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CEBC Advisory Boards

CEBC is fortunate to receive guidance from two outstanding advisory boards, each bringing a different perspective on issues and trends related to science, engineering, industrial practice, and education.

Industrial Advisory Board (IAB)

The IAB is comprised of one designated representative from each member company. Members of CEBC's IAB play a critical role in guiding the Center's R&D directions. IAB members participate in semi-annual board meetings and conduct formal project evaluations on an annual basis. IAB members also provide strategic and policy recommendations, based on challenges and trends in the industry. Industry members also interact with students and postdoctoral researchers, sharing insights on how R&D is conducted in the private sector. See the current list of Industrial Advisory Board members.

Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

The purpose of the SAB is to provide an independent assessment of the scientific importance and integrity of the research program. The SAB also serves as a resource for the IAB, assisting with formal project evaluations and providing additional technical insights. The board is composed of a mixture of distinguished faculty from chemistry and chemical engineering, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of CEBC's research program.

Current SAB Members

Board Member Affiliation
Mahdi Abu-Omar Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Purdue University
Mahmoud El-Halwagi Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University
James J. Spivey Professor, Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University
Peter Stair Professor and Chair, Dept. of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Yong Wang Distinguished Professor, Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, Washington State University

Past SAB Members

David Allen, University of Texas
Alexis Bell, University of California, Berkeley
Joseph DeSimone, University of North Carolina
Jonathan Dordick, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
James Espenson, Iowa State University (ret.)
Rodney Fox, Iowa State University
Michael Harold, University of Houston
Jack Norton, Columbia University
Vincent Pecoraro, University of Michigan
Chris Roberts, Auburn University
Chunshan Song, Penn State University
Daniel Stack, Stanford University


CEBC Calendar

September 13, Wednesday - Mandatory Lab Safety Meeting
All researchers at 1501 Wakarusa Dr. must attend

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

September 19, Tuesday - CEBC Colloquium
Dr. David Sholl, Chair of Georgia Tech School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
"New Nanoporous Materials for Practical Applications Using Computation Modeling - How Close Is the Dream to Reality?"

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

October 16 & 17, Monday & Tuesday - CEBC Fall Industry Advisory Board Meeting
Registration is Open - 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

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

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