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A nose by any other name is a gas sensor

There’s nothing like the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning. But how does one measure that smell? There’s no energy in a smell to help estimate how potent the coffee might be. Instead, it’s the gases emitted from brewed coffee that contribute to the invigorating scent. The …

Ma, Sundaresh, Zhang

CBE welcomes three research faculty

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to announce three appointments to the faculty. Hanyu Ma has been appointed as assistant research professor. His research integrates first-principles simulations, kinetic modeling, and data science to design heterogeneous …

Sihan Yu and Matthew Webber

Researchers develop novel method for glucagon delivery

For children with Type 1 diabetes, the risk of experiencing a severe hypoglycemic episode is especially common — and for parents, the threat of that happening in the middle of the night is especially frightening. Sudden and critical drops in blood sugar can go undetected overnight when the child …

Jennifer Schaefer

Driving change by using new materials in rechargeable batteries

Electric vehicles have been on the roads since 1999. Since that time, nearly 5.4 million hybrid and plug-in models have been sold. The lithium-ion batteries that run them offer high energy density and low maintenance, allowing a vehicle to travel hundreds of miles on a charge. These power …

Ruilan Guo

Ruilan Guo to join Polymer editorial board

Ruilan Guo, the Frank M. Freimann Associate Professor of Engineering, will join the editorial board of Polymer, an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing innovative and significant advances in polymer physics, chemistry, and technology. Her term begins August 1, 2021. The …

Hernan Delgado

Hernan Delgado honored with Notre Dame’s Shaheen Graduate Student Award

Hernan Delgado, a Ph.D. graduate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has received the Eli J. and Helen Shaheen …

Bill Schneider

William F. Schneider awarded Notre Dame’s James A. Burns, C.S.C., Award for outstanding mentorship of doctoral students

William F. Schneider is the recipient of the James A. Burns, C.S.C., Graduate School Award. The award showcases the …

Congratulations 2021 Ph.D. and M.S. graduates

Congratulations 2021 CBE M.S. and Ph.D. graduates

During the best of times, pursuit of a graduate degree requires you to meet and overcome obstacles along the way. The …

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Congratulations to the CBE Class of 2021!

You, the CBE Class of 2021, have met incredible challenges with exceptional resilience and determination. Your ability …

Liao Chen, Aubrey Jeffries, and Deanna Poirier

Three CBE graduate students receive Outstanding Teaching Awards

Liao Chen, Aubrey Jeffries, and Deanna Poirier have received 2021 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Awards from …