Assistant Professor Wenzhen Li (ChE/SFI) has received $259,998 from the National Science Foundation for a three-year project, “Selective Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Biorenewable Polyols Over Bimetal Catalysts.”
Associate Professor Adrienne Minerick (ChE/BRC) and CoPIs Assistant Professor Caryn Heldt (ChE), Professor David Shonnard (ChE) and Assistant Professor Wan Jin Jahng (Biological Sciences) have received $100,000 from the National Science Foundation for “Nano and Microprinting Equipment for Novel Bioparticle Separations.”
Michigan Tech hosted seven middle and high school teachers from Michigan and Wisconsin in a six-week summer Research Experience for Teachers (RET), a program funded by the National Science Foundation.
The teachers presented posters on their research experiences, as well as the development of classroom/laboratory units.
Associate Professor Adrienne Minerick (ChE) has received $166,935 from the Gerber Foundation for a project, “Rapid Nutritional Analysis from Infant Tears.”
Wenzhen Li (Chemical Engineering/SFI) received $50,000 from the US Department of Defense, Navy, Naval Research Laboratory for “Catalyst Design for Carbon Dioxide Electroreduction into Hydrocarbon Fuels.”
Assistant Professor Wenzhen Li (ChE/SFI) has received $184,567 from the National Science Foundation for a three-year project, “Collaborative Research: Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to Small Organic Fuels on Encapsulated Metal Catalysts in Gas Diffusion Electrode Environment.”
Adrienne Minerick, an associate professor of chemical engineering, is the recipient of the 2012 Fredrick D. Williams Instructional Innovation Award. The award recognizes faculty who have developed or adapted new and innovative approaches to instruction. Read more
Associate Professor Timothy Scarlett (SS and the Center for Environmentally Benign Functional Materials) and Professor Gerard Caneba (ChE) have received $25,000 from the US Department of Interior-National Park Service for a project, “Novel Techniques for Stabilization and Conservation of Ferrous Metals in Industrial Heritage.”
Discover Magazine’s June 2012 issue includes an article called “Brave New Soaps,” which quotes Gerard Caneba (ChE) and highlights his research into the unique properties of vinyl acetate-based polymer surfactants–a key ingredient in chewing gum–that make them an effective oil-spill treatment. See Caneba
Michigan Technological University’s ingenious little vehicle took first place and nabbed honors for creativity at the North Central Region Chem-E-Car Competition, held April 21 at the University of Akron. The event is sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Chevron.