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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

September 1, Tuesday - CEBC Colloquium / NRT Seminar Series
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Tessa Rhinehart, University of Pittsburgh programmer uniting math, biology, and artificial intelligence to study ecosystems
"Listening to a Landscape: Perspectives on big data in the field of bioacoustics"

September 15, Tuesday - CEBC Colloquium / NRT Seminar Series
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Arely Torres, LyondellBasell, Research Engineer
"Navigating Career Pathways"

October 6, Tuesday - CEBC Colloquium / NRT Seminar Series
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Milind Kantak, INVISTA, Intellectual Property Manager and Chemical Engineer
"Intellectual Property and Industry Perspective"

October 14, Wednesday - Mandatory Safety Meeting 
9:00 a.m., via Zoom
Presenter: Kirk Snavely, Topic: TBA
This meeting is mandatory for all CEBC researchers working at 1501 Wakarusa


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