Mark Bricka Receives USDA Funding

Dr. Mark Bricka has received $130,000 from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture through the Sun Grant program for a project titled: “Biomass Gasification: Development and Evaluation of a Cost Effective Bimetallic Clay Catalyst for Woody Biomass Syngas Tar Destruction.” Congratulations, Dr. Bricka!

Meeks Family Supports AIChE Student Chapter

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Meeks has established a gift to provide $1,000 to the AIChE Student Chapter Endowment and also $4,000 to the Bynum L. Meeks Endowed Scholarship in the College of Forest Resources. Mr. Meeks is a 1987 graduate of the Chemical Engineering program at Mississippi State University.

CHE Alumna Highlighted by SME

CHE alumna Lauren Welch was recognized by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers as one of “30 under 30.” Congratulations, Lauren! The story is available here: http://www.sme.org/welch/  

Matching Gifts Close Out Fiscal Year

The Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering has received matching corporate gifts: BHP Billiton Petroleum – $3,000 Entergy Corporation – $1,960 Dow Chemical USA – $1,000 These gifts are for the Chemical Engineering Advancement Fund – used to support improvements in our educational programs. We are grateful to our alumni and corporate sponsors for […]

Dr. Rebecca Toghiani Granted Emerita Status

Dr. Rebecca Toghiani, who recently retired from the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering, has been granted the status of Professor Emerita of Chemical Engineering. Emeritus/Emerita faculty status is an honorary rank awarded to a retired faculty member who has served the university with distinction. Congratulations, Dr. R!

Dr. H. profiled on MSU Website

CHE faculty member Dr. Hossein Toghiani was profiled on the MSU website feature titled: People of “The People’s University.” The story is available here.

MSU Grants Biocrude Commercialization License

Mississippi State has granted a commercialization license to a Jackson-based company to utilize a university developed and owned technology that extracts oil from microorganisms. Bio Energy Spectrum Solutions, LLC, received the exclusive right to commercialize MSU’s patented technology involving extracting biocrude from oleaginous microorganisms, which are found in wastewater treatment facilities. The microorganisms accumulate oil […]

Keith Selected for Himmelblau Award

CHE faculty member Dr. Jason Keith has been selected as the winner of the 2013 CAST David Himmelblau Award. This award recognizes new and novel contributions to computer aids for chemical engineering education.

Bo Portillo Receives Bagley Fellowship

CHE PhD Student Bo Portillo has received a Bagley Engineering Graduate Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year. This support is funded by private donations to the Bagley College of Engineering.

CHE Students Complete SACHE Certificates

During the 2012-2013 academic year, 75 undergraduate CHE students completed a total of 582 SACHE (Safety and Chemical Engineering) module administered through the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Generally, these students were in the senior design or chemical process safety courses.