Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering News

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


Leslie Shor Named a DuPont Young Professor
Dr. Leslie Shor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering specializes in recreating very small habitats – smaller than the width of a human hair in some cases. Building from scratch a simulated habitat that might sustain up to a thousand different organisms that each need different conditions to survive is no easy trick. Continue reading


Fellow of the American Chemical Society named
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and designated University Professor at UCONN has been named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. Laurencin was cited for his seminal contributions in polymer science and polymer-ceramic systems applied to biology. Continue reading


Senior Design Day 2014
One thousand visitors entered Gampel Pavilion for UConn School of Engineering’s Senior Design Day on Friday, May 2, 2014. Friends and family visited each team’s display to view the results of sixteen teams of senior class Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering majors and their year of hard work. Students impressed faculty and industry judges, and they explained the intricacies of their projects. Continue reading

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