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Each year, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering recognizes several faculty, staff, students, and alumni with awards.


Assistant Professor Steven Abel was recognized by the Tickle College of Engineering with a research award and a teaching award.


Arthur Ragauskas, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Biorefining, and his team lead a breakthrough study in biofuels that has been celebrated by his peers.


Rigoberto “Gobet” Advincula, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been named the newest joint UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair.


Brian Davison, CBE adjunct professor, Chief Scientist at ORNL, and Chief Science Officer at the Center for Bioenergy Innovation, was elected to the AIChE’s Board of Directors.


The department won second place in the inaugural Office Decorating Contest with its “Up” décor and costumes.


Joshua Sangoro and Siris Laursen earned promotions and tenure as the Tickle College of Engineering leans into the fall semester.


UT graduate Alex Lewis and Research Professor Abhijeet Borole founded Electro-Active Technologies and licensed a way of turning food waste into fuel.


Manolis Doxastakis’ research in multiscale computational modeling is building bridges between what exists and what’s possible.


Bamin Khomami was named an SoR Fellow, Steven Abel received Mentor of the Year Award, Art Ragauskas named top cited researcher, Stephen Paddison chairs conference commitee, and Paul Frymier named associate dean.