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CHBE students win awards from the Rice Engineering Alumni
Please join us in congratulating the following students who won awards at the 2016 REA end-of-year event:

  •  Teju Krishna- Robert H. Parks, Jr. Prize for Excellence in Engineering Leadership
  • Caroline Zhu- Overall Outstanding Senior
  • Seth Padmabandu- Senior Award for Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Justin Trenor- Junior Award for Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Jake Hassell- Phil Layton Award for Excellence in the Arts
  • Kentrell Owen- Engineering Hardhat Volunteer Award

Biotech boon: Natural enzymes on an unnatural path
Research work from Dr. Ramon Gonzalez's lab has been published in Nature Biotechnology. This work describes the creation of a new metabolic pathway that aids bacteria in using enzymes in unique ways, and helps in the efficient production of high value chemicals.
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Rice CHBE department ranks at #22 for Graduate School Programs
The U.S News and World Report's "Best Graduate Schools 2017" ranks the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at Rice University at #22 (out of 132) for its graduate program.
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Cancer cells eat their neighbors’ ‘words’
A new study from Professor Deepak Nagrath's research group has shown that cancer cells were modifying their metabolism based on communications they were receiving from cells in the microenvironment..
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Dr. Michael Wong Featured on PBS Kids’ “DragonflyTV.”
Michael Wong, professor and department chair of chemical and biomolecular engineering, of chemistry and of materials science and nanoengineering, is featured on PBS Kids’ “DragonflyTV.” 
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CHBE Seminar Series

Dr. Serguei Lvov

Please note this seminar has been postponed »


Friday, May 6
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ECE Seminar Series: Mobile CPU Evolution: The Past, the Present, and the Future (698/699)

Friday, May 13
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2016 Engineering Graduation Reception

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