Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering News

CBE Professor 2014 Kunesh Award Recipient
Dr. Jeffrey McCutcheon, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 FRI/ John G. Kunesh Award. This award, presented by the Separations Division of AIChE, acknowledges outstanding separations scientists under the age of 40. Dr. McCutcheon received this highly competitive international award for his outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of osmotic separations. “I have long made AIChE a part of my professional network,” says McCutcheon. “And I am eager to continue that throughout my career.” Continue reading

 

Student Researchers Win EPA Sustainability Grant
A student team from the University of Connecticut is one of five winners in the Northeast in the Environmental Protection Agency’s P3 student design competition for sustainability research. Their achievement carries a monetary award of up to $15,000 to help fund their work, as well as an opportunity to compete for $90,000 during the second phase of the competition. Continue reading

 

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

 
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