News 2016

 

Dr. Christine Seymour CHBE alumnus Dr. Christine Seymour elected President of AIChE.

At the recently concluded elections of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Dr. Christine Seymour (BS'89, Lehigh) was elected President of AIChE. She will serve as 2017 President-elect, 2018 AIChE President and 2019 AIChE past President. More >

Lehigh Placeholder A paper authored by Professor W. Luyben recognized as highly cited by journal.

A paper entitled "Comparison of extractive distillation and pressure-swing distillation for acetone/chloroform separation", by WL Luyben Computers & Chemical Engineering vol (50), pages 1-7, 2013 was among the top 5 most cited papers in this journal for the years 2014 -2016. More >

Lehigh PLaceholder2 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering majors complete a Martindale Honors Program in the Czech Republic.

CHBE majors Logan Hodges (BS, CHBE 2016) and Lisa Heintzelman (BS, CHBE 2016, IBE 2016) recently completed a research trip to the Czech Republic as part of the Martindale Student Associates Honors Program. More >

Lehigh Placeholder1 Lehigh Students Shine at Catalysis Club of Philadelphia Student Poster Competition.

The Catalysis Club of Philadelphia held its annual student poster competition where graduate students from universities in the PA-DE-NJ area presented their catalysis research accomplishments. More >

Professor Wachs ACS organizes a special session to honor Dr. Israel Wachs for three decades of pioneering research in catalysis.

Professor Wachs and his innovative research in catalysis, has been honored. More >

Brianna Ruggiero Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering major recognized in student poster competition at the AIChE Annual Meeting.

Ms. Brianna Ruggiero has won third place in the student poster competition in the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering section at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in San Francisco, CA. More >

Professor Wachs Dr. Israel E. Wachs, has been named as recipient of the AIChE's top award in chemical reaction engineering.

Dr. Israel E. Wachs, the G. Whitney Snyder Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University, has been named as recipient of the AIChE's top award in chemical reaction engineering. Wachs was formally recognized with the R. H. Wilhelm Award at the opening ceremony of the 2016AIChE Annual Meeting. More >

Professor Baltrusaitis Dr. Jonas Baltrusaitis appointed to the Early Career Advisory Board of the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

The Early Career Advisory Board will be a subset of the Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) of this journal. More >

Professor Jagota Dr. Anand Jagota and collaborators from Cornell and Michelin publish a paper in Scientific Reports on nature inspired material for safe tires.

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Professor Mittal Dr. Jeetain Mittal appointed the Dolores T. and William E. Schiesser Faculty Fellow

Dr. Jeetain Mittal, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has been appointed as the Dolores T. and William E. Schiesser Faculty Fellow. Dr. Mittal will be formally recognized with this professorship at Founder's Day on Friday, October 7, 2016. More >

Professor Berger Dr. Bryan Berger named a Class of 1961 Professor

Dr. Bryan Berger, an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been selected to receive a Class of 1961 Professorship for 2016-2018. This professorship recognizes recently promoted Associate Professors for distinction in research, teaching and service at Lehigh. More >

Professor Rangarajan Dr. Srinivas Rangarajan to join the department as Assistant Professor in January 2017

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to announce that Dr. Srinivas Rangarajan will join the the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, with a start date of January 2017. More >

Professor Grassi Dr. Vincent Grassi elected Fellow of the AIChE

Fellow is AIChE's highest grade of membership and is achieved only by election by the AIChE Board of Directors, generally upon recommendation of the AIChE Admissions Committee through whom all nominations for election to Fellow are processed. More >

Professor Wachs 3 Professor Israel Wachs wins the R. H. Wilhelm Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Prof. Israel Wachs, the G. Whitney Snyder Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has won the 2016 R. H. Wilhelm Award from the AIChE. This award given at the institute level of AIChE, "recognizes an individual's significant and new contributions in chemical reaction engineering." More >

Matt Wehrman Lab Graduate student, Matt Wehrman published in Soft Matter

A paper entitled "Quantifying the Dynamic Transition of Hydrogenated Castor Oil Gets Measured Via Multiple Particle Tracking Microrheology" was published in issue 30, 2016 of Soft Matter, co-authored by Dr. Kelly Schultz and Seth Lindberg from Proctor and Gamble. More >

Professor Schultz Dr. Kelly Schultz selected to participate in the Frontiers of Engineering symposium of the National Academy of Engineering

Dr. Kelly Schultz, the P. C. Rossin Assistant Professor of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering, is one among 110 engineers selected by the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to attend the 2016 annual US Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) symposium to be held in September 2016 in Irvine, CA. More >

Professor Buceta Professor Javier Buceta featured on the cover of Journal of the Royal Society Interface

An article co-authored by Dr. Javier Buceta recently appeared in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface and was featured on the cover of the June 2016 issue. More >

Professor Berger2 Lehigh Expands its Innovation Footprint

Lehigh faculty members won three National Innovation Awards at the TechConnect 2016 World Innovation Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C in May. The awards were for the design of a medical oxygen concentrator, a method of producing biocompatible disinfectants, and a method of achieving narrow-beam semiconductor lasers. More >

Kaitlyn Keller ChBE Alum selected as AIChE Young Professional for June 2016

Ms Kaitlin Keller '14 has been selected as the AIChE Young Professional of the Month for June 2016. More >

Leah Spangler ChBE graduate student Leah Spangler combines leadership and research excellence

Ms Leah Spangler won the Graduate Life Leadership Award given by the Office of Graduate Studies at Lehigh. This award recognizes a graduate student in good standing "who has shown exemplary commitment, leadership and service to the Lehigh graduate student community and More >

Lehigh Insert "A Curious Tale of Quantum Dots"

"A Curious Tale of Quantum Dots" -- research of CHBE faculty Bryan Berger, S. McIntosh and collaborators featured in New York Times and also Lehigh inaugural research magazine. ChBE senior Robert Dunleavy lead author on paper. More >

Professor Kiely Professor Chris Kiely featured in CEP and Science magazines

Professor Christopher Kiely, Senior Professor in Materials Science and Engineering with a joint appointment in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has been published in Science Magazine and more recently CEP Magazine. More >

Professor Brown A New Approach to Fighting Bacteria

A new alternative in the development of antibiotics earns Lehigh ChBE professor Angela Brown a NSF CAREER award. More >

Lehigh Insert For the Love of Lehigh and Chemical Engineering

Lehigh alum Gary Kohler establishes the Dolores T. and William E. Schiesser Endowed Faculty Development Fund in honor of his mentor and life-long friend. More >

Professor Chaudhury Controlling the Leidenfrost effect

Researchers in Hong Kong and at Lehigh demonstrate how to control the direction and destination of liquid droplets on a surface and thus cool it more efficiently. More >

Professor Jagota Lehigh ChemE professor earns NSF GOALI grant for tire design

Anand Jagota partnering with Cornell and Michelin to investigate surface architectures for enhancement of sliding and static friction against rough and smooth surfaces. More >

Lehigh Insert Supporting tomorrow's leaders

New award provides ChemE graduate students with new opportunities. More >

2016group-rail-thumbnail ChBE seniors win honors at the David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium

The rivalry between Lehigh and Lafayette was on display again, with eight teams from the Easton, Pennsylvania college in the 2016 competition. At the recently completed undergraduate research symposium hosted by Lehigh Engineering, the following ChBE students won honors for their research. More >

Naval Singh ChBE doctoral student Naval Singh wins Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year Award

This award, presented by Lehigh University's Office of Graduate Studies is based on nomination submitted by students in the course "Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics" (ChE- 400 and ChE- 210) for which Naval served as the Teaching Assistant in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016. More >

Professor Schultz 2 Dr. Kelly Schultz appointed a P. C. Rossin Assistant Professor in the Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Made possible by a gift from Peter and Ada Rossin, the Rossin Assistant Professorship is awarded to those outstanding assistant professors in the P. C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science who demonstrate outstanding potential to establish a successful academic career at Lehigh through the integration of teaching and research. More >

Grad living Graduate Program ranking in the US New & World Report for 2017

In the recently released specialty rankings for graduate programs by the US New & World Report for 2017, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh was ranked number. More >

Admissions Three juniors and four doctoral graduate students from the department to be recognized as Rossin Fellows

Three juniors from the department -- Emily Speakman, Courtney Lenzo & Mary Cotturo -- will be inducted as Rossin Junior Fellows at the upcoming Rossin Ceremony on Friday, April 15th @ 3:30PM in Packard Lab, Room 101. Rossin junior fellows are a group of highly visible group of undergraduate student leaders with demonstrated academic and leadership capabilities. More >

Professor Schultz 3 Dr. Kelly Schultz receives grant from NIH to study the interaction of Mesenchymal Stem Cells with their environmentontrolling the Leidenfrost effect

Dr. Kelly Schultz, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has received a three year $439,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how Mesenchymal Stem Cells controllably remodel their environment. More >

Paige Elliot ChBE senior Paige Elliott chosen to be the student speaker at the University Honors Convocation

Paige has been selected as the student speaker for the P. C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University Honors Convocation on April 8, 2016 to be held at the Zoellner Arts Center. Paige was selected by the College based on her exceptional academic record, extra curricular activities, and ability to communicate effectively. More >

Professor Chaudhury Controlling the Leidenfrost effect

Researchers in Hong Kong and at Lehigh recently demonstrated that it is possible to exploit the Leidenfrost effect to control the direction and destination of liquid droplets on a surface and thus to cool it more efficiently. They achieved this by lithographically patterning a surface with microscale features that convert excess surface tension into a kinetic energy that propels droplets to “hot spots” on the surface. More >

Professor Jagota Dr. Jagota partners with Cornell and Michelin to explore bio-inspired tire design

Professor Anand Jagota has partnered with Cornell University and Michelin North America to investigate surface architectures for enhancement of sliding and static friction against rough and smooth surfaces. More >

Award MB David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium to take place March 30, 2016

Lehigh Engineering's annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, held each spring, showcases the intense academic capabilities of today’s rising Lehigh Engineers. The rivalry between Lehigh and Lafayette will again be on display, with eight teams from the Easton, Pennsylvania college in this year's competition. More >

Professor Brown @ Dr. Angela Brown wins the prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation

Dr. Angela Brown, the P. C. Rossin Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has won a five year $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for her project entitled "CAREER: Targeting Virulence Factor Delivery for the Development of Antibacterial Agents". More >

Animangsu Ghatak ChBE alumnus Dr. Animangsu Ghatak publishes a paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Animangsu Ghatak, a graduate from the department (PhD, 2003), recently published a paper entitled "Estimation of solid–liquid interfacial tension using curved surface of a soft solid" with co-authors S. Mondala and M. Phukana in a recent issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). More >

Professor Chaudhury CHBE alumnus Dr. Jun Chung, former advisor Dr. Manoj Chaudhury, publish papers in Nature Physics

CHBE alumnus Dr. Jun Chung (PhD, 2006) recently co-authored a paper entitled "On the growth and form of cortical convolutions" in the February 1, 2016 issue of the journal Nature Physics . More >

Dr Susan Daniels CHBE alumnus Susan Daniel talks about her experience at Lehigh with Prof. Manoj Chaudhury

In an interview with Cornell's engineering staff writer, Susan credited her experiences with her advisor, Professor Manoj Chaudhury at Lehigh for stimulating her interest in engineering that ultimately opened many doors for her to pursue new areas of inquiry in her own research. More >

Professor Schultz Dr. Kelly Schultz publishes a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reporting on the interaction of human mesenchymal stem cells with hydrogels

The work uses microrheological characterization to measure 3D encapsulated human mesenchymal stem cell interactions with a synthetic hydrogel scaffold. More >

Gul Zerze Graduate student Gul Zerze is winner of a Biophysical Society 2016 Education Committee Travel Award

Gul Zerze, a graduate student in the research group of Dr. Jeetain Mittal, has won a travel award from the Biophysical Society's Education Committee. The travel award will allow Gul to attend the Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California, February 27-March 2, 2016. More >

Dr Animangsu Ghatak ChBE alumnus Dr. Animangsu Ghatak receives the S.K. Sharma Medal and Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award for 2015

Dr. Animangsu Ghatak, a graduate from the department (PhD, 2003) has been honored with the S. K. Sharma Medal and Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award for 2015 from the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers for his continued excellence in soft matter research particularly in the area of bio-inspired adhesion. More >

 

 

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