Undergraduate students in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering share with faculty a congenial atmosphere and an excitement for the ever-expanding range of processes and technologies which are based on chemical and biomolecular engineering principles.

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Professor Wilcox named to the 2023 TIME100 Climate List!

Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Wilcox, who has been named to the 2023 TIME100 Climate list—a compilation spotlighting 100 of the world’s most influential leaders propelling climate action in business.

Professor Wilcox, a member of the CBE Faculty currently on leave, presently holds the position of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management at the US Department of Energy. She has played a pivotal role in reshaping this office from its previous form as the Office of Fossil Energy.

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Professor Seider is AIChE's 2023 Founders Award Recipient

Professor Seider is being recognized for his pioneering contributions in chemical engineering research and education spanning six decades. His work encompasses process modeling, simulation, synthesis, optimization, and control. He is also cited for his authorship of landmark textbooks.

Presented by AIChE – American Institute of Chemical Engineers Board of Directors, The Founders Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Chemical Engineering is given to engineers who have had a profound impact on the way chemical engineering is applied, and whose achievements have advanced the profession in any of its aspects.

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Professor Stebe delivered the William R. Schowalter Lecture at the 2023 AIChE Annual Meeting

Congratulations to Professor Stebe, who delivered the William R. Schowalter Lecture at the 2023 AIChE Annual Meeting! The lecture, titled “Active Surface Agents: Active Colloids at Fluid-Fluid Interfaces,” took place on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, in Orlando, FL.

Professor Stebe explained how comprehending the movement of biological “swimmers” like bacteria at fluid interfaces can guide researchers in designing artificial biomimetic systems. This understanding has significant implications for promoting transport at fluid interfaces and extends broadly into chemical engineering processes.

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Professor Kim Awarded Hanwha Non-Tenured Faculty Award

Congratulations to Professor Dohyung Kim on being awarded the Hanwha Non-Tenured Faculty Award, for his contributions to the field of electrocatalysis!

To demonstrate the Hanwha Group’s commitments to promote cutting-edge research and innovation in Materials Chemistry & Processing, the award will support the career development of non-tenured young faculty.

This award, now in its eighth year, is a program by the three petrochemical companies of the Hanwha Group to discover and support Korean scientists with less than seven years of experience working in North America and Europe.

Professor Seider and Professor Winey Elected 2022 AAAS Fellows

Congratulations to Professors Warren D. Seider and Karen I. Winey for their well-deserved recognition as 2022 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows.

Professor Seider, a distinguished figure in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is acknowledged for his substantial contributions to computer-aided process analysis, simulation, design, and control. His impactful work spans various areas, including nonlinear control, safety, risk analysis, and more. Professor Winey, the Harold Pender Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, has garnered acclaim for her groundbreaking research on nanoscale structures in ionomers and associating polymers, significantly advancing our understanding of polymer nanocomposites and ion-containing polymers. Their induction into the AAAS Fellows reflects their outstanding achievements and contributions to the fields of engineering and materials science.

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Professor Lee Receives Outstanding Achievement Award in Nanoscience from American Chemical Society

Professor Daeyeon Lee has received the 2022 Outstanding Achievement Award in Nanoscience from the American Chemical Society (ACS).

The annual award recognizes exceptional achievements in nanoscience research and notable leadership in the area of colloidal nanoparticles and application. Professor Lee was chosen from a large group of extraordinary nominees among the invited speakers, “for pioneering research in development of factory-on-a-chip and its application for large scale nanoparticle synthesis and functionalization.”

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CBE Events

CBE Seminar: “Deep Learning-Enabled Design of Functional DNA-Binding Properties” (Cameron Glasscock, University of Washington)

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Research Impact Seminar – Bring Your Research Out of the Lab (Penn Engineering Entrepreneurship)

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CBE Seminar: “Carbon Capture and Utilization in Flowing Oceanwater: A New Frontier in Photocatalysis” (Shu Hu, Yale)

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CBE Open Practice Professor Faculty Position

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to welcome applications for a Practice Professor faculty position. In conjunction with the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the department is developing new academic programs in the broad area of Energy and Sustainability.

CBE Open Faculty Position

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to
welcome applications for a tenured or tenure-track position.

CBE Open Lecturer Position

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to
welcome applications for a teaching position as a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer.

Why Penn CBE?

Penn’s Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering program offers exceptional preparation for a life in research, academia, business, or industry. Our faculty are at the forefront of the discipline. An emphasis on the basics of engineering science combined with leading edge research is key to the great power and flexibility that a Penn Engineering degree provides in a rapidly changing technological environment.

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