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Katie Button '05 featured in Delta InFlight magazine

Katie Button '05 featured in Delta InFlight magazine

September 9, 2015

The Katie Button story is a life lesson in following your bliss. It goes like this: Cornell graduate in chemical engineering moves to Paris to earn a master’s degree in biomedical engineering read more

Julian C. Smith, professor emeritus, passed away at the age of 96

Julian C. Smith, professor emeritus, passed away at the age of 96

September 2, 2015

Professor Emeritus Julian Cleveland Smith, Jr, died peacefully after a short illness, on 30 August 2015 at Kendal Ithaca, his home for the last fifteen years. read more

James Stevenson (Clancy group) presents invited talk at KISS conference and plenary session at CalTech

James Stevenson (Clancy group) presents invited talk at KISS conference and plenary session at CalTech

August 31, 2015

Based on his talk, he was invited to participate in the plenary session the following day for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory audience. read more

Nikita Sengar and Blaire Sorenson receive travel grants for NSF-funded workshop in Germany

Nikita Sengar and Blaire Sorenson receive travel grants for NSF-funded workshop in Germany

August 30, 2015

The workshop is funded by NSF’s Advanced Cyberinfrastructure and Chemistry division and will be led by Professors Cecilia Clementi (Rice) and Shantenu Jha (Rutgers). read more

Antibody-making bacteria promise drug development

Antibody-making bacteria promise drug development

August 28, 2015

A team of Cornell chemical engineers and New England Biolabs scientists have devised a method for churning out complex proteins, including many of today's blockbuster, life-saving antibody drugs, in... read more

Archer group publishes on lithium-air batteries in Nano Letters

Archer group publishes on lithium-air batteries in Nano Letters

August 18, 2015

Sampson Lau, a Ph.D. candidate in the Archer group, recently published a paper titled “Nucleation and Growth of Lithium Peroxide in the Li–O2 Battery” in Nano Letters. read more

Karen Havenstrite '05: Chemical entrepreneur is improving contact lens design

Karen Havenstrite '05: Chemical entrepreneur is improving contact lens design

July 20, 2015

The chemical engineer funneled her penchant for risk-taking into improving human health: She launched a company based on a chance encounter in the lab. read more

Roseanna Zia selected as a Creative Young Engineer participating in NAE's 2015 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Roseanna Zia selected as a Creative Young Engineer participating in NAE's 2015 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

July 13, 2015

Eighty-nine of the nation's brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 21st annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium. read more

Archer group publishes on PNCs in Nature Communications

Archer group publishes on PNCs in Nature Communications

June 18, 2015

Rahul Mangal, a Ph.D. candidate in the Archer group, recently published a paper titled: “Phase stability and dynamics of entangled polymer–nanoparticle composites” in Nature Communications. read more

India’s Godavari Focuses On Sustainability And Thrives

India’s Godavari Focuses On Sustainability And Thrives

June 12, 2015

Samir Somaiya MS '92, Godavari’s third-generation chairman and managing director. “We take a very long-term perspective to business.” read more

CBE NSF Fellowship Winners

CBE NSF Fellowship Winners

June 4, 2015

CBE yields unprecedented number of NSF fellowships read more

Jovana Andrejevic (Clancy group) wins GlobalFoundries/SRCEA Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Jovana Andrejevic (Clancy group) wins GlobalFoundries/SRCEA Undergraduate Research Scholarship

May 26, 2015

This exciting scholarship is for students who demonstrate solid ambition and promise in their academic and professional efforts. read more

Lucks Lab research featured on ACS Synthetic Biology cover

Lucks Lab research featured on ACS Synthetic Biology cover

May 15, 2015

Listen to Professor Lucks discuss their research, and the benefits of engineering RNAs, on the journal podcast read more

Fleming Gift Supports CBE Grad Fellowships

Fleming Gift Supports CBE Grad Fellowships

May 13, 2015

In March, Trustee Emeritus Sam Fleming ’62 and his wife, Nancy Fleming, made a $5 million gift to create new graduate fellowships in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. read more

Mardochee Reveil wins "First Year Graduate Student of the Year" award

Mardochee Reveil wins "First Year Graduate Student of the Year" award

May 12, 2015

Mardochee joined the Clancy group in November 2014 following his MS degree from Syracuse University. In just his first six months as a PhD student read more

Tim Abbott '15 wins the Ferdinand Rodriguez Outstanding Student Award

Tim Abbott '15 wins the Ferdinand Rodriguez Outstanding Student Award

May 5, 2015

Professor Julius Luck's presents The Ferdinand Rodriguez Outstanding Student Award in Polymers and Electronic Materials to Tim Abbott '15 at the annual Senior Dinner. read more

CBE PhD candidate, James Stevenson, of the Clancy group is the winner of the 2015 AIChE CoMSEF conference presentation award.

CBE PhD candidate, James Stevenson, of the Clancy group is the winner of the 2015 AIChE CoMSEF conference presentation award.

April 20, 2015

This award "recognizes excellence and rewards significant contributions in research." read more

DeLisa lab makes water lovers out of membrane proteins

DeLisa lab makes water lovers out of membrane proteins

April 9, 2015

Integral membrane proteins are notoriously hard to synthesize and study, which explains why so few have been fully, three-dimensionally characterized with protein crystallography. read more

Congratulations, NSF Graduate Fellowship Winners!!

Congratulations, NSF Graduate Fellowship Winners!!

April 9, 2015

NSF received over 16,000 applications for the 2015 competition. read more

Paulette Clancy and Julie Nucci win Cornell grant to Internationalize the Curriculum

Paulette Clancy and Julie Nucci win Cornell grant to Internationalize the Curriculum

March 30, 2015

The program builds on Clancy and Nucci's existing program, part of an NSF GK12 PhD training grant, that enabled PhD students and local K-12 teachers to experience renewable energy projects in India. read more

ChemE Car comes in First

ChemE Car comes in First

March 24, 2015

Cornell’s ChemE Car student project team traveled to Boston on March 7 and 8 to compete in the Northeast Regionals of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) ChemE Car Competition.... read more

Understanding how to mitigate aggregation in graphene nanoribbons makes the cover of J. Phys. Chem.

Understanding how to mitigate aggregation in graphene nanoribbons makes the cover of J. Phys. Chem.

March 19, 2015

The authors of the paper are PhD candidate, Jonathan Saathoff, and his PhD advisor, Paulette Clancy, at Cornell. read more

Life beyond water - cell membranes possible on Saturn's moon Titan

Life beyond water - cell membranes possible on Saturn's moon Titan

March 2, 2015

How might membranes form in a world covered in liquid methane that is so cold that water is a rock? read more

Ebola Rapid Response

Ebola Rapid Response

February 28, 2015

Professor Susan Daniel and her collaborator, Prof. Gary Whittaker in the Cornell Veterinary School received funding through a grant from the National Science Foundation’s RAPID Response Research... read more

First three D-line chemical engineering masters take up jobs in industry

First three D-line chemical engineering masters take up jobs in industry

February 25, 2015

George Guo, Vincent Rosa, and Patrick Dorion enter careers in industry. read more

Susan Daniel wins an Alice H. & Constance E. Cook Award

Susan Daniel wins an Alice H. & Constance E. Cook Award

February 11, 2015

Nominated by Prof Clancy, and members of the CBE women in acknowledgement of her achievements and contribution to the Cornell community. read more

Julius Lucks recipient of an Early Career Development Award

Julius Lucks recipient of an Early Career Development Award

February 7, 2015

Julius Lucks is the recipient of a 2015 Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation. read more

Bob Langer '70: Drug-delivery pioneer wins £1m engineering prize

Bob Langer '70: Drug-delivery pioneer wins £1m engineering prize

February 6, 2015

A pioneer of medical technologies that have benefited millions of people has become the latest winner of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. read more

A ‘STAR’ is born: Engineers devise genetic 'on' switch

A ‘STAR’ is born: Engineers devise genetic 'on' switch

February 2, 2015

Cornell scientists have made an RNA-only "on" switch to control gene expression – a breakthrough that could revolutionize genetic engineering. The switch is called Small Transcription Activating... read more