Message From the Chair

Golden Knights in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department change the world. This issue of our newsletter offers an array of stories that exemplify the impactful work members of our community do in all stages of their careers, from undergraduate to post-retirement. Please enjoy reading. 

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

Yuncheng Du

Complex Systems Contemplated

Professor Yuncheng Du will be researching the dynamic behavior and control of complex systems over five years, thanks to an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program Award. Du plans to use the funding, in part, to recruit a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as veterans, to help with the research project. 

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Team Phoenix Bound

This November, Clarkson’s Chem-E Car SPEED team will be heading to Phoenix for their chance at awards and glory in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ national Chem-E Car competition. At regionals, the car, built by the team and powered by a non-combustible chemical reaction, brought them a third-place win.

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Chem-E-Car Team 2022
Lisa Podlaha-Murphy

Society Position

Professor and Department Chair Elizabeth Podlaha-Murphy is the newly appointed treasurer for The Electrochemical Society (ECS) executive committee. She additionally serves as the chair of the ECS Finance Committee — and that’s on top of her teaching, research and leadership commitments. 

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Baltus Elected

Although she retired from Clarkson in 2020, Professor Emeritus Ruth Baltus has not slowed down. In fact, she was recently elected a fellow of the North American Membrane Society for her service to the society and her notable achievements in the field of membrane science and technology. 

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Ruth Baltus