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Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Memorial Belltower lit red

May 9, 2024

Engineering faculty members among those recognized for excellence

The Celebration of Faculty Excellence is held each spring to recognize outstanding faculty who have received prestigious state, national and international awards, accolades or other distinctions during this academic year. This year, NC State honored 41 faculty members during the 2024 Celebration of Faculty Excellence on April 30. 

Daisy Aguilar Aguilar poses for a picture sitting next to the stairs at Talley Student Union.

Apr 30, 2024

Chemical engineering student wants to help her community by creating vaccines

Daisy Aguilar Aguilar always knew she wanted to help the people in her community, but the COVID-19 pandemic has changed her focus from broader chemical processes to research, where she can apply the principles of chemical engineering to create life-saving solutions. 

2024 Global Engagement 2024 Honors & Awards Luncheon attendees group photo

Apr 26, 2024

NC State Global’s 2024 Honors & Awards Luncheon

NC State Global honors faculty and staff for global efforts in research, teaching and service. Learn about the award recipients’ work. 

Apr 26, 2024

Two engineering faculty members among Outstanding Research Award winners

This year’s winners come from four different colleges: Education, Engineering, Natural Resources and Textiles. 

A portrait photograph of Nathan Crook taken in front of shelves with lab equipment.

Mar 29, 2024

Tiny organisms, transformative outcomes

Nathan Crook, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is discovering how Earth’s simplest life forms might unlock solutions to complex problems like antibiotic-resistant infections, plastic pollution and climate change. 

Two-image collage. Left image is of student conducting experiment, which involves using a pipet. Right picture is student posing beside a mini replica of NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Telescope.

Mar 6, 2024

Reflecting the future: Revolutionizing space exploration with liquid mirrors

Liquid mirrors in space offer the potential for much larger reflective surfaces, a critical factor in enhancing light-gathering capabilities and improving overall telescope performance. 

Mar 4, 2024

NC State, Duke and UNC partner on protein kinase research project

Funded by a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the project aims to help unravel the mysteries of the cell. 

image shows robot in a lab, standing in front of a whiteboard that shows a range of catalytic reactions

Feb 27, 2024

AI-driven lab speeds catalysis research

The new tool, called Fast-Cat, can provide more information in five days than is possible in six months of conventional testing. 

Memorial Belltower

Feb 19, 2024

2023-24 University Faculty Scholars named

NC State’s 2023-24 class of University Faculty Scholars was announced today. These 22 early- and mid-career faculty receive this designation in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements and contributions to NC State through their teaching, scholarship and service to the university and beyond.