July 23, 2013
Former Anseth graduate student Dr. Mark W. Tibbitt has received the 2012 Outstanding Thesis Award by the Max Bergmann Center for Biomaterials in Dresden.
The award ceremony will be during the Engineering Life Conference, "Biomolecular Principles for Novel Methods and Materials" (9th Max Bergmann Symposium) on September 17-18, 2013 in Dresden.
June 25, 2013
Patten Assistant Professor Arthi Jayaraman has received the 2013 AIChE Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum (CoMSEF) Young Investigator Award.
This award recognizes outstanding research in computational molecular science and engineering, encompassing both methods and applications.
June 18, 2013
Congratulations to Dr. Jia Chew, who was awarded the 2013 AIChE Best Ph.D. Thesis in Particle Technology for her experimental research on the impact of polydispersity on multiphase flows.
Dr. Chew received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2011 as a member of Christine Hrenya’s research group. She has recently accepted a tenure-track faculty position at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
June 11, 2013
Congratulations to Professor Rich Noble, who was chosen to receive the 2013 National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Engineering Education Excellence Award!
Rich will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and will be recognized in PE Magazine as well as on the NSPE website.
May 29, 2013
ChBE has been on the forefront of innovative teaching for years. The department was an early adopter of student response systems (clickers), which have been used in some ChBE courses with ConcepTests and peer instruction for almost a decade. ConcepTests challenge students with qualitative questions that are not answered by memorization. More than 1,400 ChBE ConcepTests have been prepared in fields such as fluids, thermodynamics, and kinetics.
May 28, 2013
Arun Tholudur received his PhD in 1998 under the direction of ChBE Professor Fred Ramirez, exploring advanced modeling and optimization techniques applied to bioprocesses. Specifically, he investigated artificial neural networks in combination with fundamental mass balance equations to model cell growth and protein production. These networks were coupled with dynamic programming algorithms to maximize protein production.