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April 23, 2024

CBE PhD student Seth Anderson selected for DOE Graduate Student Research program

Renewable energy technologies, like solar and wind power, are an important element in the clean energy transition. But they do have one major drawback; they don’t produce energy unless the…

UW Crest with engineering background
April 22, 2024

Michael Graham receives top award in rheology

Michael Graham, the Steenbock Professor of Engineering and Harvey D. Spangler Professor in chemical and biological engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the recipient of the 2024 Eugene C….

April 19, 2024

Reconstruction Time Line of CBE Summer Lab Space

Fall 2020-Spring 2021 Develop initial scope and select architects. Fall 2022 Construction begins. Contractors complete most of the demolition by December 2022 with excavation continuing into January 2023. Spring 2023…

Class photo of students in the first summer lab session in the summer of 1994
April 17, 2024

Spotlight on Badger Alumni: chemical engineer Joe Moidl

Joe Moidl (BSChE ’94) is now the Vice President of Innovation, Technology and Quality at General Mills, but he was once a Badger engineering student, attending lectures and having a…

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April 17, 2024

College cites faculty and staff for teaching, research, service

On April 16, 2024, Dean Ian Robertson held an event to recognize engineering faculty and staff for work that sets them apart and benefits everyone from our own engineering students…

Reid Van Lehn
April 17, 2024

Van Lehn honored for impactful education

On April 16, 2024, Dean Ian Robertson held an event to recognize engineering faculty and staff for outstanding contributions. Reid Van Lehn, Hunt-Hougen Associate Professor in chemical and biological engineering,…

UW Crest with engineering background
April 17, 2024

Zavala honored for transformative teaching

On April 16, 2024, Dean Ian Robertson held an event to recognize engineering faculty and staff for outstanding contributions. Victor Zavala, the Baldovin-DaPra Professor in chemical and biological engineering, received…

April 12, 2024

Mavrikakis featured on the MRS Bulletin Materials News podcast

Manos Mavrikakis, the Ernest Micek Distinguished Chair, James A. Dumesic Professor, and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in chemical and biological engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was recently interviewed for…

operational laboratory in the chemical and biological engineering department
April 11, 2024

Laboratory construction brings constructive learning

For two years the new instructional lab and pilot plant for the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has been under construction. Named the John C. Kuetemeyer Instructional Laboratory and…

students in fermentation lab
April 5, 2024

Students draft the first fermentation lab

Down in the depths of the basement in Engineering Hall, something is brewing…. This semester, Brian Pfleger, a Karen and William Monfre Professor and a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of…