Congratulations to Dr. Fateme Rezaei on being named Linda and Bipin Doshi Associate Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering! Dr. Rezaei first joined S&T in 2014 and is known internationally as a carbon-capture expert with a focus on clean energy and sustainable chemical processes. You can read more about her in this news article.
Danger, danger! We sprang a leak right in front of Bertelsmeyer Hall last weekend! Luckily, students in our Hazardous Materials Management course (taught by Dr. Doug Ludlow) suited up and fixed the issue in a hands-on lab exercise. Check out the amazing pictures taken by S&T alumnus Brian Donley on our Facebook page.
The year has treated us well with new funding, awards, and patents. Catch up with ChBE by reading our Fall 2022 issue of the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering newsletter.
Congratulations Dr. Monday Okoronkwo on having been awarded the amount of $447,198 for the project titled "GOALI: Investigation of High-Speed Face Milling of Difficult-to-Cut Materials with Minimum Quantity Lubrication Using High Oleic Soybean Oil-Based Nanofluids". Keep up the amazing work!
Congratulations to ChBE faculty members Dr. Jee-Ching Wang and Dr. Fateme Rezaei on their nominations for the Outstanding Contributions to Graduate Education Award! Great work!
Congratulations to ChBE student Sebastian Uribe Lopez on winning the very competitive 2021-2022 CEC Dean’s PhD Scholar Award! Sebastian, a student of Dr. Muthanna Al-Dahhan, is recognized at today's recognition ceremony at the Havener Center. We thank him sincerely for all his hard work and contributions to the department!
In a presentation highlighting the memories and milestones of chemical and biochemical engineering at Missouri S&T, the Doshi Department celebrates the achievements and contributions of notable alumni and patrons such as Walter Schrenk, Linda and Bipin Doshi, and Jim Bertelsmeyer.
The Doshi Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering is happy to announce that Dr. Christi Luks, Dr. Andre Taylor, and Mary McLaughlin have been inducted into the Academy of Chemical Engineers. Welcome and congratulations to all!
Dr. Caprice Moore and his Co-PI, Dr. Daniel Forciniti has been awarded the amount of $195,586 as funding for their project titled, "Pandemic Preparedness and Reponse (PPRP) - A Three-Fold Process". Great work!
Congratulations to Dr. Christi Luks and Dr. Monday Okoronkwo for receiving the CEC Dean's Educator Award and Scholar Award!
The Miner Alumni Association honors Kyle J. Lampe, ChE '04, with the 2020 Distinguished Young Alumni Award. For more information, see Kyle J. Lampe's appearance in The Miner Alumni Association Legends Pamphlet.
The Linda and Bipin Doshi Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering is seeking a Lecturer! For more information about the position and a link to the application, please view the ChemE Lecturer Flyer.
Dr. Fateme Rezaei's project entitled “Catalytic Filters for Detoxification of Chemical Warfare Agents” has been awarded the amount of $499,999.63 by the Army Research Office! Congratulations!
The Linda and Bipin Doshi Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering is hiring! We are seeking outstanding applicants for a new Linda and Bipin Doshi Professor or Associate Professor position. For more details about the job opportunity, view the Chem Eng Hiring Flyer!
Dr. Xinhua Liang has been awarded the amount of $300,000 for his project titled, “Multi-Functional Gas Mask for Protection against Coronavirus and Chemical Weapons Attack with Novel Filter Materials” with Department of Army. Congratulations!
Dr. Muthanna Al-Dahhan, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of chemical and biochemical engineering at Missouri S&T and Qusay Jaafar Al-Obaidi, a Ph.D. student in chemical engineering, have submitted a patent for a pollutant-extracting method that can gather contaminants over 10 times more efficiently than current methods. Great work!
Dr. Hu Yang, chair of the Doshi Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, has been named director of the Center for Biomedical Research (CBR) effective September 1. Hu assumes the role from Dr. Richard Brow, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of ceramic engineering and interim deputy provost for academic excellence, who has served as CBR director since 2017.
Dr. Fateme Rezaei, associate professor of chemical and biochemical engineering, has been appointed as associate editor of Energy & Fuels. The journal is published by ACS, a leader in authoritative scientific information publications.
The president of Koya University in Iraq has sent a letter of thanks to Dr. Joseph Smith, the Laufer Energy Endowed Chair in the Doshi Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, for Joseph’s volunteer work for the university as a conference keynote speaker, workshop organizer, lecturer and Ph.D. program supervisor. Joseph has also published a book that describes the process of performing computational fluid dynamics for the chemical and petrochemical industries.
The S&T Academy of Chemical Engineers has inducted six new members. Welcome to Mike Foley, Ken Jinkerson, Kay Modi, Dustin Olson, Stephen Schade, and Steven D. Bridges!
Shane Lawson has received the very competitive 2020-2021 CEC Dean’s PhD Scholar Award! We congratulate him and his advisor Dr. Rezaei, as Shane has accepted an industry position. Best wishes for his bright future!
Chemical engineering senior Payton Gannaway was a unanimous choice for the Great Lakes Valley Conference All-GLVC First Team in volleyball. Payton ranks in the top five in the GLVC in service aces per set, kills per set, points per set, total attacks and total kills. She is also first in the conference and Division II in total service aces with 38 this season. Congratulations, Payton!
Read Dr. Al-Dahhan's and alumni's contribution to a work titled "Improving Soft Skills Through Mentorship".
Dr. Al-Dahhan received a $80,000 grant award from DSM Nutritional Products on his project titled "DHA Fluid Dynamics Investigation". Great work!
Dr. Rezaei's biogas research was covered by National Public Radio affiliate St. Louis Public Radio! The web based, written story is available at KBIA.
Dr. Liang has been funded the amount of $15,000 from Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC for his project titled "Highly dispersed metal nanoparticles prepared by atomic layer deposition for efficient catalytic processes”. Congratulations!
Dr. Okoronkwo just received a Major Research Instrumentation Program award from NSF for his project titled “MRI: Acquisition of High-Resolution X-Ray Computed Tomography System for Real-Time, In Situ Studies of Various Effects on Microstructure of Materials". Congratulations!
Dr. Smith is leading a collaborative project with UIUC and Typhon-HLL and has been awarded $100K by DOE to upgrade the MS&T Solar Microgrid. Great job!
Dr. Rownaghi's project titled “Morphology-Controlled Carbon Molecular Sieve Membranes for Gas Separation” has been funded by NSF for three years". Congratulations!
Dr. Angela Lueking paired up with Dr. Imqam for the project titled "Thermo-Kinetic Modeling of Asphaltene Flocculation during Gas Miscible Injection Flow in Shale Oil" which has been funded by NSF for three years. Congratulations!
Dr. Christi Luks was recently elected Fellow of AIChE. It is well deserved!
Dr. Muthanna Al-Dahhan received a three-year DOE Award for his project titled "Robust bullet-time tagging and tracking system based on computer vision for individual ex-core TRISO-fueled pebble identification". Great job!
Dr. Fateme Razaei just won the UM System President’s Award for Career Excellence- Early Career Award. Congratulations!
Dr. Hu Yang, the Qimonda Endowed Chair in chemical and life science engineering, biomedical engineering, and pharmaceutics at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been appointed the new Department Chair of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. He will begin his new role on Aug. 1. Welcome!
Dr. Sutapa Barua is leading a multidisciplinary project that was one of 8 projects nationally selected to be funded by NIIMBL (The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals). Congratulations!
Yan Gao, a recent PhD from Dr. Liang's group, received CEC Dean's honor in recognition of his scholarly contribution.
Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council awards Dr. Sutapa Barua for her project titled "Engineering Biofilters for Pharmaceutical Purification", Dr. Razaei for "3D-Printed Activated Carbon Adsorbents Derived from Soybean Hulls for Use in Separation and Purification Processes", and Dr. Rownaghi for "Development of Bifunctional Acid-Based Organocatalysts and Process for Isomerization of High Oleic Acid". Congratulations!
Dr. Fateme Rezaei has become an editorial board member for the Journal of CO2 Utilization (JCOU).
Dr. Sutapa Barua is leading a project to design a pocket-size filter for people with contaminated water (St. Louis Public Radio).
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