Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Departmental News and Highlights

Departmental News and Highlights

Faculty position: The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clemson University invites applications for an opening at the level of Assistant Professor or higher, commensurate with the candidate’s experience and level of achievement. Individuals with outstanding potential and scholarly interests in modern Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering `are sought, particularly in the areas of water-energy nexus, (bio)catalysis, composite materials, and biomolecular engineering.
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Dr. Mark Thies and Adam Klett

Dr. Mark Thies and graduate student, Adam Klett, along with Daniel High School environmental science teacher, Chuck Conrad, were guest speakers on Clemson’s public radio program “Your Day” on August 27th. During this program, Dr. Thies and Adam explained the research they are currently working on in our department related to clean-burning biofuels. In collaboration with a company called Liquid Lignin and funding by the National Science Foundation, they are developing a way to turn a by-product from paper mills called lignin into a biofuel that burns like coal - but unlike coal, it burns clean. To listen to their radio program, please go to this link: http://www.yourdayradio.com/archives/YDPodcast/YD140827.mp3
To learn more about “Your Day” and their topics and production schedule, please go to this link: http://yourday.clemson.edu/


Postdoctoral Research Associate position opening. Clemson University is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Computational Catalysis to work on an exciting new project that involves designing transition metal oxide nanocatalysts in metal-organic frameworks.
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Spring 2014 Newsletter:
ChBE alumnus, Keisha B. Walters, was honored at the 19th Annual College of Engineering and Science banquet in April with the Outstanding Young Alumni Award. The award was presented to her by Dean Anand Gramopadhye and department chair, Dr. Doug Hirt. Prof. Walters received her M.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2001 and her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2005, both from Clemson.
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Keisha B. Walters CES Outstanding Young Alumni Award honoree

Dr. Christopher Norfolk

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Christopher Norfolk has joined the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering as a Lecturer with joint responsibilities with General Engineering. Dr. Norfolk is returning to Earle Hall, having earned his B.S. from Clemson, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Notre Dame.
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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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