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World-Class Training

reseracher in the labTo inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, we offer a unique training experience at CEBC for students at all levels. Our team-based research projects, industry connections and skill-building workshops give students and postdocs a competitive edge. 

Collaborate in Teams

Since 2003, CEBC has been building connections across disciplines—from theoretical to applied.  By bringing chemists and engineers together, we not only catalyze discovery.  We also speed commercialization.  This creates an ideal training ground to advance technologies and future careers.

Partner with Chemical Companies

To launch innovations from lab to marketplace, CEBC partners with chemical companies (>20 total to date), giving our students an unparalleled education experience. 

Twice a year, our faculty and students discuss their progress with industry partners at a formal Industry Advisory Board meeting. These frequent interactions with company representatives give students insight into corporate research and development, sharper communications skills and excellent networking contacts for future employment.

Gain a Competitive Edge

More than 80 students and 50 postdocs have been involved in CEBC research programs, discovering novel technologies that protect the planet and compete economically. Just as sustainable chemicals and manufacturing technologies are in demand, our students are sought by chemical companies as interns and employees.  Most have found permanent employment in industry, with a large fraction being hired by our member companies such as Phillips 66, DuPont, Archer Daniels Midland, Evonik, SABIC and Eastman.

Learn more about our education opportunities.


CEBC Calendar

October 16 & 17, Monday & Tuesday - CEBC Fall Industry Advisory Board Meeting
Final Agenda - click here

Monday 12:00-7:30 p.m. at the Adams Alumni Center, 1266 Oread Avenue, Lawrence
Tuesday 8:30-noon at the CEBC Complex, 1501 Wakarusa Drive, Lawrence

October 17, Tuesday - CEBC Colloquium
Dr. Henrik Rudolph, Ministry of Defense of The Netherlands
"How to successfully contribute to the world of scientific publishing"

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 1501 Wakarusa Drive, Building B seminar room

November 7, Tuesday - CEBC Industry Colloquium
Dr. Brandon Emme, Cellulose Team Leader, ICM, Inc.
"Title TBA"

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 1501 Wakarusa Drive, Building B seminar room
10:00 a.m. discussion with students

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

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

December 5, Tuesday - CEBC Industry Colloquium
Dr. John Warner, President & Chief Technology Officer, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry
"Title TBA"

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 1501 Wakarusa Drive, Building B seminar room
10:00 a.m. discussion with students

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