Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Departmental News and Highlights

Departmental News and Highlights

The Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering is proud to acknowledge our senior, Drew Casella, who was elected and is serving as the Student Senate President during this school year: "I have had the privilege to serve as the Student Senate President for the 2013-2014 term and the experience has been life-changing . . .”
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Drew Casella, Student Senate President

Dr. Apparao Rao and Dr. Mark Roberts

On January 22, 2014, The Greenville News featured a recent research achievement of Dr. Mark Roberts (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) and Dr. Apparao Rao (Physics and Astronomy). The news article highlights their breakthrough in carbon nanomaterial synthesis, where they demonstrated a roll-to-roll process for manufacturing aligned carbon nanotube electrodes for high-power density energy storage. Low-cost and high-power systems are important for various applications, from storing energy generated by wind and solar to prolonging the lifetime of batteries in portable electronics or large format systems. The research carried out in the Clemson Nanomaterials Center (CNC) overcomes a key limitation in manufacturing of materials with dimensions on the order of 1 billionth of a meter and is expected to have a significant impact on commercialization efforts.
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Fall 2013 Newsletter
Message from the Chair:
Dear Alumni and Friends of the Department:  Membranes. Lignin. Nanomaterials. Composites. Energy systems. Curriculum integration. These encompass the technical sessions I attended at the recent AIChE Annual Meeting.
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We are pleased to announce that the title of Dow Chemical Professor has been bestowed upon both Drs. Amod Ogale and Mark Thies. The Dow Chemical Professorship Fund in ChBE was established in 1992 by the Dow Chemical Company to support teaching, research, and affiliated activities and to recognize outstanding achievements in those areas. Both Drs. Ogale and Thies were chosen for this honor, as they are internationally known in their respective research fields and have contributed significantly to the department and the university.  Click for more........

Drs. Amod Ogale and Mark Thies; Dow Chemical Professors

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW - THREE POSITIONS OPEN - The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clemson University invites applications for Post-Doctoral Research Fellows. There are currently three positions open.
Advanced Materials Group (one position open): The ideal candidate would have demonstrated expertise in composite processing and characterization, with particular emphasis on interfacial phenomena and conductive materials.
Energy & Environment/The Society – Water Nexus Group (two positions open): In the first position, the ideal candidate should have research experience in one or more of the following areas: forward osmosis, pressure-retarded osmosis, osmotic membrane bioreactors, or other emerging membrane-based technologies that show great promise in both water supply and energy production. In the second position, the ideal candidate should have expertise in nanoparticle synthesis and characterization, with experience in solution based methods for the synthesis of ligand-stabilized metal or metal oxide nanoparticles of well-defined size, shape, or surface chemistry.
Each position must be applied for separately. Please see the attachment for detailed information, position requirements, and application instructions on each position.
Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or genetic information.
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Dr. Joseph Scott

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Scott has joined the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering this Fall as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Scott received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from MIT. Prior to accepting his position at Clemson, Dr. Scott held a postdoctoral research appointment in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT.  Click for more........


Meng Zhang, a PhD student in Prof. Amod Ogale’s research group, recently received first prize of $ 750 in the poster competition (among 32 entries) at the Automotive Composites Conference (ACCE), Society of Plastics Engineers. They announced that Meng was the unanimous choice of the judges for her poster entitled “Carbon Fibers Derived from Sustainable Precursors”. Congratulations!

Meng Zhang winner of the poster competition at the Automotive Composites Conference (ACCE)