The academy’s citation recognized Liao "for advances in metabolic engineering of microorganisms to produce fuels and chemicals." He joins 68 other new members and 11 foreign associates elected for their outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education," the academy announced today.
Christofides, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of electrical engineering at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, was honored for "the development of rigorous methods for analysis and control of nonlinear, hybrid and distributed parameter processes." His research interests are in the areas of control, dynamics and optimization, including both theory and applications; computational process modeling and simulation; and applied mathematics. His laboratory seeks to develop new methods for the systematic and rigorous solution of complex process-control and systems-engineering problems.
The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is seeking a faculty candidate with extraordinary research and teaching capability in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
UCLA Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department Ranked 12 in QS Global University Rating Systems
The department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles is ranked 12 among the best universities in the world.
Yvonne Chen, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Early Independence Award. The award seeks to "encourage junior scientists who have demonstrated outstanding scientific creativity, intellectual maturity, and leadership skills with the opportunity to conduct independent biomedical or behavioral research by skipping the traditional post-doctoral training period."
Yi Tang has received an NIH Director's Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Established in 2004, the award supports investigators taking "highly innovative approaches that have the potential to produce a high impact on a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research."
We are pleased to announce that Prof. Tatiana Segura was promoted to Associate Professor effective July 1, 2012. Prof. Segura's research focuses on regenerative medicine with emphasis on strategies to promote vascularization. Her projects rage from the synthesis of materials for the delivery of DNA to the delivery of stem cells in vivo. She has made significant contributions to the area of gene delivery and the design of scaffolds to promote vascularization.
Julius Glater, a UCLA adjunct emeritus professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering who was instrumental in developing water desalination technologies, died of age-related causes on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. He was 91.
Prof. Yi Tang is the winner of the 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for his work with Codexis on an efficient process for manufacture of the statin (cholesterol lowering drug), Simvastatin. The award is presented by the EPA in Washington, in June 2012.
James C. Liao, the Chancellor's Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named the holder of the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Chair in Chemical Engineering.
This is a national American Chemical Society (ACS) award "to recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry". It is noteworthy that Yi, as a chemical engineer, is receiving a prestigious award in organic chemistry. As such, this is a particularly special award for Yi who recently accepted a joint appointment in the Organic Chemistry Division of the UCLA Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.
Professor James Liao’s laboratory recently made three major advances in biofuels: 1) direct conversion of cellulose to isobutanol, 2) protein-to-fuel conversion, 3) record-setting n-butanol production in E. coli. Click to read White house blog and various news media reports.
We are delighted to announce the addition of Dr. Yvonne Y. Chen (PhD, Caltech) to our faculty as assistant professor. Dr. Chen’s research interests are focused on the creation of synthetic biological systems with modular, programmable functions for wide-ranging applications in, for example, energy production and human healthcare. She also has demonstrated a passion for teaching, and we are excited about her future contributions to our undergraduate and graduate instructional programs. Dr. Chen will join us on campus after a two-year leave of absence as a Junior Fellow with The Society of Fellows at Harvard University.
Professor Panagiotis D. Christofides has been elected Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). Election to IFAC Fellow recognizes outstanding and extraordinary contributions in the fields of interest to IFAC. Panagiotis will be presented with a pin and certificate at the IFAC World Congress banquet in Milan, Italy.
Professor Manousiouthakis to receive the Lawrence K. Cecil Award in Environmental Chemical Engineering
Professor Manousiouthaki will be presented with the Lawrence K. Cecil Award in Environmental Chemical Engineering of the AIChE Environmental Division at the 2010 Annual AIChE Meeting in Salt Lake City. This award recognizes an individual's outstanding chemical engineering contribution and achievement in the preservation or improvement of the environment.
James C. Liao, the Chancellor's Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been awarded the 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for his work on "Recycling Carbon Dioxide to Biosynthesize Higher Alcohols".
Professor Jane Chang was appointed Associate Dean for Research and Physical Resources of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS).
Chancellor's Professor James C. Liao received two major AICHE institute awards at the 2009 Annual AIChE Meeting in Nashville, the James E. Bailey Award for Outstanding Contributions to the field of Biological Engineering and the Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research.
Associate Professor Yi Tang received the Allan P. Colburn Award for Excellence in Publications at the 2009 Annual AIChE Meeting in Nashville.
Professor James Liao received the 2009 Marvin J. Johnson Award of the ACS Biochemical Technology (BIOT) Division, which recognizes outstanding research contributions to microbial and biochemical technology. Picture taken before the award lecture at the ACS meeting in Washington, DC in August 18, 2009.