DOE funds research center in ChBE with $11.2 million grant
In the lab: Research spotlights
Paper institute gets new name, $43.6 million gift
AIChE meeting held in Atlanta for first time
Alumni spotlight: Melissa McCoy (BS ’12)
External Advisory Board member spotlights
Smooth transitions: ChBE program for transfer students expands to Institute level
A message from
DAVID SHOLL, chair The School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech continues to go from strength to strength. This magazine contains a sampling of the many exciting activities being pursued by our students, faculty and alumni. Our program is growing in both size and quality. We now have more than 1,000 undergraduate majors and 190 graduate students. This makes us a key producer of talented individuals for a wide range of industries. If your company doesn’t actively recruit our students, ask why, and then contact me to find out how to develop relationships with our students! Our faculty continue to excel at the highest levels of research. To give just one example, Professor Krista Walton is leading a new Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. This significant re-
search center will involve multiple ChBE faculty and researchers at six partner institutions. Please see page 4 to read more. This fall, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) will bring its Annual Meeting to Atlanta for the first time. This is a wonderful chance to showcase Georgia Tech’s accomplishments in research and education to a national audience. Go to page 11 to get more information and to learn how to celebrate with us if you will be attending the conference. Although this magazine highlights many of our activities, there is much more good news than will fit in these pages. Check the ChBE website (www.chbe. gatech.edu) for ongoing news throughout the year. One of the great pleasures of my job is learning about the achievements of our alumni. I have met many of you in the past year, and I look forward to connecting with more of you in the coming year. If you visit Atlanta, please come by so we can show you our successes firsthand.
About Us Established in 1901, the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) is one of eight schools in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Ranked among the top 10 engineering programs in the nation for both its graduate and undergraduate programs, the School is one of the oldest and most diverse programs in the country.
The mission of ChBE is to provide students with the intellectual basis to be educated citizens, to prepare them for successful careers and to advance the science and technology that form the basis of chemical and biomolecular engineering.
SCHOOL OF CHEMICAL & BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING, GEORGIA TECH