Dr. Jai P Gupta, ChE PhD 1971 was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by CBE in 2014

Dr. Jai P Gupta, ChE PhD 1971 was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by CBE in 2014. He has retired as the Founding Director of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli, India in 2016 and joined Shiv Nadar University (SNU), Greater Noida, near New Delhi as Dean Graduate Studies and Distinguished Professor in […]

Brian Farrell, CBE PhD’89, Named Executive Director of Technology at Air Products and Chemicals

Brian Farrell was promoted to his new position as Executive Director of Technology at Air Products and Chemicals in May. As Executive Director, Brian will lead research and development activities for Air Products, a world leading Industrial Gases company and leading supplier of gas process technology and equipment. Before assuming his new role, Brian was […]

CBE Alumnus Takes Students on Tour of Nuclear Power Plant

Brian Wright ChE ’10, an engineer at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, took students from the Wharton Undergraduate Energy Group (WUEG) on a tour of the facilities at Peach Bottom. This nuclear power plant is operated by Exelon and provides power to over two million people in the Delta, Pennsylvania region. Brian, along with Christian […]

Victor Ngo, ChE’15 at PowerAdvocate as an Energy Consulting Associate

Victor Ngo, ChE ’15, started a position as an Energy Consulting Associate with PowerAdvocate, located in San Francisco, California. At PowerAdvocate, Victor works on projects for energy clients focusing on strategic sourcing, cost and spending analysis, as well as market and supplier intelligence. PowerAdvocate deals mainly with supply chains of their clients, which include utility […]

Penn Engineers’ ‘Photonic Doping’ Makes Class of Metamaterials Easier to Fabricate

The field of metamaterials, an intersection of materials science, physics, nanotechnology and electrical engineering, aims to produce structures with unusual electromagnetic properties. Through the careful combination of multiple materials in a precise periodic arrangement, the resulting metamaterials exhibit properties that otherwise couldn’t exist, such as a negative index of refraction. Some metamaterials can even channel […]

David M. Ford, ChE PhD’96, Named Department Head at University of Arkansas

On January 1, 2017, David M. Ford, ChE PhD’96, started a new position as Department Head of the Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Arkansas. As head of chemical engineering, David will lead a department of 16 faculty members, 20 full-time staff and over 300 students. Before taking on his […]

Michael E. Hanyak, Jr. ChE’76

Michael E. Hanyak, Jr. ChE ’76 is an Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. He received his B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University in 1966, M.S. from Carnegie Mellon in 1968, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. From 1967-1970, Dr. Hanyak worked as […]

Penn Chemical Engineers Published in Soft Matter Journal

CBE’s Dr. Kathleen Stebe (Richer & Elizabeth Goodwin Professor) collaborated with recent CBE Ph.D. graduate, Dr. Nathan Bade, Dr. Randall D. Kamien (Vicki and William Abrams Professor in the Natural Sciences) and Dr. Richard Assoian (Professor of Pharmacology) on a study of how cells are affected by an edge on a planar surface. The study […]

DOE Renews Hammer and Lee’s Grant to Study Synthetic Cells

Daniel Hammer, Alfred G. and Meta A. Ennis Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Daeyeon Lee, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, had their grant renewed by the Department of Energy’s Biomolecular Materials program to determine how to build communication machinery into synthetic materials and ultimately engineer synthetic cells. The project, […]

Joseph Cramer, CHE ’66, GR’71

Joseph Cramer, CHE ’66, GR’71, enjoyed a long, successful career in chemical engineering, until his retirement in 2012 from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers where he was the Director of Technical Programming, as well as a Director and Fellow with AIChE. Even while now retired, Joe is still heavily involved as a volunteer on […]

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