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

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

September 29, 2017

The DeLisa and Putnam labs have teamed up for nearly a decade to develop novel vaccines based on bacterial outer membrane vesicles (OMVs),... read more

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

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

September 6, 2017

The W.O.M.E.N. project is an outreach program introducing economically disadvantaged families from rural upstate New York to career pathways in science and engineering read more

Fengqi You wins 2018 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award

Fengqi You wins 2018 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award

September 6, 2017

This is the 3rd major international award that Professor You has received recently, in addition to the 2017 AIChE Environmental Division Early Career Award and the 2017 AIChE Sustainable Engineering... read more

Zdenek Burianec Memorial Award presented to Jian Gong and Fengqi You

Zdenek Burianec Memorial Award presented to Jian Gong and Fengqi You

August 28, 2017

The title of their poster presentation is “Handling Uncertain Feedstock Compositions in Shale Gas Processing Systems Design with Simulation-based Robust Optimization Algorithm.” read more

Fengqi You wins 2017 Environmental Division Early Career Award from AIChE

Fengqi You wins 2017 Environmental Division Early Career Award from AIChE

August 7, 2017

This award is presented by AIChE to honor an individual with outstanding contributions in Environmental Chemical Engineering in the early stages of the career. read more

Energy Department Announces $19.4 Million Investment in Advanced Vehicle Technologies

Energy Department Announces $19.4 Million Investment in Advanced Vehicle Technologies

August 3, 2017

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

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

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

July 31, 2017

James Stevenson of the Clancy Research Group, originally identified this as a potential cell membrane on Titan in the Stevenson, Lunine, Clancy paper on azotosomes read more

Cornell's Jack'd Jerky wins national food contest

Cornell's Jack'd Jerky wins national food contest

July 14, 2017

Team members include ChemE '17 Will Borchert, Isabel Alster ’18, Halle Bershad ’17, and Molly Mandel ’17, Kaitlin Steinleitner ’19 and Anna Xu ’17 read more

Fengqi You wins the 2017 AIChE Sustainable Engineering Research Award

Fengqi You wins the 2017 AIChE Sustainable Engineering Research Award

July 11, 2017

The award is presented annually to recognize an individual with significant contributions to research activities on sustainability. read more

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

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

July 10, 2017

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

How Your Food Waste Could Eventually Power Your Home

How Your Food Waste Could Eventually Power Your Home

July 3, 2017

As featured in TIME Magazine: Tester Research Group has found a new way to capture nearly all of the energy in a food waste product, leaving little behind to fill a landfill. read more

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

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

June 26, 2017

Daniel Garcia, a Ph.D. student advised by Prof. Fengqi You (Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor at the Smith School), was recently awarded a Presidential Fellowship. read more

DeLisa Group published a paper in Nature Chemical Biology

DeLisa Group published a paper in Nature Chemical Biology

June 23, 2017

Former postdoc in the DeLisa lab, Dario Mizrachi, was lead author on the paper titled, "A water-soluble DsbB variant that catalyzes disulfide-bond formation in vivo." read more

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

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

June 20, 2017

Recognizing it as an exemplary project that can serve as a model for other institutions trying to increase the number of women in engineering. read more

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

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

June 13, 2017

Sponsored by "Engaged Cornell" in a project known as "Coding for All", Cornell graduate students Lara Becker (MAE), Matthew Church (Chem.), Henry Herbol (MSE), and Andrew Ruttinger (CBE) conducted an... read more

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

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

June 5, 2017

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

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

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

June 5, 2017

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

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

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

May 30, 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

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

May 30, 2017

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

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

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

May 15, 2017

This paper provides a molecular-level computational study of the nucleation of a prototypical Covalent Organic Framework (COF) material from its linker and binder components. read more

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

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

May 10, 2017

Prof. Yu was awarded a Ph.D. from Cornell in the Clancy group where she worked on rapid solidification in SiGe alloys, both experimentally and computationally. read more

Clancy, Kolakowski named 2017 Kaplan Faculty Fellows

Clancy, Kolakowski named 2017 Kaplan Faculty Fellows

May 10, 2017

Paulette Clancy, the Bodman Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Heather Kolakowski, lecturer in the School of Hotel Administration, won 2017 Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellowships April... read more

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

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

May 8, 2017

The first article, titled “Comparative Techno-Economic and Environmental Analysis of Ethylene and Propylene Manufacturing from Wet Shale Gas and Naphtha” (DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b00354), was featured... read more

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

May 3, 2017

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

Archer Group featured on the cover of Advanced Energy Materials

Archer Group featured on the cover of Advanced Energy Materials

May 2, 2017

Zhengyuan Tu, Ph.D. candidate in the Archer Group reports a nanostructured electrolyte design that has been theoretically shown recently to be able to suppress the dendrite growth by fundamentally... read more

Stabilizing molecule could pave way for lithium-air fuel cell

Stabilizing molecule could pave way for lithium-air fuel cell

April 25, 2017

Researchers show that coating the anode of a lithium-oxygen fuel cell with bromide results in more stable charging and could represent a step toward practical lithium-oxygen energy storage technology. read more

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

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

April 24, 2017

Prof. Daniel spoke about her own experiences as a student and faculty member in engineering, and the opportunities that STEM training opened for her. read more

The Hunt for New Energy-Storage Materials

The Hunt for New Energy-Storage Materials

April 21, 2017

Fernando A. Escobedo, Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is co-leading an effort to combine, in a single system, both major types of conductivity (ionic and electronic conduction)... read more

Making Glassy Metals, Watching Droplets

Making Glassy Metals, Watching Droplets

April 21, 2017

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

Professor Paulette Clancy is awarded a Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellowship

Professor Paulette Clancy is awarded a Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellowship

April 20, 2017

The Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellowship in Service-Learning recognizes the importance of the national movement in higher education for greater involvement in civic engagement. read more

New Polymers for Drug Design and Delivery

New Polymers for Drug Design and Delivery

April 19, 2017

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

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

April 14, 2017

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

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

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

April 13, 2017

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

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

April 13, 2017

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

Junior Allen Jiang wins 2017 Goldwater Scholarship

Junior Allen Jiang wins 2017 Goldwater Scholarship

April 13, 2017

Allen Jiang '18, a chemical engineering major from Redmond, Washington, has won a 2017 Goldwater Scholarship, which recognizes top undergraduates in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. read more

Professor Chris Alabi awarded Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Year

Professor Chris Alabi awarded Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Year

April 12, 2017

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

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

April 3, 2017

Since 1988, the Merrill Presidential Scholars Program has honored Cornell University’s most outstanding graduating seniors, while also recognizing the teachers who have played a significant role in... read more

1st Annual Major Cornell Major Tournament Winners: CHEME

1st Annual Major Cornell Major Tournament Winners: CHEME

March 31, 2017

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

Cornell ChemE Student Wins Study-Abroad Semester in Ireland

Cornell ChemE Student Wins Study-Abroad Semester in Ireland

March 31, 2017

ChemE sophomore Elizabeth Bach believed she was meeting with her study abroad adviser to discuss options for programs. After opening the door, it took a few moments for her to understand why there... read more

Archer Group featured on the cover of Advanced Materials

Archer Group featured on the cover of Advanced Materials

March 30, 2017

In the article, the Archer Group reports an approach for stabilizing sodium metal anodes using poly-ionic liquid films grown in-situ on the anode. read more

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

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

March 28, 2017

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

Engineers design “tree-on-a-chip”

Engineers design “tree-on-a-chip”

March 21, 2017

Stroock Research Group collaborates with engineers at MIT to design a microfluidic device they call a “tree-on-a-chip.” read more

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

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

March 21, 2017

Working with Prof. Andy Kummel at UC San Diego, Jim developed the topic entitled: “Atomic and Molecular Layer Processing: Deposition, Pattering and Etching.” read more

The career crisis that sparked a 'LinkedIn for women'

The career crisis that sparked a 'LinkedIn for women'

March 9, 2017

Featuring CBE alumnus, Lisa Skeete Tatum '89 read more

FuzeHub awards innovation grants to Cornell-led projects

FuzeHub awards innovation grants to Cornell-led projects

March 2, 2017

Three projects with ties to Cornell are among the seven grantees to receive a total of more than $469,000 in funding from FuzeHub, a nonprofit that assists small manufacturers. read more

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

March 1, 2017

Rachel LeCover won a highly competitive parallel computing research internship at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Michael Vilkhovoy read more

CBE Graduate Student Research Symposium Award Winners

CBE Graduate Student Research Symposium Award Winners

February 13, 2017

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

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

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

February 10, 2017

Election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions bestowed upon an engineer. Membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research and practice read more

ChemE Undergraduates Promote STEM to Local Kids

ChemE Undergraduates Promote STEM to Local Kids

February 7, 2017

The Inspiring Chemical Engineers club taught and conducted an experiment with polymers Saturday at the Ithaca Sciencenter, building awareness in science among children. read more

Water sensor moves from basic research to promising business

Water sensor moves from basic research to promising business

February 7, 2017

A Cornell water sensor technology that began as basic research is blooming into a business that fills a vital need for grape, nut, apple and other growers. read more

CBE Safety Olinpics

CBE Safety Olinpics

February 6, 2017

To promote awareness of safety actions, attitudes, and behaviors, the safety committee organized the 1st Annual CBE Safety Olinpics as an educational and entertaining initiative read more

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

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

February 6, 2017

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

Fengqi You appointed as a Consulting Editor of AIChE Journal

Fengqi You appointed as a Consulting Editor of AIChE Journal

February 6, 2017

AIChE Journal is the flagship journal of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and is a high-impact, peer-reviewed monthly covers groundbreaking research in chemical engineering and... read more

Robert F. Smith is Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

Robert F. Smith is Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

January 31, 2017

Robert F. Smith '85 has been named the Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He will be honored Nov. 3 during Cornell’s annual Entrepreneurship Summit in New York City. read more

Fengqi You joins Editorial Board of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

Fengqi You joins Editorial Board of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

January 12, 2017

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineeirng is a high-impact journal published by American Chemical Society (ACS) on sustainability and green chemistry. read more

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

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

January 9, 2017

The MRS Graduate Student Awards are intended to honor and encourage graduate students whose academic achievements and current materials research display a high order of excellence and distinction read more

Poornima Padmanabhan selected for 2017 Cook Award

Poornima Padmanabhan selected for 2017 Cook Award

January 5, 2017

The award honors individuals in recognition of their commitment to women’s issues and their contributions for changing the climate for women at Cornell. Dr. Padmanabhan is a postdoctoral researcher... read more

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

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

January 5, 2017

Delayed yield in colloidal gels: Creep, flow, and re-entrant solid regimes Benjamin J. Landrum, William B. Russel, Roseanna N. Zia read more

Better Chemistry Through Modeling

Better Chemistry Through Modeling

January 4, 2017

In the field of chemical engineering, researchers are applying the ideas of systems design and mathematical modeling to push the field into unexplored areas. read more

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

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

January 4, 2017

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

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

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

January 3, 2017

The discovery of a new high performing additive, tetrahydrothiopene oxide (THTO), to improve the solar cell efficiency of a lead halide perovskite material was featured on the cover of J. Mater.... read more