Alumni News

Researchers Engineer Bacteria to Hunt Down Pathogens in the Gut
Nature Communications highlights University of Maryland alum’s latest efforts to program E.coli to combat infections. May 26, 2017

ChBE Alumna Receives Fullbright Scholarship
Ezinne Achinivu will focus her research on the development of biomass processesing in Riems, France, beginning in June. April 28, 2017

Women Engineers Welcome Admitted Students
The Women in Engineering program hosted an admitted students reception on March 29, 2017. April 26, 2017

Chem-E Car Set to Compete in National Competition
The UMD team placed 5th at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition, securing their spot for Nationals in October. April 10, 2017

UMERC Awards Three New Wells Graduate Fellowships
The Wells fellowship supports new research in sustainable energy generation and/or storage. March 16, 2017

OXE Hosts 2nd Annual Undergraduate Research Day
Winning research presenters will be sent to AIChE Regional Conference this Spring. January 3, 2017

Clark School Alum Named to Forbes "30 Under 30: Healthcare" List
Adam Behrens (BIOE, Ph.D. '15; ChBE, B.S. '10) recognized for work in vaccine and diagnostic testing development. January 3, 2017

UMD Ph.D candidates win awards for next generation batteries and electrochemical compressor
Research on advanced batteries and a next generation electrochemical compressor recently garnered a set of awards for three University of Maryland graduate students in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. August 9, 2016

ChBE Student Represents UMD in DOE Cleantech UP Business Plan Competition
Undergrad Alex Hemmer contributes to clean-energy via algae bio-fuel. July 18, 2016

Kofinas Awarded Patent for Flexible Batteries
Polymer solid electrolyte could make batteries safer, smaller, and less expensive March 18, 2016

ChemE Jeopardy Team Wins National Competition
UMD's ChemE team topped eight competitor teams in the AIChE national Jeopardy competition. November 17, 2015

Merlock Wins ExxonMobil/AIChE-NCS Award
ChBE undergrad honored for outstanding academic performance. September 17, 2015

ChBE Alumnus Named CEO of Quality Health Strategies, Inc.
Ronald G. Forsythe (M.S. ’92, Ph.D. ’95) assumes leadership of healthcare services company. July 4, 2015

High Energy at Extreme Battery Center’s First Meeting
New research center expands scope and draws regional experts. June 1, 2015

Undergrads Host AIChE Conference; Chem-E Car Shelldon Heads to National Competition
AIChE welcomes more than 300 chemical engineering students from more than two dozen schools. April 21, 2015

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships for Two ChBE Alumnae
Dorsey and Tesfaye win fellowships; alumnus receives Honorable Mention. April 20, 2015

2014-2015 ChBE Undergraduate Awards
Exceptional students recognized at annual ceremony. April 20, 2015

Center for Research in Extreme Batteries officially opens
Teaming with UMD and NIST, the Army Research Laboratory launches its center for research in advanced battery materials. April 17, 2015

Terp, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Major, and Undocumented
Jorge Steven Acuña profiled in TERP magazine. March 2, 2015

Grip Boost Hopes Its Idea Sticks at Cupid’s Cup Business Competition
Startup to pitch its football glove-restoring gel at Under Armour HQ. February 27, 2015

UMD Engineers and Tight End Team Up on “Catchy” New Football Product
Grip Boost gel restores gloves to like-new condition for a fraction of the cost of new ones. January 29, 2015

Adomaitis Wins IIT Distinguished Alumnus Award
Professor honored for contributions to the field of chemical engineering. October 30, 2014

Wells Fellowships Support New Battery and Catalyst Technologies
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate students receive inaugural awards. June 11, 2014

Raghavan’s Sung Professorship Renewed; Zachariah Named 1st Sung Distinguished Professor
Endowed professorships in chemical engineering supported by alumni gift. April 14, 2014

Alumnus Joins Faculty of Incheon National University, Korea
Kyobum Kim (Ph.D. ’10) will conduct tissue engineering research, teach bioscience courses. February 4, 2014

Alumna’s Work Could Lower Biofuel Production Costs
Ezinne Achinivu (B.S. ’10) leads effort to break down and use biomass more efficiently January 24, 2014

Travis Presented with CAST Award for Atomic Layer Deposition Simulations
Grad student recognized at national meeting of the AIChE. January 23, 2014

Clark School Alumnus and BOV Member Waggner Passes
Baltimore native and chemical engineering grad had distinguished career in petrochemical industry. December 30, 2013

Alumnus Elected Fellow of International Federation of Automatic Control
S. Joe Qin (Ph.D. '92, chemical engineering) recognized for work in data-driven processes. October 30, 2013

Alumnus Receives Brewers Association Award
Jaime Jurado (B.S. '83) honored for dedicated service. October 29, 2013

Clifford E. Lanham, 75
Alumnus was a biomedical engineer for Army research Laboratory and a consultant. October 24, 2013

Alumnus Promotes Do-It-Yourself Solutions for Labs in Developing Nations
Tekla Labs provides free guides for making equipment from locally available materials. September 22, 2013

Alumni Start New School Year as Professor, Dean
Chiang joins NTUST, Williams at Tufts. September 17, 2013

Bacteria Prowl for Pathogen Prey
Alumnus Matthew Wook Chang's custom E. Coli target hospital-acquired infections. September 12, 2013

Clark School Celebrates Students, Honors Alumni and Faculty at Spring 2013 Commencement
More than 860 engineering students received diplomas at May 20 ceremony. May 23, 2013

Company Founded in Clark School Awarded $500K to Test Hemorrhage-Halting Foam
Remedium Technologies Inc. receives small business grant from National Science Foundation. April 25, 2013

Solar Team Distills Most and Purest Water at International Competition
Students from civil, chemical engineering win awards in Environmental Design Contest. April 24, 2013

International Association Adopts Guideline Authored by ChBE Alumna, Faculty
Fuentevilla refines equations defining critical parameters of aqueous salt solutions. January 9, 2013

Karlsson Joins ChBE Faculty
Professor seeks to improve diagnosis and treatment of fungal diseases in immunocompromised patients. August 27, 2012

ChBE Alumni Recreate Toys That Inspired Them
Bridge Street Toys creates building sets that teach construction principles, physics and fluid dynamics. December 5, 2011

Blood-Clotting "Nano-Velcro" Featured in C&EN
Journal highlights wound-healing technology by Raghavan, Remedium Technologies. August 30, 2011

Fight Bacteria With Bacteria
Alumnus creates bacterium that sacrifices itself to save you. August 17, 2011

Cecil College Scholarship Established in Alumnus' Memory
Tom McWilliams (Ph.D. '64) was a professor, supporter of women in engineering. August 17, 2011

Engineers Compete on "America's Got Talent"
Gymkana assistant coach, two members on team in nationally televised competition have Clark School connections. August 15, 2011

Au Presents Plenary Talk at NIST SURF Colloquium
Recent graduate studies new ways to improve pharmaceutical quality control. August 11, 2011

Alumnus' Work on Artificial Intestine Featured in L.A. Times
John March (Ph.D. '05) grows cells in 3-D. May 12, 2011

Improving Greenhouse Crop Production Through Systems Biology
Research by ChBE professor, alumni among featured articles in BMC Systems Biology. March 14, 2011

ChBE Alumna Encourages Clark School Grads to Set Sail
Anh Duong (B.S. '82) addresses Class of 2010. December 20, 2010

Hong, Collaborators Create Liposome-Hydrogel Hybrids for Drug Delivery
No toil, No trouble for stronger bubbles. July 22, 2010

Goldberg, Thomas Win SBEC Paper Awards
Graduate students recognized for work presented at 26th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference. July 14, 2010

Alumnus Wins World Nuclear University Fellowship
Quynh Nguyen (Ph.D. '03, chemical engineering) attends Summer Institute at Oxford. July 12, 2010

Mtech, Alumna-Run Companies Vie for State Awards
Five Clark School-affiliated companies named finalists for Incubator Company of the Year. June 3, 2010

ExxonMobil Donates to Engineering Societies
Corporate Partner provides funding to assist student groups affected by University budget cuts. March 8, 2010

Alumna Wins NSF-CAREER Award
Pinar Akcora will develop synthesis, processing methods for versatile nanocomposites. January 20, 2010

Washington Post Cites Alumnus for Accomplishments at DOE
Steven Chalk (B.S. '83) dedicated to clean energy, lowering pollution. November 17, 2009

Alumnus Named U.S. Commissioner of Patents
Robert Stoll (B.S. '69, chemical engineering) specializes in anti-piracy, intellectual property. October 8, 2009

Unit Ops Lab Featured on Capital Campaign Site
The Campaign Brief profiles recent upgrades. September 29, 2009

Behrens Part of Winning Business Plan Competition Team
Undergraduate developing new blood-clotting, rug-delivering material. May 15, 2009

Alumna Named 2009 Fischell Fellow
Deborah Sweet to develop oral chemotherapy drug delivery system. April 24, 2009

ChBE Alumni Duong, Park Win Association Awards
Alumni recognized for leadership and contributions to defense, education. March 20, 2009

Alumnus Wins ASTM Award
Thomas D. Murphy (B.S. '57) recognized for leadership, service. February 12, 2009

Alumna's Pigs Fly Off Shelves
Brigitte Le (B.S. '84) February 4, 2009

Alumnus Completes 1,588-Mile Bike Ride
Larry Friedman (B.S. '80) goes from southern Fla. to Md.. February 4, 2009

Lowe Bequest Funds Lab Innovations
Alumni encouraged to contribute to new endowed fund. January 28, 2009

Murray Bequest Supports ChBE
$200K gift for equipment also benefits Great Expectations Campaign. January 21, 2009

Raghavan Awarded Sung Professorship
Endowed professorship in chemical engineering supported by alumni gift. January 15, 2009

Yechun Wang Appointed to North Dakota State Faculty
Former student specializes in physiological fluid dynamics and microfluidics. December 19, 2008

Raghavan, Dowling's "Nano-Velcro" Wins at Bioscience Day
New biomaterial designed to stop bleeding. November 14, 2008

EWB's Mid-Atlantic Conference Trains, Celebrates
UM Engineers Without Borders chapter hosts hundreds, features Peace Corps deputy director. November 11, 2008

Alumnus Becomes Vice President at URI
David R. Sadowski to manage intellectual property management and commercialization. November 10, 2008

Akcora Joins Missouri Faculty
Alumna now an assistant professor of chemical engineering. October 10, 2008

Student Named Chair of a VT Advisory Board
Grad student Brady advises biological systems engineering department. September 29, 2008

ChBE Alumnus Appointed to National Taiwan University Faculty
Shih-Huang Tung (Ph.D. '07) to focus on soft materials. September 18, 2008

Bentley, Hung, Culver Gene Therapy Research Covered By Wired
Repurposed virus could be used to deliver siRNA to diseased cells. September 8, 2008

Alumnus Gives Back to Award He Received
Derryl York donates to David Arthur Berman Memorial Award fund. August 27, 2008

Genomic Research Receives EPA Award
Microarray Research Laboratory wins Scientific and Technological Achievement Award. May 23, 2008

Greer Wins Poole and Kent Teaching Award for Senior Faculty
Professor recognized for dedication to teaching, ethics, and supporting female students. May 23, 2008

Clark School Holds 2008 Commencement
Triple-major serves as student speaker. May 22, 2008

WJZ Covers New Chitosan Blood Clotting Product
Dowling, Raghavan, Payne featured in TV segment. May 21, 2008

Gordon Named Distinguished Teaching Assistant
Graduate student recognized at university reception. May 15, 2008

Choi, Lee Groups: Breakthroughs in Nanofibers
Polymer nanofibrils observed forming inside a silica tube with TEM. May 8, 2008

Lu Finalist in Annual $50K Business Plan Competition
Winners to be announced May 9. April 14, 2008

Alumnus Becomes Faculty at Tianjin University
Jingtao Wang accepts position as an associate professor. January 25, 2008

Alumna Freeman is New Marketing Officer for TBS
Will oversee branding of major cable networks and online businesses. January 9, 2008

Alumni Excel in Academia, Research
Former Bentley Group members work with "designer bacteria", therapeutics, biofuels, viruses and vaccines. January 9, 2008

Alumnus Named President of Wireless Company
Rosenberg (B.S. '83) to head Business Only Broadband. January 4, 2008

ChBE Alumna Profiled in Newsweek
Anh Duong gives back by fighting War on Terror. December 17, 2007

UM $50K Business Plan Competition Winners Announced
Three winners chosen among nine finalists. April 30, 2007

"Smart" Fluid Controlled with Light
Raghavan group develops new type of light-based viscosity switch. March 16, 2007

Alumnus Joins Board of Dallas Design Firm
Harold Brierley elected to Reese Associates' Board of Directors. February 12, 2007

In Memoriam: Dr. Dick Duffey
Alumnus and former professor established nuclear engineering program. February 8, 2007

Wang, Alumnus Publish Work on Enzyme-Immobilization
Enhanced process could improve biotransformation reactions. January 9, 2007

Alumnus Publishes Work On Artificial Organs
New genetic engineering improves implantable medical devices. January 5, 2007

Alumnus Charles Miller Appointed to New NRC Office
Office to cover materials licensing, rulemaking and safety. August 8, 2006

Department Mourns Passing of Alumna
Alice Gillette Forman, 30, process engineer. August 1, 2006

Clark School Researchers Are Top Inventors
Engineers were on every winning invention team at UM awards. April 11, 2006

$50K Business Plan Competition Semifinalists Announced
The 16 semifinalist teams include university faculty, students, and young alumni. March 6, 2006

ChBE Alumnus Now Faculty at the University of Seoul
Jung Hyeun Kim is now an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Seoul. February 23, 2006