April 2015

April 16, 2015
The “Grand Challenges” program, recently proposed by President Obama, aims to educate young engineers on how to address evolving global problems such as lack of water, limited access to education and malnutrition. Grand Challenge :   Tagum Link
April 10, 2015
Congratulations Fernando Muzzio for being named Faculty of the Year.  
April 10, 2015
Congratulations to Charlie Roth for being named outstanding faculty of the School of Engineering.   
April 9, 2015
CBE Graduate Student Seul-A Bae received the prestigious, and highly competitive, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) to support her PhD research. Seul-A is one of only seven Rutgers University students to receive this fellowship this year. Seul-A is working with Dr. Androulakis on deciphering the circadian-immune-metabolism interactions in colitis.
April 8, 2015
On the evening of February 17, 2015, the Rutgers and New Jersey chapters of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers held the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering’s first annual networking mixer and awards presentation. Organized by Professor Fuat Celik, the collaboration gathered a crowd of undergraduates, alumni, and professionals, all eager to meet and discuss their academic and professional experiences.

March 2015

March 19, 2015
Prof. Asefa was awarded a short-term Visiting Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) to serve as a Visiting Professor at ETH – Zurich, Switzerland. He will work with Prof. Christophe Copéret, a world-renowned expert in nanostructured materials, heterogeneous catalysis, CO2 reduction, surface and interfacial chemistry, etc., and his large group of researchers

February 2015

February 25, 2015
Teddy Asefa and members of his research group are co-authors of three of the twenty-three current Hot Papers currently published form Rutgers in the Essential Science Indicators of ISI Thomson Reuters (Web of Science). This includes: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 7823; Nature Mater., 2013, 12, 850; and Nano Lett., 2013, 13, 6222. Hot Papers are papers that receive citations soon after publication, relative to other papers of the same field and age, and they represent about 0.1% of all papers published
February 25, 2015
A patent entitled "Amphiphilic Macromolecules for Nucleic Acid Delivery" was issued recently to Professors Kathryn Uhrich (CCB), Charles Roth (BME/CBE), along with former Ph.D. students Sarah Sparks, Alex Harmon, Li Gu (all CCB) and Carolyn Federici (CBE). The invention is based on the design and synthesis of novel macromolecular architectures with tunable domains for sequestration of nucleic acids and for cellular entry.
February 24, 2015
A patent entitled "Graft Polymers for Enhanced Intracellular Delivery of Antisense Molecules" was issued to Professors Charles Roth (BME/CBE) and David Devore (NJ Center for Biomaterials). The invention is based on the development of a graft copolymer that protects antisense oligonucleotides from systemic degradation, mediates their entry into cells, and reroutes them within cells to their targets. Applications in cancer and wound healing are under development.
February 12, 2015
A gaint steel pot filled with indigo dye is the center of activity at Jane Palmer's industrial work space, Noon Design Studio and Natural Dye House.  "Today it is indigo, but on any given day, we dye using all natural elements in a variety of interesting shades and colors," says Palmer as she watches a series of napkins being dip-dyed in the deep shade of blue.