September 2014

September 10, 2014
Prof. Marianthi Ierapetritou is the PI for the FDA funded project “ Flowsheet Modeling and Analysis Tools for Solid Base Pharmaceutical Products Manufacturing”. The grant totals $500,000 for 3 years. The co-PIs for this grant are Prof. Muzzio and Prof. Ramachandran.  
September 4, 2014
Prof. Benjamin Glasser is the principal investigator of an award totaling $200,000. The project titled "Technology Translation for Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals by Fluidized Bed Impregnation of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients onto Porous Carriers" is being supported by the National Science Foundation.
September 4, 2014
Prof. Marianthi Ierapetritou is the PI for $40,000 to organize a Workshop on Process Intensification. This is funded by NSF/CBET. The goal is the organization of the workshop (Sep 30-Oct 1) to investigate the challenges and opportunities in Process Intensification area. 
September 4, 2014
Prof. Marianthi Ierapetritou is the PI for the NSF funded grant on "SusChem Collaborative Research: Process Optimization of Novel Routes for the Production of bio-based Para-Xylene". The grant totals $700,000 for 3 years. This is a collaborative effort between Rutgers University and University of Delaware. The co-PIs of the grant are  Prof. Dion Vlachos, Dr. Vladimiros Nikolakis and Prof. Stanley Sandler. The grant targets the development of economically viable alternative ways to the production of valuable chemicals using biomass. 
September 4, 2014
Charles Clerecuzio, P.E. was elected recently as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Fellow is the highest level of membership in AIChE and is bestowed on individuals who have made significant professional contributions to chemical engineering over a sustained period of time. Mr. Clerecuzio holds a M.S. from our department, is a Ph.D. candidate, and serves on our Industrial Advisory Board.

July 2014

July 16, 2014
 Rutgers researchers have developed a technology that could overcome a major cost barrier to make clean-burning hydrogen fuel – a fuel that could replace expensive and environmentally harmful fossil fuels. The new technology is a novel catalyst that performs almost as well as cost-prohibitive platinum for so-called electrolysis reactions, which use electric currents to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen. The Rutgers technology is also far more efficient than less-expensive catalysts investigated to-date.
July 16, 2014
Prabhas Moghe, distinguished professor in the Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering and Department of Biomedical Engineering at the School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $2,079,753. The project titled Rare Earth Nanoprobes for Optical Imaging and Disease Tracking is being supported by theNational Institutes of Health.

June 2014

June 3, 2014
The CBE Department if pleased to announce Assistant Professor Fuat Celik has been awarded the A. Walter Tyson Assistant Professorship Award.  The Tyson fund was recently established by A. Walter Tyson, a 1952 alumnus of Rutgers for recruiting promising junior faculty.  Congratulations to Fuat Celik on this achievement.

May 2014

May 19, 2014
Professor Moghe (CBE/BME) and Rutgers co-inventors were granted Patent Number 8,715,718 entitled “Extracellular Matrix Production from Nanoscale Substrate” on May 6, 2014.  Other co-inventors include his lab alumni, including CBE graduate student, Dr. Ram Sharma (currently faculty at University of Bath, UK) and his T32 postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Marian Pereira Guelakis (currently Senior Scientist, Skin R&D, Unilever).
May 5, 2014
Congratulations to Nicholas Coakley ('15), who was the winner of the ISPE Student Poster Competition for the NJ section, undergraduate division. The event was held last night at the BVMS facility in Plainsboro, NJ. Nicholas is a CBE junior working on research with Professor Moghe. Nick will be competing this Fall in Las Vegas at the ISPE National Competition - the ISPE will provide all travel and registration funds for his participation. We look forward to supporting his efforts there.   Nick's poster is titled: Investigation