Message From the Chair

We are excited to share with you the summer edition of the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering e-newsletter. Although classes are out for the summer, our department continues to be busy as faculty and students remain immersed in research, travel, internships and scholarship. Here is just a taste of what they’ve been doing. 

— Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy, Professor/Chair of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Mario Wriedt Group

Removing Pollutants

At Clarkson, we are always looking for ways to take care of the environment and create a safe and healthy natural experience for everyone. In her latest effort to tackle the problem of chemical pollutants, Professor Selma Mededovic Thagard co-led a research group whose new methodology for removing PFASs from contaminated water is detailed in Chemistry of Materials.

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Undergrads Germany Bound

As travel picked back up this summer, two Clarkson undergrads headed to Germany. Recipients of Research Internships in Science and Engineering from the German Academic Exchange Service, Tony Koppers ’22 and Michael Sehn ’23 are performing cutting-edge research at two of Germany’s top universities.

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Tony Koppers and Michael Sehn
Ross Taylor

A Lifetime of Impact

A lifetime of exceptional research and scholarly impact deserves a lifetime achievement award. This year Clarkson’s Lifetime Research Achievement Award went to Ross Taylor, the Liya Regel and Bill Wilcox Distinguished Professor of Engineering. Taylor is a leader in the development of better computer models for the simulation and design of distillation and absorption processes.

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We’re a Best Value 

Once more, The Princeton Review has singled us out for our career preparation and outstanding education, all at an affordable price. Clarkson has made the 2021 Best Value College list, and we’re also in the top 20 for Best Career Services and Best Alumni Networks for Private Schools and in the top 50 for Undergrad Entrepreneurship.

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