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Cornell chosen to build NYC Tech Campus

Cornell chosen to build NYC Tech Campus

December 19, 2011

Cornell University-Technion-Israel Institute of Technology consortium selected to build 11-Acre tech campus on Roosevelt Island. read more

2011 William C. Hooey Outstanding Staff Award

2011 William C. Hooey Outstanding Staff Award

December 16, 2011

This year’s recipient, Breana Soule, was recognized for initiative and leadership. Breana was hired as the Assistant to the Director in 2010 and in the short space of one year has proven herself an... read more

Jeffrey D. Varner is promoted to Associate Professor

Jeffrey D. Varner is promoted to Associate Professor

November 29, 2011

Faculty, students and staff gathered on November 22nd to celebrate the promotion of Jeff Varner. read more

Harvey Stenger (ChemE '79) has been named president of Binghamton University.

Harvey Stenger (ChemE '79) has been named president of Binghamton University.

November 29, 2011

The Buffalo News: Harvey Stenger (ChemE '79) has been named president of Binghamton University by the State University of New York board of trustees. read more

Obama cites engineering diversity mentoring efforts

Obama cites engineering diversity mentoring efforts

November 15, 2011

Cornell's Diversity Programs in Engineering was among the four individuals and four other organizations to receive the 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering... read more

Society of Women Engineers wins national accolades

Society of Women Engineers wins national accolades

November 2, 2011

The Cornell Society of Women Engineers chapter received a Gold Award for Outstanding Collegiate Section at the organization's annual conference in October. read more

CBE Professor, Jeff Tester receives the Special Achievement Award from the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC).

CBE Professor, Jeff Tester receives the Special Achievement Award from the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC).

October 27, 2011

CBE Professor, Jeff Tester received the Special Achievement Award from the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) at their 35th Annual Meeting in San Diego. read more

Senior Lecturer, Al Center acts as advisor on biochar project in Kenya

Senior Lecturer, Al Center acts as advisor on biochar project in Kenya

October 21, 2011

The increasing costs of fuel for transportation are hampering development of rural communities in developing countries, but an interdisciplinary team of Cornell scientists believes they may have... read more

Varner group receives a grant totaling $13M from the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command of the Army Research Office

Varner group receives a grant totaling $13M from the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command of the Army Research Office

October 11, 2011

The grant from the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command of the Army Research Office (ARO) will be used to support the study of trauma-induced blood coagulation. read more

Winning ChemE Car Team Announces New Sponsors

Winning ChemE Car Team Announces New Sponsors

October 3, 2011

The Cornell Chemical Engineering Car Team thanks General Motors, Air Products and Chemicals, and Corning for their sponsorship, and ultimately, the team's success. read more

Professor Paulette Clancy Wins Mentorship Excellence Award

Professor Paulette Clancy Wins Mentorship Excellence Award

October 3, 2011

Professor Clancy has been chosen by the AIChE Women's Initiatives Committee as the winner for this year's Mentorship Excellence Award. read more

CBE Student, Eugene Choi Awarded 2011 AIChE Grant

CBE Student, Eugene Choi Awarded 2011 AIChE Grant

October 2, 2011

Eugene Choi has been awarded a WIC travel grant to attend the 2011 AIChE annual meeting in Minneapolis, MN. read more

Professor Paulette Clancy has been selected as one of the College of Engineering's outstanding advisors

Professor Paulette Clancy has been selected as one of the College of Engineering's outstanding advisors

October 1, 2011

Professor Paulette Clancy has been selected as one of the College of Engineering's outstanding advisors and will be recognized this fall as a winner of the James M. and Marsha D. McCormick Award. read more

Robert Langer (B.S. ChE '70) has been chosen for ACS's most prestigious award

Robert Langer (B.S. ChE '70) has been chosen for ACS's most prestigious award

September 16, 2011

Robert S. Langer (B.S. ChE '70) the David H. Koch Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been selected to receive the ACS 2012 Priestley Medal. read more

Peter Lantos (ChemE BS ‘45, PhD ‘50) is featured in Chestnut Hill Local

Peter Lantos (ChemE BS ‘45, PhD ‘50) is featured in Chestnut Hill Local

September 13, 2011

Peter Lantos’ (ChemE BS ‘45, PhD ‘50) story is portrayed in the independent weekly newspaper Chestnut Hill Local. Lantos earned both his BS and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from Cornell and... read more

U.S. News ranks four Cornell programs in the top 10

U.S. News ranks four Cornell programs in the top 10

September 10, 2011

In its 2012 rankings, U.S. News and World Report ranks Cornell second in engineering science/engineering physics programs and fourth among biological/agricultural engineering programs. read more

Chemical Engineering Students and Alumni were recognized at the 2011 fall reception

Chemical Engineering Students and Alumni were recognized at the 2011 fall reception

September 9, 2011

Chemical Engineering students and alumni were recognized for their achievements in the co-op program at the 2011 fall reception. read more

Cornell researchers awarded new NSF training grant focused on renewable energy research

Cornell researchers awarded new NSF training grant focused on renewable energy research

August 31, 2011

Professors Paulette Clancy (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) and Emmanuel Giannelis (Materials Science and Engineering) have been awarded a $1.44M four-year NSF grant, entitled “Grass Roots:... read more

New NSF award in “Nanoelectronics 2020 and Beyond” to a Cornell-Princeton team

New NSF award in “Nanoelectronics 2020 and Beyond” to a Cornell-Princeton team

August 31, 2011

A new collaboration to advance the creation of graphene nanoribbon-based devices has been funded by a joint NSF/SRC initiative, providing $1.4M over four years. read more

Assistant Professor, Julius Lucks will join SynBERC as an affiliated investigator

Assistant Professor, Julius Lucks will join SynBERC as an affiliated investigator

August 29, 2011

Assistant Professor, Julius Lucks will join SynBERC as an affiliated investigator. SynBERC stands for Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center and is located at University of California,... read more

CBE Assistant Professor, Julius Lucks quoted in The Scientist, Magazine of the Life Sciences

CBE Assistant Professor, Julius Lucks quoted in The Scientist, Magazine of the Life Sciences

July 15, 2011

The Scientist, Magazine of the Life Sciences recently quoted Professor Lucks in an article entitled, "Tailor-Made Genome, A method for rapidly replacing stop codons throughout the genetic code of E.... read more

ChemE Undergrad Tara Ostock, featured in the Ithaca Journal, "Cornell Undergrads learn to climb giant sequoia"

June 27, 2011

Eight Cornell University undergraduate students, including Tara Ostock (ChemE '13) climbed into the canopies of giant sequoia trees in a course offered by Cornell Outdoor Education. read more

CBE Assistant Professor Julius Lucks, featured in Nature International Weekly Journal of Science

June 15, 2011

CBE Assistant Professor, Julius Lucks is featured in the Nature International Weekly Journal of Science in an article entitled, "Life hackers seek new tools". read more

CBE Grad Rebecca Cantrell, is featured in the Chronicle

May 27, 2011

CBE Graduate Student Rebecca Cantrell, earned her PhD in Chemical Engineering and has recently been profiled in the Cornell Chronicle. read more

Hanrath Group featured in the ACS Nano podcast

May 18, 2011

Assistant Professor Tobias Hanrath's group research focusing on self-assembled nanocrystal superlattices was recently featured in the ACS Nano podcast. read more

CBE Student Awards

May 18, 2011

The following are awards recently granted to CBE students: read more

CBE Alumnus receives the 2011 CETL/BP Junior Faculty Award

April 29, 2011

Assistant Professor Michael Filler (BS ChE '00) receives the 2011 CETL/BP Junior Faculty Award. read more

The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Graduate Women's Group (CBEGWG) has been awarded a Student Group Leadership Award

April 4, 2011

The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Graduate Women's Group (CBEGWG) has been awarded a Student Group Leadership Award by the Cornell Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA). read more

Assistant Professor, Tobias Hanrath receives 3M's Nontenured Faculty Award

March 15, 2011

The 3M Nontenured Faculty Award is administered by 3M's Research and Development in partnership with the Corporate Giving Program. It recognizes outstanding new faculty for the quality and pertinence... read more

Assistant Professor, Susan Daniel receives the 2011 American Society for Engineering Education Teaching Award

March 15, 2011

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), St. Lawrence Section Outstanding Teaching Award is a prestigious award that recognizes excellence in the instruction of engineering and... read more

CBE offers Sustainable Energy Systems minor

February 4, 2011

The Sustainability Energy Systems minor will focus on the world's energy needs and the environmental, economic and social impact of energy technologies. Courses included are biological and... read more

CBE Grad, Josh Lequieu wins best poster at the 3rd International Conference and receives $500 prize

January 29, 2011

Joshua Lequieu, graduate of CBE and MIB student in the Varner lab, won best poster at the 3rd International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering (ICBE). Sponsored by the AIChE and the Society of... read more

Tobias Hanrath receives a Faculty Early Career Development Award

January 20, 2011

The career award is the most prestigious award given by the NSF to teacher-scholars early in their careers. It is designed to support rising stars who demonstrate exceptional creativity in research,... read more

CBE Student, Mark Richards has been awarded a Flexible Electronics for Biological and Life Science Applications IGERT fellowship

January 15, 2011

The FlexEBio IGERT aims to prepare students to develop devices that integrate new materials at the biology- flexible electronics interface. Students participate in interdisciplinary research in... read more