Congratulations to the Class of 2014
On August 25, 2013, we will be hosting a Welcome Picnic for all CBE incoming graduate students.
Location: White Clay Creek State Park
Time: 5:15 p.m. to ~7:30 p.m.
This is a great opportunity for everyone to meet & greet the arriving 2013 CBE Fall Grads. Please RSVP to the event if you plan to attend.
Eric M. Furst and Kristi L. Kiick of the University of Delaware College of Engineering have been named to the 2014 American Chemical Society (ACS) Class of Fellows. ACS is the world's largest scientific society. Conferred annually since 2008, ACS Fellows are nominated by their peers for their outstanding accomplishments in scientific research, education and public service. Only 750 of the society's more than 161,000 members from academia, industry, government labs and small business have been distinguished with this honor.
Yushan Yan, Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Delaware, is known worldwide for using nanomaterials to solve problems in energy engineering, environmental sustainability and electronics. His early academic work focused on zeolites, porous rock with a well-defined, crystalline structure. At the atomic scale, their pore size is so precisely decided that zeolites can separate molecules with size differences of merely a fraction of an angstrom (one-tenth of a nanometer), making them useful to the chemical and petroleum industries as molecular sieves for separation and catalysis processes.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has selected University of Delaware Dean of Engineering Babatunde A. Ogunnaike to receive the 2014 MAC Eminent Chemical Engineers Award. The award, given annually by the AIChE Minority Affairs Committee, recognizes outstanding chemical engineers for their role in fostering a diverse pool of talent in engineering and related disciplines. Ogunnaike shares the 2014 honor with Robert (Bobby) L. Satcher from NASA and Rosemarie D. Wesson of the National Science Foundation.
The University of Delaware has received $12 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue its Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI), an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) that is developing technologies to convert biomass to biofuels and chemicals. UD was one of 32 EFRCs selected for funding totaling $100 million to further fundamental advances in energy production, storage and use, DOE announced in a press release. CCEI is one of 22 centers selected for continued funding from among the original 46 EFRCs funded in 2009, and one of 23 university-led projects.