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The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware invites applications for an Assistant Professor position.

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LITTLE HYBRIDS: NSF grant supports research on assembly of complex hybrid nanomaterials

Sep. 29, 2016--Funded by a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation, Jayaraman — along with UD’s Darrin Pochan, William Johnson from the University of Utah and Karen Wooley from Texas A&M — will address those challenges so that the potential of these materials can be realized in a broad range of applications.


RENEWABLE ENERGY LEADER: Vlachos appointed Ferguson Professor and UD Energy Institute director

Sep. 19, 2016--Dionisios G. Vlachos has been named the inaugural Allan and Myra Ferguson Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware. He also has been appointed director of the UD Energy Institute.


BETTER FUEL CELL MEMBRANES: UD awarded $1.8 million through new ARPA-E program aimed at transforming energy storage, conversion

Sep. 15, 2016--The University of Delaware has been awarded $1.8 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) through its new IONICS (Integration and Optimization of Novel Ion-Conducting Solids) program. IONICS project teams are paving the way for technologies that overcome the limitations of current battery and fuel cell products. Led by Yushan Yan, Distinguished Professor of Engineering, the research at UD will focus on creating a series of polymer-based hydroxide exchange membranes (HEMs).


Fueling the Quest for Green Energy

Aug. 24, 2016--Watch an introduction to the University of Delaware’s Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation—an Energy Frontier Research Center—as wood chips and cornstalks take on a new shade of "green," converted into new fuels and other products. Featured in the image, CCEI Director Dion Vlachos and doctoral student Hannah Nguyen use a model of a catalyst to discuss its structure and properties.


ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering Award

Aug. 26, 2016--Joshua Condon, a doctoral student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, recently won a best poster award from the American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering. The poster, "Molecular Simulation Studies of Phase Transitions in Diblock Polymer Conjugates of Elastin-Like Peptides and Collagen Mimicking Peptide Triple Helices," was co-authored by a recent Ph.D. Tyler Martin and associate professor Arthi Jayaraman. The award was presented at the 2016 ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia on Aug. 24.


SEPT. 1: ACS WEBINAR: Wagner to present on use of shear thickening fluids in protective equipment

Aug. 26, 2016--Norman Wagner, Unidel Robert L. Pigford Chaired Professor in the University of Delaware’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will deliver an American Chemical Society webinar, "Future Protective Materials for First Responders, Football Players, and Astronauts: Shear Thickening Fluids," on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 2-3 p.m.


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