Welcome to our new Department website!
Re-organized with improved functionalities that we think will make information more easily accessible on different platforms, our website reflects the exciting changes and developments happening in CHBE.
My faculty and I had the pleasure of watching 68 BS/BA, 18 MCHE/MS, and 14 PhD degree holders walk through the Sallyport at the 104th Commencement Ceremony this past May. This academic year, Rice has admitted a record number of new students, and we look forward to welcoming all of our new CHBE’s!
I have been especially thrilled to welcome to our Department many new faculty members this year:
T. N. Law Assistant Professor Xue Sherry Gao (Harvard)
Assistant Professor and Molecular Nanotechnology faculty Tom Senftle (Princeton)
Assistant Professor in MSNE (joint appt.) and Molecular Nanotechnology faculty Eilaf Egap (Georgia Tech/Emory)
Adjunct Professor Ganesh Kailasam (Dow Corning)
Adjunct Professor Xiankuan Zhang (SABIC)
Lecturer Mohammad Tavakkoli (Rice)
Lecturer Margaret Senftle (Penn State)
We were sad to say farewell to Pam Ebling after nine years of brilliant work as Department Accountant. Thankfully, we have Jon Hughes who has stepped into this role. We also have Carol Lewis, who joined the Department as Administrative Coordinator less than a year ago, and Barbara Windish as our new Academic Coordinator.
As we continue to update and improve our website, you’ll be hearing a lot more about our faculty and students. Alumni, please visit the alumni page, where you will find opportunities to participate in the activities of this active group, and to re-connect with your classmates.
Best wishes for an outstanding year,