2014 News Archive

Roper Appointed Leader of Engineering Program, Network at NSF
CHEG Associate Professor, Dr. D. Keith Roper, has been appointed leader of the Engineering Research Centers Program and the Network for Computational Nanotechnology in the Engineering Division of Engineering Education and Centers at the National Science Foundation. Read more >>

CHEG Alumnus Named Director of Microelectronics-Photonics Graduate Program
Rick Wise has been named director of the University of Arkansas’ interdisciplinary microelectronics-photonics program, better known as microEP. Read more >>

CHEG Alumnus Leads Fast Growing Technology Company
Nhiem Cao, B.S. 2001, is president and CEO of cycleWood Solutions, Inc. which has launched a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. Read more >>

CHEG Alumnus Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Jim Stice, B.S. '49, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for his dedicated work to improve teaching effectiveness. Read more >>

Clausen Named Interim Department Head
Ed Clausen, professor of chemical engineering, has been named interim head of the Ralph R. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering. As interim department head, Clausen will hold the Ralph E. Martin Leadership Chair. Read more >>

CHEG Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Several current and former chemical engineering students have received the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for the upcoming academic year. Congratulations to Jeremy Dunklin, Megan Dunn, William Erwin, and Justin Norman.  Read more >>

CHEG Student Selected as Outstanding Senior for the College of Engineering
The College of Engineering recognized several students at its Student Awards and Honors Reception on Tuesday, April 28. Chemical engineering student, Lindsay Hoggatt, was selected as the Outstanding Senior for the college. Read more >>

CHEG Students win U of A Freshman Engineering Program Award
Congratulations to Adam Ferrier and Logan West. They won “best presentation” at the FEP research symposium for "Expression of Isotopically Pure Amyloid Beta Peptides in E. Coli."

CHEG Professor Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering has announced the induction of Keith Roper, associate professor and holder of the Charles W. Oxford Endowed Professorship in Emerging Technologies, to its College of Fellows. Read more >>

Dunsworth Named Goldwater Scholar
Hailey Dunsworth, an honors junior from Farmington majoring in chemical engineering, was selected as a 2014 Goldwater Scholar. Read more >>

Students Win Speaking Competition
Congratulations to Haley Cleous and Supriya Thote for taking first and second place in the DOW Drive to Zero Competition on April 5. Congratulations also to the other speakers who received honorable mentions: James Cummings, Jordan Haynie, and Indran Kamalanathan. Read more >>

Student Team Wins National Design Award

The University of Arkansas WaterHOGs team won the American Society of Civil Engineers Sustainable Development Award at the EPA P3 (People, Prosperity, and Planet) national student design competition held in Washington DC on April 25-27. The HOGS competed against over 50 teams from top U.S. universities. Read more here >> and here >>

Chemical Engineering Professor Leads New U of A Membrane Research Center

University of Arkansas engineering researchers will join the Membrane, Science, Engineering and Technology Center, a multi-campus collaboration supported by the National Science Foundation. The center is focused on developing materials for energy production, water treatment, pharmaceutical purification and chemical processing. Read more >> 

Chemical Engineering Students Win Speaking Competition

Congratulations to all the participants in the DOW Drive-to-Zero Competition held on April 5. Haley Cleous won the competition with her presentation titled, "Hoeganaes Corporation Fatal Flash Fires."  Supriya Thote took second place with her presentation, "Chemical Process Safety: The Human Factor." Both winners received a cash prize. The competition was judged by Greg Nesmith and Juan Albarran from DOW, Rick Moore from the Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers, and Tom Spicer from the Department of Chemical Engineering. Three other speakers received honorable mentions: James Cummings, Jordan Haynie, and Indran Kamalanathan. Read more here >> and here >>

Chemical Engineering Students Seek to Improve Water, Drainage in Belize Village

Chemical Engineering students participating in the University of Arkansas student group, Arkansas Engineers Abroad, are working toward a brighter future for the town of More Tomorrow in Belize, where villagers are sickened by too much water – and sometimes, not enough. Read more >>

Chemical Engineering Student Takes Part in ACS Scholars Program

Karla Morrissey, freshman chemical engineering and Honors College student, has been selected to take part in the American Chemical Society’s Scholars Program. Read more >>

Chemical Engineering Student Receives EPA Scholarship

Alex Moix, a junior chemical engineering major and Honors College student, has received a Greater Research Opportunity scholarship from the Environmental Protection Agency. Moix was one of only 40 students nationwide to receive the scholarship this year. Read more >>

Christa Hestekin Named to Endowed Professorship

Christa Hestekin, associate professor of chemical engineering, has been selected to hold the Ansel and Virginia Condray Endowed Professorship in Chemical Engineering from Jan. 1, 2014 until July 1, 2015.  Read more >>

Chemical Engineering Students Seek to Improve Water, Drainage in Belize Village

Chemical Engineering students participating in the University of Arkansas student group, Arkansas Engineers Abroad, are working toward a brighter future for the town of More Tomorrow in Belize, where villagers are sickened by too much water – and sometimes, not enough. Read more >>

Servoss Receives SEC-Supported Faculty Travel Grants

Dr. Shannon Servoss is one of four University of Arkansas professors awarded a $2,500 travel grant for faculty who plan to conduct research at other institutions in the Southeastern Conference. Read more >>