Tag: chemical engineering

Office hours at 95: pioneering Missouri S&T professor Bill James reflects on 65 years in Rolla

Posted by on June 15, 2018

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Despite spending the past 65 years in Rolla, Bill James’ thick Maine accent remains intact. He credits the links between two seemingly dissimilar locales for luring him to campus as a newly minted Iowa State University Ph.D. back in 1953. That decision would mark the start of a distinguished academic career highlighted by receiving the university’s first National Science Foundation research award, playing a key role in the formation of a Ph.D. program in chemical engineering, and establishing, in 1964, one of the university’s first research centers, the Graduate Center for Materials Research.

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Missouri S&T student body president embraces campus life, in and out of classroom

Posted by on April 10, 2018

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Scottie Thomas, a senior in chemical engineering from Cape Girardeau, Mo., came to Missouri S&T with a penchant for leadership honed in high school, where he was a football captain and National Honor Society member.
Four years later, as he prepares to graduate in May and work as a process design engineer for Phillips 66, Thomas has grown into a campus leader who immersed himself in university life, from working in an aerospace engineering research lab to his current role as student body president.

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Former engineering management chair Henry Sineath dies

Posted by on October 11, 2017

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Dr. Henry Howard Sineath, professor emeritus of engineering management at Missouri University of Science and Technology, died on Oct. 8. He was 95.

Sineath, known to friends and colleagues alike as “Dr. Si,” joined the university in 1976 as a visiting professor of engineering management after a 25-year career in industry. He established the school’s packaging program the following year and also served as its second chair of engineering management, succeeding program founder Dr. Bernard Sarchet.

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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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Al-Dahhan named Curators’ Distinguished Professor at Missouri S&T

Posted by on December 13, 2016

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Dr. Muthanna Al-Dahhan, chair and professor of chemical and biochemical engineering and a professor of nuclear engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named Curators’ Distinguished Professor of chemical and biochemical engineering and of nuclear engineering at Missouri S&T. Al-Dahhan will be officially recognized during Missouri S&T’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 17.

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Missouri S&T Chem-E-Car Team is fifth in the nation

Posted by on November 9, 2015

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A team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology earned fifth place out of 34 competitors at the 2015 national Chem-E-Car competition with its chemical reaction-powered autonomous vehicle.

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Missouri S&T’s Chem-E-Car team heads to nationals

Posted by on October 30, 2015

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A group of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will compete at the 2015 national Chem-E-Car competition with its chemical reaction-powered autonomous vehicle.

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Academy of Chemical Engineers inducts eight new members

Posted by on April 27, 2015

Eight professionals were inducted into the Academy of Chemical Engineers at Missouri University of Science and Technology during its annual induction ceremony on Thursday, April 16. 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 professor works to separate mixed gases

Posted by on August 29, 2014

Current methods of separating mixed gases are energy-intensive, costly and inefficient. A chemical engineering professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology is developing a new, energy-efficient adsorbent that will improve common gas separation processes.

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Missouri S&T Chem-E-Car wins regional competition

Posted by on April 21, 2014

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Missouri S&T’s Chem-E-Car Design Team earned first place at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ 2014 Mid-America Regional Conference, held April 11-12 at the University of Iowa.

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