Chemical Engineering

Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

Chemical Engineering student, Travis Yarlagadda, works on making nanostructures to be used for detection and small circuitry in one of the Biodesign Institute Labs.

In addition to the requirements specified by Barrett, The Honors College, the Program of Chemical Engineering (CHE) offers honors students several opportunities for honors credit and thesis research. Most courses in the CHE program are offered for honors credit through the honors contract.

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Faculty Honors Advisors

Lenore Dai

Mary Laura Lind

Heather Emady

Student Profile: 
Christine Parsons

"The support of the honors thesis program has enabled me to conduct meaningful research and increased its impact through the external examiner program. Furthermore, I feel that my research and honors thesis experience has enriched my undergraduate education, enhanced my resume and contributed to my receipt of an excellent job. The research explores the apoptotic efficacy of a set of Bleomycin (BLM) analogs as sensitizers of tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) as combination treatments in prostate cancer cells. Research indicates that combination treatment is more effective than Bleomycin treatment as a single agent for BLMA2 and BLMA5. BLMA2 worked synergistically with TRAIL to induce greater apoptosis as a combination treatment compared to the sum of the individual treatments in the PC3-PSMA cell line. Future work includes determining the mechanisms of sensitization. Research seeks an effective combination treatment strategy that overcomes tumor cell resistance to chemo- or bio-therapeutics. ”