Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
By some estimates, 18 million people die each year from sepsis triggered by endotoxins – fragments of the outer membranes of bacteria. A biochemical engineer at Missouri S&T has patented a method of removing these harmful elements from water and also from pharmaceutical formulations. Her goal: improve drug safety and increase access to clean drinking water in the developing world.
The technique, as outlined in a July 2016 article in the journal Nanotechnology, involves a one-step phase separation method, using a syringe pump, to synthesize the nanoparticles. Those polymer nanoparticles have a high endotoxin removal efficiency of nearly 1 million endotoxin units per milliliter of water, using only a few micrograms of the material.
S&T selects Penn State prof, NSF program director to oversee research in College of Engineering and Computing
Dr. Angela Lueking, a professor of energy and mineral engineering and chemical engineering at Pennsylvania State University and a recent program director at the National Science Foundation, is joining Missouri S&T as associate dean of research in the College of Engineering and Computing starting Aug. 1Read More »
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.
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »