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.

PhD Students Marta AmirSadeghi and Navid Zanganeh Receive College Fellowships

CHE PhD Students Marta AmirSadeghi and Navid Zanganeh have 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.

Dr. Hossein Toghiani and Dr. Santanu Kundu Receive Seed Funding

Dr. Hossein Toghiani has received $22,000 and Dr. Santanu Kundu hasĀ  received $10,000 – both of these are seed grants to collaborate with researchers at the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory. These are collaborative projects and involve faculty and staff across campus.

Students Win Service and Plant Design Awards

At the Senior Awards Convocation on May 10th, several CHE students were presented with awards. The AIChE service awards in honor of Dr. Lightsey and Dr. Jefcoat, were given to CHE students Sarah Heintz, Hannah Weems, Kelsey LeSaicherre, Alex Carrubba, Liza Nalley, and Scott Adkins. The Plant Design Awards were also distributed. The first place […]