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….
Congratulations to recently promoted Professor Hossein Toghiani, effective fall 2013!
The July 2013 Newsletter is now available at this location.
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!
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.
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/
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, 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!
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.
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…