Professor Regalbuto has been selected as the winner of the Excellence
in Catalysis Award by the Catalysis Society of Metro New York for his
contributions to the catalysis community. Professor
Regalbuto also leads USC's Energy Leadership Institute ( ELI ).
ProfessorEhsan Jabbarzadeh was appointed an Early Career Reviewer for the
National Institutes of Health's ( NIH ) Center for Scientific Review ( CSR ).
Chemical engineering graduate students Michael Mayeda and Sungtak Kim won the SCRA Technology Ventures Prize for a technology
that converts a variety of transportation fuels into light, portable propane that soldiers and relief workers can easily carry into the field.
Professors Chris Williams and Jochen Lauterbach received a prestigious National Science Foundation ( NSF ) Integrative
Graduate Education and Research Traineeship ( IGERT ) that will be the first such program at the University of South Carolina.
Professor Miao Yu published a paper in Science on one of the
thinnest and most selective membranes ever made. The graphene-oxide
membrane is less than 2 nanometers thick with high permeation
selectivity between hydrogen and carbon dioxide gas molecules.
Gopal Chakrabarti was named the 2013 Young Alumni by the College.
Gopal is a 2007 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in chemical
engineering. He works at Marathon Oil as an LP Optimizer and was
formerly a Refining Engineer. He is currently pursuing his MBA at the
University of Michigan and serves on USC’s Chemical Engineering
With Prof. Tanvir Farouk ( Mechanical Engineering
) and Prof. Fred Dryer ( Princeton
University ) the Department of
( DOE ) University
Turbine Systems Research ( UTSR
Professor Gatzke and his
wife Andi, along with 22 USC
students, traveled to Germany
as part of a Maymester course
on sustainable energy.
Professor James A. Ritter
was awarded the grade of Fellow
of the American Institute of
Chemical Engineers ( AIChE )
in recognition of his significant
particularly in the area of
adsorption science, and for
his contributions to the chemical
Professor White will received
the Olin Palladium Award from
the Electrochemical Society
at their fall meeting in San
Francisco for his pioneering
work on the mathematical modeling
of electrochemical systems.