CBE Update 2021
Trinh’s DOE-Supported Research Could Bring Big Changes to Biofuels
Ferguson Faculty Fellow Cong Trinh was awarded $1.1 million in funding from the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science for research aimed at producing the next generation of biofuels.
New and Unknown
Alumnus David McKinney (BS ’84), current president of ISOFlex Packaging and founder of Coldpack, was inducted into the department’s Hall of Fame.
A Universe of Knowledge
After alumnus Erick Ribeiro (PhD ’20) built an innovative energy storage device printed on a 3D printer, NASA began scaling them to use on a Mars rover.
Joint Associate Professor Belinda Akpa is combining her love of mathematics and chemical engineering to improve medicines and medical treatments.
Going Big and Energetic at a Small Scale Earns Mukherjee DURIP
Research Assistant Professor Dibyendu Mukherjee has developed a new way of producing energetic nanomaterials and received a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program award.
Ragauskas Adapts Biomass Research to Keep Plastics from Going to Waste
UT–ORNL Governor’s Chair for Biorefining Art Ragauskas and team are investigating new methods for reclaiming and reusing plastic waste.
Associate Professor Joshua Sangoro and his team have made some of the first observations of a new, but previously theorized, form of matter that exists between liquid and solid.
Dooley Aims to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance
Doctoral candidate David Dooley’s research is aimed at preventing antimicrobial resistance using CRISPR/Cas technology.
CBE Announces 2021 Awards Winners
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering recognized several faculty, staff, students, and alumni with its annual awards.