2013 News Archive

2013 Imhoff Award Captured by Chemical Engineering Professor Ed Clausen
Ed Clausen, holder of the Ray C. Adam Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering, is the 2013 winner of the Dr. John and Mrs. Lois Imhoff Award for Outstanding Teaching and Student Mentorship.

$3M Gift to Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Arkansas alumnus Kevin Brown and his wife, Marie, have created an endowed department head chair within the College of Engineering thanks to a $3 million gift. The Kevin W. and Marie L. Brown Department Head Chair in Chemical Engineering will benefit the Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering.

Hestekin Elected Vice President of AES Electrophoresis Society
Christa Hestekin, associate professor of chemical engineering, was named vice president of the AES Electrophoresis Society at its annual meeting on Nov. 3-6 in San Francisco. Hestekin will serve a two-year term in this position.

Durant Wins Two National Awards
Keiron Durant, an honors chemical engineering senior, has won two national awards for his research on alternative fuels.

Chemical Engineering Students Attend Leadership Conference
In August, five University of Arkansas engineering students visited the headquarters of Eastman Chemical in Kingsport, Tenn. The group, which included engineering students from eight different universities, also visited a local middle school to facilitate an engineering project for students. 

Chemical Engineering Student Honored by National Society
Hailey Dunsworth, a chemical engineering honors college student, presented her research at the annual meeting of the North American Membrane Society in June. Dunsworth was one of 10 students awarded an Elias Klein Travel Grant to attend the conference, and the only undergraduate.

Researchers Focus on Dairy's Carbon Footprint
Researchers at the University of Arkansas are attempting to help the U.S. dairy industry decrease its carbon footprint as concentrations of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere reach record levels.

Two Engineering Teams Place First in Environmental Design Contest
Chemical engineering students received awards at the 2013 WERC Environmental Design Contest, which was held in April at New Mexico State University. 

Engineering Student Makes International Connections
Chemical engineering student Keiron Durant spent the past few months as part of an international team of students participating in Education Week, a program hosted by the International Petroleum Technology Conference. Keiron was on a team of 10 students from different countries, including Pakistan, Nigeria and Russia.

Engineering Researchers to Present Projects at SEC Symposium
D. Keith Roper, an associate professor of chemical engineering, will discuss his research of metamaterials that are engineered to interact with energy waves in new ways at the inaugural SEC Symposium.