Missouri S&T alumnus Bipin Doshi and his wife, Linda, have made the largest individual contribution to an academic program in university history: a $10 million gift to the department of chemical and biochemical engineering.Read More »
Replacing a petroleum and water mixture with soybean oil as a lubricant and cooling agent for cutting metal would save money, reduce environmental impact, be safer for workers, and potentially help soybean farmers across the U.S., say Missouri S&T researchers who are developing the method.Read More »
Dr. Christi Patton Luks, teaching professor of chemical and biochemical engineering at Missouri S&T, has been elected as a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in recognition of her contributions to the chemical engineering field. A fellowship is the highest grade of membership in AIChE.Read More »
The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) recently announced it would provide funding for a Missouri S&T researcher’s biopharmaceutical manufacturing project. The S&T project is one of 14 sharing $10 million for research in technology, workforce development and global health.Read More »
Seven Ph.D. students at Missouri S&T received dean’s honors on Thursday, May 28, from the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) in recognition of their scholarly contributions and teaching excellence in their field. The honorees represent five departments within the college.Read More »
Dr. Hu Yang will begin his new role as chair of the chemical and biochemical engineering department at Missouri S&T on Aug. 1. Yang comes to Rolla from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where he is the Qimonda Endowed Chair in chemical and life science engineering, biomedical engineering, and pharmaceutics. “Dr. Yang’s experience in biochemical engineering […]Read More »
A process developed by researchers at Missouri S&T could lead to cleaner, less expensive and more efficient production of pharmaceuticals, biomass fuels and other products that are made through chemical reactions. The research project is the first time the combined reaction-separation process has been performed without the use of metals or solvents. The research was published and highlighted with cover art in the journal Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, a publication of the Royal Society of Chemistry.Read More »
Nine professionals with ties to chemical and biochemical engineering at Missouri S&T were inducted into the Academy of Chemical Engineers at Missouri S&T during its annual induction ceremony on Thursday, April 25.Read More »
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.
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 »