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Dr. Hill Receives NSF Grant

Dr. Priscilla Hill has received a grant of $200,000 from the National Science Foundation entitled “NUE: Multifunctional Nanostructures for Integrated Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical, and Geological Applications: A Multidisciplinary Laboratory Education Program.” Dr. Hill’s co-PI’s include Dr. Carlen Hennington (Counseling and Educational Psychology), Dr. Brenda Kirkland (Geosciences), Dr. Yaroslav Koshka (Electrical and Computer Engineering), and Dr….

August 23, 2013


Dr. Toghiani receives promotion

Congratulations to recently promoted Professor Hossein Toghiani, effective fall 2013!

August 21, 2013


July 2013 Newsletter Available

The July 2013 Newsletter is now available at this location.

July 30, 2013


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!

July 29, 2013


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.

July 18, 2013


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/  

July 12, 2013


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…

July 3, 2013


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!

July 2, 2013


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.

June 28, 2013


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…

June 28, 2013