CISTAR hosted its inaugural annual meeting at Purdue University on May 24-25. Researchers, staff, students from the five partner universities and industry representatives were in attendance. The leadership team presented on the progress made towards thrust research goals, innovation ecosystem status, workforce development advances, and diversity and inclusion programs.
Joan Brennecke, CISTAR Deputy Director, Recognized as University of Texas at Austin Distinguished Engineering Graduate
Brennecke, the Cockrell Family Chair Professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded the Distinguished Engineering Graduate Award, the highest honor the Cockrell School of Engineering presents its alumni. The award recognizes 'honorees as highly respected professionals, dedicated engineers and supporters of higher education.”
Philip Kester, CISTAR SLC Chair, Receives First Place Award at Michigan Catalysis Society Spring Symposium
WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. (May 3, 2018) - The Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR) congratulates Philip Kester of Purdue University and CISTAR Student Leadership Council Chair as he was selected for the Outstanding Student Oral Presentation award at the 39th Annual Michigan Catalysis Society Spring Symposium. The conference took place on May 3, 2018 in Midland, Michigan.
Professor Varma of Purdue University will accept the award this June at the 2018 ASEE Exposition in Salt Lake City.
The Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR) congratulates C. Jeffrey Brinker of the University of New Mexico and CISTAR team member as he has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Brinker will officially be inducted into the Academy in October of this year.
CISTAR congratulates Rebecca Reitzel, a CISTAR undergraduate student, for her second-place prize at the 2018 AICHE North-Central Regional Student Conference Research Poster Competition.
CISTAR team members and Davidson School of Chemical Engineering professors, Dr. Jeffery Greeley and Dr. Rajamani Gounder, were approved for promotion by Purdue’s Board of Trustees. Greeley, CISTAR Thrust 1 team member, was promoted to full professor. Gounder, CISTAR Thrust 2 Co-Lead and the Larry and Virginia Faith Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, was promoted to associate professor. The promotions are set to be in effect for the 2018-19 academic year.
Chemical Engineering graduate student and CISTAR graduate research assistant, Ravi Joshi, has been selected to receive the 2018 Presidential Safety Award for his efforts to implement safety programs in the School. Joshi will receive the award during the Purdue University Annual Safety Chair Meeting on March 28.
William Schneider will accept the award at the 39th Annual Symposium of the Michigan Catalysis Society in May 2018.
Northwestern Engineering’s Linda Broadbelt has received the E. V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, awarded by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and sponsored by ExxonMobil Research & Engineering. Broadbelt is the CISTAR Site Leader for Northwestern University.
Purdue University chemical engineering professor and CISTAR's Thrust 2 co-lead, Rajamani Gounder, has been named a 2018 Sloan Research Fellow in chemistry as one of the next generation of scientific leaders. Dr. Gounder will receive a $65,000 fellowship to continue his research in heterogeneous catalysis.
Technion Israel Institute of Technology will present Professor Tobin Marks of Northwestern University the 2017 Harvey Prize on June 10, 2018.
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected David T. Allen, the Melvin H. Gertz Regents Chair in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, and CISTAR Co-PI, to the prestigious academy. The ceremony took place on October 8, 2017. Professor Allen becomes the 9th NAE member to be associated with CISTAR.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested nearly $80 million in four new Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) to create novel technology platforms to address national challenges in health and energy sustainability.
The National Science Foundation has chosen Purdue University to lead an engineering research center, which will develop new technologies to produce fuels from U.S. shale-gas deposits that could inject $20 billion annually into the economy.
The University of New Mexico is part of a new National Science Foundation-funded engineering research center that will develop new technologies to produce fuels from U.S. shale gas deposits that could inject $20 billion annually into the economy. UNM researchers will partner with lead institution Purdue University in the Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources, or CISTAR, which will be based at Purdue.
Chemical engineers at the University of Notre Dame will contribute their expertise in materials development and modeling to a new research center that will focus on new methods of converting shale gas reserves into chemicals and transportation fuel.
Northwestern University is a key partner in the new Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR). Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and led by Purdue University, the engineering research center will develop new technologies to produce fuels from US shale-gas deposits that could inject $20 billion annually into the economy.
UT Austin to Co-Lead $20 Million NSF Center Aimed at Converting Natural Gas Into Transportation Fuels
Engineers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to help lead a five-year, $20 million National Science Foundation engineering research center aimed at developing new mobile technologies for converting natural gas into transportation fuels near rural natural gas sites.
Modular shale-gas processing could supply fuels, chemicals to U.S. at lower cost, with reduced carbon emissions
Purdue University will lead a newly funded National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center to develop energy technologies for production of fuels and chemicals from U.S. shale-gas deposits.