University of Delaware - College of 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.

CBE 2015 Spring Seminar Series

Radhakrishnan Mahadevan
Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
University of Toronto

Friday, April 10, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
102 Colburn Lab

"Model-based Strategies for Improving Bioprocess Yield, Productivity and Robustness"

In Memoriam: Mass for late Prof. Richard Wool set March 27

A mass for the late Richard P. Wool, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Delaware, will be held at 12:30 p.m., Friday, March 27, at the St. Thomas More Oratory, 45 Lovett Ave., Newark. Funeral arrangements for Prof. Wool are private, but a public memorial is being planned on campus for mid-April. Prof. Wool, a member of the University faculty for 20 years, died March 23.

Self-assembled materials, InSPACE: UD's Eric Furst, colleagues imagine the next generation of smart materials

The great thing about science, says University of Delaware engineer Eric Furst, is that "every question you ask, you start to answer, and end up with 10 more questions." This is especially true when some of that science is taking place 200 miles above the Earth's surface, where the relative freedom from gravity makes materials act in surprising ways. Furst, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and principal investigator of NASA's InSPACE (Investigating the Structures of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidal Emulsions) project, has been sending experiments up to the International Space Station since 2007.

Hydrogen fuel: Inexpensive, efficient bi-metallic electrocatalysts may open floodgates for hydrogen fuel

University of Delaware researchers have discovered a cheap and efficient catalyst for converting water to hydrogen fuel (known as hydrogen evolution), a vital step in making hydrogen a viable and sustainable energy source. "The rising concerns about carbon dioxide emissions have led to a growing realization that it is not possible to sustain the world’s current development without a substitution of clean and renewable energy," writes Feng Jiao, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and a co-author on the paper published in the current issue of Nature Communications. "Hydrogen is a potential clean fuel for our society."

Norman Wagner: elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Norm is the fifth of our current active and emeritus faculty to be elected to the NAE, and he is certainly deserving, with a record of accomplishment that is appreciable in almost every conceivable category of professional activity: experimental, theoretical and computational research; scholarship, education and mentoring; invention and entrepreneurship; and academic and professional leadership.
Read UDaily Article here.
Reception: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 4 PM on 2nd floor atrium of Colburn Lab.

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