CHEG Grad Student Organization Starts Battery Recycling Program
The Arkansas Chemical Engineering Graduate Students, a registered student organization at the University of Arkansas has started the first battery recycling program in the Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering.
Roper Appointed Leader of Engineering Program, Network at NSF
CHEG Associate Professor, Dr. D. Keith Roper, has been appointed leader of the Engineering Research Centers Program and the Network for Computational Nanotechnology in the Engineering Division of Engineering Education and Centers at the National Science Foundation.
CHEG Alumnus Named Director of Microelectronics-Photonics Graduate Program
Rick Wise has been named director of the University of Arkansas’ interdisciplinary microelectronics-photonics program, better known as microEP.
Dr. Jamie Hestekin. He received an SEC Travel Grant to cover travel expenses to the University of South Carolina to work with an internationally recognized professor in the field of catalysis.
Phillip Turner and German Perez. They won 1st and 2nd place respectively in the graduate student poster competition at the 2014 Midwest Section Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education. They both work with Dr. Shannon Servoss.
Dr. Shannon Servoss. Her joint patent with Dr. Melissa Moss at the University of South Carolina, "Peptoids and Methods for Treating Alzheimer’s Disease", was issued US Patent 8,809,275.
Dr. Ranil Wickramasinghe. He gave a talk at the Gordon Research Conference in the Thursday timeslot, a spot normally given to the keynote of the conference. It was very well received.
Dr. Jamie Hestekin. He received a second year of funding from Flexible Water Solutions to study fracking water.
Dr. D. Keith Roper. He was an invited participant in Capital Hill Briefing "Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Biotech" with remarks by U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell.
Dr. D. Keith Roper. He was invited to be a conference co-organizer for the NSF Engineering Research Centers (ERC) Biannual Meeting, "Preparing Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders" in Washington, DC, October 27-28, 2014. He also was a session organizer for the NSF ERC ILO Annual Meeting, “Intellectual Property Considerations of Emerging Technologies in Synthetic Biology and Semiconductor Research" in Austin, Texas, in June.
Dr. Jamie Hestekin and Dr. Shannon Servoss. The Arkansas Biosciences Institute awarded them a continuation grant for, "Design of an Implantable Lung with High Gas Transport and Low Biofouling."
Dr. Ranil Wickramasinghe. The Arkansas Biosciences Institute funded his project, “High Capacity Hydrophobic Interaction Membrane Chromatography.”
Dr. Jamie Hestekin. The Arkansas Biosciences Institute funded his project with Biomedical Engineering faculty member Dr. Jeff Wolchok, "The Development of Extracellular Matrix Fibers Using Hollow Fiber Membranes."
Dr. Jamie Hestekin. His paper, “Catalytic Production of 1-Octadecanol from Octadecanoic Acid Using Plug Flow Reactor Hydrotreating,” has been accepted for publication into the Journal of the American Oil Chemist's Society.