University of Delaware - College of Engineering

Chemical Engineering Centennial


Centennial Reunion
September 19 - 21, 2014

Unable to attend? Watch the live stream of the Saturday morning program!

2014 is the centennial of chemical engineering at the University of Delaware, and we will be celebrating this milestone with a program of various events. The centerpiece will be a Centennial Alumni Reunion on the UD campus on the weekend of September 19-21. We will also recognize the successes of our alumni through features on this web site. A book describing the history of chemical engineering at Delaware is now available for order. All aspects of the centennial are accessible on the centennial web page. All aspects of the centennial are accessible on the centennial web page.

2014 CCST Research Review

Register Now for the 2014 CCST Research Review.
Date / Time: Wednesday, Oct. 15 (3:00 pm - 6:00 pm) & Thursday, Oct. 16 (8:00 am - 3:30 pm)
Location: Clayton Hall Conference Center
Please Register Here for this event.
(registration cut-off date: Monday, Oct. 6, 2014)


Honoring Raul Lobo, Claire D. LeClaire Professor of Chemical Engineering
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: TBD
Reception: DuPont Hall Front Lobby

Sept. 19-21: Chemical engineering at 100: Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering marks centennial

The University of Delaware's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will celebrate 100 years of innovation with an alumni reunion this weekend, Sept. 19-21, in honor of the department’s centennial. UD established a major in chemical engineering in 1914. A century later, the department is one of the top chemical engineering programs in the United States.

Named professor: Raul Lobo named Claire D. LeClaire professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Raul Lobo, professor and director of the University of Delaware’s Center for Catalytic Science and Technology (CCST), has been appointed the Claire D. LeClaire Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, effective Sept. 1. Since joining the UD chemical and biomolecular engineering faculty in 1995, Lobo has been instrumental in the research of zeolites and other nanoporous materials on campus.

Plant-based materials: CCEI teams with consumer goods, car companies in renewable plastics research

The University of Delaware's Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI) recently announced a research program with the Plant PET Technology Collaborative (PTC) to explore methods of producing renewable beverage bottles, packaging, automotive components and fabric from biomass. Together, CCEI and PTC are working to accelerate the development and use of 100 percent plant-based materials to produce renewable materials used in consumer products.

University community reports recent announcements, presentations

Babtunde A. Ogunnaike, dean of the College of Engineering, has announced that Kristi Kiick will become deputy dean and associate dean for external affairs; Yushan Yan will serve as associate dean for research and entrepreneurship; and Randy Duncan will become the first associate dean for diversity in the college’s history. The appointments are effective Sept. 1.

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