CEP: December 2012 The December SBE supplement focuses on biological nanothechnology. Other topics include improving energy efficiency, measuring water level in steam loops, and the evolution of the chemicals industry in the U.K. Also, read about the latest development in catalysis, materials, nanotechnology, and Energy. Editorial I was really excited that this year’s Annual Meeting was being held in Pittsburgh. Having grown up in southwestern Pennsylvania and gone to school at Carnegie Mellon, I was eager to get back to my roots and share my hometown with my coworkers — the excitement of a home Steelers game, a ride up the incline to gaze down at the city from Mount Washington, and maybe a cruise on the three rivers on the Gateway Clipper. Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy forced me to rethink some of my plans, especially those that involved being outdoors. Although we were physically out of the storm’s direct path, we did feel some of its effects. (The nearly constant, cold, windy rain was hard to ignore.) Outwardly, we did what we normally do to orchestrate an annual meeting — which was a great success in spite of the weather. Read More Share Chemical Engineering at the Intersection of Nanotechnology and Biology December2012SBE Special SectionGang Ruan , Jessica WinterChemical engineers are at the forefront of this rapidly developing field, with the potential to propel discoveries from the bench to bedside. A MagDot-Nanoconveyor Assay Detects and Isolates Molecular Biomarkers December2012SBE Special SectionJeffrey Chalmers, Maryam B. Lustberg, M.D., Kalpesh Mahajan, Brandon Miller, Gang Ruan, Ratnasingham Sooryakumar, Gregory B. Vieira, Jessica WinterThe ability to quickly analyze, separate, and manipulate multiple types of biomarkers from small sample volumes is a significant step toward personalized medicine. Engineered Protein Templates Synthesize Inorganic Nanomaterials December2012SBE Special SectionArunagirinathan Adhimoolam, Sarah Heilshorn, Kelly N. L. Huggins, David T. Schoen, Alia SchoenThis powerful biomimetic method is a fast, flexible way to produce a wide range of inorganic nanostructures from a single protein scaffold. Use Guided-Wave Radar to Measure Water Level in Steam Loops December2012Back To BasicsRavi Jethra, Keith Riley Guided-wave radar (GWR) is a useful tool for measuring water level in steam loops. This article describes GWR design and operation, and how this technology differs from more traditional forms of level indication. United Kingdom: The Evolution of its Chemicals Industry December2012Global OutlookClaudia Flavell-WhileRumors of the demise of the U.K. chemicals industry are greatly exaggerated. SBE Update: The Merging of Bio and Nano December2012SBE Special SectionJune WispelweyEarlier this year, the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) organized its Sixth International Conference on Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (ICBN), which focused on bio-nanoscience and bioengineering for translational medicine. The conference... Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.