2012 February

CHE Faculty Recognized for Patent

At the first Mississippi State University Investing In Innovation Conference (held February 21, 2012) CHE faculty Todd French and Rafael Hernandez were recognized for their 2009 patent “Production of Biodiesel and Other Valuable Chemicals from Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludges.” This work was also carried out with MSU faculty member Darrell Sparks (Department of Biochemistry, Molecular…

February 23, 2012


Faculty Receive KiOR / MDA Grants

Two faculty in the Swalm School of Chemical Engineering have received grants from KiOR through the Mississippi Development Authority: Keisha Walters, Characterization of KiOR ReCrude Oils Produced from Pine Clear Wood, Bark, Clear Wood/Bark Mixtures, and Other Blend Feedstocks ($51,413) Rafael Hernandez, Use of Biomass to Remove Organics from Waters Generated During Bio-Oil Production ($50,000)

February 17, 2012


Three earn scholarships from state petroleum energy society

Three Bagley College of Engineering chemical engineering students are being honored by the Mississippi section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE-Mississippi). At its January meeting, the organization presented each student a $3,000 scholarship to support his education. The three recipients were also recognized for this same honor last year. Each recipient was nominated by…

February 14, 2012


PhD Alumna Lands Faculty Position

Dr. Sheena Reeves (PhD 2011) has been appointed to the position of Adjunct Instructor at Prairie View A&M. She is currently teaching Thermodynamics I, Materials and Energy Balances, Kinetics and Reactor Design, and Separation Processes. Dr. Reeves will become an Assistant Professor position in Fall 2012 and plans to continue research in the area of…

February 8, 2012