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Chemical and Biological Engineering

The chemical and biological engineering program at The University of Alabama derives its educational and scientific purpose from its responsibilities to and relationship with the citizens of Alabama and the international community of chemical engineering professionals. Our mission is to provide the technical workforce and expertise needed by the chemical and related industries.

The Roots Run Deep: One Family Continues 90-year UA Engineering Tradition

A similar thread of DNA links the Fuller family to The University of Alabama College of Engineering. From valuing education to their desire to engineer the future, this family has dedicated their lives to innovating tomorrow. Fuller family patriarch Robert G. Fuller first received a business degree from UA in… Read more

In The News: Digital Health Innovator Brad Ryan Joins NCQA as Chief Product Officer

Dr. Ryan earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He studied engineering, computer science, and mathematics as an undergraduate at the University of Alabama. To this day, he remains firmly committed to “Roll Tide” and his family and friends in Alabama. Brad Ryan currently resides in Chicago.… Read more

Sources: NCQA

ChBE Professor Wins International Membranes Research Award

An engineering faculty member at The University of Alabama is being recognized for his achievements as a young researcher. Dr. Jason Bara, a professor of chemical and biological engineering, was given the 2019 Young Investigator Award by the journal Membranes published by the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute. The Young Investigator Award… Read more

In The News: Captain Kristin “Beo” Wolfe Is the New F-35A Demo Team Pilot

U.S. Air Force Captain Kristin “Beo” Wolfe (UA ’11 ChemE) has been named the new F-35A Demo Team Pilot for the 2020 and 2021 air demonstration season. Capt. Wolfe becomes the first female F-35A Demo Team pilot and only the second USAF F-35A Demo Team Pilot in history. Read more

Sources: The Aviationist, Yellowhammer

UA Chemical Engineering Doctoral Candidate Earns Research Award

A University of Alabama engineering student’s research presentation was awarded a top honor at a recent international conference. Kathryn O’Harra, a chemical engineering doctoral candidate, was awarded first place for her oral research presentation at the 5th International Conference on Ionic Liquid-Based Materials, or IL-MAT V. This conference, which was… Read more

In The News: Saluting some smart cookies: Girl Scouts honor local leaders

Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama on Wednesday hosted the West Alabama One Smart Cookie Celebration at the Tuscaloosa River Market. The event served to raise money for the organization, recognize outstanding Women of Distinction in West Alabama, and showcase the impact local Girl Scouts have on their community. Pam Parker… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News