November 2015

November 30, 2015
 He received the award for his work on “Hybrid Parallelization of Population Balance Models for Massively Accelerated Modeling of Particulate Processes”, which he carried out under the guidance of PhD student Anik Chaturbedi and Prof. Rohit Ramachandran.  Franklin is a ChemE major with a biochemistry minor. Franklin was sponsored by the Rutgers AIChE chapter to go to Salt Lake City to present his work. His work is funded by an NSF REU grant on multi-scale modeling and analysis of granulation processes. 
November 11, 2015
Ajay Kashi won First Prize in the student poster competition at the 2015 AIChE National Meeting in Salt Lake City, for "Scalable Synthesis of Nanoscale Ni5P4 As a Novel HER Catalyst: Investigating the Correlation Between Particle Size and Electrochemical Activity". Ajay is a ChemE major conducting research in Dr. Gerard Dismukes' laboratory under the mentorship of Dr. Anders Laursen. Ajay was supported by an Aresty travel grant to attend the meeting to present his research conducted this past summer supported by an REI fellowship. Congratulations Ajay!
November 10, 2015
The National Science Foundation /CBET  awarded to Prof. Sofou and to co-PI Prof. Yannis Kevrekidis (Princeton University) a 3-year grant to use collective measurements as well as single molecule optical tracking techniques to develop – and subsequently computationally test - mechanistic hypotheses for the kinetics of binding between unique nanoparticle geometries and single receptors or assemblies of receptors. The findings of this study will contribute to ultimately designing high impact nanoparticles for theranostic applications.
November 4, 2015
Monday, November 9th:   YPC Undergraduate Research Forum, Ballroom H: 10:30-10:45AM: Katelyn Dagnall (Celik) - Photocatalytic Biomass Reforming Over Modified TiO2 1:10-1:30PM: Sarah Libring (Dutt) - Self-Assembly Simulations of Polymer Functionalized Virus Capsids 4:30-4:45PM: Nour Srouji (Hara) - Dynamic Light Scattering Study of Sulfonated Polystyrene Ionomers in Benzene4:45-5:00PM: Jacob Massa (Celik) - A DFT Study of Methanol Reforming on C- and N-Doped TiO2 (110) Anatase Surfaces  
November 2, 2015
New Book Published : Process Simulation and Data Modeling in Solid Oral Drug Development and Manufacture Professors Ierapetritou and Ramachandran are the editors of the new published book summarizing the recent developments in solid oral drug manufacturing.  More details can be found in the book's homepage:

October 2015

October 26, 2015
School’s Annual Medal of Excellence Award Event Recognizes Innovation in Industry, Education, Research, and Service
October 26, 2015
George Tsilomelekis joins the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering with extensive experience studying catalytic materials. His research interests focuses on the rational implementation of spectroscopic methods under realistic reaction conditions toward understanding complex catalytic reactions in the broad field of the conversion of renewable and alternative energy sources.
October 20, 2015
Prof. Androulakis (BME/CBE), his PhD student Meric Ovacik (Ph.D. 2010 now Senior Scientist at Merck), and Prof. Ierapetritou (CBE) along with their EPA collaborators were the recipients of EPA's 2015 Scientific and Technological Achievement Highest Level Award. The award recognizes their work on "Developing an Approach and Case Study Template for Evaluating and Utilizing Toxicogenomic Data in Risk Assessment"
October 20, 2015
Great night for SOE and CBE - Medal of Excellence Dinner 2015 celebrating alumni and colleagues' great accomplishments.

September 2015

September 24, 2015
Rutgers has been awarded $1.4M ($800k from NSF and $600k from Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.) for the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical process modeling for continuous manufacturing. The project PI is Prof. Benjamin Glasser, and Prof. Marianthi Ierapetritou is one of the Co-PIs. The work will be carried out in conjunction with researchers at Purdue University, NJIT and University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. Other Rutgers faculty who will work on the project are: Profs. Fernando Muzzio, Rohit Ramachandran, Meenakshi Dutt and Alberto Cuitino.