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. Follow this link to learn more about CEBC.

News highlights

New corporate member: Reliance Industries, Ltd.

How scientific research changes our world: Bala Subramaniam predicts future of chemical industry

ACS e-Book chapter authored by CEBC faculty one of top 10 most read in 2013

CEBC gives high school teachers a summertime dose of engineering research

SABIC joins CEBC as 21st industry partner  

New technology for terephthalic acid is cheaper. But is it greener? 

A new course at KU this spring is helping undergraduates become better communicators.

Researchers present at a Workshop on Shale Gas Monetization, win poster award.

Article in prestigious journal reaches high school teachers nationwide

Sweeten Up: From Sugars to High-Value Chemicals

Former CEBC student--now employed at Chevron--presents industry colloquium

CEBC receives $4.4 million from NSF and EPA to design safer chemical manufacturing processes

Federal grant renewed for "Research Experiences for Teachers" program

Corporate partner ADM doubles lab space leased in Lawrence

Annual Report celebrates CEBC's tenth anniversary

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CEBC Calendar

September 9, Wednesday - Mandatory Lab Safety Meeting
Fire Safety
All researchers using labs at 1501 Wakarusa Drive must attend
9:00 a.m. in Building B seminar room

September 10, Thursday - Industry Colloquium
Rebecca Fushimi, Idaho National Laboratory
"A New Approach to the Complexity of Industrial Catalytic Surfaces"

9:00 a.m., Building B seminar room, 1501 Wakarusa Drive

September 14, Monday - Bold Aspirations Lecture
James Dumesic, University of Wisconsin, Steenbock Chair & Michel Boudart Professor
"Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals"

3:30 p.m., The Commons at Spooner Hall, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd.
Reception immediately following the lecture, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

September 17, Thursday - CEBC Colloquium
"Practice and Refine Your Scientific Elevator Pitch" (Part 2 of 3)

9:00 a.m., Building B seminar room, 1501 Wakarusa Drive

September 24, Thursday - Industry Colloquium
Miroslaw Derewinski, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Title TBD

9:00 a.m., Building B seminar room, 1501 Wakarusa Drive

October 5 & 6, Monday & Tuesday - Fall IAB Meeting
Noon - 8:00 p.m. Monday, 8:00 a.m. to noon Tuesday
at Adams Alumni Center

October 15, Thursday - CEBC Colloquium
"How Did It Go? Reflecting on your elevator pitch at CEBC's Industry Advisory Board Meeting" (Part 3 of 3)

9:00 a.m., Building B seminar room, 1501 Wakarusa Drive

November 19, Thursday - CEBC Colloquium
"Persuading Difficult People"
Kerry Benson, Lecturer, the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism

9:00 a.m., Building B seminar room, 1501 Wakarusa Drive

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