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December 2016

December 8, 2016
The Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Department Teamed up with Rutgers Against Hunger’s Adopt-A-Family program to assist in providing a brighter holiday season for our neighbors in need.  They partnered with 13 social services agencies across local communities who have identified some of their most vulnerable clients in need of assistance.  Providing food and gift donations for these families will help them end the year on a brighter note. 
December 7, 2016
This year, the 2016 AIChE Annual Conference met in San Francisco, during November 13 -18, 2016. Several of our undergraduates participated in the Poster Competition and won unique awards.  In total, we had 17 undergraduates attend the conference (a record!), which included 13 presenters.    The 3 Undergraduate Forum speakers were: Dima Ruckodanov (PI: Prof. Niemark), Subham Rustagi (PI: Prof. Glasser), and Jing Wang (PI: Prof. Zhang).   

November 2016

November 22, 2016
Chundawat group research highlighted by Royal Society of Chemistry journal as cover article: Prof. Shishir Chundawat, CBE Assistant Professor, has published a research paper in a new Royal Society of Chemistry journal titled "Reaction Chemistry and Engineering (RCE)" highlighting how thermochemical pretreatment chemistry can impact the downstream bioprocessing of lignocellulosic biomass into fermentable sugars using native and engineered cellulosomal enzyme systems.
November 2, 2016
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October 2016

October 21, 2016
Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s School of Engineering honored six distinguished graduates of the school at a gala event on Thursday, October 13, recognizing alumni achievement in surgical technology, infrastructure innovation, space exploration, education, and the petroleum industry. Of those honored, two were chemical and biochemical graduates. 

September 2016

September 26, 2016
CBE’s rich history celebrated the promise of the future during the first annual CBE Alumni Networking Event on September 14, 2016, in Jersey City. Seventy CBE alumni and faculty reconnected, catching up on careers, family, and their alma mater, and witnessed presentation of the first Dr. Alkis Constantinides Endowed Scholarships. In addition to the scholarships, “Dr. C” gave recipients Elizabeth McGinley (junior) and Jihyun Park (senior) each an additional $1,000 gift towards their school expenses.
September 19, 2016
Prof. Shishir Chundawat, CBE Assistant Professor, has received an NSF award (#1604421) of $449,678 from CBET (Catalysis & Biocatalysis PRogram), co-funded by the Division of Materials Research through the BioMaPs program, for a project titled “A Multiscale Approach to Characterizing Interfacial Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes” to investigate the rate-limiting steps of carbohydrate-active enzymes (CAZymes) involved in cellulosic biofuel production.
September 9, 2016
Take a look at some pictures from our first student event of the semester.  CBE Facebook Page

August 2016

August 10, 2016
The Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) Awards Committee has selected Dr. Fernando Muzzio to receive an Inventor of the Year Award.  The award recognition is for: Lynch pin inventions for advanced products and processes for pharmaceutical, chemical and petrochemical industries. Congratulations Dr. Muzzio!

July 2016

July 26, 2016
Marianthi Ierapetritou who has been selected to receive the 2016 Computing in Chemical Engineering Award from the CAST Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). This is a major honor as it... "recognizes outstanding contributions in the application of computing and systems technology to chemical engineering". It is sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company and it comes with a plaque and $3,000.

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