CBE News and Events

The June Wispelwey Bio Leadership Fellowship award is in honor of June Wispelwey’s outstanding leadership as the founding Executive Director of the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) and previous work and legacy as the outgoing Executive Director and CEO of AIChE. Professor Koffas was selected as the first recipient for his fellowship project, "Development of animal-free biomanufacturing of animal natural products for biomedical applications." He was presented the award on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at the 2023 annual AIChE meeting in Orlando, Florida. 

Prof. Plawsky has had a number of experiments conducted on the International Space Station, but the two most recent ones deal with heat. The first experiment will examine the movement of heat and liquid within a heat pipe. Heat pipes are used to cool critical microelectronic components like in your laptop, the Mars Rovers and satellites. The second will test and validate theories of boiling and condensation.

The annual CBE AIChE reception will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018! Click for more details.

Institute News

Steve Eshiemogie, a doctoral student studying chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been recognized as an honorable mention in the annual Cell Press Rising Black Scientists Awards for his essay “From village to lab: An African scientist’s quest for a sustainable future.” [MS1] More than 350 students across a range of scientific disciplines applied. 
From computer chips and pharmaceuticals to batteries and airplanes, our world runs on manufactured goods and products. However, most people rarely think about how these things get made — not to mention the technology and engineering that goes into making them at scale. 
Joan Llabre, Ph.D. '23, who received her doctorate in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this past fall and is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute, has won the Koerner Family Foundation Fellowship, which supports engineers pursuing careers in research. 
This year, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers will begin work on a radically new approach to treating and preventing genetic diseases such as Alzheimer’s.It’s thanks to a grant from the National Institutes of Health’s TARGETED Challenge, which funds scientific research on ways to deliver gene editing tools directly to cells in the human body. 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Hudson Valley Community College have welcomed the inaugural class of RPI-HVCC Semiconductor Scholars. Funded by the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act, the Scholars program is one of many efforts in the Capital Region and around the country to prepare more students to enter the semiconductor industry. 

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