Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

James Ferri, associate professor and head of chemical and biomolecular engineering

September 6, 2011

Students Learn from World-Class Scholars though Interdisciplinary Seminar Series

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Each semester, the Interdisciplinary Seminar Series in the Life Sciences brings six world-class scholars to campus to speak on a subject in their field. Guest lecturers last semester included Martin Chalfie, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; investigative reporter Brian Deer, who uncovered evidence showing that research linking childhood vaccines with autism was [...]

Lauren Sefcik Anderson ’04, left, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, with students in a lab in Acopian Engineering Center.

August 31, 2011

Professor Lauren Sefcik Anderson ’04 Knows Both Sides of the Lafayette Classroom

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When her grandmother had knee replacement surgery, Lauren Sefcik Anderson ’04 was only in elementary school, but she remembers wanting to help. Though she had no idea what engineering even was, she was fascinated by her grandmother’s new knees. “I didn’t really understand why she needed new knees, but I remember thinking of it not [...]

Erik Adolfsson ’11 and fellow electrical and computer engineering students present the results of their senior design project.

July 22, 2011

Engineering Students Get Charged Up About Battery Technology

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For Erik Adolfsson ’11, his senior design project taught him a large range of skills that will help him as moves on to his first position as a technical sales associate for Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas. “I have learned about scheduling tasks, delegating work, and how difficult it is to design a system from [...]

Professor James Ferri, pointing, guides the student team working on the microfueler project.

July 15, 2011

Yearlong Chemical Engineering Design Projects Help Students Get Jobs in Their Field

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Michelle Mendoza ’11 was drawn to chemical engineering because of a “desire to do something more than be just a scientist. I was attracted to how chemical engineers use chemistry to create products that enrich the day-to-day lives of the consumer.” This past year, Mendoza, who graduated in May, got hands-on experience with product creation [...]

Sam Griffith '13

July 15, 2011

A Flowering Arts Scene: Technology Clinic Is Collaborating with Local Community to Create More Welcoming Public Spaces

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 The biggest flower in Easton sprung up in the most unlikely of places. Nestled between brick houses and feet away from the passing cars of Northampton Street in the city’s West Ward, a 16-foot-long flower spreads its petals of white pansies while its yellow center stretches toward the sky. The project [...]

Ashutosh Tamrakar ’12, from left, Elizabeth Engoren ’12, Nan Li ’12 and Austin Weidner ’12 at the Clinton Global Initiative University conference.

June 9, 2011

Interdisciplinary Team Works to Bring Mobile Banking System to Jamaica

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Not far from the well-developed and modern city of Kingston, Jamaica’s rural areas lack basic infrastructure such as paved roads and even running water. Because of the widespread poverty, banks do not have any incentive to set up branches there. Without banks nearby, villagers must make a day-long trek to a city where they can [...]

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May 5, 2011

Robert Elliott ’11, Melissa Gordon ’11 and Lauren Huyett ’11 Prepare for Advanced Degrees through NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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Ever since he stepped foot on campus, it seems Robert Elliott ’11 (Dighton, Mass.) has been destined for graduate school. He has been researching sustainable architecture since his first year and after earning his degree in civil engineering this spring, he’ll attend Columbia University to focus on converting unused flat roofs into comfortable roof gardens. [...]

Lafayette College

May 2, 2011

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 May 1, in the Williams Center for the Arts. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions–engineering, the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 46 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the [...]

Elbern H. "Ed" Alkire Jr. '58

April 11, 2011

Ed Alkire ’58 Will Be Awarded the Lafayette Medal for Distinguished Service at the 176th Commencement

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Edward W. Ahart ’69, chair of the Board of Trustees, will present the Lafayette Medal for Distinguished Service to Elbern H. Alkire Jr. ’58 on Saturday, May 21, at Commencement. Alkire, a retired management consultant and former Lafayette trustee, is being recognized for his extraordinary commitment and devotion to the College since 1958, holding every [...]

Rob Froio '11

March 21, 2011

Spotted on Campus With … Rob Froio ’11

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  Centerfielder Rob Froio ’11 (Midlothian, Ill.) discusses chemical engineering, his ping-pong skills, and the importance of being prepared. What do you like about your major? I am a chemical engineering major. I like engineering in general because engineers have to be smart enough to find the best solution to a problem, but they also [...]