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Michael-Paul Robinson (Ph.D. Candidate, CBE) was selected to join the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Michael-Paul Robinson (Ph.D. Candidate, CBE) was selected to join the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

December 16, 2015

Michael-Paul Robinson (Ph.D. Candidate, CBE) was selected to join the Cornell University Chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society read more

Marisa Siergiej Named Second-Team All-American

Marisa Siergiej Named Second-Team All-American

December 14, 2015

ChemE Senior Marisa Siergiej capped her phenomenal Big Red field hockey career by becoming the programs first All-American in 13 seasons, when she was named to the second-team this afternoon by the... read more

Managing New Business Development course video

Managing New Business Development course video

December 10, 2015

What you see in the attached video clip is the students validating the results of their negotiation in a form that will be presented to their individual Boards of Directors for approval. read more

Fall 2015 Hooey Graduate Research Award Winners: Eugene Choi and Jonathan Saathoff

Fall 2015 Hooey Graduate Research Award Winners: Eugene Choi and Jonathan Saathoff

December 4, 2015

Eugene Choi (Stroock Group) and Jonathan Saathoff (Clancy Group) read more

Mardochee Reveil's work on post-silicon materials (Clancy group) featured on Cornell's Research site

Mardochee Reveil's work on post-silicon materials (Clancy group) featured on Cornell's Research site

December 4, 2015

Working on new algorithms to improve the design of materials that will be important in the post-silicon era. read more

Matt DeLisa receives the COE Research Excellence Award

Matt DeLisa receives the COE Research Excellence Award

December 3, 2015

The college has established the annual Research Excellence Awards in recognition of the importance of leadership in innovative research. read more

Azotosome one of Science Advances most read papers this year

Azotosome one of Science Advances most read papers this year

December 2, 2015

Stevenson, Lunine and Clancy, described the stability and flexibility of a novel liposome analog that consists of short organic nitrogen-containing chains that could be formed in Titan's... read more

Two CBE undergraduates win Shell scholarships

Two CBE undergraduates win Shell scholarships

December 2, 2015

Seniors, Daniel Recalde and Ge Qu are the recipients read more

Cornell nanomaterials lab opens doors to public

November 24, 2015

A nanomaterials research laboratory in Cornell’s Kimball Hall is opening its doors to the public for the first time. read more

CBE Assistant Professors win distinguished teaching awards

CBE Assistant Professors win distinguished teaching awards

November 17, 2015

Julius Lucks has won the Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Tucker ’50 Excellence in Teaching Award, and Roseanna Zia has won the Sonny Yau ’72 Excellence in Teaching Award. read more

Professor Lynden Archer featured in Chemical & Engineering News,"10 Start-Ups to Watch":

Professor Lynden Archer featured in Chemical & Engineering News,"10 Start-Ups to Watch":

November 10, 2015

Founders Lynden Archer, Shivaun Archer, and Nathan Ball developing new materials for powerful, long-lasting batteries read more

Clancy undergraduate researchers one of only eight teams honored with a technical presentation at the SRC TECHCON meeting

Clancy undergraduate researchers one of only eight teams honored with a technical presentation at the SRC TECHCON meeting

November 6, 2015

Ms. Jovana Andrejevic (Applied & Engr. Phys., ’16) and James Raiford (Chem. Engr, ‘16) gave an impressive talk on their research read more

Dr. Robert Langer '70 - Winner of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

Dr. Robert Langer '70 - Winner of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

October 27, 2015

The ground-breaking chemical engineer Dr. Robert Langer has been awarded the QEPrize for his revolutionary advances and leadership in engineering at the interface with chemistry and medicine. read more

Christopher Alabi wins competitive ACS-PRF Doctoral New Investigator Grant

Christopher Alabi wins competitive ACS-PRF Doctoral New Investigator Grant

October 21, 2015

Chosen to receive a prestigious American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator award for his proposed research on “Synthesis and Evaluation of Sequence-Defined Branched... read more

Matt Paszek receives NIH 'new innovator' award

Matt Paszek receives NIH 'new innovator' award

October 20, 2015

Matthew Paszek ’02, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering in the College of Engineering, were among 41 New Innovator award recipients announced last week. read more

McKenzie Hubert '16 has been awarded a 2015-16 Frank and Rosa Rhodes Scholarship

October 16, 2015

The Frank and Rosa Rhodes Scholarships are given annually to a few students who are selected from each college at Cornell. read more

Stwart Pena and Kayla Kemler, two CBE undergrads with Steen research group garnered "top 10 poster" recognition at national meeting - TECHCON

Stwart Pena and Kayla Kemler, two CBE undergrads with Steen research group garnered "top 10 poster" recognition at national meeting - TECHCON

October 15, 2015

TECHCON brings university students from a variety of science and engineering majors together with scholars and leaders read more

Lakshmi Nathan, of the Daniel Research Group, won a travel grant to attend the annual AIChE meeting in 2015

Lakshmi Nathan, of the Daniel Research Group, won a travel grant to attend the annual AIChE meeting in 2015

October 8, 2015

The meeting will take place in Salt Lake City, UT from November 3-8. read more

Siergiej sisters engineer success on and off the field

Siergiej sisters engineer success on and off the field

October 5, 2015

Marisa Siergiej '16 as proven to be an accomplished student and was accepted into the highly selective Engineering Leadership Certificate Program. read more

Professor Lynden Archer named Editorial Board member and Associate Editor of AAAS journal Science Advances

Professor Lynden Archer named Editorial Board member and Associate Editor of AAAS journal Science Advances

October 1, 2015

William C. Hooey Director and James A. Friend Family Distinguished Professor of Engineering named Associate Editor. read more

Mardochee Reveil (Clancy group) wins Best Poster at the Cornell's Nanofabrication Facility annual meeting 2015

Mardochee Reveil (Clancy group) wins Best Poster at the Cornell's Nanofabrication Facility annual meeting 2015

September 24, 2015

His poster, "Characterizing the Behavior of Van der Pauw Devices under non-Ideal Conditions," featured his innovative computational work read more

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