Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering News

Grad Student Spotlight: David Gamliel
“Don’t go anywhere else!” says second year PhD student David Gamliel of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Graduate Program. David hails from Amherst, Mass., and received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from UMass Amherst, but his decision to pursue his PhD in Storrs was simple. Continue reading

 

CBE Professor Awarded Prestigious NARSAD Grant
Dr. Yongku Cho, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has received a prestigious and highly competitive NARSAD Young Investigator Grant. Funded through the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, NARSAD grants are dedicated to research in brain and behavior disorders. The Young Investigator Grant supports promising young scientists conducting neurobiological research. Continue reading

 

REU Summer A Success
For the third consecutive summer, UConn’s Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) Department hosed an NSF sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer program. Lasting ten weeks, participating students were advised by both faculty and industrial partners, providing them with a unique experience at the interface of academic research and commercialization. Continue reading

 

Dr. Yu Lei Receives US Patent for Explosive Detecting Sensors
Dr. Yu Lei, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Connecticut, received a US Patent for his explosive detection technology. Dr. Lei engineered a sensor that provides clear and near-instant results upon contact with explosive vapors. The project proved successful and was recently awarded a patent entitled, “Explosives Detection Substrate and Methods of Using the Same.” Continue reading

 

A short interview with Dr. Ioulia (Julia) Valla about Women in Engineering
Women have traditionally been underrepresented in the field of Engineering, but things are changing. Dr. Ioulia (Julia) Valla is an Assistant Research Professor in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Valla has won recognition for her work on cleaner fuels while working in industry and academics and is the leader of the iKnowGreen Team. iKnowGreen at the University of Connecticut, is a place for students, teachers, and UCONN engineers to explore green energy together. Continue reading

 

Grad Student Spotlight: Andrea Kadilak
The Chemical Engineering graduate program at UConn provides the opportunity for students to obtain a thorough understanding of the principles of chemical engineering and gain the practical skills needed to succeed in the workplace. Students have the chance to get involved in a number of useful research and teaching opportunities to better prepare for their future. Continue reading

 
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