Congrats to the new board!
Thank you John Anderson (PhD '71) for the Spring 2018 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois Distinguished Alumni Lecture! Here he is (center) with Dr. Paul Kenis (left) and Dr. Richard Alkire (right). Dr. Anderson reflected on his time here as a grad student and his career as chemical engineering professor and university administrator.
Thank you Katy for sharing your experiences and excitement about engineering with future Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois students!
Katy's blazer and loafers signaled she's all business...and she totally is. As the SWE Illinois's Professional Liaison Director, she's connecting her undergradu...ate peers with industry opportunities and professionals and working to not only maximize her experience here at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign but also influence the experiences of the women around her 👭
"I joined SWE Illinois my freshman year, and at first, I kind of was just trying to figure out what it was exactly and how I could get involved.
First, I became a chair on the Professional Liaison committee, and then that led to this year’s wonderful opportunity to be the Director of that committee. All three years, but especially this year and in this role, I’ve seen my professional and personal growth. I’ve been able to improve my soft skills like communication, but also the friendships I’ve made are incredible. My closest friends are in SWE, and I’ve been able to make deep and meaningful lifelong friendships, both with women in and outside of my major. I am inspired everyday by the amazing things these women are doing!
I've also had the opportunity to interface with incoming and prospective students. Whether it is hosting an admitted student for SWE's Little Sisters Weekend, meeting prospective students as a Women in Engineering at Illinois (WIE) Ambassador or serving as a mentor at WIE Orientation, I love being able to share my experiences and excitement about Engineering at Illinois with the next generations of engineers."
Junior from Wayne, IL
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois
Lots of great news to share! #ICYMI Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois Professor Brendan Harley was honored with a Campus Award for Excellence in Instruction.
Dr. Harley "developed an innovative course on tissue engineering that introduces undergraduates to cutting-edge research in the biosciences. He supplements traditional lectures by selecting current journal articles that show students how to apply the knowledge from the lectures. He is committed to the active recruitment and retention of underrepresented students, specifically women, in STEM disciplines."
Every April, Omega Chi Epsilon hosts an Undergraduate Research Symposium and every year we are blown away by the kind of research that our undergrads get to do with faculty and grad students in catalysis, soft matter, biomolecular engineering, and so much more.
Rudy & Daven! Congrats and looking forward to hearing about all the amazing things you will do in industry!
Congratulations to Bill Engineerguy for being recognized as the Donald and Dolores Morris Professorial Scholar and warm thanks to Jim and Karen Morris, great friends and supporters of the department. Jim and Karen have named the scholar position after Jim's parents, who always stressed the importance of a college education. Bill, we're so glad Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois is your departmental home!
Check out this nifty video history of the tunnels connecting Noyes Lab, Roger Adams Lab, and Chemistry Annex. How many of you use(d) the tunnels? For what? Let us know in the comments!
Exciting news! We have not one but two fantastic speakers for the May 2018 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois convocation ceremony. Addressing graduates will be the husband-and-wife team of Deborah Roberts Correnti (BS '84) and Corey Correnti (BS '84)!
Congratulations to recipients of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship program!
Fellowships were awarded to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois grad student Danielle Harrier, with ChBE Prof. Damien Guirionnet's research group; ChBE senior Elijah Karvelis, with ChBE Prof. Brendan Harley's group, and Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois grad student Marley Dewey with the Harley lab; and Kevin Chen...g, Biophysics grad student in ChBE Prof. Diwakar Shukla's group.
Honorable mentions to Isamar Pastrana-Otero (Kraft Lab), Bijal Patel (Diao Lab) and Whitney Sinclair (Kenis Group).
You guys are all awesome!
#ICYMI Great story out of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology featuring Harley Lab grad students and research.
“The defects of the skull typically in battle injuries are very strange in shape, so we want to be able to design a scaffold or composite that can fit that exact shape for them and then it would regenerate their own bone,” said Marley Dewey, a doctoral student working in the lab of Brendan Harley, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering.
Good morning, everyone! Today we are celebrating the news that Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois's Professor Ying Diao and materials science and engineering professors Qian Chen and Pinshane Huang have won Sloan Research Fellowships. Congrats to all three!
"Since they joined the department, Professors Harley and Flaherty have emerged as exceptional scientists and mentors." -- Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois Dept Head Paul Kenis.
Indeed! Congrats Profs. Flaherty and Harley on your Excellence in Research awards from the College of Engineering.