We are pleased to announce that the title of Dow Chemical Professor has been bestowed upon both Drs. Amod Ogale and Mark Thies. The Dow Chemical Professorship Fund in ChBE was established in 1992 by the Dow Chemical Company to support teaching, research, and affiliated activities and to recognize outstanding achievements in those areas. Both Drs. Ogale and Thies were chosen for this honor, as they are internationally known in their respective research fields and have contributed significantly to the department and the university. Click for more........Drs. Amod Ogale and Mark Thies; Dow Chemical Professors
POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW - THREE POSITIONS OPEN - The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clemson University invites applications for Post-Doctoral Research Fellows. There are currently three positions open.
Advanced Materials Group (one position open): The ideal candidate would have demonstrated expertise in composite processing and characterization, with particular emphasis on interfacial phenomena and conductive materials.
Energy & Environment/The Society – Water Nexus Group (two positions open): In the first position, the ideal candidate should have research experience in one or more of the following areas: forward osmosis, pressure-retarded osmosis, osmotic membrane bioreactors, or other emerging membrane-based technologies that show great promise in both water supply and energy production. In the second position, the ideal candidate should have expertise in nanoparticle synthesis and characterization, with experience in solution based methods for the synthesis of ligand-stabilized metal or metal oxide nanoparticles of well-defined size, shape, or surface chemistry.
Each position must be applied for separately. Please see the attachment for detailed information, position requirements, and application instructions on each position.
Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or genetic information.
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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Scott has joined the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering this Fall as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Scott received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from MIT. Prior to accepting his position at Clemson, Dr. Scott held a postdoctoral research appointment in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT. Click for more........
Meng Zhang, a PhD student in Prof. Amod Ogale’s research group, recently received first prize of $ 750 in the poster competition (among 32 entries) at the Automotive Composites Conference (ACCE), Society of Plastics Engineers. They announced that Meng was the unanimous choice of the judges for her poster entitled “Carbon Fibers Derived from Sustainable Precursors”. Congratulations!Meng Zhang winner of the poster competition at the Automotive Composites Conference (ACCE)
The Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering celebrated Dr. Charles Gooding’s 33 years of service to Clemson University with a retirement reception in his honor on Friday, June 7th. Professor Gooding joined our Department in 1980 as an Assistant Professor, and subsequently was promoted to Associate Professor and then to Full Professor. He served as Chair of our Department from 1996 through 2000. From 2000 through 2001, he took a sabbatical leave and spent that year at The Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, TX, working on process simulation and control, and subsequently re-vamping our process-control course. He also gave a large portion of his time by serving as President of the Faculty Senate in 2008-09. Click for more........
Spring 2013 Newsletter
Message from the Chair:
Dear Alumni and Friends of the Department: Flux. The American Heritage College Dictionary (3rd ed.) defines flux as, "1a. A flow or flowing; b. A continued flow; a flood." As chemical engineers, we typically define it differently.
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Prof. Guiseppi-Elie has been appointed founding Editor-in-Chief of the MDPI journal, Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/bioengineering). As Editor-in-Chief, Professor Guiseppi-Elie will lead a dedicated and distinguished team of Associate Editors in a broadly comprised editorial board and will be responsible for the development and direction of the journal. Click for more........Prof. Guiseppi-Elie
Dr. Scott Husson has been selected as this year's recipient of the Esin Gulari Leadership and Service Award for the College of Engineering and Science. This award was presented at the CoES faculty meeting on May 9th. Dr. Husson will also receive $1,000 with this award that can be used for his research. Congratulations!
We are pleased to announce that Julie Robinson, a junior in our Chemical Engineering department, has received a Goldwater Scholarship. Julie has researched with Dr. Scott Husson and Dr. Chris Kitchens. She has also researched with Drs. Maggie Bump and Richey Davis at Virginia Tech. This scholarship is considered the premier undergraduate award of its type and is awarded to only 300 college sophomores and juniors nationwide. Click for more........Julie Robinson, recipient of a Goldwater Scholarship
Clemson University was represented by 19 of our ChBE students at this year’s AIChE Southern Regional Conference, which was held April 5-7th. The conference was hosted by the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Students competed in the ChemE car competition, paper and poster competitions, and jeopardy quiz game. Nina Breakiron won 2nd place for her paper presentation titled “Gold Nanoparticle Synthesis and Surface Modification for Drug Delivery Applications” and won $200. For a look at the complete photo album from this conference, please go to the ChBE Facebook page. Click for more........
Dr. Anthony Guiseppi-Elie has been named the 2013 Kenneth E. Avis Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. This Distinguished Professorship has been awarded to many top scientists and engineers over the years, including Bob Langer from MIT. Dr. Guiseppi-Elie was selected for this award for his work on biologically responsive release devices. Congratulations! Click for more........Dr. Anthony Guiseppi-Elie
On February 13th, the ChBE Graduate students held their first annual Research Symposium at the Madren Center. This symposium allowed our graduate students to share their research projects with their peers and faculty members, at the same time giving them valuable presentation experience. Our department was honored to have Dr. Ronald Rousseau as the keynote speaker at this event. Dr. Rousseau holds the Cecil J. “Pete” Silas Endowed Chair at the Georgia Institute of Technology and is the chair of the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering there. Dr. Rousseau is co-author of Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, a textbook used internationally and by more than 80% of the chemical engineering programs in the United States. Click for more........
Prof. Mark Thies is the recipient of a three-year grant sponsored by the National Science Foundation entitled “GOALI: Low-Ash Lignin Biofuel from Black-Liquor Streams.” This GOALI grant (Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry) is in collaboration with Liquid Lignin Company. The research team has discovered that lignin can be precipitated from paper-mill black liquor in the form of a nonviscous, easy-to-process liquid; the SLRP process is being developed based on this discovery. Click for more........Dr. Mark Thies receives NSF Gant
Fall 2012 Newsletter
Message from the Chair:
Dear Alumni and Friends of the Department: Which course(s)did you find to be most valuable during your time at Clemson? When I ask this question of the alumni from the undergraduate program, invariably the answer is the unit operations laboratories plus the senior-level capstone design course because of the open-endedness of the assignments.
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Prof. Mark Roberts, along with Prof. Apparao M. Rao (Physics, Clemson) and Prof. Prabhakar Bandaru (Mechanical Engineering, UCSD), recently received $1.2 Million from the National Science Foundation to study “Defect-engineered Nanocarbons for Electrochemical Energy Storage”. The primary objective of their research grant is to develop high-energy-density carbon materials with nanometer dimensions using continuous and scalable fabrication methods, such as roll-to-roll processing. Click for more........
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to announce that Departmental Honors Research Grants have been awarded to four ChBE students: J.T. Helms, Alexandra Kleven, Hanna Aucoin, and Anthony D’Amato. These competitive grants are provided by the Calhoun Honors College to support their undergraduate honors research over the next year. Congratulations to our Honors Students for their successful proposals!! Click for more........Departmental Honors Research Grants
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