Faculty Accomplishments

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Dr. Tao Wei delivered a presentation on “Silicon Carbide Surfaces for Pyrolysis Studied with ReaxFF MD Simulations” at the 255th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018.

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Fullbright-Nehru Senior Scholar Dr. John Tharakan presented a paper on "Incorporating Ethics into Introductory and Senior Level Chemical Engineering Courses" at the 6th Annual International Conference on Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Chemical Process (CCECP), March 12-13, 2018. Dr. Tharakan's paper will be published in the peer-reviewed CCECP 2018 Conference Proceedings.

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Dr. John Tharakan delivered an invited special presentation at the 4th International Engineering and Technology Education Conference (IETEC'17) in Hanoi, Vietnam, December 4-8, 2017. Dr. Tharakan’s paper, "Service Learning in Graduate Environmental Engineering - Fieldwork Empowering Communities," is being published in the peer-reviewed IETEC 2017 Conference Proceedings.

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Dr. Ymele-Leki was invited to give a seminar, Microbial Biofilms: Analysis, Control, and Applications, at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering (CBMSE) on November 16, 2017.

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Dr. Ramesh Chawla chaired/co-chaired four sessions at the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting (17AlChE), October 29 to November 3, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN.

Dr. Solmaz Tabtabaei presented her research results “Sustainable Fractionation of Plant-derived Proteins with Pneumatic Tribo-electrostatic Separation” at 17AIChE.

Dr. Tao Wei also chaired a session: “Dynamics and Modeling of Particles, Crystals and Agglomerate Formation” and his group gave two presentations at 17AIChE: "A Non-Equilibrium Molecular Dynamics (NEMD) Simulation of the Crosslinked Polyamide Membrane in Water Desalination" and “Polyacid-Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles As an Amyloid-β Inhibitor Platform”.


Associate Professor Preethi Chandran Partners with Heart of Tabitha Foundation on STEM and College Readiness Workshop

Fri, September 11, 2020

The Heart of Tabitha Foundation partnered with Howard University Chemical Engineering Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Preethi Chandran, Ph.D., and Catholic University Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Otto Wilson, Ph.D., to continue offering its annual summer workshop for local high school students in a virtual setting. The workshop focused on college readiness and STEM careers and featured speakers from several professions. Read More >>

Assistant Professor Solmaz Tabtabaei Receives $450K USDA Grant to Research 3D Food Printing for Plant Proteins

Mon, August 17, 2020

Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Solmaz Tabtabaei recently received a four-year $450K grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for her research on the classification of legumes and cereals for 3D food printing.Read More >>


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