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 Lim is Penn Engineering's 2024 Student Choice Awards Recipient!

Congratulations to Professor Lim on receiving the Student Advocacy Award! This is award is presented to a member of the Penn Engineering faculty by the Underrepresented Student Advisory Board in Engineering (USABE) in recognition of their outstanding commitment to women and underrepresented student advocacy, equity and inclusion.

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Unlocking Nature's Secrets: Sherry Gao Pushes the Boundaries of Genetic Engineering

Meet Sherry Gao, Presidential Penn Compact Associate Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering, pioneering groundbreaking research in gene editing while mentoring the next generation of engineers.

As the first person in her family to graduate from college, one of Professor Gao’s greatest motivation is to help first-generation college students. As a member of the Center for Precision Engineering for Health (CPE4H), Professor Gao will partner with colleagues from across the School to develop technologies that bridge disciplines, all in the interest of advancing health care.

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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.

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CBE Events

CBE Doctoral Dissertation Defense: “Path-Sampling and Machine Learning for Rare Abnormal Safety and Reliability Events” (Vikram Sudarshan)

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Grace Hopper Distinguished Lecture: Melody Swartz, University of Chicago

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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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