Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE)!

CBE is pleased to welcome our two newest faculty recruits, Aleksandra Vojvodic and Bruce Vrana! Before joining CBE as an assistant professor, Aleksandra was a staff scientist at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford where she was part of the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis. She is an expert in the use of advanced quantum chemical computational methods to simulate the molecular properties of materials, and her research focuses on the development of new catalytic materials for use in energy generation and conversion technologies.

Bruce Vrana joined CBE as an Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering. He is a Penn CBE alum and has an MBA from the University of Houston, and is a member of the Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering group at DuPont Engineering Research & Technology. Bruce is the new coordinator for our undergraduate senior design course, taking over from Len Fabiano, who remains involved with the course. Bruce has a lot of experience with the course having been one of our industrial design consultants for the past 23 years.