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Griswold gift adds new equipment, new opportunities for CBE freshmen

It’s all about the opportunity for “hands on” experiences for chemical engineering students, especially freshmen. And new lab equipment that has been added to Iowa State’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) in Sweeney Hall is going to provide a perfect scenario for that. It was made possible by a gift from department alumnus … Continue reading Griswold gift adds new equipment, new opportunities for CBE freshmen

Smart imaging for cancer immunotherapies: new CBE professor Bardhan published in two journals

Iowa State University’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) welcomes its newest faculty member, Rizia Bardhan. Bardhan has a passion for using nanotechnology to fight diseases using new nanomaterials and imaging-guided techniques. Coinciding with her hire at Iowa State is news that research from her group has been recently published in two scientific journals. … Continue reading Smart imaging for cancer immunotherapies: new CBE professor Bardhan published in two journals

Grant will assist Roling with computer-enhanced petroleum research

Luke Roling’s chemical engineering research laboratory does not feature the clink of glass beakers, but rather the hum of computer banks, and with them, the promise of improving the performance of chemical engineering processes. “Atomic-scale computer simulations are helping us understand how deactivation occurs in the chemical industry — and are bringing us one step … Continue reading Grant will assist Roling with computer-enhanced petroleum research

CBE grads honored for College of Engineering Awards

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has honored three of its alumni receiving awards on homecoming weekend. Michael Anctil (B.S. ’08), Brian Anderson (Ph.D. ’02) and Maria Westfall (B.S. ’77) were recognized in a CBE reception prior to the university awards ceremony October 25. Anctil (technical operations lead, Merck), is a recipient of the … Continue reading CBE grads honored for College of Engineering Awards

CBE’s Grad Seminar Series set to bring top lecturers to ISU

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s 2019-20 Graduate Seminar Series has begun, and will again provide a showcase of current chemical engineering research from some of the nation’s leading scientists. The seminars are part of the required curriculum for chemical engineering graduate students, but are open to all Iowa State graduate and undergraduate students, … Continue reading CBE’s Grad Seminar Series set to bring top lecturers to ISU

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ISU again bound for nationals in AIChE Chem-E-Car competition

Third place finish in regional sends ISU to national competition for fourth straight year; Martin Asama takes first in research posters For the fourth consecutive year, an Iowa State University team will be taking part in the national Chem-E-Car competition with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The Iowa State Department of Chemical and … Continue reading ISU again bound for nationals in AIChE Chem-E-Car competition

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CBE’s “Perfect Pitch” top research presenters are awarded

For the second consecutive year the clock and research presentations shared the spotlight for graduate students in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, in the Perfect Pitch competition. All chemical engineering graduate students who have completed their preliminary oral exams for their degrees presented their research projects to students, faculty and staff under a … Continue reading CBE’s “Perfect Pitch” top research presenters are awarded

Undergrad Brandon Vance will display research to Congress in Washington, D.C.

CBE major and Iowa Space Grant Consortium fellow researches creation of fuel for Mars missions Like many other middle school students, Brandon Vance went on a class trip to Washington, D.C. Now, as an undergraduate university researcher, he will be headed back to the nation’s capital with a spot in the prestigious Posters on The … Continue reading Undergrad Brandon Vance will display research to Congress in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Wenzhen Li Published in the JACS

   Dr. Wenzhen Li, Iowa State University Richard Seagrave Associate Professor, was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS). The research was conducted in collaboration with postdoctoral associate Dr. Yang Qiu, Ames Laboratory research scientist Lin Zhou, postdoctoral research associate Tao Ma, and others. The publication was titled: “BCC-Phased PdCu Alloy as … Continue reading Dr. Wenzhen Li Published in the JACS

Adding polymer will boost rubber use in pavement: Research led by CBE grad student

The ecological practice of using ground tire rubber (GTR) in paving products is not new. But the technique of adding a polymer to the mix to address a problem is – and it is yielding some promising results, as demonstrated in a just-published research paper authored by four researchers in Iowa State’s College of Engineering … Continue reading Adding polymer will boost rubber use in pavement: Research led by CBE grad student

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Research spotlight set for spring semester CBE Grad Seminar Series

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) is pleased to announce the new lineup of guest presenters for spring semester in its Graduate Seminar Series. Noted researchers and educators from institutions around the nation, including Iowa State, will make their way to Sweeney Hall throughout the semester to share their expertise in a variety … Continue reading Research spotlight set for spring semester CBE Grad Seminar Series

ChemE grad student Nelson tops in ISU 3-Minute Thesis® competition

Chemical engineering graduate student Rainie Nelson has taken first place in Iowa State’s final round of the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT)® competition, coordinated by the university’s Graduate College. Presenting “Shining a Light: The Power of Perovskites” with the three-minute clock ticking, Nelson garnered the highest score from a panel of judges rating presentations from eight ISU … Continue reading ChemE grad student Nelson tops in ISU 3-Minute Thesis® competition

Students, donors share the spotlight in CBE Awards Banquet

It was an evening of recognition for students and those who support them in the 2018 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Honors and Awards Banquet October 25. During the course of the program more than 70 department undergraduate and graduate students on hand were recognized as recipients of scholarships and fellowships in the 2018-19 … Continue reading Students, donors share the spotlight in CBE Awards Banquet

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CBE’s Marston, PACE awardees honored by department

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) has saluted two alumni guests as part of homecoming award ceremonies. Dr. Timothy J. Anderson, who received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Iowa State in 1973, and Jim Fay, who received a B.S. in chemical engineering from ISU in 1974, were both recognized. Anderson received the … Continue reading CBE’s Marston, PACE awardees honored by department