News

September 2014

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
May 5, 2014
As part of the fellowship, she will perform research over the summer for three months at the University of Konstanz, Germany and will be working with a collaborator, Prof. Stefan Volkwein at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics on model reduction and optimization as part of her PhD thesis. 
May 5, 2014
Dana will be speaking on the Multi-Scale Modeling of Wet Granulation Process, with coupling of the DEM capability in STAR-CCM+ with Population Balance models in gPROMS. Details can be found here.  
May 5, 2014
Rutgers bioengineers led by Professor Moghe (BME/CBE)  were awarded a $2.2 M R01 grant entitled "RARE EARTH NANOPROBES FOR OPTICAL IMAGING AND DISEASE TRACKING” by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).  The other key faculty on the team include multi-PIs, Roth (CBE/BME) and Riman (MSE), Ganapathy (BME), and collaborators, Pierce (BME) and Ganesan (CINJ).

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