• Professor Joel Plawsky has been named head of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Plawsky's research interests focus on colloids and interface science, transport phenomena, and advanced materials with diverse applications in space research, pollution prevention and packaging.
  • Sangwoo Lee has been awarded the PNAS Cozzarelli Prize in Engineering & Applied Sciences. His paper was chosen from 3,500+ articles published in PNAS in 2014.


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  • CBE doctoral student Hanne Sophie Karkov won the “best poster” award at the 2014 Recovery of Biological Products conference in Rostock, Germany.

  • B. Wayne Bequette and colleagues receive three-year grant from National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) for clinical trials on closed-loop artificial pancreas.

    NIDDK Funds Rensselaer Research Collaboration with Stanford University, the University of Colorado, and the University of Virginia

  • CBE's Cynthia Collins, Pankaj Karande and Patrick Underhill have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. Pete Tessier has been named Richard Baruch M.D. Career Development Professor in Engineering.

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