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Undergrad scholarship recipients saluted at Awards Banquet! Congratulations! Undergraduates, graduate students, student organizations and more were in the spotlight in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Awards Banquet at the Scheman Center. A full album of photos from the event is available on the CBE Flickr page here.

CBE grad, federal judge Charles Lettow honored as distinguished alumnus

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering welcomed department alumnus the Honorable Charles F. Lettow, who has been honored as an Iowa State University Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Lettow, a native of Owasa, Iowa, who received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Iowa State in 1962, has had a distinguished law career, culminating with a … Continue reading CBE grad, federal judge Charles Lettow honored as distinguished alumnus

Noted engineer and educator Mark Saltzman enters CBE Hall of Fame

Mark Saltzman, a chemical engineering graduate of Iowa State University, has been inducted into the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Hall of Fame. He was honored as part of the department’s annual Awards Banquet. An engineer and educator, Saltzman’s research has impacted the fields of drug delivery, biomaterials, nanobiotechnology, and tissue engineering. His work … Continue reading Noted engineer and educator Mark Saltzman enters CBE Hall of Fame

ISU CBE students shine in competitions at regional conference

A large contingent of chemical and biological engineering undergraduate students represented Iowa State University in the annual American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Midwest Regional Conference – with some strong results achieved in competitions. More than 30 members of the Iowa State AIChE chapter took part in the conference at Kansas State University, which saw … Continue reading ISU CBE students shine in competitions at regional conference

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Dr. Brent Shanks of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has been named the inaugural Mike & Jean Steffenson Chair. Shanks, who is also Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC), was joined in a medallion ceremony by donors Mike and Jean Steffenson, Iowa State … Continue reading

Wenzhen Li honored as inaugural CBE Seagrave Professor

Chemical and Biological Engineering professor Dr. Wenzhen Li has been recognized as the department’s inaugural Richard C. Seagrave Associate Professor. Dr. Li was joined in the ceremony by many individuals, including Donors Randy and Mary Jane Hagenson, honoree Richard (“Dick”) Seagrave, Iowa State University Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan A. Wickert, Dean of the … Continue reading Wenzhen Li honored as inaugural CBE Seagrave Professor

Hagenson, Lane honored by CBE, College of Engineering

Two alumni of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering were honored by the department and by the Iowa State University College of Engineering during Homecoming week. Dr. Mary Jane Hagenson and Robert (Bob) Lane received the Marston Medal and Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (PACE) award, respectively at the Iowa State University Alumni Association’s … Continue reading Hagenson, Lane honored by CBE, College of Engineering

Surya Mallapragada is inaugural “Carol’s Chair” in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Dr. Surya Mallapragada has been recognized as the inaugural Carol Vohs Johnson Chair (“Carol’s Chair”) in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Donor Jack R. Johnson and Dr. Mallapragada were joined in a ceremony by Iowa State University Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan A. Wickert; Sarah Rajala, Dean of the College of Engineering; CBE department faculty … Continue reading Surya Mallapragada is inaugural “Carol’s Chair” in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Four CBE faculty members honored in university award ceremony

Four faculty members from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering received honors in Iowa State University’s 2015 Faculty and Staff Awards ceremony, which was hosted by President Steven Leath in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. Dr. Brent Shanks, Mike and Jean Steffenson Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, was recognized for being … Continue reading Four CBE faculty members honored in university award ceremony

Five CBE faculty members honored at College of Engineering Convocation

Chemical and biological engineering faculty members were among those honored at the College of Engineering 2015 Convocation. Among those recognized for new named faculty positions: • Dr. Wenzhen Li, Richard Seagrave professorship.• Dr. Kaitlin Bratlie, Michael and Denise Mack Fellow Those recognized for patent awards were:• Dr. Robert Brown, CBE professor, for selective temperature quench … Continue reading Five CBE faculty members honored at College of Engineering Convocation

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Jill Schoborg, a chemical and biological engineering senior at Iowa State, has been included in the September, 2015 issue of Chemical Engineering Progress magazine, an official publication of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), after a summer internship experience with the organization in Washington, D.C.

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Some of the people heading in and out of labs in Sweeney Hall and the BioRenewables Complex during the summer months aren’t typical students – but then, the programs that brought them here aren’t typical either. Once again this summer the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering joined other university departments in the Research Experiences … Continue reading

New charging stations in Sweeney will keep devices, and students, functioning

Students in Chemical and Biological Engineering’s home of Sweeney Hall will have a new convenience ready and waiting for them when classes resume in August: electronic device charging stations in two parts of the building. The Mike & Jean Steffenson Student Services Center has received one of the Charge-Tec “Cyclone Power” stations purchased by the … Continue reading New charging stations in Sweeney will keep devices, and students, functioning