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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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Gracias Lab achieves origami with ultrathin films

October 6, 2017

Researchers in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering have discovered a way to fold ultrathin materials, creating three-dimensional structures with significantly altered shapes and properties. Their Oct. 6 paper in Science Advances reports the process, which involves folding up hybrid films composed of an atomically thin monolayer of graphene functionalized by thermally responsive polymer […]

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