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Check out what's happening in the CHBE Department:

The Undergraduate Banquet was held on Friday, April 21st at the Grand Hall, RMC.
See the list of award winners HERE.

The 2017 Leland Lecture is a success!
Click HERE to learn about the event.

The 2017 Chevron Lecture on Energy is a success!
Learn more about the event HERE.

The CHBE department mourns the loss of recent alum James (J.P.) Griffith.

Attention Postdocs!
Applications are now being accepted for the J. Evans Atwell Welch Postdoctoral Fellow and the Peter M. & Ruth L. Nicholas Postdoctoral Fellow in Nanotechnology. These positions are posted on RICEWorks and interested applicants must have defended their PhD thesis successfully before accepting the offer. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2017. The desired, but flexible, start date is Sep 1st, 2017.

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The 2017 Hightower Award winner is Emily Song!

The 2017 Hightower Award winner is Emily Song!


The 104th commencement will be held on May 12-13.

The School of Engineering graduation reception will be held on May 12, 3:00 - 4:30 PM at Martel Hall, Duncan Hall.

Kelly M. Kidder ’17 was awarded the Robert H. Parks Jr. Prize for Excellence in Engineering Leadership. Read more about Kelly’s accomplishments HERE.


Thursday, July 27
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Development of de novo biosynthetic pathways

Tuesday, August 1
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thermophysical Properties and Solution Thermodynamics of Hydrocarbon Systems at High Temperatures and Pressures

Friday, August 4
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Engineering of microbial cell factories for the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals using a novel carbon elongation pathway

Wednesday, August 9 - Wednesday, August 12Advances in Tissue Engineering 2017

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