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The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware invites applications for an Assistant Professor position.
Feb. 23, 2017--Modern society’s extensive use of fossil fuels has led to unprecedented atmospheric carbon dioxide levels with widespread climate impacts. Carbon dioxide capture and sequestration is one of the technologies under investigation to mitigate CO2 emissions associated with coal-fired power plants. However, according to the University of Delaware’s Feng Jiao, large-scale CO2 sequestration poses risks to the environment from leakage. Other disadvantages include limited efficient geological repositories and high transportation and compression costs.
GO AWAY GREENHOUSE GAS: NSF Career Award to focus on electrochemical reduction of atmospheric carbon dioxide
Feb. 15, 2017--The University of Delaware’s Bingjun Xu has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award to address electrochemical reduction of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. The five-year, $523,000 grant, "Elucidating Molecular Level Interplay Between Catalysts and Electrolytes in Electrochemical Reduction of CO2," was awarded through NSF’s Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems.
Feb. 13, 2017--The University of Delaware’s Dion Vlachos, who has been named the Allan and Myra Ferguson Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will deliver his inaugural lecture at 4 p.m., Monday, April 17, in Room 104 Gore Hall. A reception will follow at 5 p.m. in the DuPont Hall Lobby. Those who plan to attend should RSVP by email to Sue Zatto.
OLD ENZYME, NEW ROLE: Nature Communications paper reports new role for enzyme involved in bacterial metabolism
Jan. 27, 2017--A team of researchers at the University of Delaware has discovered a new function for an enzyme that has long been known to have a central role in bacterial metabolism. Maciek Antoniewicz, Centennial Junior Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, explains that metabolism is the set of chemical reactions that takes place inside cells to maintain life by breaking down substrate molecules such as sugars and generating energy and new cell components.
GILMAN AWARDEES TAKE FLIGHT: Students receive prestigious awards to study abroad in Panama, Singapore
Jan. 24, 2017--University of Delaware undergraduates Julian Jackson and Richard Egan have begun their first global experiences thanks to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. The Gilman Scholarship program, funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, awards competitive grants to students from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad.
SUPPORTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Delaware Bioscience CAT program fosters local collaborations, start-ups
Jan. 6, 2017--The Delaware Bioscience Center for Advanced Technology (Bioscience CAT) has awarded six new Applied Research Collaborations (ARC) or Entrepreneurial Proof of Concept (EPoC) grants. E. Terry Papoutsakis, Unidel Eugene du Pont Chair of Chemical Engineering at UD, is planning to use EPoC funds to develop a new hybrid technology to target stem cells for drug delivery so treatments can be more effective in smaller doses.