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ChE Promotion and Reappointments

The following personnel actions were approved by the Board of Regents.

Dr. Sundar Madihally was promoted to full professor.

Drs. Prem Bikkina, Ashlee Ford Versypt, and Jindal Shah were reappointed as assistant professors.

Congratulations to all!

Tori Ruszkowski Recipient of SCA Scholarship

Tori Ruszkowski, chemical engineering senior from Houston, Texas, is the recipient of the 2017-18 Southwest Chemical Association Scholarship.

Congratulations Tori!

Dr. Ashlee Ford Versypt new ASEE Division Director

Dr. Ford Versypt has been elected the new ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) Chemical Engineering Division director.  Her service will help the Chemical Engineering Department stay aware of best practices and provide addition exposure for OSU on a national level.

Congratulations Dr. Ford Versypt!

Dr. Prem Bikkina Receives 2017 SPE Regional Distinguished Achievement Award

Dr. Prem Bikkina has been awarded the SPE Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty for 2017.  The SPE Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty recognizes superiority in classroom teaching, excellence in research, significant contributions to the petroleum engineering profession and/or special effectiveness in advising and guiding students. It is presented based on the recommendation of the regional director or the regional award committee.

Alicia Aguilar Receives TBP Award

Chemical Engineering senior, Alicia Agular, has been awarded for the 2017-18 year, a scholarship from Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society.  Alicia, from Edmond, will receive a cash award of $2,000 for her senior year of engineering study.  Tau Beta Pi Scholarships are awarded to junior members on a competitive basis of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the enginee

Graduate Banquet Awards

Dr. Whiteley and Dr. Shah

At the graduate student banquet Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Association (ChEGSA) nominated Samyukta Koteeswaran as 2016-17 Outstanding Student of the Year and Dr. Jindal Shah as 2016-17 Outstanding Graduate Faculty.

Dr Whiteley and Samyukta Koteeswaran

Graduating students from Chemical Engineering are:

Students enjoy hands-on learning at OSU National Lab Day

High school students from around the state participated in a day of hand-on learning Tuesday during the eighth annual National Lab Day at Oklahoma State University.

At least 100 students and 15 teachers learned about discovery-based science experiments, and entomology, among other things.

Garrett Thomas, 16, a sophomore at Stillwater High, was excited to learn more about bugs.  “I’ve been bitten by enough of them to want to know more,” Thomas said.  He was at the university for a day of learning with other Stillwater High AP biology sophomores.

Sarah Desharnais Selected to Receive Wentz Research Scholarship

Sarah Desharnais has been selected to receive the Wentz Research Scholarship.  The title of her research is "Silver Nanocatalysts as Efficient Heterogeneous Photocatalysts for Continuous Synthesis of Pharaceuticals through Heck Coupling Reactions".  This Scholarship will provide financial support for her research activities under the guidance of Dr. Mari Andiappan, from Fall 2017 until the end of Spring 2018.  Sara is a sophmore from Coconut Creek, Florida.

Atiya Banerjee Receives Summer Research Fellowship

Atiya Bannerjee, chemical engineering graduate student, was selected to receive a 2017 Graduate College Summer Research Fellowship.  This fellowship supports outstanding, full-time, mid-program OSU doctoral students.  The award comes with the following benefits:

·         $4,000 to be paid in June;
·         Tuition waiver for up to two credit hours
·         The student and project will be highlighted on the OSU Graduate College website.

Atiya is advised by Dr. Jindal Shah.

Dr. Prem Bikkina receives US Patent

University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla., Assigned Patent for Method for Determining Solid Particle Surface Energy

The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been assigned a patent (9,645,067) developed by six co-inventors for a "method and device for determining solid particle surface energy." The co-inventors are Prem Kumar Bikkina, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ram S. Mohan, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Ovadia Shoham, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Luis Eduardo Gomez, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Hariprasad Janakiram Subramani, Houston, and Gene Edward Kouba, Houston.