Dr. Hossein Toghiani Recognized with Endowed Professorship

Dr. Hossein Toghiani has been named the Thomas B. Nusz Endowed Professor for excellence in teaching, research, and service to Mississippi State University. Toghiani’s teaching excellence has led to his induction into the Bagley College of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2007. His research in materials and energy engineering has resulted in significant levels…

August 10, 2012

CHE Graduate Student Receives Poster Award

CHE PhD student Kamal Lamichhane Upadhyaya received second place in the student poster contest at the 2012 Southeast Biofuels and Renewable Energy Conference. Kamal’s poster was titled: “Biocrude production by activated sludge using amended pulp and paper wastewater as substrate” Congratulations, Kamal!

August 10, 2012

High Attendance at Southeast Biofuels and Renewable Energy Conference

The inaugural Southeast Biofuels and Renewable Energy Conference was held on August 8-9 in Jackson, MS. This event was hosted by the Mississippi State University Sustainable Energy Research Center and the Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council. This conference combined what used to be two separate meetings, and was attended by over 175 attendees from…

August 10, 2012

Biofuels Camp a Large Success

The Biofuels Camps were part of the activities associated with the Southeast Biofuels and Renewable Energy Conference.  The camps were funded in part by the National Science Foundation and Hearin funds.  They were coordinated and organized by Dr. Rafael Hernandez, and the Emerson Family Center (Elmarie Carr Brooks).  There were separate camps for 6-12 yr…

July 31, 2012

Keisha Walters Selected as MSU Representative

Dr. Keisha Walters has been selected to serve as Mississippi State University’s faculty representative in the Phase V Federal Demonstration Partnership (, comprised of 120 institutions with at least 10 federal agencies.  The emphasis of Phase V of the FDP is to streamline the processes of research administration with the end goal being to allow the…

July 31, 2012

CHE Tailgate Schedule for Fall 2012

We hope that you will join us for the ChE Tailgate prior to  all home games this season.  We don’t worry about weather!!  We will party in the Swalm building (student lounge) beginning 3 hours prior to game time.  Come & enjoy Chef Bill’s (Dr. Bill Elmore!) culinary treats, chat with ChE Director Jason Keith,…

July 12, 2012

Congratulations to Alison Cuevas

Congratulations to CHE student Alison Cuevas who was recently selected for a National Scholarship from the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program.

July 12, 2012

CHE Now on LinkedIn

The Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering at Mississippi State University is now on LinkedIn. Join today!

June 8, 2012

NSF Supports Biofuels Conference for 2012

Congrats to Dr. Rafael Hernandez and Dr. Todd French for their NSF Grant of $10,000 for the “2012 Southeast Biofuels and Renewable Energy Conference: Networking for a Sustainable Energy Future, Jackson, Mississippi, August 8-9, 2012.”

May 18, 2012

CHE Graduates Jump into Leadership Positions

AIChE Young Professionals groups help their engineering peers to integrate into new communities — professional, educational and social — offering support and comaraderie to young AIChE members through a range of AIChE sponsored activities. Comprised of recent chemical engineering graduates, Young Professionals groups are organized through AIChE’s Local Sections, but also work on the national and regional levels to satisfy the varied…

May 14, 2012