Leadership and Awards

Faculty Leadership Positions

Robert Beitle:  American Chemical Society Executive Committee for Biochemical Technology Division
Ed Clausen: American Society for Engineering Education, Faculty Campus Representative
Christa Hestekin: Vice President of the AES Electrophoresis Society
Jamie Hestekin: Secretary of the North American Membrane Society
Tom Spicer: Secretary of the Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers
Tom Spicer: Webmaster of Safety in Chemical Engineering Education
Tom Spicer: Chair of the Safety in Chemical Engineering Education Student in Safety Certificate Editorial Board
Tom Spicer: Chair of Dissemination Working Group for the Department of Homeland Security Chemical and Security Analysis Center Jackrabbit 2 Test Program
Greg Thoma: Scientific Lead for the Technical Advisory Group to the LEAP Partnership to Develop Life Cycle Assessment Guidelines to the International Poultry Sector
Greg Thoma: Member of the Scientific Committee for the International Food Life Cycle Assessment Conference
Greg Thoma: Steering Committee Member for Swiss National Science Foundation National Research Program 69: Healthy and Sustainable Nutrition
Ranil Wickramasinghe: Director of the Membrane Science Engineering and Technology Center at the University of Arkansas
Ranil Wickramasinghe: Co-organizer of PacificChem 2015 symposium on Advanced Membrane Separations, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 19-20

Faculty Awards

Imhoff Award for Outstanding Teaching and Student Mentorship, University of Arkansas (1 per University per year): Ed Clausen
Imhoff Award for Outstanding Teaching and Student Mentorship, College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas (1 per College of Engineering per year): Ed Clausen
NSF CAREER Award Winners: Xianghong Qian and Ranil Wickramasinghe
Faculty Gold Medal, University of Arkansas (5 per University per year): Jamie HestekinKeith RoperBob Beitle, and Shannon Servoss
Honors College Distinguished Faculty (3 per University per year): Christa Hestekin and Jamie Hestekin
National Academy of Inventors: Bob Beitle
Planet Forward Innovator of the Year (2 winners nationally per year): Jamie Hestekin
National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education (50-100 nationally per year): Christa Hestekin and Jamie Hestekin
National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering (50-100 nationally per year): Jamie Hestekin
American Society of Engineering Education Outstanding Teacher Award (1 per region per year): Ed Clausen

Distinguished Memberships

AIChE Fellows: Robert BabcockJim CooperRoy Penney and Tom Spicer.
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellow: Keith Roper
Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers: Mike AckersonRobert BabcockBob CrossJim GaddyJerry HavensWilliam MeyersRoy PenneyTom Spicer, Greg Thoma, and Jim Turpin. 
Teaching Academy of the University of Arkansas: Ed Clausen

Editors

Greg Thoma: Subject Editor for International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

Editorial Boards

Jamie Hestekin:  Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy

Recent Publications 

Advanced Optical Materials (Wiley; IF 4.06) accepted a manuscript that Keith Roper co-authored with a PhD student from microEP, 'Spectral characteristics of noble metal nanoparticle-molybdenum disulfide heterostructures', for priority publication.  Jipei Yuan, the Editor, also invited Keith to consider putting an image on the cover.
 
Keith and Venith also recently published: Reductive spectrophotometry of divalent tin sensitization on soda lime glass
V. Bejugam, X. Wei, D.K. Roper
Applied Surface Science (2016), 376, 43-51.