This is an exciting time for the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering as we anticipate our 100th anniversary. The Board of Trustees proclaimed the chemical engineering degree program in 1914 and the first graduating class marched in 1915.
To commemorate this special event, we will be publishing a Centennial book. This book will trace the department's beginnings as an industrial chemistry major in 1914, its transition to departmental status in 1938, important connections with DuPont and other chemical companies in the post-World War II era, and its expansion in the late twentieth-century into fields such as energy and biochemical engineering. The book will reflect on our past excellence and document the department’s faculty, research focus and curriculum, emphasizing the human dimension.
We are interested in hearing your remembrances. We encourage you to visit our commemorative page to share your cherished memories using the button above; some of these may be published in the commemorative book project.
Use the button above to visit our commemorative page.
The 2nd year Graduate Students will present their research thus far at the Research Review on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in both 102 Colburn and 114 Spencer Labs from 9:00 am to ~4:00 pm. The Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Research Review is for fellow students and faculty. Opening remarks will begin at 8:45 am in room 102 CLB. Please RSVP to this event.
In the face of sequestration, it is a fact that funding sources for research are dwindling. Yet research is still needed to address the world’s global energy challenges. According to Michael Klein, director of the University of Delaware Energy Institute (UDEI), biomass, wind, solar, fuel cells, etc., all have a part to play in future energy solutions. UDEI’s role is to bridge the various academic disciplines that support these energy areas and get people working together.
Elizabeth Kelley, a fifth year graduate student in the University of Delaware’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will have the opportunity to share her research on targeted drug delivery at the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting to be held June 30-July 5 in Lindau, Germany.
University of Delaware professor Kristi Kiick is currently developing a range of novel hydrogels in order to improve the treatment of cardiovascular conditions as well as the delivery of antibodies to protect against toxins. The polymers that comprise the hydrogels are engineered to regulate the rate of drug delivery and to protect the therapeutic molecules from degrading before reaching their destination.