January 2020: Our recent work on “How evolution shapes the conformational free energy landscapes of proteins?” is highlighted in the Emerging Young Investigator issue of MSD&E journal!
December 2019: Zhengyuan Xue and Xuenan Mi, First year graduate students in Biophysics program joined our group. Welcome Zhengyuan and Xuenan!
October 2019: Jiangyan Feng and Matthew Chan won the second and third prize respectively for their presentations at Annual Graduate Research Symposium organized by Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering!
July 2019: Shukla Group organized three summer outreach events: Discover Engineering, Evaluate Your Option and Catalyzing UR Interest in Engineering (Camp CURIE) for high school students. Two weeks of outreach events for our group!
June 2019: Jiangyan Feng and Balaji Selvam presented their research on membrane transporters at the Gordon Research Conference on Mechanisms of Membrane Transport. Congratulations!
June 2019: Matthew Chan receives the School of Chemical Sciences Excellent in Teaching Award for graduate students. Congratulations!
May 2019: Jiangyan Feng received the Chia-Chen Chu fellowship from the School of Chemical Sciences. Congratulations!
April 2019: Prof. Shukla is selected as the NCSA faculty fellow for 2019-20. The fellows program provides supports the collaborative projects between NCSA and the Illinois faculty. Read the news here.
February 2019: Prof. Shukla received the Sloan Research Fellowship in Chemistry from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation! Read the news here.
January 2020: Jiming Chen and Prof. Diwakar Shukla are included in the List of Excellent Teachers for teaching Chemical Reaction Engineering and Process Control & Dynamics in Fall 2019 respectively.
October 2019: Prateek Bansal (First year ChBE student) joined our research group! Welcome Prateek!
September 2019: Prof. Shukla gave an invited seminar at the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at University of Pennsylvania. Thanks to Prof. Amish Patel for the invitation!
July 2019: Jiangyan Feng and Chuankai Zhao receive the Drickamer fellowship and Ulyot fellowship from the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. Congratulations!
June 2019: Congratulations to Matthew Chan for being included in the List of Excellent TA’s for teaching ChBE 221 in Spring 2019!
June 2019: Shriyaa Mittal is included in the List of Excellent Teachers for her work as a Teaching Assistant in Spring 2019. Congratulations!
June 2019: Prof. Shukla receives the Excellence in Teaching Award from the School of Chemical Sciences. Read the news here.
May 2019: Alexander S. Moffett successfully defended his thesis on “Computational investigation of early events in plant growth signaling”. Congratulations!
April 2019: Chuankai Zhao received the Outstanding Student Research Award at the GLCACS 23rd Annual Conference 2019. Congratulations!
April 2019: Chuankai Zhao and Balaji Selvam received the first and third prize respectively for their poster presentation at the Science & Spirits poster competition organized by Department of Plant Biology and Crop Sciences. Congratulations!
January 2019: Soumajit Dutta passed the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering PhD qualifying exam with flying colors! Congratulations Soumajit!
December 2019: Prof. Shukla is selected as the CAS fellow by the Center for Advance Study at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read the news here!
October 2019: Prof. Shukla gave an invited talk at the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University.
August 2019: Zahra Shamsi defended her thesis on “Evolution of Protein Structure and Function” and she is headed to Google for her next position. Congratulations Dr. Shamsi !
July 2019: Prof. Shukla and Matthew Chan participated in the summer school on rare events organized at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and taught one day course on Markov State Models !
June 2019: Pouyan Khakbaz presented his research on Rubisco Activases at the RIPE Annual Meeting in New Hampshire!
June 2019: Aniket Deb from Jadavpur University joined our group for summer internship as the Khorana Scholar supported by the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum!
May 2019: Shriyaa Mittal received the Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Graduate College. Congratulations!
April 2019: Cancer center at Illinois provided seed-funding ($250,000 in direct costs) to support our research on using transfer learning approaches for building deep-mutational landscapes of proteins involved in Cancer! Learn more about it here.
March 2019: Prof. Shukla gave two invited talks at the ACS Spring meeting in Orlando highlighting our research on membrane transporters and plant hormone receptors!
January 2019: Jiangyan Feng received the Hanratty Travel Award from the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois. Congratulations Jiangyan!