CHEG Alumnus Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Jim Stice, B.S. '49, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for his dedicated work to improve teaching effectiveness.
Clausen Named Interim Department Head
Ed Clausen, professor of chemical engineering, has been named interim head of the Ralph R. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering. As interim department head, Clausen will hold the Ralph E. Martin Leadership Chair.
CHEG Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Several current and former chemical engineering students have received the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for the upcoming academic year. Congratulations to Jeremy Dunklin, Megan Dunn, William Erwin, and Justin Norman.
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.
Dr. Ranil Wickramasinghe. Starting in January 2015, he will be Executive Editor of the Francis Taylor Journal Separation Science and Technology.