A career in chemical engineering provides:
was the recent recipient of a grant from the Gerondelis Foundation, a group that makes grants to students from Greece who hold a Greek undergraduate degree and who have been accepted into a graduate degree or certificate granting program at an American university or other institution of higher learning. His research focuses on the selective catalytic reduction of the nitrogen oxides to nitrogen, thereby minimizing environmental problems related to these pollutants.
During a two-week trip to Ethiopia, five UC students from Professor Greg Beaucage’s Solar Power for Africa course (CME 3010) worked with students from Haramaya University to design and construct a solar panel for a small village clinic. The panel will power lights, a computer, and a refrigerator used to store vaccines and other medicines.
Co-directed by BCEE Professor Veselin Shanov, Nanoworld Laboratories recently hosted 50 pre-engineering students from Hughes High School as part of their educational outreach program. The students worked on a composite design project, used UC equipment to tensile test their composites, and learned about glues and adhesives from Dr. James Boerio.
Dr. Vesselin Shanov was awarded promotion and Dr. Joo-Youp Lee was awarded tenure.
Xi Lin (ChE student, advisor: Dr. Joo-Youp Lee) was awarded the 2nd place Award for her Doctoral Dissertation by The Air & Waste Management Association and was recognized at the 106th Annual Conference & Exhibition, in Chicago, Illinois (June 25-28, 2013). Her doctoral dissertation is entitled “Mercury capture by adsorption and oxidation over cupric chloride-based sorbents and catalysts for mercury emissions control”.
Grant Cothrel (ChE undergraduate) received the Award for the Highest Achievement in General Chemistry and was honored at the Chemistry Department’s Spring Award Ceremony.
Nicholas Kienzle and Timothy Ochman (ChE undergraduate students under the direction of Dr. Vesselin Shanov) participated in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers North Central Regional Conference. They won first place in the Research Poster Competition for the "Advanced Materials & Corrosion" category. More important, they also won first place overall for the Research Paper Competition. Their poster was entitled, “Manufacturing and Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Microcable”
Jarod Gregory (undergraduate in ChE) was selected as the July 2013 Student of the Month by the University of Cincinnati's Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly Endeavors and Creative Practice (URSC).