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Solutions to Improve Human Health

Research and technology brings innovation to chemical engineering. From growing new cartilage cells to help osteoarthritus, to improving drug delivery for cancer patients, chemical engineering offers new solutions to some of our greatest societal challenges.

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Sofia Catalina
BS Chemical Engineering, 2020

ChE student Sofia Catalina, E'20, was awarded the GEM Fellowship for her research in renewable energy which will fund...

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Zach Rogers
PhD Chemical Engineering, 2023

Zach Rogers, a chemical engineering PhD student in Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif’s lab, developed a novel proposal and...

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BMES Award to Further Biomedical Engineering

Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes, chemical engineering, won the Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). The BMES Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award is offered each year to stimulate research careers in biomedical engineering.

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NSF CAREER Award to Address Cardiovascular Disease

Eno Ebong, assistant professor of chemical engineering, recently received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. She and her team are studying endothelial cells that line blood vessels to better understand how the blood flow environment and stiffness of the underlying tissue contribute to cardiovascular disease risk.

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Engineering in Action

World-Renowned Cooperative Education

Bradley Priem, BS, chemical engineering, had two co-ops that gave him the ability to delve into a particular industry. At Synlogic he was a bioanalytical chemist and bacterial engineer creating e-coli strains, and at bluebird bio he was an upstream process development engineer for gene production. He now knows he wants to go into the biotech industry and is interested in graduate school too.

Global Research Co-op

Taylor Wilde, BS chemical engineering student, worked in a research lab at École Normale Supérieure, a university in Paris. Wilde collaborated with a postdoctoral researcher to create nanomaterials using a chemical vapor deposition, or CVD, furnace. It helped him land his third co-op at GVD Corporation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where worked again with a CVD furnace. Ultimately, Wilde wants to work in renewable energy and contribute to the efforts across the globe to lower society’s carbon footprint.

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Recent News

FY22 TIER 1 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 17 COE faculty and affiliates who were recipients of FY22 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 11 different projects.

Understanding How the Nervous System Regulates Gut Inflammation

ChE Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes was awarded a $500K NSF CAREER Award for “Defining the regulators of enteric plasticity in engineered microfluidic environments.” Gut Instinct There’s a growing awareness of the connection between the human brain and the intestinal tract, but many questions remain. Why do human neurological disorders, such as anxiety, often manifest themselves […]

Two COE Students Win Goldwater Scholarships

Electrical engineering student Spencer Lake Jacobs-Skolik, E’22, and chemical engineering and biochemistry student Cameron Young, E’22, were awarded the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the United States’ premier award for outstanding young researchers in STEM fields.

Congratulations NSF GRFP Recipients

Congratulations to the current students and alumni who are recipients of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Awards. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years […]