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PhD alumnus Prof. Sohail Murad elected to the Fellowship of the AIChE

PhD alumnus Prof. Sohail Murad elected to the Fellowship of the AIChE

November 12, 2013

CBE alumnus, Sohail Murad (PhD '79) was elected to the list of 2013 AIChE Fellows. read more

CASIS Announces “What Would You Send to the ISS” Crowdsourcing Winners

CASIS Announces “What Would You Send to the ISS” Crowdsourcing Winners

October 16, 2013

Chun-Ti Chang of the Steen Research Group is listed as runner up for – Testing the ‘Atomic Spectra’ Of Excited Sessile Drops. read more

New micro water sensor can aid growers

New micro water sensor can aid growers

October 14, 2013

Cornell researchers have developed a microfluidic water sensor within a fingertip-sized silicon chip that is a hundred times more sensitive than current devices. read more

Samanvaya Srivastava publishes on water-like properties of soft nanoparticles

Samanvaya Srivastava publishes on water-like properties of soft nanoparticles

October 14, 2013

The unusual properties of water, including its anomalous thermal expansion and density anomaly at 4 oC, have intrigued researchers for decades. read more

CBE Professor Paul Steen elected AIChE Fellow

CBE Professor Paul Steen elected AIChE Fellow

October 14, 2013

Paul Steen is recognized for long-term outstanding service to the profession and professional accomplishments. read more

ACS Award For Team Innovation

ACS Award For Team Innovation

October 11, 2013

Thomas S. Zemanian (ChE PhD '89) and team members Dustin Caldwell, April J. Carman, Glen E. Fryxell, and Kenneth G. Rappé contributed to the nearly decadelong project, which resulted in a safer way... read more

Lucks named NIH Director's New Innovator

Lucks named NIH Director's New Innovator

October 1, 2013

Lucks is the fifth Cornell faculty member to receive this award since its inception in 2007. read more

Eric First BS ChE '09 places 2nd in Princeton's Innovation Forum competition

Eric First BS ChE '09 places 2nd in Princeton's Innovation Forum competition

September 30, 2013

Former Cornell ChemE and current Princeton PhD student, Eric First, had a prize-winning idea. read more

Meghan Hill wins SRC Techcon award

Meghan Hill wins SRC Techcon award

September 30, 2013

Megan Hill, a Cornell undergraduate in Materials Science and Engineering, was awarded second place for the excellence of her presentation read more

Keith Gubbins has received the Lennard-Jones Prize from the Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Keith Gubbins has received the Lennard-Jones Prize from the Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry

September 19, 2013

Former Cornell Briggs Professor and former Chair of Chemical Engineering, Keith Gubbins, has received the Lennard-Jones Prize from the Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Group of the RSC. read more

Tobias Hanrath and Rich Robinson awarded a nearly $1.5 million grant from the NSF

Tobias Hanrath and Rich Robinson awarded a nearly $1.5 million grant from the NSF

September 5, 2013

A nearly $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, for their proposal titled "SNM: Scalable Production and Processing of High-Quality Metal Sulfide Nanoparticles into Energy Storage... read more

Engineering launches 'Think Big, Live Green' campaign

Engineering launches 'Think Big, Live Green' campaign

September 4, 2013

Cut-out, smackdown, payback, tune-in and turn-off: It’s time for “Think Big, Live Green,” a major energy conservation and sustainability campaign being launched Sept. 4 by Cornell’s College of... read more

Wenyu Zhang receives international recognition for his research

Wenyu Zhang receives international recognition for his research

September 3, 2013

Wenyu Zhang, a member of the Engstrom Research Group, recently received two accolades for his graduate research read more

Professor Alabi has been named a Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences

Professor Alabi has been named a Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences

September 3, 2013

Chris Alabi has been named a Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences in honor of the generous endowment created by Nancy ‘62 and Peter ‘61 Meinig to support the recruitment... read more

Lucks Lab helps create first CSHL Synthetic Biology Course

Lucks Lab helps create first CSHL Synthetic Biology Course

August 28, 2013

Professor Julius Lucks and Lucks Lab NSF Graduate Fellow Melissa Takahashi have helped create the first Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) summer course on synthetic biology. read more

Dennis Chua '14 Awarded Tau Beta Pi Scholarship

Dennis Chua '14 Awarded Tau Beta Pi Scholarship

August 22, 2013

Tau Beta Pi Scholarships are awarded to junior members on a competitive basis of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. read more

CBE Professors win the 2013 Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Tucker Excellence in Teaching Award

CBE Professors win the 2013 Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Tucker Excellence in Teaching Award

August 22, 2013

Jeff Tester and Claude Cohen are the winners of the 2013 College of Engineering's Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Tucker Excellence in Teaching Award. read more

Roseanna Zia receives NSF BRIGE Award

Roseanna Zia receives NSF BRIGE Award

August 13, 2013

"Active micro-rheology with spherical micro-confinement: A model for intracellular transport" read more

'Photo album' shows dances of droplets

'Photo album' shows dances of droplets

August 9, 2013

Researchers have produced a “photo album” of more than 30 shapes an oscillated drop of water can take – a fundamental insight into how droplets behave. read more

Find us on Facebook!

Find us on Facebook!

July 2, 2013

LIKE the Facebook page for Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell. read more

DeLisa to receive AIChE Division 15c Plenary Lecture Award

DeLisa to receive AIChE Division 15c Plenary Lecture Award

July 1, 2013

CBE Professor Matt DeLisa has been awarded the 2013 AIChE Division 15c Plenary Lecture. read more

Al Center selected as Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury

Al Center selected as Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury

June 30, 2013

Senior Lecturer, Al Center, was selected as Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury. read more

DeLisa to join the Defense Science Study Group

DeLisa to join the Defense Science Study Group

June 29, 2013

Professor Matt DeLisa has been accepted into the 2014-2015 class of the Defense Science Study Group (DSSG). read more

Professors Stroock and Engstrom win 2013 AVF Grant Award

Professors Stroock and Engstrom win 2013 AVF Grant Award

June 25, 2013

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future selected 9 research projects for its 2013 Academic Venture Fund awards. read more

Victoria Sorg from the Clancy Research group wins a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Victoria Sorg from the Clancy Research group wins a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

June 20, 2013

She plans to combine experimental and computational studies of organic semiconductors. read more

Two Cornell K12 Outreach Leaders Win Humanitarian Award

Two Cornell K12 Outreach Leaders Win Humanitarian Award

June 11, 2013

Anil Singhal '13 represented one of three student groups that won the humanitarian award. read more

Ashley Macner invited to Capitol Hill

Ashley Macner invited to Capitol Hill

June 3, 2013

On March 19th-20th, Ashley Macner participated on the panel, “Students Bringing Space Research Down to Earth,” by presenting her NASA funded research. read more

Kaifu Bian wins CHESS Student Research Paper Award

Kaifu Bian wins CHESS Student Research Paper Award

May 15, 2013

Published in 'Comparing the Structural Stability of PbS Nanocrystals Assembled in fcc and bcc Superlattice Allotropes.' read more

Prof Fernando Escobedo has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 CoMSEF Impact Award

Prof Fernando Escobedo has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 CoMSEF Impact Award

May 14, 2013

This annual award recognizes outstanding research in computational molecular science and engineering read more

Noreen Rizvi was awarded a 2013 SWE Intel Corporation Graduate Scholarship

Noreen Rizvi was awarded a 2013 SWE Intel Corporation Graduate Scholarship

May 13, 2013

Noreen Rizvi, ChemE BS'09, was awarded a 2013 SWE Intel Corporation Graduate Scholarship. read more

Kevin Vasquez '13 wins Zellman Warhaft Commitment to Diversity Award

Kevin Vasquez '13 wins Zellman Warhaft Commitment to Diversity Award

May 13, 2013

Diversity Programs in Engineering recognizes students and faculty members for their commitment to diversity issues, as well as participation in DPE programs. read more

Prof DeLisa selected as the 2013 Biochemical Engineering Journal Young Investigator

Prof DeLisa selected as the 2013 Biochemical Engineering Journal Young Investigator

May 13, 2013

Matthew DeLisa was selected as the 2013 Biochemical Engineering Journal Young Investigator. read more

ChemE Seniors, Samantha Tierney and Andrew Robbins were recognized as Exceptional Undergraduate Teaching Assistants

ChemE Seniors, Samantha Tierney and Andrew Robbins were recognized as Exceptional Undergraduate Teaching Assistants

May 13, 2013

Chemical Engineering Seniors Samantha Tierney and Andrew Robbins were recognized as Exceptional Undergraduate Teaching Assistants in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). read more

NYC Council says 'yes' to Cornell Tech

NYC Council says 'yes' to Cornell Tech

May 8, 2013

On May 8, with final approval from the New York City Council, Cornell NYC Tech completed the land use review process for its new campus. read more

Ashley Macner wins 1st Place in the Enabling Technologies Poster Competition

Ashley Macner wins 1st Place in the Enabling Technologies Poster Competition

April 24, 2013

Ashley Macner wins 1st Place in the Enabling Technologies Poster Competition at the 28th annual meeting of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research. read more

Red Achieves New School Records at Bucknell Invite

Red Achieves New School Records at Bucknell Invite

April 18, 2013

Junior Leah Ferrara won the 3k in 10:25 at the Bucknell invitational. read more

ChemE Car has been awarded the CEAA Albert R. George Student Project Team Award

ChemE Car has been awarded the CEAA Albert R. George Student Project Team Award

April 17, 2013

ChemE Car has been awarded the College of Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA) Albert R. George Student Project Team Award read more

Prof. Lynden Archer Advances the Science of Polymers

Prof. Lynden Archer Advances the Science of Polymers

April 9, 2013

Professor Archer is creating better battery systems capable of storing large amounts of energy which can lead to green solutions... read more

M.Eng. candidate, Oluyemi Adetule,  presented a paper entitled "Comparing The Biogas Yield of Different Biodegradable Materials: Nigerian Experience"

M.Eng. candidate, Oluyemi Adetule, presented a paper entitled "Comparing The Biogas Yield of Different Biodegradable Materials: Nigerian Experience"

April 8, 2013

Oluyemi Adetule, presented a paper entitled "Comparing The Biogas Yield of Different Biodegradable Materials. read more

T. Michael Duncan selected to receive the Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Year Award for 2013

T. Michael Duncan selected to receive the Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Year Award for 2013

April 2, 2013

CBE Professor Mike Duncan was selected to receive the Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Year Award for 2013. read more

Christian Aponte has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Christian Aponte has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 1, 2013

Christian Aponte of the Zia Research Group wins an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his proposed research, “Mechanical transport in concentrated suspensions enclosed by a spherical micro-cavity:... read more

Intel donation to the Cornell Institute of Computational Science and Engineering

Intel donation to the Cornell Institute of Computational Science and Engineering

April 1, 2013

Intel has donated 30 Xeon X5650 chips to the computing facilities of Cornell's Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (ICSE). read more

Lucks wins 2013 ONR Young Investigator Award

Lucks wins 2013 ONR Young Investigator Award

April 1, 2013

Professor Julius Lucks has been named a 2013 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award recipient. The ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) seeks to identify and support academic scientists... read more

Praveen Agarwal publishes on Mobility of Molecules Tethered to Surfaces

Praveen Agarwal publishes on Mobility of Molecules Tethered to Surfaces

March 27, 2013

Praveen Agarwal, a recent PhD graduate from the Archer group, published a paper: "Crowded, Confined and Frustrated: Dynamics of Molecules Tethered to Nanoparticles." read more

Zia’s Article Selected for Publication of the Year Award Journal of Rheology

Zia’s Article Selected for Publication of the Year Award Journal of Rheology

March 26, 2013

Zia’s Article Selected for Publication of the Year Award Journal of Rheology. read more

NYC Planning Commission approves Cornell Tech plan

NYC Planning Commission approves Cornell Tech plan

March 21, 2013

New York City's Planning Commission has approved Cornell Tech's Roosevelt Island Campus plan as part of the city's public land use review process. read more

Engineering, English grad programs ranked Top 10

Engineering, English grad programs ranked Top 10

March 12, 2013

Cornell's English Ph.D. programs and seven of its graduate engineering fields are ranked in the top 10 in U.S. News and World Report's 2014 report on 'Best Graduate Schools.' read more

Research by Ananth Kaushik and Professor Clancy chosen as the cover of J. Computational Chemistry

Research by Ananth Kaushik and Professor Clancy chosen as the cover of J. Computational Chemistry

March 11, 2013

Research by Dr. Ananth Kaushik and Professor Paulette Clancy was chosen as the cover for the March 15th issue of J. Computational Chemistry. read more

Ruize (Ray) Zhuang '15 wins an Amgen Research Scholarship

Ruize (Ray) Zhuang '15 wins an Amgen Research Scholarship

March 11, 2013

Ruize (Ray) Zhuang, a sophomore chemical engineering major, has been awarded an Amgen Research Scholarship. read more

Zia's Article Selected for Cover of Journal of Rheology

Zia's Article Selected for Cover of Journal of Rheology

February 28, 2013

"Stress development, relaxation, and memory in colloidal dispersions: Transient nonlinear microrheology" read more

Lucks Wins Sloan Research Fellowship

Lucks Wins Sloan Research Fellowship

February 14, 2013

Julius B. Lucks, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named a 2013 Sloan Research Fellow. read more

Work needed to make algal biofuel viable, study suggests

Work needed to make algal biofuel viable, study suggests

January 30, 2013

Though biofuels from algae hold great promise, Cornell researchers find that more innovation is needed to make the technology economically and energetically viable at a commercial scale. read more

Whitney Wenger '13 wins the KAUST Undergraduate Poster Competition

Whitney Wenger '13 wins the KAUST Undergraduate Poster Competition

January 30, 2013

Whitney Wenger '13 won international distinction for her research in the KAUST Undergraduate Poster Competition. read more

Cornell Tech receives borough president's approval

Cornell Tech receives borough president's approval

January 25, 2013

Cornell NYC Tech has received conditional approval from Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, a key step in the city's Uniform Land Use Review Procedure. read more

Portnoff Wins Best Poster Award at Biomolecular Engineering Conference

Portnoff Wins Best Poster Award at Biomolecular Engineering Conference

January 21, 2013

Alyse Portnoff, of the DeLisa research group, received Best Poster Award at the Society for Biological Engineering’s 4th International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering. read more