2018 News Archive

Center Receives $500,000 From NSF to Continue Membrane Research

University of Arkansas researchers have received $500,000 to continue work at the Membrane Science, Engineering and Technology Center, a multi-campus partnership between academic and industry partners.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Chapter to Meet

In January 2018, the University of Arkansas joined the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the largest applied mathematics and computational science professional organization in the world. The U of A students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics field are now eligible for the SIAM generous benefits and can get free SIAM memberships.

U of A Biologist Receives Grant to Improve Biofuel Production

Ruben Michael Ceballos will use a protein derived from microorganisms that live in acidic geothermal pools and springs to enhance the process of turning organic material into fuel. Two other U of A researchers are involved in the project: Lauren Greenlee, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, who will help develop enzyme-recovery mechanisms; and Leandro Mozzoni, associate professor in crop, soil, and environmental sciences, who will help develop soy bean and rice straw biomass to test reactions important in biofuels production. 

Chemical Engineering Announces 2018 Academy Members

The Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering has inducted five members into the Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers.

Membrane Center Looks to Add Penn State Location

Academic and industry leaders in membrane science, engineering and technology gathered earlier this year to review the latest research and plan for the expansion of an Arkansas-led national research group.

The Path to Graduation: Six Student Success Stories

It takes hard work, sacrifice, talent and a great deal of support for any University of Arkansas student to earn his or her degree. These are just six of the thousands of success stories this year.

Chemists Develop Improved Method to Create Artificial Photosynthesis

 A team of chemistry and chemical engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas has developed a method of creating materials for artificial photosynthesis that is more efficient and cost-effective than current methods.

Chemical Engineering Grad Student Connects Cultures Through Food

Humeyra Ulusoy-Erol may not be a civil engineering student, but she's certainly interested in building bridges within the Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering.

New Biomedical Company Helps Train Clinicians and Test Medical Equipment

Two University of Arkansas engineering professors and an engineering doctoral student have formed Vivas LLC, a new company with licensed technology that can be used to train clinicians in various procedures and test medical imaging equipment. The U of A researchers – Morten Jensen, associate professor of biomedical engineering; Jamie Hestekin, professor of chemical engineering; and Megan Laughlin, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering – used Humimic’s medical gel to create a unique model with small interior channels that simulate human blood vessels.

Chemical Engineering Student Chosen for MIT Research Experience

Chemical engineering undergraduate, Lily Hallett, has been selected for a prestigious summer research project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

University Honors Inventors

Twenty-four inventors were recognized for invention disclosures, including:

  • Lauren Greenlee, assistant professor of chemical engineering

  • Keith Roper, associate professor of chemical engineering

  • Jamie Hestekin, professor of chemical engineering

First-Year Engineers Celebrate Milestone on Decision Day

More than 600 first-year engineering students celebrated a major turning point in their college career last week: choosing which field of engineering they'll pursue.

Chemical Engineering Professor's Research Featured by American Institute of Physics

Research by David Ford, a professor of chemical engineering, was featured recently in the American Institute of Physics Scilight publication for its breakthrough findings related to the arrangement of hard particles under pressure.