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Addressing Global Challenges

Chemical engineering is addressing pressing challenges to advance society such as biomedicine, energy, security, and sustainability. Conduct cutting-edge research in areas such as Biomolecular and Biomedical Systems; Complex and Computational Systems; Energy and Sustainability; Engineering Education and Pedagogy; and Materials and Nanotechnology. Through our flexible programs and focus on experiential learning, including our top-ranked co-op program, our students are prepared as next-generation engineering leaders.

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Anthony Stohr
Anthony Stohr
BS Chemical Engineering, 2021

Anthony Stohr, E'21, chemical engineering, received the prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship to support his...

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Li Jiao
PhD Chemical Engineering, 2021

Li Jiao, PhD’21, chemical engineering, currently working in Affiliated Faculty Sanjeev Mukerjee’s research group, was published in Nature Materials...

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NSF CAREER Award to Understand How the Nervous System Regulates Gut Inflammation

Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes, chemical engineering, recently received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. There’s a growing awareness of the connection between the human brain and the intestinal tract, but many questions remain.

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NSF CAREER Award for Advancing Battery Materials

DiPietro Assistant Professor Joshua Gallaway, chemical engineering, recently received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. The project will conduct research on advanced battery materials that have the potential for greater energy density and cycle life, while operating in non-flammable water-based electrolytes.

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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

Landherr serves as co-programming chair for national AIChE Conference

ChE Teaching Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies Lucas Landherr served as the Co-Programming Chair for the Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers this week in Boston.  Working to coordinate events over the last year and a half, Landherr helped to arrange the plenary talks delivered in conjunction with the meeting’s […]

AIChE Wins Multiple Awards at Student Conference

The AIChE student group had an exciting weekend at the 2021 AIChE Annual Student Conference placing third in the Chem-E-Car poster competition, winning “most innovative car design” at the 2021 Annual Student Conference Chem-E-Car Competition Finals, and winning the Outstanding Student Chapter Award for their exceptional level of participation, enthusiasm, program quality, professionalism, and involvement […]

Students Receive Oral Presentation Awards at ASPB Annual Meeting

Students advised by ChE/COS Associate Professor Carolyn Lee-Parsons received awards for their oral presentations at the Northeast American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting. Lauren Cole, PhD’21, BioE:  1st place in the graduate category Krystyna Traverse, PhD’23, ChE:  3rd place in the graduate category Amanda Dee, E’22, BioE:  3rd place in the undergraduate category

Leading the Way in STEM Research

Cameron Young, E’22, chemical engineering and biochemistry, was nominated for the Churchill Scholarship, which funds a year of post-baccalaureate study for ambitious, accomplished young researchers in the STEM fields at Churchill College, Cambridge University. Cam Young is a dual chemical engineering and biochemistry major whose ambitions revolve around creating the next generation of personalized, pediatric […]