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LearnChemE founders celebrate 10 years of chemical engineering education with a new NSF grant

Sept. 23, 2020

Ten years ago, a few professors had a question: what if chemical and biological engineering students and instructors could get free, in-depth, high-quality instruction on hundreds of subjects within the field any time they wanted?

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“Fine-tuning” catalyst performance for sustainable hydrogen peroxide synthesis

Sept. 17, 2020

New research from Professor J. Will Medlin and collaborators at three other institutions points to a new, inexpensive and sustainable method of synthesizing hydrogen peroxide.

Christine Hrenya

Hrenya to discuss learning from the unexpected via Jacobus van ‘t Hoff lecture on Sept. 17

Sept. 11, 2020

Professor Christine M. Hrenya will deliver the prestigious Jacobus van ’t Hoff lecture for the TU Delft Process Technology Institute on Sept. 17. She joins a cadre of accomplished, notable researchers—including Nobel laureates—who have been honored with the lecture appointment.

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New paper explores organoid growth and development, illustrates new route for control

Sept. 10, 2020

Max Yavitt, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, is the first author on a new paper in Advanced Materials focusing on organoid development. We asked Yavitt about the research problems the work explores, his time with the Anseth Lab and why this is such an important and growing area of research–particularly for the field of medicine.

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New paper in Biomaterials explores microgel scaffolds for wound regeneration

Sept. 8, 2020

Alexander Caldwell, who recently earned his PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering, is the co-first author with graduate student Varsha Rao on a new paper in Biomaterials. The work explores beneficial combinations of cells to promote healing in wounds. We asked Caldwell about the research problems the work explores, his time with the Anseth Lab and where his career might take him next.

Jerome Fox

Functional redundancy can help cells balance competing biochemical objectives

Sept. 4, 2020

New research from Assistant Professor Jerome Fox aims to provide a fundamental system of design rules for fine-tuning the biochemical outputs of fatty acid pathways, which can generate precursors for sustainable fuels and other useful chemicals for scientists and engineers.

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Lipids prevent and reduce Alzheimer’s amyloid fibrils

Sept. 3, 2020

New research into preventing and reversing the creation of misfolded protein aggregates known as fibrils could provide new therapeutic opportunities in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

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Mains and Schlafmann earn fellowships in competitive Department of Defense research and engineering program

Aug. 26, 2020

Graduate students Kathryn Mains and Kyle Schlafmann have earned fellowships in the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program, a prestigious, national security-focused initiative.

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Five new early career and established researchers join ChBE faculty in 2020

Aug. 24, 2020

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering welcomes five new faculty members to its ranks this year, with three professors beginning in the fall and two having started this past spring. The faculty joining the department in 2020 represent our commitment to top-tier engineering education and world-class research.

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Alumna Ashley Pennington named AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow

Aug. 20, 2020

Ashley Pennington (ChemBioEngr ‘13) has earned an American Association for the Advancement of Science Science & Technology Policy Fellowship and a position at the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program.