Faculty

Summer corrosion course offers practical experience

Each summer, associate professor Mark Bricka offers CHE 4423, Fundamentals of Industrial Corrosion, a chemical engineering elective that has become one of our more popular courses. Corrosion is a major concern that affects almost all industrial processes. Dealing with, or preventing, corrosion in equipment and piping is a significant cost factor for many industries. In…

June 25, 2018


Ready… Set… Chem-E-Car

Amy Schemitsch and Heather Bouse After eleven years, the Chem-E-Car team is back and ready to win. Chem-E-Car is an annual competition that takes place in the spring during the Regional AIChE Conference. Competing universities each design and construct a small car around the size of a shoebox that is powered by a chemical energy…

December 5, 2017


Dr. Rebecca Toghiani Memorial Fundraiser

On Tuesday October 31st, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m, AIChE will be holding a fundraiser on the Drill Field.  Coffee, cupcakes, muffins, and other tasty baked goods will be sold!  The proceeds will go to a commemorative plaque in memory of the late Dr. R.  Come out, support Mississippi State’s AIChE, and enjoy some…

October 26, 2017


Dr. Neeraj Rai receives DOE award

Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering’s Assistant Professor, Dr. Neeraj Rai has received a financial award from Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences and DOE Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research for his research on “Probing Condensed Phase Structure and Dynamics in Hierarchical Zeolites and Nanosheets for Catalytic Upgradation of Biomass.” For…

September 18, 2017


Faculty Bio: Dr. Amin Amirlatifi

By: Peyton Johnson             Over the recent years, Mississippi State has continued to grow in population and excellence. As the Swalm School of Chemical Engineering has continued to grow, new faces have emerged in the chemical and petroleum engineering faculty. One of those new faces is Dr. Amin Amirlatifi, who is…

April 13, 2017


Chemical and Petroleum Engineering: The Numbers

Andrew Weaver The Swalm School of Chemical Engineering is continuing to grow, and undergraduate enrollment has once again reached record numbers. Combined with more students enrolled in coop programs, and more students earning degrees, the program is larger than ever. Swalm School of Chemical engineering undergraduate enrollment has grown steadily since 2005, setting new records…

January 18, 2017


MSU AIChE student chapter receives 15th consecutive annual Outstanding Student Chapter award

The Mississippi State student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has received its 15th consecutive annual Outstanding Student Chapter Award.  Based upon accomplishments in scholarship, leadership and service, our student members have distinguished themselves as one of only 17 chapters selected in 2015 from over 240 AIChE student chapters located around the…

August 5, 2016


Chemical engineer earns competitive NSF CAREER grant

May 9, 2014


Dr. Santanu Kundu invited speaker, American Chemical Society Conference

Dr. Santanu Kundu was invited to speak at the Supramolecular Assembly and Gelation in Organic Solvents session of the 247th ACS National Meeting, Dallas, TX.  His talk was entitled “Deformation behavior of a strain stiffening gel”

April 16, 2014


Walters earns national award for chemical engineering education

Starkville, Miss. – A member of Mississippi State University’s chemical engineering faculty will be honored this summer by a national engineering education organization. Keisha B. Walters, an associate professor, will receive the Raymond W. Fahien Award from the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Chemical Engineering Division at its June conference in San Antonio, Texas….

April 23, 2012