CBE News and Events

TROY, N.Y. — The lives of people with Type 1 diabetes could be significantly enhanced through algorithms that connect glucose monitors and insulin pumps to automatically regulate blood glucose to healthy levels, in the same fashion that cruise control in an automobile regulates speed.

SABIC has an opening for a chemical engineering who is early in their career. A BS in Chemical Engineering with 3 years of experience is required.

TROY, N.Y. – Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have come up with a way to manipulate tungsten diselenide (WSe2) —a promising two-dimensional material—to further unlock its potential to enable faster, more efficient computing, and even quantum information processing and storage. Their findings were published today in Nature Communications.

According to a recent study done by HeyTutor, data from the U.S. Cenus Bureau and the National Center for Education Statistics was used to determine which college majors weild the highest wages. Chemical Engineering falls at the number 1 slot with a median early career wage of $68,000 and a mid-career wage of $103,000. Read the full story at HeyTutor

Greg Russotti, a graduate of the RPI CBE program, will be presenting this year's Design Day Seminar. The seminar titled, CAR T Cell Therapy manufacturing: Delivering on the Promise of a Transformational Therapy", will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 in the CBIS Howard P. Isermann Auditorium. All are welcome to attend, but for those who are unable to come to campus, there is a live stream of the event.

Institute News

TROY, N.Y. — With COVID-19 still spreading in the United States, where it has already killed more than 140,000 people, improved screening and treatment options are critically important for high-risk patients with comorbidities, such as diabetes, pulmonary disease, and cardiovascular disease.

TROY, N.Y. —When the Shewanella oneidensis bacterium “breathes” in certain metal and sulfur compounds anaerobically, the way an aerobic organism would process oxygen, it produces materials that could be used to enhance electronics, electrochemical energy storage, and drug-delivery devices.

In a test of antiviral effectiveness against the virus that causes COVID-19, an extract from edible seaweeds substantially outperformed remdesivir, the current standard antiviral used to combat the disease.

TROY, N.Y. — With hurricane season already underway and projected to be active, communities throughout the U.S. are trying to balance disaster preparation amid an unprecedented public health crisis. While significant attention is rightly being given to COVID-19, leaders – especially those in communities along the coast – must plan for the possibility of dual disasters.

A common drug, already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), may also be a powerful tool in fighting COVID-19, according to research published this week in Antiviral Research.