Department News

Keep up to date with the latest Chemical and Biological Engineering news.


David Kofke was elected a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in recognition of his contributions to chemical engineering research.


Mark Swihart was awarded the 2013  Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal  from the Western New York section of the American Chemical Society.


SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence honor and recognize consistently superior professional achievement and encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence.

Blaine Pfeifer, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering, explains why we should look beyond E. coli’s bad reputation on Inside Higher Ed's Academic Minute.
Stephanie Kong received the 2015 Nicholas P. Chopey Scholarship for Chemical Engineering Excellence. Kong is entering her senior year at UB, where she is majoring in both chemical engineering and Spanish.
A segment of PBS History Detectives interviews UB chemical and biological engineering professor Ed Furlani to investigate how magnetic boots developed for astronauts in the 1960s might work.

Futurity reports that a UB research team led by Blaine Pfeifer has manipulated E. coli to produce 40 new versions of the antibiotic erythromycin.


ASEE's First Bell reports that the Department of Energy awarded UB and partners a $1.9 million grant to develop carbon capture techniques. The UB team is lead by Haiqing Lin and Mark Swihart, both in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.