2015 News Archive

National Science Foundation Awards $225,000 to Boston Mountain Biotech
The National Science Foundation has awarded a nearly $225,000 grant to Boston Mountain Biotech LLC, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company that uses patented technology developed at the U of A.

VPRED Announces New Sponsored Research Option, Holds Training Sessions
The University of Arkansas announces the expansion of its Applied Research and Innovation Agreements (ARIA) to include an option that permits the sponsor to lock in a license for any resulting intellectual property at the time the agreement is written.

Fall 2015 MAST Center Industrial Advisory Board Meeting
The center is a National Science Foundation Multi-university Industry/University Cooperative Research Center. Additional sites are at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the New Jersey Institute for Technology. 

Graduate Student Named Finalist for Bioseparation Research Award
Chemical engineering graduate student Zizhao Liu was recently selected as a finalist for EMD Millipore's 2015 Life Science Award Program.

Engineering Internship and Research Program Welcomes its Fall Cohort
The Student Integrated Intern Research Experience, or SIIRE, seeks to increase the number of highly skilled employees in Arkansas who are ready to apply engineering research upon graduation. It serves engineering students by connecting them with faculty and industry through mentorships.

SEC Announces First Recipients of Dr. Pepper Education Abroad Awards
The longtime SEC corporate sponsor allocated $100,000 to the conference to provide study abroad opportunities for high achieving SEC students with demonstrated financial need who represent nontraditional study abroad participants.

Arkansas Biosciences Institute Awards $1.58 Million in Grants to U of A Researchers
The Arkansas Biosciences Institute has awarded University of Arkansas researchers grants for 39 science and technology research projects for fiscal year 2016.

Arkansas Research Alliance Scholars Join University of Arkansas Faculty 
A scientist who specializes in energy storage and conversion and an engineer who focuses on experimental cardiovascular surgery are joining the University of Arkansas faculty as Arkansas Research Alliance Scholars.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Joins the MAST Center as Industry Partner
Bristol-Myers Squibb has joined the Membrane Science, Engineering and Technology Center as an industry partner. Bristol-Myers Squibb, headquartered in New York City, is a global BioPharma company firmly focused on its mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines to patients with serious diseases.

University of Arkansas to Lead New Center with Industrial Solutions Focus
A new federally funded research center led by the University of Arkansas will partner with Arkansas industries and create new products for use in manufacturing, aerospace and defense, agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, food packaging and health care.

EcoREU Students to Present Research at Water Resource Meeting and REU Expo
Faculty in Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, and the College of Engineering have collaborated to offer a 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates program this summer for 20 undergraduates who are interested in research in developing metrics for ecosystem services and agricultural sustainability.

Brazilian Students Get Hands-On Research Experience in New Program
This new program enables undergraduates in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields to get hands-on research experience while working with faculty members in their discipline.

CHEG Alumnus Named Finalist for Cartier Award
Ellen Brune earned a doctorate in chemical engineering with a focus in bioprocessing in 2013. 

University of Arkansas Team Wins at Tri-State Business Plan Competition
The team’s business plan focuses on developing a drug to treat the cause of Alzheimer’s disease. The plan grew out of the research and intellectual property from the U of A lab run by Shannon Servoss, an associate professor of chemical engineering at the university.

College of Engineering Celebrates Outstanding Faculty 
Ranil Wickramasinghe, professor of chemical engineering, received the Senior Faculty award, which recognizes tenured faculty who have excelled in their scholastic activities.

CHEG Professor Among Faculty Inventor Honorees 
Dr. Shannon Servoss was recognized for her patent and initiated into the National Academy of Inventors.

Two CHEG Students Recognized  with Prestigious Nationally  Competitive Awards
Lauren Reed is a junior honors chemical engineering major and plans to complete a doctorate in neuroscience and continue her research in the biomedical membrane separations field.  After graduation, Michael Reinisch wants to continue his study of eco-villages by pursuing a master’s degree in environmental engineering

Chemical Engineering Department Partners With Start-Up to Research Water Treatment 
The Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Arkansas has been partnering with Flexible Water Solutions, a local start-up business focused on oilfield water treatment, for the past two years.

Chemical Engineering Seniors Recognized at Environmental Design Contest 
Three chemical engineering senior design teams participated in the 25th annual International Environmental Design Contest hosted by WERC, the Institute for Energy and the Environment and New Mexico State University. 

CHEG Alumnus Promoted to Executive Vice President of LyondellBasell
Kevin W. Brown, BA 1981, was promoted to Executive Vice President - Manufacturing and Refining at LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies. He will be responsible for all of the Company's manufacturing sites worldwide.

CHEG Graduates Awarded Patent for Protein Manufacturing
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a full patent for a protein manufacturing technology that was developed in part through research at the University of Arkansas.