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CISTAR Undergrad Wins Second-Place at Research Poster Competition

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.

  • Apr 16, 2018

CISTAR Team Members Greeley, Gounder Approved for Promotion

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.

  • Apr 9, 2018

CISTAR Graduate Student Ravi Joshi Receives 2018 Presidential Safety Award

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.

  • Mar 28, 2018

CISTAR Site Leader Selected to Receive 2018 Giuseppe Parravano Award

William Schneider will accept the award at the 39th Annual Symposium of the Michigan Catalysis Society in May 2018.

  • Apr 5, 2018

CISTAR Site Leader Announced as an AIChE Fellow

Linda Broadbelt, CISTAR site leader at Northwestern University, was recently elected as an AlChE fellow for her extensive AIChE activities and significant service to her profession.

  • Feb 26, 2018

Linda Broadbelt Receives E. V. Murphree Award

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.

  • Feb 22, 2018

Purdue professor and CISTAR member named 2018 Sloan Research Fellow

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.

  • Feb 16, 2018

CISTAR Thrust Lead Selected to Receive 2017 Harvey Prize

Technion Israel Institute of Technology will present Professor Tobin Marks of Northwestern University the 2017 Harvey Prize on June 10, 2018.

  • Feb 8, 2018

Professor David Allen Elected to National Academy of Engineering

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.

  • Oct 9, 2017

Four new NSF Engineering Research Centers will advance US health, energy sustainability

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.

  • Sep 18, 2017

NSF-funded center at Purdue could help power U.S. for next century

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.

  • Sep 12, 2017

UNM partners with NSF, Purdue on new engineering research center

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.

  • Sep 18, 2017

New engineering research center to focus on challenges of upgrading shale gas

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.

  • Sep 18, 2017

Northwestern Joins NSF Center to Produce Fuels and Chemicals

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.

  • Sep 18, 2017

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.

  • Sep 18, 2017

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.

  • Jul 20, 2017