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 […]

Warren Seider Authors Product and Process Design Principles Textbook

The Fourth Edition of Product and Process Design Principles by Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor Warren Seider and his colleagues Daniel R. Lewin, J.D. Seader, Soemantri Widagdo, Rafiqul Gani, and Ka M. Ng was recently published by John Wiley & Sons. Since the textbook was first published in 1998, over 40,000 copies have been sold […]

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 […]

Alexander George Receives AIChE Scholarship Award

Alexander George, senior in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is the recipient of the Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Scholarship Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). This award is a scholarship of $1000 and is presented by the AIChE on the basis of academic achievement and the student’s involvement in AIChE student […]

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 […]

Daeyeon Lee Receives 3M Nontenured Faculty Award

Daeyeon Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is the recipient of a 3M Nontenured Faculty Award for his proposal, “Bubble-Derived Light-Weight Materials with High Strength and Toughness.” This award was created by the 3M company to support new faculty in their path to tenure. Lee leads the Soft Nanomaterials Lab, […]

Daeyeon Lee Receives KIChE President Young Investigator Award

Daeyeon Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is the 2012 recipient of the Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers (KIChE) President Young Investigator Award. This award was established by the KICHE to recognize the most promising untenured Korean research faculty member at an academic institution in the United States. Lee leads […]

Teaching Discovery Through Smart Experimentation

John Crocker studies “squishy stuff.” A researcher at the nexus of soft-matter physics and cell biology, Crocker employs various methods to develop new materials, to determine how soft (or squishy) a material is, and in the case of living cells, to learn how they determine the squishiness of their own surroundings. As an associate professor […]

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