Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Professor Lindsay Soh works in her lab with Christopher Verni ’15.

July 8, 2014

Prof. Lindsay Soh Receives NSF Grant for Biodiesel Research

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Lindsay Soh a three-year, $100,710 grant as part of a collaboration with Yale University and University of Pittsburgh. It will support her research on processing oils, such as those extracted from corn or algae, into biodiesel using compressed carbon dioxide as a solvent. Soh will use the NSF [...]

Distillation Plant

June 18, 2014

State-of-the-Art Distillation Plant Bridges Classroom and Industry

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Seth Gottlund ’14 has accepted a position with Air Products & Chemicals in Texas, thanks in part to his experience at Lafayette with the type of distillation columns the company uses. He worked on the new state-of-the-art distillation plant installed in the Chemical Engineering Unit Operations Laboratory as part of his senior design project. Although [...]

Professor Lauren Anderson and Tyler Fruneaux ’14 work in the lab in Acopian Engineering Center.

May 30, 2014

Tyler Fruneaux ’14 Has Top Research Paper at Chemical Engineering Conference

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Tyler Fruneaux ’14 conducted experiments involving a special kind of plastic that can be used to grow new cells without damaging them. Such technology could be used to improve treatments for burn victims and others in need of skin grafts or tissue transplants. He won first place in the research paper competition at the Mid-Atlantic Regional [...]

Professor Lindsay Soh works in her lab with Christopher Verni ’15.

April 9, 2014

Fueling the Future: Prof. Lindsay Soh Explores Sustainable Biodiesel

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The ready availability of fuel is a double-edged sword, says Lindsay Soh, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. It has enabled development around the world, but the way fuels are harvested and the rate at which they are consumed are unsustainable. In collaboration with colleagues at Yale and University of Pittsburgh, Soh is searching for [...]

Professor Jenn Rossmann discusses an assignment with Henry Scales ’17.

April 7, 2014

Course Introduces Technical and Human Sides of Engineering

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Colton Bamford ’17 (Souderton, Pa.) came to Lafayette intending to major in physics. But after one semester of Engineering Science 101, he scrapped that plan. “After a few classes I started to realize that mechanical engineering was everything I loved about physics and math,” he says. Hands-on approach Intro to Engineering is a hands-on, laboratory-based [...]

EEGLP in Honduras

March 3, 2014

Can Garbage Solve Energy Issues?

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What does a community in a developing country do with high volumes of trash and nowhere to put it? Possibly use it as an alternative fuel source. Over the winter break, a student-faculty team traveled to Roatan Island, Honduras, to explore the feasibility of waste-to-energy power plants as an alternative to imported diesel fuel. The [...]

Prisca Ratsimbazafy '17 presents her team’s project on soil quality of local organic vs. industrial farming.

January 24, 2014

Engineers and Scientists, Unite!

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Great minds think alike—but when they think differently, they can approach problems with a new level of understanding and insight. That’s the idea behind a project in which students from different disciplines and courses work in teams to research and report on an environmental topic of current and/or local concern. Anthropology and sociology major Sidney [...]

Seth Gottlund '14

January 7, 2014

Seth Gottlund ’14 Featured in International Engineering Publication

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Chemical engineering major Seth Gottlund ’14 (Kutztown, Pa.) is the Featured Student for January in ChEnected, an online publication of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Gottlund is co-president of Lafayette’s chapter of AIChE and serves as Mid-Atlantic regional liaison for the national AIChE. After graduating, he will work as an engineer in the Career [...]

Molly Gondolf ’14, Jared Piette ’12, and Jessica Ross ’15 at the Linde Gas North America plant

October 30, 2013

Engineering Students Explore Future Careers as Interns with The Linde Group

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This summer, chemical engineering major Molly Gondolf ’14 (Atlantic, N.J.) got a firsthand look at what her future career might be like. She hopes to become an application sales engineer, similar to those she worked with during her internship at Linde Gas North America. “When you are immersed in the industry and are able to [...]

Joshua Levinson, right, assistant professors of chemical and biomolecular engineering, works with students in his Design Synthesis course.

October 8, 2013

$200,000 NSF Grant Will Enhance Interdisciplinary Science Research

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Lafayette has secured a $205,020 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a state-of-the-art desktop scanning electron microscope. The microscope is expected to be used for analysis in many areas of research, including those related to engineering, chemistry, materials, geosciences, and biology. Professors will use it in areas such as materials study, microfluidic and/or lab-on-chip systems, semiconductor devices, fossilized samples [...]