Julie Fream To Be Honored by Automotive Hall of Fame
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by College of Engineering
2d ago
Former chair of the Michigan Tech Board of Trustees, Julie Fream ’83, will be honored by the Automotive Hall of Fame this fall. Fream will receive the Distinguished Service Award during the Sept. 19 ceremony at Michigan Central Station. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes individuals who have had a significant positive impact on the industry or their respective organizations. Fream, a 1983 Michigan Tech graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, is the retired President and CEO of MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers. Over her 40-year career, she worke ..read more
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Michigan Tech Named a Best Value College for 2024 by The Princeton Review
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by College of Engineering
1w ago
Michigan Tech has been recognized as one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a great education with excellent career preparation. The Princeton Review named Michigan Technological University as one of its Best Value Colleges for 2024 on June 20. The education services company reports seven categories of ranked lists. Among the nation’s public colleges and universities, Michigan Tech was named No. 2 on the list of Best Schools for Internships, No. 9 for Best Career Placement and No. 18 for Best Schools for Financial Aid. In the Best Value Colleges category, solely based on retur ..read more
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ChE Convocation 2024 Awards
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by Kim Geiger
1M ago
These students, faculty and staff were presented awards on Friday (April 19) at the Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE) Convocation held in the MUB Alumni Lounge. Congratulations to all! Outstanding Sophomore and Outstanding New Student Awards These awards recognize an outstanding second-year student and an outstanding new student in chemical engineering who have demonstrated exemplary academic performance in coursework and exhibited excellence in related academic enrichment activities such as research, internship/co-op work experience and the Enterprise Program. Outstanding Sophomo ..read more
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In Memory of John T. Patton
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by Kim Geiger
2M ago
John T. Patton We are saddened to announce the passing of John T. Patton, a longtime supporter and former professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. He passed on April 11, 2024, in El Paso, Texas at the age of 92.  Patton served as a chemical engineering faculty member for 9 years, starting in 1968. He played a definitive early role in the quality of design chemical engineering experiences at Michigan Tech. Within three years his design students started receiving national recognition from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). During his tenure at Michigan Tech ..read more
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Lei Pan on Recycling Critical Minerals
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by College of Engineering
2M ago
Lei Pan (ChE) was quoted by Interlochen Public Radio in a story about the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s (EGLE) Critical Minerals Recycling Grant Program. The program will offer $4.75 million in matching grants for research projects focused on recycling critical minerals found in electric vehicle batteries and other technologies. Pan was part of a team that partnered with Eagle Mine in the Upper Peninsula and was awarded a total of $10.6 million in federal dollars to research domestic battery recycling and reprocessing mine tailings. “We’re definitely looking forward t ..read more
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Kwabena Boafo, Taravat Sarvari, Natalie Nold to Present at GSC 2024
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by College of Engineering
2M ago
Natalie Nold Takes First Place for Oral Presentation Nold’s presentation was entitled “A Versatile Purification Method for Virus-based Gene Therapy.” Presentation Extract The costly manufacturing methods used for viral vectors are a key reason why gene therapies can be prohibitively expensive, often costing over $1 million per patient treated. Our lab has developed a continuous purification method using aqueous two-phase systems (ATPS), which combines product capture and purification by partitioning the viral product and contaminating host-cell impurities to different aqueous phases. ATPS hol ..read more
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Fully-funded PhD Opportunities in Prof. Lei Pan’s Laboratory for Fall 2024
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by College of Engineering
2M ago
Prof. Pan in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Michigan Technological University is recruiting at least two PhD students in Fall 2024. These two positions will be fully funded through research grants/contracts for at least 3 years. The stipend for year 1 will be $24,000 (also subjected to inflation adjustment), and 100% tuition support ($27,702) will be provided to the candidate. In year 3, the stipend will raise to ~$30,000 at least. The ideal candidates will be from engineering departments with some chemical processing, material characterization, mineral processing, and extractive me ..read more
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Letter from the Chair
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by Kim Geiger
2M ago
Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year to All, from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Michigan Tech! Dear Alumni and Friends, Michael Mullins, Professor and Chair As you may have heard, with Dr. Agrawal’s retirement in June, I have stepped in to fill the department chair role until a national search for a new chair is completed.  When I was asked to return as chair this summer, I was happy to come back to the department I have spent over 35 years helping to build. I was able to come back up to speed quickly and help get the department ready for fall semester ..read more
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Natalie Nold Awarded at 2023 AIChE Annual Meeting
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by College of Engineering
2M ago
Natalie Nold is the recipient of the 2023 Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award for her outstanding work in the area of bioseparations. Nold is a Ph.D. student working in Caryn Heldt’s bioseparation lab. The award was presented at the Separations Division Dinner at the AIChE Annual Meeting. The 2023 AIChE Annual Meeting was held on November 5–10 in Orlando, FL. The Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award recognizes outstanding graduate students in the following areas: Distillation and Absorption Crystallization and Evaporation Extraction Membrane-Based Separations ..read more
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Chemical Engineering External Advisory Board Poster Session 2023
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by College of Engineering
2M ago
The poster session took place on the third floor of the ChemSci building on October 20, with prizes for student organization, undergraduate research, and graduate research. First Place Graduate Research: Hunter Stoddard, Microbial Community Forms Biofilm in Hybrid Chemical-Biological Upcycling Process Second Place Graduate Research: Grace Dykstra, Low-cost, Stable, and Selective Synthetic biosensors for Lactate Detection First Place Undergraduate Research: Prajeet Kadam, Quantifying Dielectrophoretic Responses of RAW 264.7 Macrophages: Baseline and LPS Activated Cells Second Place Undergraduat ..read more
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