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Magnetic tweezers reveal ‘hairballs’ in polymer growth

December 13, 2017

Magnetic tweezers reveal ‘hairballs’ in polymer growth

Their findings are reported in “Single Polymer Growth Dynamics,” published Oct. 20 in Science. In... read more

2 CBE PhD students inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

December 7, 2017

2 CBE PhD students inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Jade Noble and Christian Aponte-Rivera have been inducted into the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor... read more

A new Robert Frederick Smith Initiative is launching

December 6, 2017

A new Robert Frederick Smith Initiative is launching

Three graduate students in CBE are launching a new civic engagement initiative. read more

Teams led by Hanrath and Putnam win two of four Scale-Up Awards to move laboratory developments toward commercial application

December 4, 2017

Teams led by Hanrath and Putnam win two of four Scale-Up Awards to move laboratory developments toward commercial application

Two of the four teams that received Scale Up and Prototyping Awards include CBE Faculty, Tobias... read more

Kent Zheng (Archer group) wins grand prize in the 15th Challenge Cup Contest

November 27, 2017

Kent Zheng (Archer group) wins grand prize in the 15th Challenge Cup Contest

Kent Zheng, a first-year Ph.D. student in the Archer group, was selected to participate in the... read more

Fengqi You elected vice-chair of AIChE’s Sustainable Engineering Forum

November 20, 2017

Fengqi You elected vice-chair of AIChE’s Sustainable Engineering Forum

Through a division-wide election, Prof. Fengqi You was elected the vice chair of the Sustainable... read more

Fengqi You featured as an I&EC Research 2017 Class of Influential Researcher

November 20, 2017

Fengqi You featured as an I&EC Research 2017 Class of Influential Researcher

Professor Fengqi You was named as one of the 2017 Class of Influential Researchers by the ACS... read more

Robert F. Smith ’85 received this year’s Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year award on Nov. 3.

November 20, 2017

Robert F. Smith ’85 received this year’s Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year award on Nov. 3.

Robert F. Smith, who earned his bachelor’s in chemical engineering at Cornell in ’85, received this... read more

Yong Joo is Named Fuller Chair

November 3, 2017

Yong Joo is Named Fuller Chair

Yong L. Joo, Professor in the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular... read more

CBE Reception at AIChe meeting in Minneapolis

October 30, 2017

CBE Reception at AIChe meeting in Minneapolis

Please join us at Cornell’s Reception on Tuesday at the AICHE Meeting. Tuesday, October 31,... read more

2017 CBE Safety Olympics

October 27, 2017

2017 CBE Safety Olympics

The second annual CBE Safety Olympics took place on September 15, 2017. read more

Cornell alumnus and world renowned Chemical Engineer, Edwin Lightfoot (BS '47 and PhD 50'), passed away Oct. 2, 2017, aged 92.

October 25, 2017

Cornell alumnus and world renowned Chemical Engineer, Edwin Lightfoot (BS '47 and PhD 50'), passed away Oct. 2, 2017, aged 92.

Edwin Niblock Lightfoot, Jr., passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 92 on October 2. read more

Angela Harper (Clancy group REU) wins the 2017 LeRoy Apker award from APS

October 17, 2017

Angela Harper (Clancy group REU) wins the 2017 LeRoy Apker award from APS

Angela Harper, who spent a summer at Cornell as a CCMR REU student in 2016, has received the APS... read more

Shuler receives the 2018 BMES CMBE Shu Chien Achievement Award

October 17, 2017

Shuler receives the 2018 BMES CMBE Shu Chien Achievement Award

Michael Shuler has been selected to receive the 2018 BMES CMBE Shu Chien Achievement Award from the... read more

Sodium has a promising future in electrochemical energy storage: Archer Group paper published in Nature Communications shows why

October 17, 2017

Sodium has a promising future in electrochemical energy storage: Archer Group paper published in Nature Communications shows why

Designing solid-liquid interphases for sodium batteries: Current state-of-art lithium-ion batteries... read more

DeLisa and Putnam labs team up to engineer single-shot flu vaccine

September 29, 2017

DeLisa and Putnam labs team up to engineer single-shot flu vaccine

The DeLisa and Putnam labs have teamed up for nearly a decade to develop novel vaccines based on... read more

CBE WOMEN's Outreach Program selected as shortlisted project for the GEDC Airbus Diversity Award

September 6, 2017

CBE WOMEN's Outreach Program selected as shortlisted project for the GEDC Airbus Diversity Award

The W.O.M.E.N. project is an outreach program introducing economically disadvantaged families from... read more

Fengqi You wins 2018 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award

September 6, 2017

Fengqi You wins 2018 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award

This is the 3rd major international award that Professor You has received recently, in addition to... read more

Zdenek Burianec Memorial Award presented to Jian Gong and Fengqi You

August 28, 2017

Zdenek Burianec Memorial Award presented to Jian Gong and Fengqi You

The title of their poster presentation is “Handling Uncertain Feedstock Compositions in Shale Gas... read more

Fengqi You wins 2017 Environmental Division Early Career Award from AIChE

August 7, 2017

Fengqi You wins 2017 Environmental Division Early Career Award from AIChE

This award is presented by AIChE to honor an individual with outstanding contributions in... read more

Energy Department Announces $19.4 Million Investment in Advanced Vehicle Technologies

August 3, 2017

Energy Department Announces $19.4 Million Investment in Advanced Vehicle Technologies

Including Prof. Yong Joo's proposal, Highly Loaded Cathode and Coated Separator for High Rate... read more

The first indisputable spectroscopic evidence of the presence of the molecule (vinyl chloride) on Titan

July 31, 2017

The first indisputable spectroscopic evidence of the presence of the molecule (vinyl chloride) on Titan

James Stevenson of the Clancy Research Group, originally identified this as a potential cell... read more

Cornell's Jack'd Jerky wins national food contest

July 14, 2017

Cornell's Jack'd Jerky wins national food contest

Team members include ChemE '17 Will Borchert, Isabel Alster ’18, Halle Bershad ’17, and Molly... read more

Fengqi You wins the 2017 AIChE Sustainable Engineering Research Award

July 11, 2017

Fengqi You wins the 2017 AIChE Sustainable Engineering Research Award

The award is presented annually to recognize an individual with significant contributions to... read more

Energy Department Announces up to $4 Million for Geothermal Deep Direct-Use Feasibility Studies

July 10, 2017

Energy Department Announces up to $4 Million for Geothermal Deep Direct-Use Feasibility Studies

Cornell recipients include Prof. Jeff Tester (CBE), and Prof. Terry Jordan (EAS). read more

How Your Food Waste Could Eventually Power Your Home

July 3, 2017

How Your Food Waste Could Eventually Power Your Home

As featured in TIME Magazine: Tester Research Group has found a new way to capture nearly all of... read more

Presidential Fellowship awarded to a Ph.D. student in You group

June 26, 2017

Presidential Fellowship awarded to a Ph.D. student in You group

Daniel Garcia, a Ph.D. student advised by Prof. Fengqi You (Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor... read more

DeLisa Group published a paper in Nature Chemical Biology

June 23, 2017

DeLisa Group published a paper in Nature Chemical Biology

Former postdoc in the DeLisa lab, Dario Mizrachi, was lead author on the paper titled, "A... read more

CBE WOMEN Event was honored with the Engineering Initiative Award from the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN)

June 20, 2017

CBE WOMEN Event was honored with the Engineering Initiative Award from the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN)

Recognizing it as an exemplary project that can serve as a model for other institutions trying to... read more

Interdisciplinary team concludes successful "Coding for All" program with the Sciencenter's middle-school Future Science Leaders

June 13, 2017

Interdisciplinary team concludes successful "Coding for All" program with the Sciencenter's middle-school Future Science Leaders

Sponsored by "Engaged Cornell" in a project known as "Coding for All", Cornell graduate students... read more

Thanh Tung Le '18 has been awarded a scholarship from Tau Beta Pi for 2017-18

June 5, 2017

Thanh Tung Le '18 has been awarded a scholarship from Tau Beta Pi for 2017-18

Tau Beta Pi is the engineering honor society.Le is a rising senior majoring in chemical engineering... read more

Jiyao Gao, Ph.D. candidate in the You Group, received the AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum Student Paper Award

June 5, 2017

Jiyao Gao, Ph.D. candidate in the You Group, received the AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum Student Paper Award

The Award will be presented at the Sustainable Engineering Forum luncheon during the AIChE Annual... read more

Yaset (Ace) Acevedo wins Outstanding Teaching Assistant (TA) Award 2017

May 30, 2017

Yaset (Ace) Acevedo wins Outstanding Teaching Assistant (TA) Award 2017

Ace Acevedo has been named Outstanding TA for 2017 for his work in CHEME 1120. read more

Blaire Sorenson (Clancy group) wins Toni Morrison Graduate Mentoring Award

May 30, 2017

Blaire Sorenson (Clancy group) wins Toni Morrison Graduate Mentoring Award

"This individual has gone beyond her role to promote diversity, scholarship and professional... read more

Clancy group featured on cover of Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys.

May 15, 2017

Clancy group featured on cover of Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys.

This paper provides a molecular-level computational study of the nucleation of a prototypical... read more

Prof. Qiuming Yu, Ph.D. '95, promoted to Research Full Professor (U. Washington)

May 10, 2017

Prof. Qiuming Yu, Ph.D. '95, promoted to Research Full Professor (U. Washington)

Prof. Yu was awarded a Ph.D. from Cornell in the Clancy group where she worked on rapid... read more

Clancy, Kolakowski named 2017 Kaplan Faculty Fellows

May 10, 2017

Clancy, Kolakowski named 2017 Kaplan Faculty Fellows

Paulette Clancy, the Bodman Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Heather Kolakowski, lecturer in... read more

Two ACS journal covers feature energy and manufacturing research from You group

May 8, 2017

Two ACS journal covers feature energy and manufacturing research from You group

The first article, titled “Comparative Techno-Economic and Environmental Analysis of Ethylene and... read more

May 3, 2017

2017-18 Fleming Scholars named: Kevin Weyant and Zhu Cheng

Kevin Weyant of the DeLisa Group and Zhu Cheng of the Paszek research group are named the 2017-18... read more

Archer Group featured on the cover of Advanced Energy Materials

May 2, 2017

Archer Group featured on the cover of Advanced Energy Materials

Zhengyuan Tu, Ph.D. candidate in the Archer Group reports a nanostructured electrolyte design that... read more

Stabilizing molecule could pave way for lithium-air fuel cell

April 25, 2017

Stabilizing molecule could pave way for lithium-air fuel cell

Researchers show that coating the anode of a lithium-oxygen fuel cell with bromide results in more... read more

Prof. Susan Daniel and Ph.D. candidate, Aravind Natarajan were featured speakers at the Ithaca March for Science

April 24, 2017

Prof. Susan Daniel and Ph.D. candidate, Aravind Natarajan were featured speakers at the Ithaca March for Science

Prof. Daniel spoke about her own experiences as a student and faculty member in engineering, and... read more

The Hunt for New Energy-Storage Materials

April 21, 2017

The Hunt for New Energy-Storage Materials

Fernando A. Escobedo, Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is co-leading an... read more

Making Glassy Metals, Watching Droplets

April 21, 2017

Making Glassy Metals, Watching Droplets

Paul Steen’s lab explores interfaces—metal-gas, liquid-gas, and liquid-solid—in the form of glassy... read more

Professor Paulette Clancy is awarded a Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellowship

April 20, 2017

Professor Paulette Clancy is awarded a Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellowship

The Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellowship in Service-Learning recognizes the importance of... read more

New Polymers for Drug Design and Delivery

April 19, 2017

New Polymers for Drug Design and Delivery

CBE Professor, Christopher Alabi is making a new class of polymers as tools for fighting disease. read more

"Bioprocess Engineering: Basic Concepts, 3rd Ed." recently published by M. Shuler, F. Kargi and M. DeLisa

April 14, 2017

"Bioprocess Engineering: Basic Concepts, 3rd Ed." recently published by M. Shuler, F. Kargi and M. DeLisa

The third edition of the book, "Bioprocess Engineering: Basic Concepts" by Michael l Shuler, Fikret... read more

Two CBE graduate students are among the 12 finalists in the three-minute thesis competition

April 13, 2017

Two CBE graduate students are among the 12 finalists in the three-minute thesis competition

Aravind Ratajaran and Mardochee Reveil are among the 12 finalists in the three-minute thesis... read more

April 13, 2017

Allen Jiang, ChemE ’18, has been named a 2017 Goldwater Scholar

Allen Jiang has been named a 2017 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and... read more

Junior Allen Jiang wins 2017 Goldwater Scholarship

April 13, 2017

Junior Allen Jiang wins 2017 Goldwater Scholarship

Allen Jiang '18, a chemical engineering major from Redmond, Washington, has won a 2017 Goldwater... read more

Professor Chris Alabi awarded Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Year

April 12, 2017

Professor Chris Alabi awarded Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Year

The award will be presented at CEAA’s Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, April 28, 2017 in McManus... read more

April 3, 2017

Charles Wan, ChemE '17 and Robert Lee, ChemE '17 named Merrill Presidential Scholars

Since 1988, the Merrill Presidential Scholars Program has honored Cornell University’s most... read more

1st Annual Major Cornell Major Tournament Winners: CHEME

March 31, 2017

1st Annual Major Cornell Major Tournament Winners: CHEME

ChemE bested 63 other Cornell Majors, defeating Architecture in the Final Round read more

Cornell ChemE Student Wins Study-Abroad Semester in Ireland

March 31, 2017

Cornell ChemE Student Wins Study-Abroad Semester in Ireland

ChemE sophomore Elizabeth Bach believed she was meeting with her study abroad adviser to discuss... read more

Archer Group featured on the cover of Advanced Materials

March 30, 2017

Archer Group featured on the cover of Advanced Materials

In the article, the Archer Group reports an approach for stabilizing sodium metal anodes using... read more

Roseanna Zia awarded an ONR Director of Research Early Career Grant (DORECG)

March 28, 2017

Roseanna Zia awarded an ONR Director of Research Early Career Grant (DORECG)

The DORECG was recently established to recognize the very best of ONR YIP recipients read more

Engineers design “tree-on-a-chip”

March 21, 2017

Engineers design “tree-on-a-chip”

Stroock Research Group collaborates with engineers at MIT to design a microfluidic device they call... read more

Prof. Engstrom serves as a Guest Editor for a Special Topic in The Journal of Chemical Physics

March 21, 2017

Prof. Engstrom serves as a Guest Editor for a Special Topic in The Journal of Chemical Physics

Working with Prof. Andy Kummel at UC San Diego, Jim developed the topic entitled: “Atomic and... read more

The career crisis that sparked a 'LinkedIn for women'

March 9, 2017

The career crisis that sparked a 'LinkedIn for women'

Featuring CBE alumnus, Lisa Skeete Tatum '89 read more

FuzeHub awards innovation grants to Cornell-led projects

March 2, 2017

FuzeHub awards innovation grants to Cornell-led projects

Three projects with ties to Cornell are among the seven grantees to receive a total of more than... read more

March 1, 2017

Michael Vilkhovoy and Rachel LeCover (Varner Research Group) receive respective awards

Rachel LeCover won a highly competitive parallel computing research internship at Los Alamos... read more

CBE Graduate Student Research Symposium Award Winners

February 13, 2017

CBE Graduate Student Research Symposium Award Winners

Winners announced from the CBE Symposium held Monday, January 23, 2017. read more

David Allen (ChemE '79) Elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 10, 2017

David Allen (ChemE '79) Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions bestowed upon an engineer.... read more

ChemE Undergraduates Promote STEM to Local Kids

February 7, 2017

ChemE Undergraduates Promote STEM to Local Kids

The Inspiring Chemical Engineers club taught and conducted an experiment with polymers Saturday at... read more

Water sensor moves from basic research to promising business

February 7, 2017

Water sensor moves from basic research to promising business

A Cornell water sensor technology that began as basic research is blooming into a business that... read more

CBE Safety Olinpics

February 6, 2017

CBE Safety Olinpics

To promote awareness of safety actions, attitudes, and behaviors, the safety committee organized... read more

Meet One of Merck’s Newest Postdocs Noreen Rizvi, Ph.D.

February 6, 2017

Meet One of Merck’s Newest Postdocs Noreen Rizvi, Ph.D.

B.Sc., Cornell University; Ph.D., Northeastern University read more

Fengqi You appointed as a Consulting Editor of AIChE Journal

February 6, 2017

Fengqi You appointed as a Consulting Editor of AIChE Journal

AIChE Journal is the flagship journal of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and is a... read more

Robert F. Smith is Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

January 31, 2017

Robert F. Smith is Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

Robert F. Smith '85 has been named the Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He will be honored... read more

Fengqi You joins Editorial Board of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

January 12, 2017

Fengqi You joins Editorial Board of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineeirng is a high-impact journal published by American Chemical... read more

Lin Ma of the Acher Group, was recently awarded the MRS Gold Graduate Student Award

January 9, 2017

Lin Ma of the Acher Group, was recently awarded the MRS Gold Graduate Student Award

The MRS Graduate Student Awards are intended to honor and encourage graduate students whose... read more

Poornima Padmanabhan selected for 2017 Cook Award

January 5, 2017

Poornima Padmanabhan selected for 2017 Cook Award

The award honors individuals in recognition of their commitment to women’s issues and their... read more

Zia Group article featured as one of the "Most Read" in the 2016 Journal of Rheology

January 5, 2017

Zia Group article featured as one of the "Most Read" in the 2016 Journal of Rheology

Delayed yield in colloidal gels: Creep, flow, and re-entrant solid regimes Benjamin J. Landrum,... read more

Better Chemistry Through Modeling

January 4, 2017

Better Chemistry Through Modeling

In the field of chemical engineering, researchers are applying the ideas of systems design and... read more

CBE Professors Daniel, Delisa, Paszek, and Shuler receive the first Robert F. Smith Innovation Fund seed grant

January 4, 2017

CBE Professors Daniel, Delisa, Paszek, and Shuler receive the first Robert F. Smith Innovation Fund seed grant

The project titled, Spatio-temporal Biomanufacturing of Therapeutic Proteins using Membrane-bound... read more

Choi and Clancy’s work featured on cover of J. Mater. Chem. A

January 3, 2017

Choi and Clancy’s work featured on cover of J. Mater. Chem. A

The discovery of a new high performing additive, tetrahydrothiopene oxide (THTO), to improve the... read more