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.
of South Carolina
entered into an agreement with
Monday that will lay the groundwork
for increased academic collaboration.
The first such collaboration
is between USC's Department
of Chemical Engineering and
the Woosuk Hydrogen Fuel Cell
Regional Innovation Center.
Professor Andreas Heyden
has received the prestigious
Faculty Early Career Development
( CAREER ) Program Award for
his work entitled "Uncertainty
Quantification in the Rational
Design of Bifunctional Catalysts".
This $400,000, 5 - year grant
allows Dr. Heyden and his students
to perform computational studies
to establish the underlying
science of bifunctional heterogeneous
catalysts. The research results
will be integrated into a joint
graduate and undergraduate elective
called "Multiscale Modeling:
From Electrons to Chemical Reactors"
as part of the core chemical
engineering curriculum to promote
active, inquiry based learning.
Dr. Srinivasan is the director
of the The Batteries for Advanced
( BATT ) Program at the Lawrence
Berkley National Lab in California
Professor John Regalbuto
is part of a $6.9 million USDA
grant to develop an on-the-farm
distributed technology for converting
forest residues, horse manure,
switchgrass and other perennial
grasses into biofuels and high-value
Professor Jabbari has been
named a Fellow of the American
Institute for Medical and Biological
Engineering for his seminal
contributions to the fields
of biomaterials and tissue engineering
and will be recognized on February
Professors Amiridis and White
have been named Fellows of the
American Association for the
Advancement of Science. They
be recognized for their contributions
to science and technology on
February 18th during the AAAS
annual meeting in Boston.