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Happy Birthday Colburn Lab! September 20 and 21 mark the 50th anniversary of the dedication of this campus building. Colburn Lab was named in honor of Allan P. Colburn who was the first head of the chemical engineering department at the University of Delaware. Colburn later served as acting president in 1950, and then as UD’s first provost 1950-1955.

UD RANKED AMONG TOP NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES: Chemical engineering program ranked ninth in the nation by U.S. News

Sep. 10, 2018--The University of Delaware’s undergraduate chemical engineering program is ranked ninth in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges edition. The ranking covers those programs where the highest engineering degree awarded is the doctorate.

A BIG SPARK FOR ENERGY RESEARCH: U.S. Department of Energy announces $12.8 million for UD-led center

Sep. 06, 2018--The University of Delaware has won a $12.8 million, four-year funding renewal from the U.S. Department of Energy for the continued operation of the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI). The center involves scientists from academic institutions and national laboratories across the U.S. in developing catalytic technologies — the spurs that move chemical reactions along — for converting biomass, such as trees and grasses, into chemicals and fuels.

HIGH-LEVEL RESEARCHER ON TEACHING INTRODUCTORY CLASSES: UD Engineering’s Arthi Jayaraman explains her approach

Sep. 4, 2018--Arthi Jayaraman wears many hats. She is a tenured associate professor at the University of Delaware. She teaches one class each semester and serves as the graduate program director for the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. In this role, she works closely with coordinator Kathleen Young to help students navigate through the graduate process. On top of that, she does her own research, regularly travels to present at conferences and personally advises about nine students of varying degree levels.

COULD BACTERIA FUEL THE FUTURE?: With $1.5 million grant, UD engineers study microbes for biofuel production

Aug. 31, 2018--The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis a three-year, $1.5 million grant to study the production of clostridium bacteria as platforms for biofuels. Papoutsakis, the Unidel Eugene du Pont Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, will uncover fundamental insights about metabolism and environmental signaling in these microbes for use to produce fuels from renewable resources.

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