Research activities in the department vary widely, covering most pressing areas in the chemical engineering field today.



UA to Honor 8 Faculty for Research, Creativity

Eight faculty members will be recognized with the President’s Faculty Research Award.

UA’s ‘Special Culture’ Inspires Champion Ballroom Dancer, Graduate

Jayna Enguita credits UA’s welcoming atmosphere for bringing her to the Capstone.

Weinman Named Young Membrane Scientist Award Winner

The North American Membrane Society (NAMS) recently named Dr. Steven Weinman, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, one of its 2023 Young Membrane Scientist Award winners. Weinman was one...

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Research efforts are concentrated in biotechnology; computational; polymers and soft materials; electronic materials and devices; and energy and the environment.


One of the biggest assets to the department is the 25-foot-tall distillation column, located in the high-bay area of Bevill.

One of only a few of its kind, this $105,000 glass tower was donated by alumnus Ralph Lewis, vice president of sales of Texaco, and the Texaco Corp. Students gain first-hand experience with its controls, design and operation. In the 1,200-square-foot high-bay area, students work with a gas chromatograph, reaction vessels, a computer-controlled batch still interfaced to a Camile data acquisition and control system, and a steady-state glass still. Students spend a good portion of their summer Operations Laboratory performing experiments with the distillation column.

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Spring 2023 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Seminar Series

Time: 11am-12pm, Thursdays, Central Time
Location: Hardaway Hall 252

Theme Date Speaker University/Institute

Contact: Tibor Szilvási;; 608-287-6141
ChBE office: (205) 348-1741

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