Graduate Student Highlight: Chethan (Chet) Acharya

  • May 18th, 2023

Graduate school programs offer an extraordinarily valuable experience for students looking to apply their chemical engineering degree towards research and development. For example, Chethan (Chet) Acharya, who earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the Capstone, used his graduate-level education to accelerate his professional development. Through graduate school, Chet elevated his understanding […]

Graduate Student Highlights

  • May 18th, 2023

After four years of work towards earning a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, many students are eager to leave their studies behind and enter the work force. After all, there is a high demand for chemical engineers in industry, which presents graduates with the opportunity to begin an extraordinarily promising and satisfying career. However, these […]

Recognizing Excellence: Susan Waltman

  • February 14th, 2023

The University of Alabama Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE) is proud to have a strong network of alumni. Throughout the years, the department has seen significant growth thanks to the involvement of former students committed to upholding our tradition of excellence at the Capstone. Their ambassadorship for the department, support and advice for […]

Recognizing Excellence: Paul Lammers

  • February 14th, 2023

Paul Lammers is an exemplary member of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Advisory Board. Paul attended classes at the Capstone from 1982 to 1985. Following graduation, Paul worked at Milliken, where he became a special projects manager. Early on in his career, computers became increasingly prevalent in the world of engineering, which made […]

Stefanie Funk Wins AB Award

  • February 14th, 2023

Stefanie Funk graduated in 2014. However, prior to finishing her degree she gained real-world experience as a chemical engineer by taking advantage of the university’s cooperative education (co-op) program. As a co-op student, she worked in process controls at Sabic. Following graduation, she procured a position at Hargrove where she continued to work in process […]

Lucas Bruner Wins AB Award

  • February 14th, 2023

Another invested alumnus who has given back to the department is Lucas Bruner. Lucas, who works at Pfizer, participates in the mentorship program for rising chemical engineers. Additionally, he is one of the newest members who has joined the ChBE Advisory Board. He was motivated to join the board because he wanted to show students […]

2022 Annual Awards Ceremony

  • April 11th, 2022

The Department held its Annual Awards Ceremony. We congratulate to all the awardees! Departmental Awards American Institute of Chemists Graduate Award Xiaoyang Liu American Institute of Chemists Senior Award Grace Thompson American Institute of Chemical Engineers H.F. Johnston Jr. Memorial Senior Award Carson Burgin Central Alabama Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Outstanding […]

First Annual Graduate Research Symposium

  • April 4th, 2022

The ChBE Department held its first graduate research symposium. Thank you to the students who came out to share their work and congrats to our winners! First place: Atta Ur Razzaq ($1000) Second place: Alex Minne ($500) Third place: Sandhiya Thiagarajan and Medha Kasula ($250)

2022 Department Fellows

  • April 4th, 2022

ChBE welcomes their new Department Fellows: Dr. Jordan Vaughn (Medhelp Clinics, COE and Owner) Dr. Chao Ma (Pfizer) Stefanie Funk (BBP) Lucas Bruner (Pfizer) Department Fellow is the highest alumni recognition provided by the department. It is intended to recognize alumni that have provided substantial service to our department, achieved significant career success within their […]