CHEG Alumnus Receives Highest Award at DuPont
Steve Taylor, BSChE ’84, was awarded the Lavoisier Medal, the highest honor for scientists and engineers at DuPont. It is presented to those individuals whose contributions have resulted in significant business impact and enduring scientific value. Steve joins an elite group of only 88 honorees.
CHEG Graduate Student Investigating Potential Alzheimer's Treatment Option
Phillip Turner, a chemical engineering doctoral candidate at the University of Arkansas, is investigating synthetic structures known as peptoids as a viable treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
CHEG Undergraduates Present Research at State Capitol
Lauren Reed and Kaylee Smith were among a group of six Honors College students who presented their posters in Little Rock.
Kaylee Smith. She was awarded a SURF grant for her work on "Targeted Drug Delivery with Peptoid-Based Nanospheres."
Dongwon Park, Amanda Mills, and Marlee Motes. They were awarded Honors College research grants.
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."