University of Delaware - College of Engineering

Chemical Engineering Centennial

2014 is the centennial of chemical engineering at the University of Delaware. Our celebration of this milestone includes a variety of events and mechanisms that are accessible on the centennial web page.

Gores endow chair: Bob and Jane Gore donate $3 million for faculty chair in Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Bob Gore, a 1959 graduate and 2010 honorary doctor of science recipient, and his wife, Jane, have contributed $3 million to establish an endowed faculty chair in the University of Delaware Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. The Bob and Jane Gore Centennial Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering honors the department's 100th anniversary, which was commemorated with a reunion celebration Sept. 19-21.

Learn more about Bob Gore's extraordinary career from an interview with him in the Scientists You Must Know series.

Jon H. Olson (1934-2014)

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Emeritus Professor Jon H. Olson on October 26, 2014. Professor Olson joined the department in 1962 and distinguished himself by his encyclopedic knowledge, his broad and selfless interest in others and his unfailing dedication to the department, the college and the university. He served in many leadership roles, including associate dean and interim dean, and was especially prominent in championing faculty governance at UD, including being the first president of the Faculty Senate. Within the department he served as advisor and mentor to generations of undergraduates, in whose welfare and success he took a great personal interest.
A full obituary and further information are available at:


Save the Date
Honoring Raul Lobo, Claire D. LeClaire Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: TBD
Reception: DuPont Hall Front Lobby

2015 Winter Research Review: 4th Year Talks

The 4th year Graduate Students will present their research at the Research Review on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Clayton Hall Conference Center. The Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Research Review is for fellow students, faculty, and industry. Opening remarks will begin at 8:45 am.

NAI Fellow: Dean Ogunnaike named 2014 fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, dean of the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering, is among 170 distinguished innovators who have been named 2014 fellows by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). In addition to his duties as dean, Ogunnaike is the William L. Friend Chair of Chemical Engineering and a professor in the Center for Systems Biology at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute

AAAS Fellow: UD engineering professor Wagner recognized for work in advancing science

The University of Delaware’s Norman J. Wagner has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. The association bestows the title of AAAS Fellow on members who are selected by their peers for scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Chemical engineering turns 100: Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering celebrates centennial

The University of Delaware Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering celebrated 100 years on campus with a centennial reunion Sept. 19-21. Current and former students came together with faculty to celebrate the department's past accomplishments and future plans. While much has changed over the past century, the department’s core values remain the same: to prepare students to become problem-solvers who can contribute solutions to the grand challenges and great debates of our time.

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