Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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May 1, 2012

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation April 29 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 47 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

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April 9, 2012

Integrated Metal Prototype Machine Provides Engineering Design Opportunities Across Many Disciplines

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A material additive manufacturing suite in Acopian is providing opportunities for students and faculty to make contributions to interdisciplinary engineering design in all of Lafayette’s engineering areas, as well as projects being done in departments across campus. “This equipment is a vehicle for the integration of liberal arts and engineering,” says James Ferri, associate professor [...]

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April 9, 2012

Words and Science: Chemical Engineering Major Angela Wnek ’13 is State Forensics Champion

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Angela Wnek ’13 (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) is never at a loss for words. She puts that trait to good use, spending her weekends traveling to tournaments with Lafayette’s Forensics Society, where she can show off her talent for competitive speaking. At the Pennsylvania Forensic Association’s annual championship in February, Wnek won three individual state championships: [...]

Aaditya Khanal '12 extracts some algae for an experiment.

March 19, 2012

Renewable Energy: Students Work to Find Cleaner Sources of Fuel

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“Being a chemical engineer, I’m increasingly aware of the need to find renewable alternate sources of energy, not only because fossil fuels will eventually run out, but mainly because they have a destructive impact on the environment,” says Sherry-Ann Tim Kee ’12 (Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago). “The onus is on the current generation to find [...]

Mathew Pezon '10

January 19, 2012

Mathew Pezon ’10: Hitting the Ground Running

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 Some people like to hit the ground running when they start a new job. Mathew Pezon ’10 is the type who hits it at a sprint. A chemical engineering graduate, Pezon is a process engineer with Air Products in Allentown, Pa., where he interned between his junior and senior years. He [...]

Halie Zeller

January 12, 2012

Hallie Zeller ’12 and Kevin Ling ’12 Present at National Chemical Engineering Conference

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Hallie Zeller ’12 (Bridgewater, N.J.) likes to understand things, from how they work on the atomic level to what they’re like on gigantic scales.  Mechanical engineering, she says, is the best way to gain this understanding. Zeller recently got to experience the field on a gigantic scale.  She, along with Kevin [...]

Members of Tech Clinic from left are: Yen Joe Tan '14, Aaditya Khanal '12, Holden Ranz '12, Stacey Goldberg '12, Garrett Rice '12, Rachel Lewitt '13.

January 6, 2012

Technology Clinic Applies Interdisciplinary Approach to Local Fish Farming

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A Technology Clinic class is using the wide-ranging expertise of its members to make a fish-farming operation more economically and environmentally efficient. “The goal of Technology Clinic is to use the resources and background of five or six different students to help solve real-world problems. Currently, we are working with David Due in Roseto, Pa., [...]

Hank Cauley '77

December 21, 2011

Pew Charitable Trusts Officer Hank Cauley ’77 Improved Lives of Millions in Somalia

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By Dan Edelen A million African women saved from countless hours scouring barren landscapes for firewood. Thousands of Australian aboriginals and aquaculturists who can now watch their farms and fishing grounds prosper. Hundreds of small town folks who know their children will play in backyards free of mining waste. A dozen artists in Philly who [...]

Bridget Hentz '12 works with Michael Whitman '82.

December 5, 2011

Students Make Contributions to Heart Surgery Technology

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Bridget Hentz ’12 (Ambler, Pa.) thought it was cool when some of her own ideas became part of the design of cutting-edge heart surgery technology.  But it was even cooler, she says, to see the devices she helped design fired into a beating heart and doing exactly what they were supposed [...]

Elliott Mitchell-Colgan ’12, left, and Thomas Benjamin ’12 work on their prototype.

November 4, 2011

Students Design Portable Hydroelectric Power System for Severe Floods and Storms

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When severe floods and storms knock out the electricity, the effects can range from a mild nuisance to the devastating inability to help victims reach safety and save lives. In those situations, there is one resource in spades — water. Thomas Benjamin ’12 (Norristown, Pa.), a double major in chemical engineering and government & law, and Elliott [...]