Faculty Accomplishments

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.


Assistant Professor Patrick Ymele-Leki Mentors Postdoctoral Researcher and 2018 Research Week Winner

Fri, April 20, 2018

Chemical Engineering postdoctoral researcher Jyothirmai Simhadri was announced as the Post Doc/Resident/Fellow/Research Associate winner in the Physical Sciences and Engineering category for her research submission titled: "Development of Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1 Biofilms for Iodate Reduction in Groundwater". Read More >>

Howard, Bajracharya & Shakya Win 2017 ExxonMobil/AIChE-NCS Award

Tue, April 3, 2018

Seniors April Howard, Diwash Bajracharya, and Preety Shakya (pictured left to right) were the 2017 recipients of the ExxonMobil/AIChE-NCS Award.Read More >>


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