Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

S&T grad featured in Super Bowl commercial

Posted by on January 31, 2018

This year’s Super Bowl ad lineup has a Rolla connection. Kevin Fahrenkrog, a 1988 Missouri S&T graduate, is featured in Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Super Bowl commercial for its Budweiser brand, and a nonprofit co-founded by alumnus Gary White is the subject of Stella Artois’ Super Bowl ad.

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Plans to move forward for Biosciences Complex

Posted by on November 10, 2017

The third and final phase of Missouri S&T’s Biosciences Complex is included in the list of major construction and renovation projects approved by the University of Missouri System Board of Curators Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

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The power of recycling could fuel vehicles in the future

Posted by on September 19, 2017

The idea of recycling waste cooking oil into biodiesel fuel is nothing new. For years, researchers have studied the process and companies have recycled when possible. However, for many groups, cost is often the determining factor for making the effort to recycle.

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Ozark Biomedical Initiative Research Symposium to be held Aug. 19

Posted by on August 10, 2017

Researchers from Missouri S&T and Phelps County Regional Medical Center who received funding from the Ozark Biomedical Initiative (OBI) will present their research as part of the OBI Research Symposium Saturday, Aug. 19.

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Missouri S&T honors alumni for professional distinction

Posted by on May 16, 2017

Missouri University of Science and Technology presented two Awards of Professional Distinction during winter commencement ceremonies held Saturday, May 13. The awards recognize the outstanding Missouri S&T graduates for professional achievement.

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S&T’s Academy of Chemical Engineers inducts two new members

Posted by on April 21, 2017

Two professionals were inducted into the Academy of Chemical Engineers at Missouri University of Science and Technology during its annual induction ceremony on Thursday, April 20. The academy honors chemical engineers for contributions to their profession, leadership and involvement with Missouri S&T. It serves as an advisory group to the Missouri S&T chemical and biochemical engineering department.

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Missouri S&T Chem-E-Car Team heads to regional competition

Posted by on March 29, 2017

A group of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology have built an autonomous vehicle powered by a chemical reaction to compete in the 2017 regional Chem-E-Car competition.

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Researchers work on carbon dioxide capture systems

Posted by on March 29, 2017

A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher and her team are developing technology that could help keep astronauts safe from carbon dioxide buildup during flight and aboard the International Space Station.

Dr. Fateme Rezaei, assistant professor of chemical and biochemical engineering at Missouri S&T, and the team have developed “robust structures” in mechanically strong configurations that are comparable to powders in adsorbing CO2. Their findings were reported in the American Chemical Society’s Applied Materials & Interfaces publications in September 2016 and February 2017.

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Missouri S&T chapter of Engineers Without Borders receives $750,000 in funding

Posted by on March 7, 2017

From clean drinking water to flood control, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Engineers Without Borders projects are changing lives in Central and South America. Now two major donors have stepped forward to provide $750,000 in funding for EWB – a $500,000 challenge grant from the Houston-based Montana Cahill Foundation and a $250,000 gift from Missouri S&T graduate David Heikkinen and his wife, Ann.

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Smith elected treasurer of national chemical engineering organization

Posted by on January 30, 2017

Dr. Joseph Smith, the Wayne and Gayle Laufer Chair of Energy at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been elected treasurer of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

As an officer, Smith will help guide the national organization that has over 50,000 worldwide members. In December, he finished a three-year term as a member of AIChE’s board of directors before being tapped to be treasurer, where he will serve as chair of the finance committee and as a member of the executive committee.

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