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 Bidstrup Allen named Fellow of AIChE

Congratulations to Professor Bidstrup Allen on being named Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)!

Her election by the Board of Directors took place earlier this year, and her entry into the fellowship of the Institute will be formally recognized at this year’s Annual AIChE Meeting in Phoenix!

Fellow is AIChE’s highest grade of membership and is achieved only through election by the Board of Directors.

Read more about AIChE Fellows here.

Professor Stebe Inducted into the National Academy of Engineering

Kate Stebe, Goodwin Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Professor Stebe was officially selected in 2021; however, the induction ceremony was delayed due to COVID restrictions.

Members are elected to NAE membership by their peers (current NAE members). Election to membership is one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer. Members have distinguished themselves in business and academic management, in technical positions, as university faculty, and as leaders in government and private engineering organizations. 

Read more about the NAE here

Welcome Dohyung Kim to the CBE Faculty

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering welcomes Dr. Dohyung Kim. Dr. Kim joins the School as an Assistant Professor. His goal in research is to facilitate the transition to sustainability by pushing the boundaries of electrochemistry. He believes that there is great potential for advancement by manipulating the structure of solid-liquid interfaces and exploring new electrochemical processes and methods that can harness underutilized resources to produce value-added products. Read more

Welcome Back to Campus and to the Department for the Start of a New Academic Year

I trust you have all enjoyed a wonderful summer break – productive yet restful – and that you are eagerly looking forward, as I am, to the kickoff of classes and CBE activities this semester.  Incoming first-year undergraduates and their families turned out in large numbers for Dean Kumar’s New Student Orientation event. Read more

Congratulations! Akaash Padmanabha VIPER Senior, CBE & Chemistry Dual Degree

Akaash Padmanabha is a 2022 Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER) Award for Interdisciplinary Academic Excellence recipient.

Students who receive this award have demonstrated outstanding academic achievements during their interdisciplinary course of study. This can be reflected in the choice of curriculum they have pursued at Penn, advanced levelcoursework, and performance in classes. Additionally, Read more

Congratulations! Jocelyn Chin Junior, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Jocelyn Chin in the 2022 Jaros Baum & Bolles Award Recipient!

The Jaros Baum & Bolles Award was established in 2008 by Letetia Tedori Callinan (MEAM Class of 1983) and is awarded to a Penn Engineering student who has demonstrated a commitment to advancing women in engineering (e.g., through mentoring or as a role model).

Professor Patel Recognized for the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

Amish Patel, Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been selected for the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. This award is in recognition of his commitment to teaching at Penn. The selection committee has chosen him from a highly competitive nomination pool and the award serves to recognize the contributions of Professor Patel to the Penn community.  Professor Patel’s research strives to achieve a molecular-level understanding of solvation and transport in aqueous and polymeric systems, with applications ranging from the prediction of protein interactions to the design of advanced materials for water purification and renewable energy.

A New Class of Materials for Nanoscale Patterning

As the widely used microprocessor chips become adapted for applications in increasingly computationally intensive devices, the precise microscopic stencils, which they rely on, must become even smaller and precise.

A related study led by Professor Karen Winey from Penn Engineering’s Department of Material Science and Engineering, along with graduate student Jinseok Park, was recently published in ASC Science Central. Read more

CBE News

Glassy Discovery Offers Computational Windfall to Researchers Across Disciplines

12.05.2022 | Read More

Tiny Swimming Robots Can Restructure Materials on a Microscopic Level

11.16.2022 | Read More

Toothbrushing Microbots on Walter Isaacson’s ‘Trailblazers’ Podcast

10.26.2022 | Read More

CBE Events

PICS Colloquium: “From Molecular Vibrations to Solvation, Protein Dynamics and Models of the Cytoplasm”

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PSOC Seminar: “Validation of a bicistronic CAR to overcome intratumoral heterogeneity in GBM” (Zev Binder, PSOM)

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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.

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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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