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Welcome Message from the Director

Thank you for your interest in the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis. CEBC is a vibrant research center, comprised of diverse and dedicated engineers, scientists, educators, students and staff of high ability and reputation. We are proud of the state-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities for catalysis research we have assembled, our cutting edge research projects supported by industrial and federal funding, and our education/outreach programs that are serving as a model to others.

The CEBC is realizing its vision of being a rich source of sustainable chemical technology advances, including those for the growing biorefinery and shale gas industries, that are models for growth toward sustainable industrial ecology and their benefits to humanity. The dedicated commitment of the team and industry partners keeps the CEBC mission robust and consistently moving forward, resulting in a strong record of research accomplishments.

In today's era, where energy security and environmental protection are among the foremost global concerns, the mission of the CEBC becomes even more relevant. By capitalizing on the foundational investments made by the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers (NSF ERC) program, the State of Kansas, the University of Kansas, our partner universities and our industrial partners, CEBC is addressing many of the grand challenges related to alternate feedstock choices and environmental sustainability.

This website also contains sections where CEBC's mission, research accomplishments and their relevance are communicated in a non-technical manner.

We hope that you will find our website informative.  Should you be interested in knowing more about our center, please feel free to contact us.  We welcome you to visit our beautiful campus in Lawrence, and tour our facilities.

Bala Subramaniam, Director
Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Courtesy Professor, Department of Chemistry
The University of Kansas
Voice: 785-864-2903
Fax : 785-864-6051

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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