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Thank you for helping us celebrate 100 years!


The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering hosted its Centennial Celebration Sept. 26-27, 2013. Hundreds of alumni, faculty, staff and students joined in several spectacular events: research symposium/graduate student poster session at Howe Hall, game watch at Jack Trice Club, ribbon cutting at Sweeney Hall as well as tours at Sweeney Hall and Biorenewables Research Laboratory, alumni luncheon at Scheman Building, and banquet at the Memorial Union. On this webpage, we recap the Centennial Celebration through photos, signage, and presentations associated with each event. Thank you to Koch Industries for their corporate support. And, thank you for your support in making it a great success!


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Research Symposium Presentations

01_Andy Intro PPT_Symposium_CN edits-1Welcome Presentation – CBE 02_John Anderson_Centennial Symposium-1“Chemistry + Math ≠ Chemical Engineering”
Keynote – John Anderson
Illinois Institute of Technology
Tim Anderson_Reaction Pathways ISU 2013 thumbnail“Reaction Pathways in Processing Photons and Students”
Tim Anderson (BSChE’73)
University of Massachusetts-Amherst

04_Chris Ellison Research Symposium-1 “Manipulating Polymers with Light Activated Chemistries for Patterning Films and Manufacturing Fibers”
Chris Ellison (BSChE’00)
University of Texas at Austin

05_Matt Kipper_Research Presentation-1“The Glycome: Sweet Opportunities to Engineer Biomaterials”
Matt Kipper (BSChE’00, PhDChE’04)
Colorado State University
“Catalytic Reactions Involving Oxygen” (coming soon)
Umit Ozkan (PhDChE’84)
The Ohio State University
07_Brent Shanks_Centennial Symposium 92613-1“Biobased Chemicals through Integrated Chemistry and Biology”
Brent Shanks (BSChE’83)
Iowa State University, NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals
08_Brenda Mann_Centennial Symposium-1“Hydrogel Scaffolds for Wound Healing and Tissue Engineering”
Brenda Mann (BSChE’91)
SentrX Animal Care, University of Utah
09_Cory Berkland_Centennial Symposium-1“A Few Early Lessons in Entrepreneurship”
Cory Berkland (BSChE’98)
The University of Kansas

Centennial Sweeney Hall Historical Showcases (click each image to zoom in)
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