This is an exciting time for the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering as we anticipate our 100th anniversary. The Board of Trustees proclaimed the chemical engineering degree program in 1914 and the first graduating class marched in 1915.
To commemorate this special event, we will be publishing a Centennial book. This book will trace the department's beginnings as an industrial chemistry major in 1914, its transition to departmental status in 1938, important connections with DuPont and other chemical companies in the post-World War II era, and its expansion in the late twentieth-century into fields such as energy and biochemical engineering. The book will reflect on our past excellence and document the department’s faculty, research focus and curriculum, emphasizing the human dimension.
We are interested in hearing your remembrances. We encourage you to visit our commemorative page to share your cherished memories using the button above; some of these may be published in the commemorative book project.
Use the button above to visit our commemorative page.
The 4th year Graduate Students will present their research at the Research Review on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Clayton Hall. The Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Research Review is for fellow students, faculty, and industry. Opening remarks will begin at 8:45 am. Please RSVP your attendance to this event.
The University of Delaware's Thomas H. Epps, III, is one of 30 early-career engineers nationwide invited to attend the 2013 European Union-United States Frontiers of Engineering Symposium to be held Nov. 21-23 in Chantilly, France. Organized by the National Academy of Engineering and the European Council of Applied Sciences and Engineering, the symposium will focus on nanosensors, big data, the future of transportation, and wireless broadband. A total of 60 participants, 30 from the United States and 30 from Europe, will discuss their leading-edge research.
Norman Wagner, Alvin B. and Julia O. Stiles Professor and former chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, has been selected to receive the Thomas Baron Award at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) annual meeting Nov. 3-8 in San Francisco. Given annually, the award recognizes outstanding scientific or technical accomplishments that have had significant impact in the field of fluid-particle systems or a related field.
The University of Delaware has been awarded a three-year grant totaling more than $3 million from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) to use an engineered microorganism to produce butanol, a useful transportation fuel, from methanol and carbon dioxide. The project aims to use methanol as the starting chemical for butanol production.
Terry Papoutsakis, Eugene du Pont Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, has been selected to receive the Daniel I.C. Wang Award for excellence in biochemical engineering from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Society for Biological Engineering. Papoutsakis, who is affiliated with the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, is cited for pioneering the genetic exploration of clostridia, anaerobic bacteria that are ubiquitous in soil and can cause infections in wounds.