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”.


Thomas Brings Home a Win from 2018 Annual AIChE Meeting

Mon, December 10, 2018

Chemical Engineering Junior Jamaka Thomas won second place in the Food, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology category at the 2018 Annual AIChE Meeting for her research submission titled: “Enrichment of Oat Protein by Means of Gravity and Electrostatic Forces.” Thomas co-authored her submission with Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Dinara Konakbayeva.Read More >>

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 >>


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