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CHEMICAL & BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING


Research Experience for Undergraduate Participants

Application Deadline — February 15, 2016

The Departments of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering are seeking talented and motivated undergraduates for the University of Delaware Summer 2016 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).


2016 Delaware Membrane Protein Symposium

Registration Deadline — April 13, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016 from 8:00 AM - 5:15 PM -- The Delaware Membrane Protein Symposium is supported by NIH-COBRE program on Membrane Protein Production and Characterization. The symposium will bring together people from a diverse range of interests and techniques, but who all share an interest in exploring the functions of membranes and their components. In addition to the invited lectures by renowned experts in membrane biophysics and biology, the symposium includes poster presentations by students and postdocs. Register NOW.



IGERT cohort: Delaware Biotechnology Institute hosts reception for fourth cohort of IGERT trainees

The Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) hosted a reception for the newest cohort of six trainees participating in the National Science Foundation-supported Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program awarded to principal investigator Kelvin Lee, Gore Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware (UD) and director of DBI, on Jan. 27. This is the fourth year of the five-year, $3 million dollar grant for the NSF IGERT program titled Systems Biology of Cells in Engineered Environments (SBE2).


Feb. 21-27: Engineers Week: Event celebrates how engineers make a difference in our world

The University of Delaware will join organizations across the country in celebrating National Engineers Week, Feb 21-27. E-Week is aimed at celebrating how engineers make a difference in our world, increasing public dialogue about the need for engineers, and bringing engineering to life for kids, educators and parents.


For the Record, Jan. 29, 2016: University community reports recent exhibitions, honors, presentations

Close to 200 graduate students, faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and industry representatives turned out for the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering’s Winter Research Review at the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall on Jan. 27. The program included research presentations by 25 fourth-year graduate students as well as posters highlighting the work of third-year students. The presentations addressed a broad range of topics including bone regeneration, cancer treatment, drug transport, lung disease, catalysis, and self-healing polymers.


Fuel cell breakthrough: Yan research team reports success with low-cost nickel-based catalyst

Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a popular comedy from the 1980s, but there’s nothing funny about the amount of energy consumed by our nation’s transportation sector. This sector — which includes passenger cars, trucks, buses, and rail, marine, and air transport — accounts for more than 20 percent of America’s energy use, mostly in the form of fossil fuels, so the search is on for environmentally friendly alternatives.


NAI honors: University of Delaware claims two new National Academy of Inventors Fellows

The University of Delaware’s Norman J. Wagner and the late Richard F. Heck have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who "have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society."


Functional wrinkles: UD grad student wins national award for polymer processing breakthrough

Wrinkled hands are the price we pay for spending too much time soaking in the tub or washing dishes. While the wrinkles may not be attractive, they do help us hold onto objects underwater. And, as it turns out, nature really does know best: the pattern of wrinkling on our wet hands seems to be optimized to provide the perfect drainage network for improving our grip. Wrinkled polymers also offer unique properties, but it’s up to engineers to figure out how to control the pattern of wrinkles for optimized performance in applications ranging from coatings to security tagging. Now Stephen Ma, a doctoral student at the University of Delaware, has found an innovative way to create wrinkled patterns on a polymeric surface using light.


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