Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis

For a greener future

At the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (CEBC), we know that changing how chemicals are manufactured can make a world of difference.  Our mission is straightforward: invent cleaner, safer, energy-efficient technologies that protect the planet and human health.  Our approach is unique (learn more). 

News highlights

KU's final Foundation Professor to bring expertise in engineering environmental solutions - See more at:

2James Blakemore receives DOE Early Career Award

CEBC grad Dupeng Liu attends U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium

Summer 2018 Undergraduate Research Program

Where are they now? A feature update on CEBC alumnus Arely Torres

Unseminars teach powerful science communication strategies

Major federal grant wraps up in 2018: What are the impacts?

New additions, recent departures

Kevin Leonard awarded new grant to translate research to marketable product

Tim Jackson promoted to full professor

Pump up the volume and save: New process for butyraldehyde could save energy, cut costs

Chaudhari bestowed ORCS Raney Award

Industry support spikes in 2017-2018

Professor Tao's new catalyst featured in C&E News

Chancellor to present Jon Tunge with University Scholarly Achievement Award

New industry member brings familiar faces

Prestigious grant awarded to Juan Bravo Suarez

Dr. Tao named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Assistant Professor Leonard wins young investigator Award

Assistant Professor Caricato Wins NSF CAREER Award

DuPont Donates Library of New Materials to CEBC

NSF grant seeks to turn carbon dioxide into useful products

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CEBC Calendar

August 8, Wednesday - Mandatory Lab Safety Meeting
All researchers at 1501 Wakarusa Dr. must attend

9:00 a.m. in Building B seminar room

September 25, Tuesday - Industry Colloquium
Paul Schoenecker, PQ Corporation, Kansas City
Title TBA

9:00 a.m., CEBC Seminar Room (bldg. B room 104)

October 8 & 9, Monday & Tuesday - Fall Industry Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Adams Alumni Center, 1266 Oread Avenue
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to noon, Earth Energy & Environment Center (EEEC), 1420 Naismith Drive


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