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Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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Jan 31, 2023

Simon among NC State faculty named AAAS Fellows

Sindee Simon, head of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department at North Carolina State University, is among three university faculty members elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

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Jan 20, 2023

Bardin begins term as AIChE president

Billy Bardin (B.S. ’95) begins his term as the 2023 President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). With more than 60,000 members from more than 110 countries, the AIChE is the premier technical society in the world for chemical engineers. 

Yeast growing alongside human intestinal cells. Probiotic yeast (S. boulardii) are stained in blue, and primary human colon cells are stained in purple.

Jan 10, 2023

Nathan Crook receives NSF CAREER Award

Professor Nathan Crook has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his proposal, “Enhancing Probiotic Yeast Colonization for Stable in Situ Biomanufacturing.” The NSF describes CAREER awards as among its “… most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.” 

Bill Garwood, left, with Jeff Garwood.

Dec 7, 2022

A one-of-a-kind pair

William R. (Bill) Garwood, chemical engineering ‘60, and Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Garwood, chemical engineering ‘84, have more in common than a typical father-son pair. 

Aerial view of The Oval and surrounding Engineering buildings and Hunt Library on NC State's Centennial Campus.

Dec 1, 2022

Faculty highlights

The latest awards and honors earned by faculty of the College. 

Summer camp students participate in competition.

Dec 1, 2022

Summer on campus

At 9 a.m. on a July Wednesday, more than 70 middle school students filed into a classroom, waiting to be assigned the real-world problem they’d be solving that day. Clustered together, campers tackled complex problems like how to construct a moving boat or how to stop a viral outbreak. Using cardboard, aluminum foil, balloons and more, these campers were trying to solve some of the fundamental challenges in engineering. 

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Dec 1, 2022

Inspiring Engineers event series promotes NC State engineering excellence

The College of Engineering (COE) has been the starting point for thousands of careers. Through the Inspiring Engineers event series, the College invites alumni to share their journeys and accomplishments to encourage new generations of engineers. 

Wolf Plaza during fall. Two bronze sculptures of wolves, one head down, the other howling.

Dec 1, 2022

Young alumni board adds 10 new members

Ten College of Engineering (COE) graduates joined the 2022-23 Young Alumni Advisory Board (YAAB), bringing the group to 30 members. Formed in 2018 by the NC State Engineering Foundation, YAAB aims… 

Dean Louis Martin-Vega, right, presents the 2022 RJ Reynolds Award to Richard Spontak.

Nov 23, 2022

Spontak receives 2022 RJ Reynolds Award

Richard J. Spontak, Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) at North Carolina State University, received the 2022 R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension. At an award ceremony held in the Talley Student Center on NC State’s campus, he delivered a lecture titled “Water-Activated Materials to Mitigate Growing Global Challenges.” 

From left: Quint Barefoot, Dan Pleasant and Mark Wyatt.

Nov 8, 2022

Three receive Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award

The College honored three winners of its Distinguished Engineering Alumnus (DEA) award during a dinner and ceremony on campus on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, as part of Red and White Week.