Annette Jacobson to retire after 34 years at Carnegie Mellon Opens in new window
During her exceptionally productive career, Jacobson served as a teaching professor in chemical engineering; associate dean for undergraduate studies, director of the Colloids, Polymers, and Surfaces program; and championed K-12 STEM outreach programs.
Discovery uncovers need for ammonia emission regulations Opens in new window
A new discovery sheds light on one way new particles are forming in the upper troposphere. Published in Nature, the study’s findings suggest that in addition to carbon dioxide, there are other compounds in need of immediate attention and regulation.
New data set accelerates search for renewable energy sources
As part of the Open Catalyst Project collaboration, Meta AI and Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Department of Chemical Engineering have announced an entirely new data set focused on oxide catalysts for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction (OER), a critical chemical reaction used in green hydrogen fuel production via wind and solar energy.
Kitchin develops STEM-focused Python course
Carnegie Mellon Chemical Engineering Professor, John Kitchin, is carving out a path for scientists and engineers to learn the computer programming language, Python. His new nine-booklet series combines over 20 years of knowledge with an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach.
Robinson earns ACS BIOT’s highest honor
Anne Robinson, head of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Chemical Engineering, will receive the Marvin J. Johnson Award in Microbial and Biochemical Technology at this year’s American Chemical Society spring meeting. Established in 1978, the award is the highest honor given by the American Chemical Society Biochemical Technology Division (BIOT) and recognizes outstanding research contributions toward microbial and biochemical technology.
Guiding the future of chemical engineering
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine outlines an ambitious vision to guide the field of chemical engineering over the next 30 years. The report’s committee comprises experts from academia, industry, and government, including Carnegie Mellon Chemical Engineering Department Head, Anne Robinson.
A cure for Alzheimer’s is taking longer than expected; here’s why
Anne Robinson, Head of Carnegie Mellon's Department of Chemical Engineering, explains why understanding the progression of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease, and its eventual treatment, is much more complex than researchers have previously thought.
Alumni spotlight: Rebecca Liebert
In the first installment of our alumni spotlight series, we sat down with the Executive Vice President of PPG Industries, Rebecca Liebert, to find out how she became interested in the field of engineering, talk about her experience at Carnegie Mellon and discuss the future of ChemE.
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