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December 3, 2019

FACULTY POSITIONS AVAILABLE (TENURE TRACK) (2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE) Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is seeking  creative and motivated individuals for two tenure-track faculty positions for early career applicants. The faculty members will contribute to the department’s research and teaching missions. Research areas are open; however, we would like to build on […]

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Student Spotlight: Rami Chakroun

November 25, 2019

Meet Rami Chakroun, fifth year PhD candidate at INBT and in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department. This Hopkins engineer is using nanotechnology to develop a biodegradable hydrogel, a highly dense network of nanofibers, to treat glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer that grows and spreads rapidly. The primary treatment for most patients with glioblastoma is […]

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An Aptamer-Amphiphile to Detect a Major Cow Milk Allergen

November 25, 2019

  The Kokkoli group has designed an aptamer-amphiphile and used it to decorate the surface of a liquid crystal. The biosensor detected beta-lactoglobulin, a major allergen from cow’s milk, at 0.18 ppm, thus demonstrating that it has the potential to be used for the fast and label-free detection of beta-lactoglobulin in food processing facilities. This […]

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Riya Gupta and Katie Smith at AASHE 2019

November 15, 2019

Two ChemBE seniors, Katie Smith and Riya Gupta, are, in their own words, “passionate about sustainability in the food system.” They were chosen to present in the AASHE conference (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) in October in Spokane, Washington. The workshop focused on “Sustaining Local Producers Through University Purchasing” and highlighted their research as interns […]

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AIChE Jeopardy

Hopkins Team Victorious in the Chem.Eng. Jeopardy Competition at AIChE Regionals

November 7, 2019

Our ChemBE team took first place in the “ChemE Jeopardy” competition at the 2019 AIChE Regional conference. This competition tests students’ knowledge of undergraduate chemical engineering coursework. Our team emerged as the champion school this year for our region and will move on to the annual competition in Orlando in November. Our second ChemBE team […]

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New ChemBE NSF Graduate Fellowship Winners and Honorable Mentions

November 7, 2019

We had a very strong cadre of NSF Grad Fellowship winners (3) and honorable mentions (2) this year: Congratulations to Andrea Kraetz (Tsapatsis lab), Maya Monroe (Cui lab), Huilin Yang (Spangler lab), Dominick Salerno (Sofou lab), and Seth Ludwig (Spangler lab). pictured: Maya Monroe and Huilin Yang

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Matriculating ChemBE PhD Students Collect Four WSE Fellowships

November 7, 2019

Four of our new PhD recruits won WSE graduate fellowships this year. Lucy Lin won the William H. Schwarz award dedicated to chemical engineering students. Hebben Desta won the Carl Heath Fellowship that supports graduate women in engineering. Janet Aiyedun was awarded the Suzanne and Joseph Jenniches Fellowship and Brent Ifemembi was selected for the […]

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Senior Lab Gets a Makeover and Our First Lab Manager

November 7, 2019

Our senior lab, which has been a capstone experience for decades, received a comprehensive makeover this summer. With WSE funding, we remediated the asbestos and replaced it with a brand-new floor, painted the walls, and replaced all the missing lighting. This renovation meant that every piece of equipment had to be disassembled, packed into cartons […]

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Paulette Clancy

Letter from the Head – Dr. Paulette Clancy

November 7, 2019

Dear Alumni, Friends, and Students: As we move towards the holiday season, it seems like a perfect time to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments. This is a very special letter for me, since it completes my first year at Hopkins and the first year as the inaugural Department Head. It has been an exciting […]

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Seminar speaker Dr. Prashant Mali (Nov. 21 @ 10:30am, Maryland 110)

October 31, 2019

Topic: Therapeutic Strategies via Genome Engineering: New Approaches and New Challenges The recent advent of RNA-guided effectors derived from clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)–CRISPR-associated (Cas) systems have dramatically transformed our ability to engineer the genomes of diverse organisms. As unique factors capable of co-localizing RNA, DNA, and protein, tools and techniques based on […]

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Lecturer Position: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

October 29, 2019

Applications are sought for a non-tenure track Lecturer with a specialization in programming and a background in chemical engineering. This is an exciting new position in a department with unusual strength in molecular-scale computation, AI and machine learning (algorithm development and deployment as well as applications). Details on the link below. If you have any […]

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Seminar speaker Dr. Nicholas Stephanopoulos (Oct. 31 @ 10:30am in Maryland 110)

October 25, 2019

Title: “Hybrid self-assembled nanomaterials from proteins, peptides, and DNA”   Abstract: The ability to design materials that mimic the complexity and functionality of biological systems is a long standing goal of nanotechnology, with applications in medicine, energy, and fundamental science. Biological molecules such as proteins, peptides, and DNA possess a rich palette of self-assembly motifs and chemical […]

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