Graduate Student Kayla Pate Featured on AIChE Young Professional Site
Graduate student Kayla Pate's research has been focused on the amyloid-β protein involved in Alzheimer's disease. Kayla has identified serveral dietary compounds that are able to inhibit, or, alter the aggregation process of amyloid-β, which is central to Alzheimer's pathogenesis.
Reducing Carbon Dioxide Featured in @UofSC News
Doctoral candidate Pranav Sharma and chemical engineering faculty member Xiao-Dong Zhou are part of a research team that aims to use solar, or, wind power to produce carbon-based fuels and simultaneously reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.
Dr. Ralph White will Receive the ECS Vittorio de Nora Award
Chemical engineering faculty member Ralph White soon will receive the prestigious Vittorio De Nora Award. Last week, the Electrochemical Society (ECS) informed Dr. White that he would be honored for his contributions to electrochemical engineering and technology at the 2016 ECS meeting in Sand Diego.
Drs. Heyden, Ammal and Terejanu Receive Grand from National Science Foundation
Professors Heyden, Ammal, and Terejanu received a grant from the National Science Foundation ( NSF ), totaling $840,000 for their project entitled "DMREF: Collaborative Research: Design and Discovery of Multimetallic Heterogeneous Catalysts for a Future Biorefining Industry"
CReF Researchers to Develop Catalysts
SmartState Center of Catalysis for Renewable Fuels (CReF) was awarded half of a four-year, $4-million grant to develop catalysts to recycle agricultural waste into valuable fuels and chemicals. The program is collaborating with the Center for Environmentally Benign Catalysis at the University of Kansas. Funding comes from the National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.
Dr. Ehsan Jabbarzadeh Receives Grant from the National Institute of Health
Professor Jabbarzadeh has received a grant totalling $200,000 from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for his project entitled "Unraveling the Role of Asymmetric Division in Lineage Specification of Stem Cells."
Dr. Branko Popov Receives the Russell Research Award
The Russell Research Awards are the most prestigious annual prizes for research and scholarship given at the University of South Carolina. Awards are given for innovative research or creative achievement in the form of books, articles, productions, exhibits, compositions or arrangements.
Dr. Melissa Moss Receives the Ada B. Thomas Outstanding Advisor Award
The Ada B. Thomas Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advisor awards recognize one faculty and one staff member each year who offer quality advising to undergraduate students. Awards are given for concern for students, knowledgeable of academic requirements, alternatives and procedures, and knowing how, when and where to refer students for additional assistance.