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Current Events from the Chemical Engineeering department

Dr Kothare Professor Mayuresh Kothare elected Fellow of the AIChE

Professor Mayuresh Kothare, department chairman and R. L. McCann Professor has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). More >

DR Buceta Dr. Javier Buceta and collaborators publish paper in Nature Communications on the geometry of packed cells

Dr. Javier Buceta, Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and also jointly in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering recently published a paper in Nature Communications reporting results of their collaboration with the group of Prof. Luis M. Escudero at Seville University, Spain. More >

Professor McIntosh Electrochemically-produced Ammonia Could Revolutionize Food Production, Researchers Say

According to McIntosh, the need for increased food production as a result of population growth—2 billion people will be added to the planet by 2050—means there is an increased urgency to find a sustainable method of producing ammonia. More >

Professor John Chen AIChE Foundation establishes the John C. Chen Endowment for Young Professional Leadership

In April 2018, the AIChE Foundation established a John C. Chen Endowment for Young Professional Leadership. The funds from the endowment will provide annual financial support (in perpetuity) to cover the expenses of two leadership-track young professionals at the AIChE Annual Meeting. More >

Alumni Thumbnail Lehigh alum Dr. Misti Ushio '99G makes list of Top 100 Most Creative People in Business

Dr. Misti Ushio ‘99G, founding CEO of TARA Biosystems, is poised to disrupt the drug development cycle. TARA Biosystems, a rising star in the “organ-on-a-chip” industry, has developed small strips of live human heart tissue that can be bathed in drug solutions. More >

Mittal Thumbnail Dr. Jeetain Mittal wins the 2018 AIChE CoMSEF Impact Award

Dr. Jeetain Mittal, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Dolores and William E. Schiesser Faculty Fellow is the winner of this year's AIChE Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum (CoMSEF) Impact Award. More >

Jonas Dr. Jonas Baltrusaitis' research creates broader impact on sink hole prevention

A middle school student in Florida came across the work done by Dr. Jonas Baltrusaitis, the P. C. Rossin Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. More >

Kothare-Wachs-RCEAS2018 CHBE Faculty members and students honored for excellence in research, teaching and scholarship at the P. C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science awards ceremony held in April

At the recently held awards ceremony of the P. C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science on April 26, 2018, a number of faculty members and students in the department were honored for excellence in research, teaching and scholarship. More >

Nan Wu Nan Wu wins the Best Poster Award at the 14th Tiger-Hen-Hawk-Black Knight Rheology Symposium

This one- day rheology symposium is a gathering of local research groups working in rheology from Princeton, University of Delaware, Lehigh University and USMA. More >

Professor rangarajan Dr. Srinivas Rangarajan appointed a P. C. Rossin Assistant Professor

Made possible through the generosity of Peter and Ada Rossin, the Rossin Assistant Professorships are awarded to the most outstanding junior faculty in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science who demonstrate high potential for establishing a successful academic career at Lehigh through the integration of teaching and research. More >

professor McIntosh Dr. Steven McIntosh appointed Associate Director of the Institute of Functional Materials and Devices

Dr. Steven McIntosh, the Class of 1961 Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has been appointed Associate Director of the newly formed Institute of Functional Materials and Devices (I-FMD). More >

ErinGarrity2018 CHBE graduating senior Erin Garrity selected to be the senior class of 2018 commencement speaker

CHBE graduating senior Erin Garrity has been selected to be the senior class of 2018 commencement speaker at the upcoming 150th Spring Commencement to be held on Monday, May 21 starting at 10 AM in the Goodman stadium. More >

Gorgi Pavlov CHBE graduate student Gorgi Pavlov chosen as the graduate student speaker for the University commencement and for the RCEAS Graduate Leadership Award

Selection of a graduate student to be the speaker to represent the entire graduate student body at Lehigh is a high honor and recognizes Gorgi's past contributions to graduate student life at Lehigh. More >

Professor baltrusaitis CHBE faculty recognized with University Awards

Every year, Lehigh University recognizes faculty and staff members for demonstrating outstanding accomplishments in research, teaching and service. This year, two CHBE faculty members will receive awards at the 2018 Faculty and Staff Appreciation Dinner on May 10, 2018. More >

Alumni Placeholder Alumnus Dr Ying Bai (PhD 2013) appointed Associate Professor at Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Dr. Ying Bai, a graduate of CHBE at Lehigh (PhD 2013 with Dr. Anand Jagota) has joined Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China as an Associate Professor. More >

Dr Buceta Dr. Javier Buceta receives new collaborative NIH grant to study probabilistic models for Ebola outbreaks

Dr. Javier Buceta, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and in the Department of Bioengineering, has teamed up with Professor Paolo Bocchini in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering on a new NIH grant. More >

Alumni Placeholder CHBE Alumnus Dr. Daniel Esposito wins NSF CAREER Award for 2018

CHBE alumnus Dr. Daniel Esposito (BS 2006) has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation for 2018 for his project entitled "Tunable Electrocatalysis at Buried Interfaces.” More >

Kelly Schultz Dr. Kelly Schultz wins a presitgious 5 year $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation

The NSF CAREER award program is considered one of the most prestigious awards from NSF in support of junior faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research. More >

Profess Schiesser Professor Emeritus William E. Schiesser authored several recent books on computer-based solution of the ODE-PDEs to model important real-life phenomena, such as Parkinson’s disease.

These books are directed to numerical algorithms with computer implementation for the solution of ordinary differential, differential algebraic and partial differential equations (ODE/DAE/PDEs), with emphasis on biomedical science and engineering applications. More >

Dr Ghatak CHBE alumnus Dr. Animangsu Ghatak appointed Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Dr. Animangsu Ghatak, a graduate from the department (PhD, 2003, with Prof. Manoj Chaudhury) has been appointed Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. More >

Professor Mittal Recent research from the group of Prof. Jeetain Mittal featured in Alzheimer's disease media

A paper recently published by Professor Jeetain Mittal in the journal Molecular Cell, with collaborators from Brown University, was featured in Alzforum. More >

Dr Kothare Professor Mayuresh Kothare appointed as an Associate Editor to the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems

The mission of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society is to serve the interests of its members and the community at large by promoting the theory, practice, and interdisciplinary aspects of systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and cybernetics. More >

Dr. Baltrusaitis Article published by Dr. Jonas Baltrusaitis listed as a "HOT Article" by the Editorial Board of Catalysis Science & Technology

The journal Catalysis Science & Technology is a leading catalysis journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry. A HOT Article is identified by the editors based on potential impact of the results in the article. More >

Dr Israel Wachs Professor Israel Wachs receives Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship from the Fulbright Foundation

Dr. Israel Wachs, the G. Whitney Snyder Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship from the Fullbright Foundation to pursue research for at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa, Israel) during the 2018/2019 academic year. More >

Professor Wachs Professor Israel Wachs’ group wins Best Poster Award at International conference

A poster entitled: "Tungsten Oxide Promotion of SCR of NOx with NH3 by Titania-Supported Vanadium Oxide Catalysts", with coauthors Jun-Kun Lai, Minghui Zhu, Michael Ford, and Israel Wachs was selected as the Best Poster at the 9th International Symposium on Group Five Element held in Delhi, India on Nov. 22-24, 2017.. More >

Professor Buceta Recent research published by Professor Javier Buceta is featured in a PBS news story

Professor Javier Buceta in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and also the newly formed Bioengineering department recently published results on modeling the spread of ebola virus by tracking the migratory behavior of bats which are the main carriers of ebola. More >

Professor israel Wachs “Unparalleled access” in surface science

A Lehigh University research team led by Dr. Israel E. Wachs, the G. Whitney Snyder Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University, has been awarded a highly-competitive grant from the National Science Foundation to support research in nanotech science and engineering. More >

McHugh Professor Anthony McHugh delivers inaugural Dan Edie Distinguished Lectureship at Clemson University

Professor Anthony McHugh, the Ruth and Sam Madrid professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and former department chair delivered the inaugural Dan Edie Distinguished Lectureship at Clemson University on November 9, 2017. More >

Angela Brown Dr. Angela Brown recognized as an Outstanding Mentor at Lehigh's mentor appreciation day

At the recently held inaugural mentor appreciation day on November 3, 2017, Dr. Angela Brown, the P. C. Rossin Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering was recognized as an Outstanding Graduate Mentor, based on nominations made by graduate students. More >

Megha Sharma ChBE Graduate Students Organize Third Annual Research Symposium

The third annual graduate research symposium, hosted and organized by the Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Association (ChEGA) was held on September 29th at Ben Franklin TechVentures on Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus. More >

lehigh thumbnail Engineering faculty receive Founder’s Day honors

In a ceremony and rally on Friday, October 27, Lehigh University celebrated Founder’s Day to honor its founder, Asa Packer, and to recognize the leadership of faculty, staff, students, trustees, alumni, and friends. More >

2017 Rheology Conference Michelle Mazzio wins 2nd place poster competition award at the Society for Rheology conference

Michelle Mazzio, a former undergraduate student from the department and currently a graduate (Master's) student in the research group of Dr. Kelly Schultz has received the second place award in the poster competition of the 89th Annual Meeting of the Society for Rheology. More >

John C Chen ChemE Ph.D. candidates receive Chen fellowship

The graduate student fellowship was established through the generosity of Dr. Katherine L. Chen ‘80G to honor her late husband’s memory as a beloved faculty member, department chair, college dean, and ground-breaking researcher. More >

Srinivas Assistant Professor Srinivas Rangarajan awarded ACS investigator grant

Assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Srinivas Rangarajan received a research grant from The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) in September 2017. More >

BenMoskowitz Graduate Student Ben Moskowitz wins the Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Award

Graduate student Benjamin Moskowitz, working in the group of Professor Israel Wachs, has won the Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Award. More >

Lehigh Towards Sustainable Struvite Production

Baltrusaitis and his group have used advanced microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to study the formation of struvite crystals at the molecular level. Their work promises to lead to a cheaper, less energy-intensive conversion method and eventually to greater sustainability in wastewater treatment and in agriculture. More >

Matt Wherman Lab Graduate Student publishes a paper in Lab-on-a-Chip that is chosen as a HOT article

Matthew Wehrman, working with Dr. Kelly M. Schultz and Seth Lindberg at Procter & Gamble recently published a paper entitled "Using μ2rheology to quantify rheological properties during repeated reversible phase transitions of soft matter" in Lab on a Chip. More >

Israel Wachs Wachs Group Wins Best Paper in ACS San Fransisco Session

The paper "Olefin Metathesis by Supported WOx/SiO2 Catalysts: Number of Active Sites, Mechanism and Kinetics" was selected as BEST PAPER at the ACS - San Francisco, CA meeting (April 2-6, 2017) in the Catalysis Science & Technology Division session on "Kinetics, Mechanisms and Active Sites of Catalysts. More >

Aditi Chakrabarti Chemical Engineering Doctoral Student one of the Honored at Hooding Ceremony

One graduate from each of Lehigh’s four colleges was presented with the Stout Dissertation Award, which recognizes significant scholarly achievement in dissertation project. More >

Lab Photo Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Students to take part in this Summer's Mountaintop Project

What would happen if thousands of tons of waste got repurposed into useful new life? Drywall gypsum is currently generated at an estimated 700,000 tons annually in the eastern United States, but it is either transformed into products of low value, such as soil amendments, or disposed in landfills. More >

Professor Baltrusaitis Professor Jonas Baltrusaitis Appointed the P.C. Rossin Assistant Professor for 2017-2019

The Rossin Assistant Professorships are awarded to the most outstanding individuals in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science who demonstrate high potential for establishing a successful academic career at Lehigh through the integration of research and teaching. More >

professor Jagota Professor Anand Jagota wins Lehigh's Libsch Research Award for 2017

Dr. Jagota was recognized for his many years of research. Anand is one of the few researchers , who excels in both theory and experiment. His seminal work in the area of biomolecular adhesion onto nanostructures such as Carbon Nanotubes, e.g. on DNA-assisted dispersion and separation of carbon nanotubes in Nature Materials has been cited 2375 times. More >

Wesley Michaels Chemical Engineering alumnus wins Wesley Michaels wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Wesley Michaels who graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering in 2016 has won the highly competitive Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. This annual competition of the National Science Foundation supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science and engineering. More >

Professor Chen Inaugural John C. Chen Distinguished Lecture delivered by GeorgiaTech President Dr. G. P. ("Bud") Peterson on April 4, 2017

In 2017, the department started a new lecture series in honor of the late Dr. John Chen (1934-2013), the former Carl Anderson Endowed Chair of Chemical Engineering. The title of the talk was "Future Directions for STEM Education and Research". More >

Professor Israel Wachs Professor Wachs will be be delivering a plenary lecture at the 8th Eastern Mediterranean Chemical Engineering Conference (EMCC-8)

The presentation is titled "Rational Design of Promoted Iron Oxide-Based Catalysts for the High Temperature-Water Gas Shift (HT-WGS) Reaction" and is coauthored by researchers from Lehigh University and Middle Eastern Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. More >

Chris and Matt HRH Graduate student Chris Curran publishes a paper on biomineralization in ACS Nano

In one of the several papers coming out of the collaborative research funded an NSF EFRI grant, graduate student Chris Curran, working with Dr. Steve McIntosh and Dr. Bryan Berger from CHBE and Dr. Chris Kiely from Material Science recently published a paper in ACS Nano. More >

Megha Sharma ChBE Graduate Symposium brings together students, faculty and industry for a day of technical presentations

The Chemical Engineering Graduate Association (ChEGA) organized and hosted its 2nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Zoellner Arts Center. This all-day event included six student research talks and two poster session. More >

Alumni Bldg CHBE Alumnus and Lehigh Trustee Dr. Michael Yaszemski elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Dr. Michael Yaszemski (Lehigh CHBE BS'1977, MS'1978) has been elected to the US National Academy of Medicine. Election to the National Academy of Medicine is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. More >

Chris Seymore 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 >

 

 

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