Feature Stories

Phenotypes: Disease Devils in Invisible Details
Algorithmic deep phenotyping exposes masses of hidden traits and possible subtle genetic connections relevant to unseen influences on disease
Alumni Profile: BP's Keisha Wilson Tanner
Area Team Lead for BP’s Thunder Horse Rises to Challenges
ChBE No. 4 in U.S. News Ranking
School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering moves into Top 5 for first time
New Carbon-based Sieve Membranes
Researchers demonstrate that carbon membranes could greatly reduce energy in hydrocarbon separations
Chris Jones Wins Andreas Acrivos Award
Prestigious AIChE award recognizes outstanding progress in chemical engineering
Polluted Dust Affects Distant Ocean Life
Study: Air pollution from East Asia contributes to falling oxygen levels in faraway tropical waters
7 Chemical Separations to Change World
Dr. David Sholl and Dr. Ryan Lively publish comment article in Nature
ChBE Rises in U.S. News' Grad Rankings
Georgia Tech's School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering moves up to 8th
Ng Wins NSF CAREER Award
The CAREER Award is the NSF’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty
Metamaterial Separation Technique Proposed
Researchers describe technique with chemical and biomolecular uses in Scientific Reports
Researching How Life on Earth Began
Center for Chemical Evolution wins $20 million grant
Directing Nanowire Growth
Study Reveals Essential Ingredients for Nanowire Growth
ChBE Rises in Undergrad Rankings
Georgia Tech's School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering is 6th in U.S. News & World Report
Test to Detect Nutritional Deficiencies
Reseachers' "bacterial litmus test" could provide inexpensive way to detect nutritional deficiencies in resource-limited areas of the world
New Approach to Reduce Air Pollution
Researchers develop model that could help electric power companies meet air quality standards
Ravi Kane Joins ChBE as Betty Chair
Kane is the Garry Betty/V Foundation Chair and GRA Eminent Scholar in Cancer Nanotechnology
Maldovan Publishes Article in Nature Materials
Single-author paper describes advances in controlling heat transport in materials
GT ChBE moves up in graduate rankings
The School has moved up one spot to No. 9 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of graduate schools nationwide.
Microneedle research gets $2.5 million in grants
Funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support patch development and clinical trial of the polio vaccination.
Yoganathan elected to NAE
Ajit P. Yoganathan joins the field's elite as a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
ChBE employs undergrads as course assistants
For the first time, undergraduates are receiving training and working with professors and graduate teaching assistants to help fellow students succeed.
Nair to lead ChBE efforts in industry outreach
As associate chair for industry outreach, Sankar Nair will foster connections between ChBE research and industry applications.
Man-made pollutants influence tree emissions
A new study by the Ng Research Group finds that sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides enhance organic aerosol formation by trees.
Study sheds light on spread of cancer cells
Michelle Dawson's research group has identified how one important gene, called SNAIL, helps breast cancer cells break free from the primary tumor.
ChBE team develops new, more stable foam
Lightweight capillary foam brings greater stability than traditional foam and could be used in a range of applications.
ChBE-led team wins $700,000 NSF MRI grant
The money will be used for a state-of-the-art gas-particle high-resolution mass spectrometer.
Hollow-fiber MOF membranes could save costs
Researchers' microfluidic technique to grow metal-organic framework membranes in hollow fibers could reduce the energy used in chemical separations.
$11.2 million grant funds research center
ChBE will lead a new, multi-institution Energy Frontier Research Center through the federal Department of Energy program.
'Boot camp' class covers pharmaceuticals A-Z
An intensive, two-week course teaches students how a pharmaceutical company operates — from drug design to marketing and ad sales.
Crittenden elected to CAE
ChBE faculty member John Crittenden is one of only six new members from outside China elected to the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) in 2014.
Ovarian cancer cells target soft tissues
Michelle Dawson, assistant professor, and her team found that mechanical properties make the cells more aggressive on soft tissues.
ChBE Studies the Atmosphere
Nenes and Ng group grad students are involved in the Southeast Atmosphere Study, the largest U.S. atmospheric chemistry field project in decades.
ChBE Alumna Wins Rhodes Scholarship
McCoy (ChBE '12) will pursue a Master of Science in Environmental and Chemical Engineering by Research at Oxford University.
New Lab for Aerosol Studies
Dr. Ng's custom chamber facility investigates aerosol formation and its chemical and physical properties.
Reimagining Silicon
Filler's group directs the stacking of atomic layers in Si nanowires, thus reimagining the properties and uses of the world's most ubiquitous semiconductor.
Advanced Paper Opens Possibilities
Modified, water-repellent paper could be used as the foundation for a new generation of inexpensive biomedical diagnostics.
David Sholl is New School Chair
Dr. David S. Sholl has been appointed as the new chair in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Nanoparticles in Biofuel Production
Drs. Sankar Nair and William Koros research membranes containing nanoparticles of zeolites to improve efficiency of biofuel production.
New Materials for Sustainable Energy
Dr. David Sholl applies high-performance computing and modeling to develop new materials for sustainable energy use on relevant global scales.
Understanding the Evolution of Cancer
Dr. Michelle Dawson investigates the role of bone marrow-derived cells (BMDCs) in tumor growth and metastasis.
New Methods for Drug Delivery
Dr. Mark Prausnitz is developing microneedle patches to apply vaccines to the skin in a painless, minimally invasive manner.