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.


Save the Date
Honoring Raul Lobo, Claire D. LeClaire Professor of Chemical Engineering
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 4 PM - 5 PM
Location: 116 Gore Hall
Reception: 5 PM - 6 PM in DuPont Hall front lobby


The 4th year Graduate Students are presenting their research at the Research Review today, January 28, 2015 at Clayton Hall Conference Center. The Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Research Review is for fellow students, faculty, and industry.

Leader in green chemistry: University's Richard Wool elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Richard Wool, professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the United Kingdom’s professional society for chemical scientists and one of the largest such groups in the world. "I remember growing up in Ireland, and in my chemistry studies at University College Cork, being in absolute awe of people who were both members and fellows of the Royal Society of Chemistry," says Wool.

Tracking cell function: Antoniewicz receives journal's prestigious Daniel I.C. Wang Award

By giving fellow scientists a window into the inner workings of the cell, Maciek R. Antoniewicz, DuPont Young Professor in the University of Delaware Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, fuels many researchers’ work in biotechnology and medicine. For his contribution of experimental, computational and analytic techniques that elucidate cell function, the journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering has selected Antoniewicz to receive its 2015 Daniel I.C. Wang Award.

NAI Emissions-free cars: Paper characterizes essential reaction for renewable energy fuel cells

A University of Delaware research team is considering the important question of what it will take to create an affordable emissions-free car. The question, an issue of engineering and economics, is being studied by a team led by Yushan Yan, Distinguished Professor of Engineering.

NAI Fellow: Dean Ogunnaike named 2014 fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, dean of the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering, is among 170 distinguished innovators who have been named 2014 fellows by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). In addition to his duties as dean, Ogunnaike is the William L. Friend Chair of Chemical Engineering and a professor in the Center for Systems Biology at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute

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