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Chemical Engineering Centennial

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Centennial Reunion
September 19 - 21, 2014

2014 is the centennial of chemical engineering at the University of Delaware, and we will be celebrating this milestone with 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.





2014 CCST Research Review

Registration is now open 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.



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.


Engineering dean in China: Ogunnaike to deliver invited lectures in China, Brazil, South Africa

University of Delaware Dean of Engineering Babatunde A. Ogunnaike will visit four universities and deliver several invited lectures in China this month.


ACS Fellows: UD's Furst, Kiick selected 2014 American Chemical Society Fellows

Eric M. Furst and Kristi L. Kiick of the University of Delaware College of Engineering have been named to the 2014 American Chemical Society (ACS) Class of Fellows. ACS is the world's largest scientific society. Conferred annually since 2008, ACS Fellows are nominated by their peers for their outstanding accomplishments in scientific research, education and public service. Only 750 of the society's more than 161,000 members from academia, industry, government labs and small business have been distinguished with this honor.


Organic zeolites: Yan organic zeolite advance highlighted in Nature Communications

Yushan Yan, Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Delaware, is known worldwide for using nanomaterials to solve problems in energy engineering, environmental sustainability and electronics. His early academic work focused on zeolites, porous rock with a well-defined, crystalline structure. At the atomic scale, their pore size is so precisely decided that zeolites can separate molecules with size differences of merely a fraction of an angstrom (one-tenth of a nanometer), making them useful to the chemical and petroleum industries as molecular sieves for separation and catalysis processes.


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