University of Delaware - College of Engineering
CHEMICAL & BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING

Chemical Engineering Centennial

2014 is the centennial of chemical engineering at the University of Delaware. Our celebration of this milestone includes a variety of events and mechanisms that are accessible on the centennial web page.

Gores endow chair: Bob and Jane Gore donate $3 million for faculty chair in Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Bob Gore, a 1959 graduate and 2010 honorary doctor of science recipient, and his wife, Jane, have contributed $3 million to establish an endowed faculty chair in the University of Delaware Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. The Bob and Jane Gore Centennial Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering honors the department's 100th anniversary, which was commemorated with a reunion celebration Sept. 19-21.

Learn more about Bob Gore's extraordinary career from an interview with him in the Scientists You Must Know series.


Jon H. Olson (1934-2014)

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Emeritus Professor Jon H. Olson on October 26, 2014. Professor Olson joined the department in 1962 and distinguished himself by his encyclopedic knowledge, his broad and selfless interest in others and his unfailing dedication to the department, the college and the university. He served in many leadership roles, including associate dean and interim dean, and was especially prominent in championing faculty governance at UD, including being the first president of the Faculty Senate. Within the department he served as advisor and mentor to generations of undergraduates, in whose welfare and success he took a great personal interest.
A full obituary and further information are available at: http://www.che.udel.edu/people/olsonmemoriam.html.



NAMED PROFESSOR INAUGURAL LECTURE-RECEPTION

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



Chemical engineering turns 100: Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering celebrates centennial

The University of Delaware Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering celebrated 100 years on campus with a centennial reunion Sept. 19-21. Current and former students came together with faculty to celebrate the department's past accomplishments and future plans. While much has changed over the past century, the department’s core values remain the same: to prepare students to become problem-solvers who can contribute solutions to the grand challenges and great debates of our time.


C&EN News highlights UD chemical and biomolecular engineering's new master's program in particle technology

The programs are designed to attract and educate students with broad-ranging interests—from pharmaceutical manufacturing to wine making. They have been tailored through close collaboration with industry partners to provide students with hands-on training in select technical areas and exposure to nontraditional course material deemed critical by industry.


Platelets on demand: Research paves path to accelerating, enhancing platelet production

Platelets are an expensive biomedical commodity. These microscopic cells that come to the rescue when our blood vessels need to be repaired cannot be frozen and are stable for only three to five days at room temperature. Although platelets are life-saving for accident victims, individuals undergoing chemotherapy, and people with diseases associated with a low platelet count, donated natural platelets are often in short supply, and their use comes with the risk of disease transmission between donors and recipients.


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.


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