University of Delaware - College of Engineering

2014 CCST Research Review

Register Now 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.
(registration cut-off date: Monday, Oct. 6, 2014)


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

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.

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.

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