Tag: chemical engineering

Missouri S&T research on soybean oil may benefit manufacturers, farmers and environment

Posted by on August 18, 2020

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.

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Missouri S&T researcher included in $10 million biopharma research investment

Posted by on June 15, 2020

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.

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Missouri S&T renaissance student award goes to Sarah Haug

Posted by on June 3, 2020

Sarah Haug, a senior in chemical engineering from Fenton, Missouri, has earned Missouri S&T’s 2020 Renaissance Student Award. The award was presented during a virtual ceremony hosted on May 15 by the arts, languages and philosophy department within S&T’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Business.

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Missouri S&T’s Chem-E-Car earns second in international competition

Posted by on November 15, 2019

Missouri S&T’s Chem-E-Car Design Team’s entry into the recent American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) national competition earned second place out of 44 competitors from around the world.

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Bipin N. Doshi to speak at Missouri S&T Commencement

Posted by on May 2, 2019

Chemical engineer and entrepreneur Bipin N. Doshi will speak at three commencement ceremonies at Missouri University of Science and Technology on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18.

Doshi, of Mishawaka, Indiana, retired chairman, president and CEO of Schafer Industries, earned bachelor of science and master of science degrees in chemical engineering from Missouri S&T. During commencement, he will be awarded the doctor of engineering, honoris causa.

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S&T’s Chem-E-Car earns high finish, qualifies for nationals

Posted by on April 17, 2019

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Missouri S&T’s Chem-E-Car Design Team’s two entries into the recent American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) regional competition finished second and third. The high finishes qualified the team for a trip to the national 2019 AlChE Student Conference in Orlando, Florida, in November.

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Venerable vanguard of S&T chemistry to present Stoffer Lecture Oct. 8

Posted by on October 1, 2018

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Dr. William J. James, professor emeritus of chemistry, will share personal memories and compelling highlights of his 65-year academic career at Missouri S&T for the third annual Dr. James O. Stoffer Lecture to be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in Room G-3 Schrenk Hall on the S&T campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. Following the lecture, a reception honoring James will be held in the commons area on the third floor of Schrenk Hall.

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Missouri S&T biochemical engineer patents low-cost method of removing bacterial toxins from fluids

Posted by on July 12, 2018

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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.

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S&T selects Penn State prof, NSF program director to oversee research in College of Engineering and Computing

Posted by on July 2, 2018

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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. 1

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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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