2021 News Releases
- Excellence in teaching and research earns chemical engineering professor Segebrecht Award
Placidus Amama, associate professor of chemical engineering, is this year's recipient of the Erin W. Segebrecht Honorarium Award.
- K-State freshman OL Andrew Leingang earns national academic award
K-State offensive lineman landed on the National Football Foundation's "Team of Distinction" thanks to his efforts in the classroom.
- Professor announces publication of book on phytotechnology
Larry Erickson, professor in the Tim Taylor Department of Chemical Engineering, announces publication of the edited book, "Phytotechnology with Biomass Production — Sustainable Management of Contaminated Sites."
- Showcase highlights engineering undergraduate research activities
The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering hosted its virtual Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry Showcase in April. Participants submitted their abstract, digital poster and three-minute recorded video explaining their poster and research activity.
- Engineering alumni honored for career success
The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering will honor 10 alumni for professional career accomplishment during the first 20 years following their graduation.
- New technology platform enables rapid discovery of microbial interactions
Assistant professors Ryan Hansen and Tom Platt recently published a research article describing a new device designed to better understand how bacteria from soil and plant roots interact with each other.
2020 News Releases
- Engineering faculty members receive named positions
The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering has announced nine faculty members, including two from chemical engineering, as the most recent recipients of named positions.
- NSF announces CAREER award for K-State chemical engineer
Ryan Hansen, assistant professor and Steve Hsu Keystone research scholar in the Tim Taylor Department of Chemical Engineering, has been announced by the National Science Foundation as a recipient of its CAREER award.
Chemical engineer working to unlock the role of hydrogen sulfide for treatment of disease
Funded by a National Science Foundation CAREER award, a K-State chemical engineering professor is taking on the challenge of discovering new treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer's and cancer.
- Chemical engineering professor recognized with named position
Bin Liu, associate professor in the Tim Taylor Department of Chemical Engineering, has been named the William H. Honstead Professor in Chemical Engineering.
2019 News Releases
Undergraduate students selected to join cancer research teams
The Johnson Cancer Research Center has selected 42 students, including two students in the chemical engineering department, to participate in its undergraduate research mentoring and award program.
James Edgar selected for Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Award
James Edgar, university distinguished professor and Tom H. Barrett university faculty chair in the Tim Taylor Department of Chemical Engineering, is among four recipients of the prestigious Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards.
Engineering college adding bachelor's degree in environmental engineering
The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, with recent approval from the Kansas Board of Regents, will add environmental engineering as its 12th Bachelor of Science degree program.
Engineering college awards 24 named faculty positions under matching initiative
Jennifer Anthony, Urara Hasegawa and Bin Liu are recipients of either a Keystone Research Scholar or Cornerstone Teaching Scholar award funded as a part of the Carl R. Ice Faculty Development Initiative Match Program.
Anthony named interim department head of chemical engineering
Jennifer Anthony, associate professor, has been named interim department head of the Tim Taylor Department of Chemical Engineering, effective July 22.
Three undergraduate researchers selected as Goldwater scholars
Gabrielle Phillips, senior in chemical engineering, is one of three Kansas State University undergraduate student researchers among the 2019 national Barry M. Goldwater scholars.
ChemE Car team brings home top prize from regional competition
For the third time in the past five years, the Kansas State University ChemE Car team took first place at the 2019 Mid-America Regional American Institute of Chemical Engineers Conference.
Ten graduate students recognized for research presentations at K-State GRAD Forum
Sagar Rayamajhi, Nandini Sarkar and Gowri Udayangani, doctoral students in chemistry, among ten graduate students were selected for awards for their research and scholarly presentations at this year's K-State Graduate Research, Arts, and Discovery Forum.
- Ten graduate students to present research posters at the Capitol
Niloy Barua, doctoral student in chemical engineering, is among students presenting posters of their research at the Capitol Building today and will have the opportunity to share their work with Kansas legislators.
2018 News Releases
Lifetime achievement award for emeritus professor Larry Erickson
Larry Erickson, Kansas State University emeritus professor of chemical engineering, will be presented with the Climate and Energy Project 2018 Impact Award at the organization's annual celebration and awards ceremony Dec. 10 in Lawrence.
Research team using NSF grant for development of soil sensor to aid food production
Ryan Hansen, assistant professor of chemical engineering, is a co-principal investigator on the project.
Engineering professors funded by NSF to study clean water from wastewater initiative
Two Kansas State University College of Engineering professors will use a three-year, $304,427 grant from the National Science Foundation Environmental Engineering Program for a project improving a wastewater cleaning process.
University's online engineering master's programs No. 1 in national ranking
Kansas State University's online engineering master's programs are the best in the nation according to a new national ranking.
Poster forum highlights engineering undergraduate research
Bernadette Drouhard, senior in chemical engineering, received first place for her poster titled "Nutrient Recovery from Anaerobically Treated Municipal Wastewater."
New Keystone Research Scholar awards
Ryan Hansen, assistant professor in chemical engineering, has been named a Keystone Research Scholar, awards established to recruit and retain top scholars in the early stages of their careers who are in high demand for faculty positions.
Chemical engineering professor selected as next Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars
Documenting the ways Kansas State University faculty members are preparing students to be career-ready will be the project of the university's 2018-2019 Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars.
- Using micro- and nanotechnologies to unlock the invisible world of microbes
Ryan Hansen, assistant professor in chemical engineering, and Tom Platt, assistant professor in biology, explain new technologies used to uncover the mysterious world of microbes at Science on Tap event.
2017 News Releases
Graduate student awarded top prize at American Institute of Chemical Engineers annual meeting
Haider Almkhelfe, doctoral student in chemical engineering, was presented with the prestigious first-place Carbon Nanomaterials Graduate Student Award at the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum on Nov. 1.
Professor's research to help meet the high demand for carbon nanotubes
A grant from the National Science Foundation will help a K-State chemical engineering researcher take on challenges related to scaling up production of carbon nanotubes from industrial waste gas.
Bossmann and Schlup honored for teaching excellence with Segebrecht Award
John Schlup, professor of chemical engineering, has been selected to receive the Segebrecht Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award for 2017.
National Science Foundation grant funds closer look at catalytic processes
Ongoing work to promote renewable energy has earned Keith Hohn, professor of chemical engineering, a National Science Foundation Chemical Catalysis Program grant of $450,000 over the next three years.
Chemical engineering faculty awarded best poster at ASEE meeting
Ryan Hansen, assistant professor of chemical engineering, received a best poster award after presenting his educational poster at the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Chemical Engineering Summer School in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Amama recipient of Tim Taylor Chair in Chemical Engineering
Placidus Amama, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Kansas State University, has been named recipient of the Tim Taylor Chair in Chemical Engineering.
Student body president selected to prestigious program
Jack Ayres, senior in chemical engineering and student body president, has been selected to the 2017 National Student Congress of the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship.
Kansas State University students, alumni among newest NSF Graduate Research Fellows
Diane Collard, senior in chemical engineering, is among 2,000 students nationwide to receive the three-year fellowship.
Urban air quality, ozone control focus of university's latest NSF CAREER award winner
The National Science Foundation has recognized Kansas State University's Placidus Amama through its Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, Program.
2016 News Releases
University's Center for Hazardous Substance Research receives $5 million to continue brownfield restoration work
The K-State Center for Hazardous Substance Research has been awarded a five-year, $5 million cooperative agreement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to continue assistance to local governments and tribes in U.S. EPA Regions 5, 6, 7 and 8.
Pfromm representing K-State at Department of Energy nitrogen activation workshop
Professor of chemical engineering invited to attend and present at workshop on research directions in nitrogen activation.
Kansas State University students named Cargill Global Scholars
Edgar Duarte, sophomore in chemical engineering, was one of 10 U.S. students selected as 2016 Cargill Global Scholars.
K-State chemical engineering and chemistry faculty members awarded Department of Energy grant to develop a new ammonia synthesis process
Large-scale production of ammonia is required to supply the nitrogen that supports the global food system.
Researchers awarded grant to develop microfabricated device for the rapid discovery of bacterial interactions
Ryan Hansen, chemical engineering, and Thomas Platt, biology, both assistant professors, received a National Science Foundation grant to develop a microwell array platform for high-throughput screening and discovery of microbial interactions.
Erickson, Brase team up for book about solar infrastructure
Larry Erickson, professor of chemical engineering and director of the Center for Hazardous Substance Research, and Gary Brase, professor of psychological sciences, have published "Solar Powered Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles."
Kansas State University engineers to engage Chicagoans in air pollution monitoring, help environmental justice communities
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded three K-State researchers and seven Chicago organizations a $750,000 grant to investigate if giving communities access to low-cost portable air pollution monitoring devices could help improve air quality.
Rezac attends Higher Education Resource Services Summer Institute
Higher Education Resource Services Luce Program for Women in STEM Leadership awards Mary Rezac one of four scholarships to Bryn Mawr gathering.
Student chapter hosts successful regional event; qualifies for nationals in team competition
Kansas State University's American Institute of Chemical Engineers student chapter hosted nearly 300 students and faculty from 12 surrounding universities, and alumni and industry members at the 2016 Mid-America Student Regional Conference.
Hohn awarded professorship in chemical engineering
Keith Hohn, professor of chemical engineering, has been appointed as the William H. Honstead Professor in Chemical Engineering.
2015 News Releases
- Erickson cited for distinguished service
Larry Erickson, chemical engineering professor and director of the Center for Hazardous Substance Research in the College of Engineering, has received a Distinguished Service Award from the International Phytotechnology Society.
- Agronomy, chemical engineering professors earn Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award
P.V. Vara Prasad, professor of agronomy, and Mary Rezac, interim associate vice president for research and Tim Taylor chair in chemical engineering, are K-State's newest Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award winners
- Stanford receives award at international conference
John Stanford, doctoral student in chemical engineering and National Science Foundation integrative graduate education and research trainee, or IGERT, in biorefining, receives award at international conference.
- Chem-E-Car takes first in regional competition
The K-State Chem-E-Car student design team took first place in the Chem-E-Car competition at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Mid-America Student Regional Conference April 4 in Lawrence.
- Patented process builds better semiconductors, improves electronic devices
Through a surprise research discovery, a Kansas State University chemical engineer has found the icing on the cake for electronic devices.
- Team of seniors take first place in mobile app competition
Three seniors from the College of Engineering recently took first place in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers mobile device app competition.
2014 News Releases
- Chemical engineering senior wins national student design competition
Andrew Woolley, senior in chemical engineering, is the recipient of the A. McLaren White Award for his first-place-winning entry in the American Institute for Chemical Engineers national student design competition. He will present his design at the institute's student conference on Nov. 17 in Atlanta, Georgia, and will receive $500 with the award.
- Chemical engineering professor edits journal to successful status
Under the guidance of Keith Hohn, the online journal, Catalysts, has been added to the Science Citation Index Expanded and Scopus
Distinguished professor of chemical engineering, L.T. Fan, dies at age 84
L.T. Fan, university distinguished professor and Mark H. and Margaret Hulings chair in engineering, died Aug. 4, three days short of his 85th birthday.