in a medallion ceremony on the Iowa State University campus. Iowa State University president Wendy Wintersteen and James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering Samuel Easterling hosted the ceremony. The … Continue reading Hagenson professorship ceremony honors CBE’s Eric Cochran

Black and Veatch Faculty Fellowship for Roling's computational tolls-based research

Black and Veatch Faculty Fellowship for Roling’s computational tools-based research

Luke Roling, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, was recently named a Black and Veatch Building a World of Difference Faculty Fellow in Engineering. Roling and his research group utilize computational tools to enhance metal-catalyzed chemical reactions. “We use high performance computing to solve atomic-scale problems in chemical transformations and … Continue reading Black and Veatch Faculty Fellowship for Roling’s computational tools-based research

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Summer of valuable undergrad research wraps up in CBE BioMaP

A summer of expanded horizons – personally and scientifically – has concluded for ten undergraduate researchers in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE). The Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates (BioMaP REU) program returned to Iowa State this summer after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The experience provides mentored … Continue reading Summer of valuable undergrad research wraps up in CBE BioMaP

BioMaP REU participants

BioMaP undergrad research program returns with in-person format

BioMaP is back in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Undergraduate students from around the nation are settling into their summer home, and research hub, at Iowa State University with the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) BioMaP REU program. It was not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With funding … Continue reading BioMaP undergrad research program returns with in-person format

CBE's Reuel receives NSF CAREER Award - graphic and photo of Reuel

CBE’s Reuel receives NSF CAREER Award

Better biomanufacturing for better treatments: Reuel research is recognized by NSF Nigel Reuel, assistant professor and Jack R. and Carol A. Johnson Faculty Fellow in chemical and biological engineering, has been selected for the 2021 National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). CAREER awards are the NSF’s most prestigious awards given to early-career … Continue reading CBE’s Reuel receives NSF CAREER Award

Photo of asphalt paving equipment and Prof. Eric Cochran

Cochran biobased paving research team receives national honor

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Mary Jane Skogen Hagenson and Randy L. Hagenson Professor Eric Cochran is part of a team that has been honored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) at its Spring Meeting. Cochran, along with Gerald and Audrey Olson Professor R. Christopher Williams of the Department of Civil, Construction and … Continue reading Cochran biobased paving research team receives national honor

Mark Lashier with refinery photo and Phillips 66 logo

CBE alum, College of Engineering council member Mark Lashier named Phillips 66 president, COO

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) alumnus Mark Lashier has been named president and chief operating officer of Phillips 66 effective April 1, 2021. He has served as president and chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP since August, 2017. Lashier received his B.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Iowa State … Continue reading CBE alum, College of Engineering council member Mark Lashier named Phillips 66 president, COO

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Nigel Reuel research group featured in look at ISU I-Corps program

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) assistant professor and Jack R. and Carol A. Johnson Faculty Fellow Nigel Reuel and two of his now-graduated students have been spotlighted by Iowa State’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). Reuel, recent department Ph.D. graduate Sadaf Charkhabi, recent B.S. graduate Andee Beierle (who was an … Continue reading Nigel Reuel research group featured in look at ISU I-Corps program

Zengyi Shao and research graphic

Bailey Research Career Development award for Shao’s mitochondrial DNA study

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) associate professor and Vernon Guse Faculty Fellow Zengyi Shao has been named the recipient of the 2021 Iowa State University Bailey Research Career Development award. The award, administered by the university’s Office of Vice President for Research (OVPR), is given each year to faculty whose work is high-risk, … Continue reading Bailey Research Career Development award for Shao’s mitochondrial DNA study

BioMaP REU photos of student activity

BioMaP REU 2021 application period open through February 15

Undergraduate students from around the nation are invited to apply for the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) 2021 BioMaP REU program. The application period is now open through 11:59 p.m. February 15. The program is planned for June 1 – August 6, 2021. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Biological Materials and … Continue reading BioMaP REU 2021 application period open through February 15

Students with Chem-E-Car

National-level accomplishments round out big 2020 for Iowa State AIChE

A whirlwind of virtual activity near the end of the fall semester has once again netted some significant experience and major honors for the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) student chapter. The AIChE Annual Student Conference was held virtually November 13-16, with the Iowa State chapter in action … Continue reading National-level accomplishments round out big 2020 for Iowa State AIChE

Distinguished Professor Emeritus George Burnet, wife Martha Anderson, receive Alumni Medal

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Distinguished Professor Emeritus George Burnet and his wife Martha Anderson, both Iowa State University alumni, have each been announced as recipients of the Alumni Medal from the ISU Alumni Association. The Alumni Medal is presented to individuals demonstrating long loyal service to the university through alumni-related activities, and … Continue reading Distinguished Professor Emeritus George Burnet, wife Martha Anderson, receive Alumni Medal