New Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Facebook Page!
The Belfort Group wishes everyone a happy holiday season!
Dr. Belfort's group held their annual Questar STEM
visit with high school students from the area on November 23, 2015.
The science and engineering behind polymeric membranes, proteins,
and the nuclear pore complex were presented, followed by 3 hands-on
demonstrations of these research projects. The visit was concluded with
Jack Keating, Seth Pearson, and Georges Belfort presented work at the
2015 AIChE Annual Meeting.
They presented work on
novel brush membranes for desalination, thiazoline ring formation,
interfacial water interactions, chiral membranes,
and anti-microbial peptides in Salt Lake City, UT, November 8-13, 2015.
Dr. Georges Belfort, chair of the Managing Board of the
Society of Biological Engineering (SBE), introduced Professor Wilfred Chang at
the Daniel I. C. Wang Award Lecture and Professor Martin Fussenegger at the James E. Bailey
Award Lecture on Monday and Tuesday, November 9 and 10, 2015, respectively.
RPI held their reception on Tuesday and Wednesday Nov 10 and 11th, 2015 at
Squatters Pub Brewery in downtown Salt Lake City hosted by Professors Karande and Underhill.
It was a fabulous success and many friends and colleagues joined us to celebrate!
Professor Belfort and Professor Mattheos Koffas helped establish a
SBE undergraduate chapter
(part of AIChE) at RPI! Professor Koffas will be the faculty advisor for our chapter.
The third floor biotech softball team (with help from the Belfort group) won
the 2015 Intramural Softball Tournament with a final score of 19-9 during the 6th inning
(see team picture)!!