Safety and regulatory issues associated with formal laboratory courses within the curriculum are addressed as an integral part of those courses. Any laboratory work that takes place outside of a formal laboratory course must comply with departmental, university, state and federal rules. This includes student club activities involving laboratory use, informal research courses, graduate student research projects, post-doctoral laboratory work, etc.
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering conducts regular safety inspections with the assistance of the School of Engineering and the University's Environmental Health and Safety Services (EHS) department. Lab occupants may wish to perform their own safety audits periodically, in which case the inspection checklist used in the departmental inspections may be useful: CBE Safety Inspection Report (.pdf file).
Use links at the left for information about required training, regulations, and other suggested practices. Any questions that are not answered here should be directed to either the department safety coordinator, currently Professor Lund, or the university's Environment, Health and Safety Services department.
Dr. Swihart will receive the 2013 Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal, from the WNY section of the American Chemical Society for his fundamental discoveries in the field of nanoparticle synthesis and processing.
Molecular engineering of novel membrane materials for gas and vapor separations, such as CO2 capture from power plant syngas and flue gas, natural gas purifications, olefin/paraffin separations, and so on.
David Kofke and Andrew Schultz awarded for development of the etomica modules, a community-developed suite of interactive simulations helping students understand molecular origins of macroscopic behaviors. >>
Computational simulation of template-assisted self-assembly of magnetic core-shell nanoparticles into a tapered hexagonal closed-packed multilayed structure compared with corresponding image taken from the literature.