News: CBE

Madeline Rafa

ChemE Junior Madeline Rafa Tapped for Order of Omega Honor Society

Madeline Rafa was tapped for membership in the Order of Omega Honor Society. Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of Fraternity & Sorority organizations. It recognizes upperclassmen who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the Fraternity/Sorority, campus, and local community. Members share the common goal of recognizing the many outstanding student leaders at their institution. Read more

Mbaba Sow

ChemE Junior Mbaba Sow Tapped for Sphinx Head Honor Society

Mbaba Sow was selected for membership to the oldest senior honor society at Cornell University (founded in 1890) in the Sphinx Head Society’s 131st tapping class. The society is known as a presence committed to leading, serving, and humbly uplifting Cornell University. Mbaba is also a member of Cornell University’s Varsity Football Team. Read more

Fengqi You

Professor Fengqi You ranked among top computer scientists in the U.S.

By: Guide2Research

Fengqi You, Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor, at Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has been ranked as one of the top 1000 computer scientists in the United States by Guide2Research, along with other Cornell computer scientists. Guide2Research is a leading research portal for computer science. Their academic platform promotes the highest quality research to inspire young researchers to contribute to the advancement of science. Guide2Research is steered by feedback received from leading scientists whose contributions have shaped the vision and future direction of its... Read more

Ioana Cristina Butu

ChemE senior, Cristina Butu, wins 2nd Place in student poster competition at AFS FiltCon 2021

By: American Filtration & Separations Society

Numerical Simulations for Designing Sieve-free Cross-flow Filtration Systems Ioana Cristina Butu, a senior ChemE, won the 2nd place Student Poster Award at the annual American Filtration Society conference for her research on Brownian dynamics simulations of sieve-free cross-flow filtration (with Neeraj Borker and Don Koch). Cristina was the only undergraduate student to win an award. Read more

Miriam and Ken Ackley

Mourning the loss of former CBE instructor Miriam Ackley

We recently received sad news of the passing of Miriam Ackley, a friend and former instructor of the Smith School. Miriam was introduced to the department in 1998 when she retired from teaching high school mathematics and accompanied her husband, Ken Ackley (CBE’s first Industrial Practitioner) to campus. Miriam was interested in volunteering and her initial involvement in the AEW workshops grew into work that became an integral part of our department. Her years of experience in the school system proved to be useful in preparing our undergraduate students for teaching in a course she led... Read more

Cornell ChemE Car Team

Cornell ChemE Car Team wins 2021 AIChE Northeast Regional Competition

ChemE Car Team wins AICHE Northeast Regional competition with two nearly perfect runs! The ChemE Car Competition is a biannual design challenge in which engineering students must design a small car, powered by a novel power source, that is stopped by a separate chemical reaction at a chosen distance from a start point. The car that can consistently get closest to this chosen distance wins! For the 2021 Northeast Regionals, Cornell opted to use "Fully Charged," an acrylic based design with a large motor and internal containment. The power source was a 10-cell, custom designed zinc alkaline... Read more

Fengqi You

New York state needs Climate and Community Investment Act

By: Times Union

Cornell Professor Fengqi You has just released a study demonstrating that New York State’s pledge to reduce its total carbon pollution by 85 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 is “aggressive” yet “technologically and financially feasible.… as long as New York starts making changes now.” Read more