News 2015

 

AditiChakrabartiWeb Aditi Chakrabarti co-authors a paper published in PNAS

A paper entitled "Wetting and phase separation in soft adhesion" co-authored by graduate student Aditi Chakrabarti and Prof. Manoj Chaudhury, and collaborators from Yale and Oxford recently appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. More >

Leonidas Bleris Lehigh alumnus Dr. Leonidas Bleris publishes a paper in PNAS on cellular networks.

Dr. Leonidas Bleris received his PhD in Electrical Engineering in 2006 at Lehigh University under the supervision of Dr. Mayuresh Kothare, Chairman and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. More >

McIntosh Professor Steven McIntosh elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community, with a mission to advance excellence in the chemical sciences. More >

Buceta Professor Javier Buceta appointed to the editorial board of the journal Fluctuations and Noise Letters

Dr. Javier Buceta, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and a member of the Bioengineering program, has been appointed to the editorial board of the journal Fluctuations and Noise Letters.. More >

Soft Matter JG Research from the group of Doctors Gilchrist and Snyder featured on the cover of the journal Soft Matter

Midhun Joy, with his advisors Professors Mark Snyder and James Gilchrist, have been featured on the cover of the journal Soft Matter. Their work highlights structural diversity in thin film flow-assembled colloidal crystals where the square-packed (100) plane of the FCC crystal is aligned with the substrate. More >

Dr Mittal Dr. Jeetain Mittal selected to participate in the 2015 Frontiers of Engineering symposium of the National Academy of Engineering

Dr. Jeetain Mittal, Associate Professor of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering, was one among 88 engineers selected by the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to attend the 2015 annual US Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) symposium in Irvine Beckman Center in Irvine, CA. More >

McIntosh Professor Steven McIntosh appointed as Associate Editor of the Royal Society of Chemistry Advances journal

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Advances is an international, peer-reviewed journal covering all of the chemical sciences, including multidisciplinary and emerging areas. The criteria for publication are that the work must be high quality, well conducted, and advance the development of the field. More >

Professor Wachs Professor Israel Wachs receives the 2015 Lee Hsun Lecture Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Israel E. Wachs, G. Whitney Snyder Professor Of the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, received the 2015 Lee Hsun Lecture Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The Lee Hsun Lecture Award honors international scientists who have made significant contributions and impacts to the field of materials science and engineering. More >

Bryan Berger Dr. Bryan Berger wins a TechConnect National Innovation award

A technology pitch "Enzymes for Control and Prevention of Biofilms” was highlighted in the Pharmaceutical Innovation Spotlight and recognized with a 2015 TechConnect Innovation Award. More >

Wachs2015SB Professor Israel Wachs delivers keynote lectures at international symposia

Professor Israel Wachs, the Whitney Snyder Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering recently delivered keynote lectures at the following international conferences. More >

Green Chemistry Biomanufacturing of CdS quantum dots

Principal researchers Steven McIntosh, Bryan Berger and Christopher Kiely, along with a team of chemical engineering, bioengineering, and material science students present this novel approach for the reproducible biosynthesis of extracellular, water-soluble QDs in the July 1 issue of the journal Green Chemistry. More >

Wachs Faculty members from ChE department featured in Lehigh's alumni bulletin

The research of Professor Israel Wachs and Professor Chris Kiely (jointly appointed in Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering) was featured in Lehigh's most recent issue of its alumni bulletin. The article was entitled "Opening Up Possibilities for Greener Natural Gas". More >

Bryan Berger Dr. Bryan Berger addresses the drug insolubility problem

In newly funded research from the National Science Foundation under their CAREER award for young investigators, Dr. Bryan Berger will be studying the problem of drug insolubility, which costs the pharmaceutical industry millions of dollars a year. More >

J Buceta Shining a stochastic spotlight on Ebola.

Engineers use mathematical models to calculate the probability of the disease’s spread. More >

Tiger_Hen_Hawk-thumbnail Lehigh University hosts the Tiger-Hen-Hawk Rheology Symposium on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering hosted the 13th Tiger-Hen-Hawk Rheology Symposium on Saturday, May 9, 2015 in the Rauch Business Center. More >

Coral Reef Professor Anthony McHugh and Emeritus Professor William Schiesser co-author a book on global CO2 modeling.

Scheduled to be published in July 2015 by World Scientific Publishing Co., the book describes CO2 distribution in seven distinct sections of the Earth environmental system. More >

DrJeetain Mittal Dr. Jeetain Mittal wins 2015 Early Career Research Award from the Department of Energy

The Early Career Research Program is cross-cutting across all DOE areas of interest and is not restricted just to engineering. This year, 44 proposals were selected for award from about 620 proposals received by DOE. More >

Broughal-AiChE2015 AIChE Student Chapter Engages Broughal Middle School 8th Graders in ChE Discovery

In this third consecutive year working with Cirucci’s classes, the AIChE group aimed generally to stimulate the middle school students’ scientific interest and spur their motivation to think about futures in engineering and science. More >

Israel Wachs Professor Israel Wachs with collaborator Professor Simon Podkolzin from Stevens Institute of Technology publish a paper in Science

The paper reports a major advance in the fundamental understanding of a catalytic reaction that directly converts natural gas into valuable liquid fuels and feedstocks for the chemical industry. More >

Convocation 2015 ChBE juniors and senior recognized for academic excellence at the 36th Honors Convocation

The 36th Honors Convocation was held in Baker Hall on Friday, April 17. The Honors Convocation recognizes juniors and seniors at Lehigh University with a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher and also those who have received various awards and prizes for academic achievements. More >

A Talley 2015 Three ChBE sophomores recognized as Rossin Junior Fellows at a special ceremony

Three sophomores Brian Dawson, Alyssa Talley, Yuxin Wu were inducted as Rossin Junior Fellows at the recently held Rossin Ceremony on April 10, 2015 by the P. C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. More >

Cayla Miller Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering senior Cayla Miller wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Cayla Miller, a senior in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has won a highly competitive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for 2015. More >

Thomas Ebaugh ChE seniors put up a strong show at the 2015 David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium

Three Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seniors participated in the annual David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium organized by the P. C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Lehigh University on April 8, 2015. More >

Angela Brown Two competetive professorships awarded in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Angela Brown has been appointed the P. C. Rossin Assistant Professor, Steve McIntosh has been appointed the Class of 1961 Associate Professor for 2015-2017. Both professorships are highly competetive. More >

OPTIONs Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hosts Lehigh Society of Women Engineers (SWE) OPTIONS Program for College-Bound High School Juniors and Seniors

The Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering hosted Lehigh’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and junior and senior girls from nearby Freedom High School and Moravian Academy on February 27th as part of SWE’s first annual OPTIONS (Offering Possibilities through Investigating Opportunities in Engineering & Science) Program. More >

Alum Brenton Hoffman 2015 Chemical Engineering alumnus Brent Hoffman (BS'2001) wins the 2015 NSF CAREER award

Dr. Brenton Hoffman BS (2001, Lehigh), PhD (2007, U. of Pennsylvania) has been selected for a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for his research on the molecular mechanisms that living cells use to detect and respond to mechanical forces, an emerging field termed mechanobiology. More >

RossinFellows Prepared to hit the ground running

Rossin Junior Fellows have organized numerous outreach activities like this Canstruction® event at Lehigh's Packard Lab. The college's three Rossin leadership programs were made possible by a gift from the late Peter C. Rossin ’48. More >

Kothare-Sircar Taking the pulse of the market

Mayuresh Kothare, Shivaji Sircar and their students have developed a bench-scale model of an MOC that they believe will significantly exceed the performance of commercial MOCs and improve quality of life for COPD patients. More >

J Mittal An unexplained attraction

Jeetain Mittal, assistant professor of chemical engineering, is developing a rational computational design method of sorting CNTs that could lead to high-purity, high-yield nanotube production. More >

K Schultz Finding new uses for the versatile polymeric gel

Kelly Schultz, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is an expert in rheology, the study of minute changes, or deformation, in matter when a force is applied. In one project, she is investigating how synthetic hydrogel materials interact with human cells to build synthetic matrices for tissue regeneration. More >

silica_Gilchrist Moving at Warp Speed

Researchers in advanced manufacturing at Lehigh are achieving breakthroughs with new processing techniques and with ceramics, metals, polymers and other materials. More >

Andy Klein Dr. Andrew Klein, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has passed away.

Dr. Andrew Klein, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, passed away on Sunday March 8, 2015 after a protracted battle against cancer. He was 78 years old. More >

S Daniel Alumnus Prof. Susan Daniel receives Alice H. & Constance E. Cook Award at Cornell

Alumnus Prof. Susan Daniel ((BS (1999), MS(2001), PhD(2005) has received the Alice H. & Constance E. Cook Award at Cornell University for her achievements and contribution to the women in the Cornell community. More >

P Bresnahan An office with an ocean view

Lehigh alum Phil Bresnahan '09 fuses love for outdoor enjoyment and research in program at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. More >

Jagota Professors Manoj Chaudhury and Anand Jagota awarded distinguished Visiting Professorships in Paris

Prof. Manoj Chaudhury, the Franklin J. Howes Jr. Distinguished Professor, and Professor Anand Jagota, the Robert W. Wieseman 1916 Professor, have each been awarded a joint ESPCI ParisTech-Michelin Visiting Professorship. More >

Chaudhury Two recent papers co-authored by Professor Manoj Chaudhury featured on the cover pages of leading journals.

A paper entitled "Attraction of Mesoscale Objects on the Surface of a Thin Elastic Film Supported on a Liquid", Vol. 31, Iss. 6, February 2015 co-authored by Chemical Engineering graduate student Aditi Chakrabarti and Prof. Manoj K. Chaudhury was featured on the cover page of the journal Langmuir. More >

Wachs Wachs Delivers Plenary Lecture at 3rd International Symposium on Chemistry for Energy Conversion and Storage, Berlin Germany (January 18-21, 2015).

Professor Israel E. Wachs, G. Whitney Snyder Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, delivered a plenary lecture entitled "Catalysis Science of Hydrogen Production via the Water-Gas Shift Reaction" at the 3rd International Symposium on Chemistry for Energy Conversion and Storage". More >

B Berger Dr. Bryan Berger wins NSF CAREER Award

Bryan Berger, the P. C. Rossin Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and also a member of the Bioengineering program, has won a five year $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his project entitled "CAREER: Scalable Synthesis of Designed Biosurfactants to Enhance Drug Bioavailability". More >

V Grassi Dr. Vincent Grassi joins the department as Professor of Practice

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to announce that Dr. Vincent Grassi joined the department as a Professor of Practice on January 15, 2015. More >

C Jewell CHE alumnus Chris Jewell wins top cancer research award

Dr. Chris Jewell (BS, CHE, class of 2003, double major in molecular biology and Chemical Engineering) has been named a 2015 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovator (one of six recipients), which recognizes early career scientists whose projects have the potential to significantly impact the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.. More >

J Baltrusaitis A new paper by Prof Baltrusaitis et al. published in Applied Surface Science

Spectroscopy is a study of light interaction with any matter and provides information necessary to characterize any material properties and understand how those materials function. More >

J Witt Professor Arup Sengupta elected elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

Professor Arup Sengupta, a jointly appointed Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, with primary appointment in Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). More >

J Witt Chemical Engineering Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship

Jonathan Witt ’15 has kept himself busy during his time at Lehigh. The chemical engineering student has studied abroad in Barcelona, researched solar panels in Malaysia with the Iacocca International Internship Program, and represented the World Corrosion Organization at the United Nations as part of Lehigh’s UN NGO Youth Representative Program. More >

J. Baltrusaitis Helping Sulphur Reach its Potential

Alongside the world’s major oil and natural gas refineries, says Jonas Baltrusaitis, deposits of sulfur are growing larger and larger each year. One mountain of sulfur in Kazakhstan, he says, has even been photographed from space shuttles orbiting the earth. More >

Sizing up the market for a breathing device

If you’ve seen the growing number of TV ads for breathing devices, it won’t surprise you that the National Institutes of Health now ranks chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as the third-leading cause of death in the United States. More >

Taking Aim at Acid Gases

A coalition that includes Lehigh, five other research universities and Oak Ridge National Laboratories has received an $11.2 million grant to streamline the removal of carbon dioxide and other acid gases from large-scale energy applications. More >

SWE thumbnail Students from the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department Attend the 2014 Annual Women Engineering Conference

Six Chemical Engineering students-- seniors Sonali Shah, Luzmary Sabino, Ashely Daza, Juliana Telles and Meghan Duggan and junior Brittany Cutrona -- recently attended the annual meeting of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) that was held in Los Angeles during October 23-25. More >

SASE Chapter of The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers starts at Lehigh University

The Lehigh University Chapter of The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, better known as SASE at Lehigh, was founded in August 2014. The founding members were comprised of undergraduate Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering students Vuong Nguyen, Olivia Yang, Caitlyn Tzou, Joseph Bhaskar, Yong Jin, and Eiman Elkafrawi along with graduate Industrial and Systems Engineering student Xing Wang. More >

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