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PhD candidate Eugenia Volkova awarded APL Graduate Fellowship

May 18, 2018

Eugenia Volkova, PhD candidate in the Gerecht Lab, has been awarded an Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) Graduate Fellowship. Volkova studies how the physical properties of ECM-mimicking hydrogels contribute to changes in sarcoma cell migration phenotype. She is an INBT T32 Nanotechnology for Cancer Research Fellow. APL Graduate Fellowships are available to Johns Hopkins graduate students […]

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Senior lecturer Carmo Pereira wins prestigious catalysis award

May 16, 2018

Carmo Pereira, senior lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been awarded the 2018 Catalysis Club of Philadelphia Award. This prestigious award recognizes an outstanding member of the catalysis community who has made significant scientific, technological, or organizational leadership contributions to the advancement of catalysis. Pereira, who joined the department in 2015, […]

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Rebecca Schulman promoted to associate professor with tenure

April 12, 2018

Rebecca Schulman, who joined the department in 2011, has been promoted to associate professor with tenure. The Schulman group designs intelligent materials and devices using techniques from DNA nanotechnology. The goal of the group is to understand how to build complex chemical systems for autonomous self-assembly, pattern formation, and detection and response. Major themes include […]

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ChemBE doctoral students honored by the NSF

April 4, 2018

Natalia Majewska, second-year PhD candidate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has won a 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. ChemBE doctoral candidates PJ Krohl and Josh DiGiacomo won honorable mentions, and alum Weitong Chen (BS ’15) was named a Fellow. Majewska, a member of Michael Betenbaugh’s lab, studies glycosylation in Chinese […]

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Rong Li leads team of cancer researchers shortlisted for £20 million award

February 13, 2018

An international team led by Johns Hopkins researcher Rong Li, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and cell biology, was selected as one of ten finalists in the second round of Cancer Research UK’s £20 million Grand Challenge. “We are immensely proud of this recognition of Rong Li’s innovative research,” says interim ChemBE […]

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ChemBE External Advisory Board Member Elected to the NAE

February 8, 2018

ChemBE External Advisory Board member Eleftherios Terry Papoutsakis was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Papoutsakis is the Eugene DuPont Chair of Chemical Engineering at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark; where he is also affiliated with the Delaware Biotechnology Institute. Election to the NAE is among the highest […]

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David Gracias receives the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel award

December 1, 2017

David Gracias has received the Bessel award from the Humboldt Foundation in Germany. The award is named after the renowned astronomer, scientist and mathematician Friedrich Bessel. The award winners are selected based on their outstanding research record and expectations of future promise in continuing to produce cutting-edge achievements which will have a seminal influence on […]

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