News & Events

// Chemical & Biological Engineering

Pfleger is part of project engineering cyanobacteria as a biofuel production platform

A new, $1.5 million Department of Energy (DOE) grant brings together experts from three institutions to parse the metabolism of a blue-green algae that holds…

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// Chemical & Biological Engineering

Recent PhD graduate Sungho Shin wins three major conference awards

Over the past year, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2021 chemical engineering PhD graduate Sungho Shin has received three major awards at meetings and conferences. In November,…

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// Chemical & Biological Engineering

New round of funding puts CBE spinoff company Pyran, Inc. on the path to full commercialization

Pyran, Inc., a Madison-based renewable chemical company with its roots in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, recently announced it has…

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Special Events and Seminars

For the CBE Seminar Series and upcoming events, please see our seminar schedule.


For information on our special lectures:

Hougen Programs

Bird/Stewart/Lightfoot Programs
Founders’ Lectures


Previous special events:

In honor of Prof. Bob Bird’s birthday, we’d like to share a video from his 95th birthday and Bird Chair Investiture celebration.

Hougen (Dumesic) Symposium

Bob Bird’s 90th Birthday Symposium and Banquet
Ed Lightfoot Celebration: Symposium and Banquet